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Old 02-05-2016, 09:05 PM   #11
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I see that the maxxis are offered as a factory option on the eagle. These are not offered as an option on the TT's. Perhaps Jayco or the dealer can provide an upgrade, but this would be outside the norm. It wouldn't hurt to ask.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:17 AM   #12
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Our Towmax's gave us 8k mi, had no signs of tread wear and held pressure with ease. They were great right up to the point where 2 of them shredded themselves in a 75 mi stretch. I've replaced them all with Goodyear 614 LT tires. There's a little stamping in the sidewall, "Made in the USA".

I started to worry about tires after reading the horror stories on JOF, including the damage a failed tire can do which prompted me to get my TPMS. It alerted me of both failures and I was able to get stopped with no damage to the 5th.

That experience made me a solid believer in TPMS. I encourage everyone to do their research and get one.
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I have never had a ST tire wear out. I replace mine every 4-5 years because after that they start cause potential problems like thread separation and cracking.

Since I went with G614's, I am not sure what the interval will be. I am looking for some real life experience with longevity of this tire.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:27 AM   #14
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I see that the maxxis are offered as a factory option on the eagle. These are not offered as an option on the TT's. Perhaps Jayco or the dealer can provide an upgrade, but this would be outside the norm. It wouldn't hurt to ask.
Maybe not on all models, but they are offered on the Eagle TTs. Like you said, it would not hurt to ask your dealer.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:27 PM   #15
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Just had a scary thought. Where do you buy your TT tires and get them mounted if your dealer doesn't do that? (I understand that my dealer does not do tires for some reason - that's something I need to check into.)

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Just had a scary thought. Where do you buy your TT tires and get them mounted if your dealer doesn't do that? (I understand that my dealer does not do tires for some reason - that's something I need to check into.)

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Most locales has a company that services trailers for big rig transport. These companies in our area will work on RV running gear. For me, I did it myself when our tires were 6 yrs old. Ordered tires from tire rack, put camper on jack stands, brought to Wal-Mart for mount and balance (I think it was $20/tire including disposal of old), then reinstalled. The job wasn't too bad but not for everyone.
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:43 AM   #17
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Not sure what they come with from the factory now as I ordered the Maxis upgrade on the Eagle. The White Hawk came with TowMax, and we had over 11k trouble free miles with them, though I watched them like a hawk (no pun intended).

If we had kept the WH, I would have replaced the tires this spring. Similar to what NorfolkCounty did, I was going to put the TT on jack stands and take the tires to a local shop to have them mounted.
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I've been reading on some other RV forums about the cheap China tires coming on new TT's.

I have a Jay Feather 23RLSW on order, hopefully to be delivered in about 5-6 weeks.

For those of you who have picked up your new TT in the last 6 months, what brand of tires were on your rig and where were they manufactured?

I'm sure Jayco puts on whatever they bought for the cheapest price.

I would like a factory option for a quality US tire and would be willing to pay for it.

It seems to me that tire quality should not be compromised by manufacturers.

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Our 23RLS came with Rainier tires.

Not sure the quality of these tires but I know a set of new higher load range tires are in my near future.

Just for a little better piece of mind.
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TxTwoSome, I'm not sure what I will do. Not crazy about the 14" and the load range C.


Obviously to switch to 15" means new rims & tires. Do you plan on running maximum pressure as stated on the sidewall?


On my class A I ran different pressures on the front & rear axles based on the weight shown at the scales. I never had to run anywhere near the max pressure shown.


The TT is a new learning curve for me so I'm willing to listen to good advice. I'm use to running quality tires on all my vehicles, put Michelin's on my Class A when they were needed.


Just a burr under my saddle with what's being put on new TT's. I wish there was a tire option on the Jay Feathers. Wireman
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Wireman,

The general consensus is to run the tires at max pressure. Because heat can quickly kill a tire, running at max pressure will help prevent that.

Stop by your local tire dealer to see if 15" tires will fit. I know it means new rims, but maybe they would take a trade??? Reason being is the reserve weight cushion of the tires vs the loaded trailer may not be all that much. Stepping up a size will allow you to (hopefully) gain more weight capacity.
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