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we'll,it's time to relieve the china bombs of their duty.iv'e read hour's of search material with the battle of the st vs lt.it seem's this forum has had good luck with the xps rib while others like the g rated goodyear or the goodrich commercial t/a.i have come across another tire which i think is a real player.but,haven't read many reviews on here about.it's a g rated hankook made in south korea which churns out quality products.by the way.i'd like too add a little observation about american quality.i was born and raised here and have worked in the same large paper mill for 35 years.sadly, made in the u.s.a doesn't exactly ring quality too me.any of you that work around a large group will understand what i mean....i wish it wasn't that way but it is.here's a link too the tire.http://www.treadsource.com/Hankook-F19/

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No shortage of very good LT tires on the market. It's the STs that there is so much trouble about.


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Not sure what tires you currently have, but I suspect they have a maximum inflation pressure of 80 psi. This G rated Hankook will require about 110 PSI. Make sure your rims are rated for the higher pressure.

And please capitalize some of the letters in your posts (like the first letter of the first word in a sentence) -- it is difficult to read with everything all lowercase.


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skipnchar wrote:

No shortage of very good LT tires on the market. It's the STs that there is so much trouble about.


Well said!

Chinese (& other Asian countries) can -and do- mfg *quality* tires.
Unfortunately, STs - whether mfg in China or USA - are a short-term, throw-away solution.

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BTW boatpuller - spend some "search time" on the Escapees MDT and HDT forums. The reason/s for an MDT/HDT are - lots of heavy trailers. Often there are discussions of "serious" trailer tires (no STs, LOL!)

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That is a decent tire. Capacity is 3330. Not enough capacity for 7K axles though. Considered this tire for my 6K axles but ended up using Bridgestone M895.

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As Mapguy indicated. What is the GAWR for your trailer? They also do not cover the Keystone 6750 GAWR. If you have 6K axles, then the XPS Rib or Bridgestone Duravis R250 are the two best. The R250 is about 50 per tire less than the RIB. Both are steel carcass tires.

Guy next to me this winter put the F19's on his trailer on the way to Arizona after two ST failures. He had 6K axles!

It would appear from Heartland web site that you have 6K axles. So the tire should work. Put them on and give us yearly reports. Or put on Ribs or R250's and give us a 6 or 7 year report!

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mapguy wrote:

That is a decent tire. Capacity is 3330. Not enough capacity for 7K axles though. Considered this tire for my 6K axles but ended up using Bridgestone M895.


Help me out here...what is the issue with using this tire on a 7K axle if the axle weight of the coach is below 13K? Not being a smart a@@ I sincerely would like to know! Our rig fully loaded, ready to camp has only 10,500 lbs on the trailer axles. It has 7K axles and a GVWR of 15K but it will never see that weight.

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SH wrote:

mapguy wrote:

That is a decent tire. Capacity is 3330. Not enough capacity for 7K axles though. Considered this tire for my 6K axles but ended up using Bridgestone M895.


Help me out here...what is the issue with using this tire on a 7K axle if the axle weight of the coach is below 13K? Not being a smart a@@ I sincerely would like to know! Our rig fully loaded, ready to camp has only 10,500 lbs on the trailer axles. It has 7K axles and a GVWR of 15K but it will never see that weight.

Thanks!


Follow what you are saying but would never recommend that practice to the general public on a forum. Most reputable tire dealers would never put a tire rated for less capacity than factory calls for on the Federal Certification Label.

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ExRocketScientist wrote:

Not sure what tires you currently have, but I suspect they have a maximum inflation pressure of 80 psi. This G rated Hankook will require about 110 PSI. Make sure your rims are rated for the higher pressure.

And please capitalize some of the letters in your posts (like the first letter of the first word in a sentence) -- it is difficult to read with everything all lowercase.
This isnt school if you dont like the way its written dont read it.

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Wills250psd wrote:

ExRocketScientist wrote:

Not sure what tires you currently have, but I suspect they have a maximum inflation pressure of 80 psi. This G rated Hankook will require about 110 PSI. Make sure your rims are rated for the higher pressure.

And please capitalize some of the letters in your posts (like the first letter of the first word in a sentence) -- it is difficult to read with everything all lowercase.
This isnt school if you dont like the way its written dont read it.

well said wills 250...there's a self appointed grammer monitor on every forum.he was polite however.
the bridgestone seems like a solid choice.i should have posted that i have a bighorn 3055 with 6 k axles.now,my only concern is diameter.i can't find the diameter of the 235/80/16 unicorns that it came with.the bridgestone duravis 250 is pushing 32in.any concern of distance between tires?

* This post was edited 04/10/12 08:27am by boatpuller *

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