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You do not also say o I forgot reading the other posts..... what type of driving you do. Highway only, no big amounts of rain, snow or other items that require something other than a 5 rib design.
There is traction only on the rear, hwy on the front axel option......
I Like Cooper or Toyo tires myself. Can not say too many things about micheblows.....Other than how I operate, probably had the wrong version.....ALtho the now not sold XDE M+S in an LRH 225-70-19.5 on my dumptruck rear axel are the BOMB! luv them. Never had a good one on a pickup as of yet.
but as others have said, max 30K out of a stock tire is doing good! I'm usually lucky to get 50K out of a set of tires. Then again, I do mostly local stop and go, lots of turns vs all highway/freeway driving, which will net upwards of 50-100% more miles than how I drive....... Your mileage may vary!
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My OEM Firestones on my Ram lasted about 20K, they were horrible. OP, I would pay attention at campgrounds to trucks like yours and see what tires look appealing to you and talk to the owner of the truck. Its my experience that most campers are willing to discuss pros and cons of their trucks/campers/equipment to other campers.

My FIL has a GM and has some really nice Goodyears on his truck. I wanted the same for my Ram, but they didn't make them in my size. I was able to find several HD Ram owners that recommended the Nitto Duratrac (I think...) that I ended up buying. Same truck, same general climate, same general conditions. That's my suggestion.

Either way, buy a NAME BRAND. Buy a tire you've heard of before. Buy a tire that is priced appropriately (for an HD truck tire, $200-250 per tire is probably about an average price). If you find tires that are super cheap... be cautious. If you see prices that are insane... be cautious.


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rav wrote:

I will need to replace my tires too, I am looking at the Michelin Defenders. Recommended by a friend who is a retired diesel mechanic and also has them on his truck. The have a great rating on the Tire Rack website. JMHO

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I'm pleased with my Toyo tires. Make sure to get a wheel alignment. Make sure the RV is loaded for the wheel alignment.


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I have Nittos on several pickups EXO (3500) and G2 Grappler (1500). Quality tires. Cooper SST on a 3500, probably wont go back to that tire in that appication, not seeing the mileage, always pulling but still seems like they are disappearing at a rapid rate.

Good to know that some people see value in Michelin pickup tires. I never have. Running up and down the black highway I guess must be their market.

Gonna give Falcon Wild Peak AT a run on my '18 3500 after my Exo's dissappear. Very popular here, reviews are good online and price is good.


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On my 2015 the Firestone Transforce AT tires did not make 30K. I replaced them with Michelin Defenders and at over 60K the Michelin tires are not yet worn down half way. I am thinking that I will get somewhere a little North or South of 60K miles out of them in two more years.

I know Cummins12V98 runs them on his duallie and is very happy with them. Chris


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All of the laughter may be correctly spewed, but, the vehicle was new, the alignment should not be able to be questioned, and wearing out new radials in 22,000 miles is ridiculous.
YES, I would be screaming, My old Rams tires went 5 years and 70 k before I replaced them. And I would be trying to bring all the attention to the issue I could before I would just walk away from it.
Guess I'm just stubborn about accepting being screwed over.


No intent to laugh but...
- Driving off the dealer lot, you could have hit a pothole and threw off the alignment.
- Tread wear is always a tough warranty issue as they can claim it was your driving that caused it to wear prematurely.


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That mileage seems very low for the tires to be worn out. I have 19500 on mine and have a lot of miles left. I did take mine to a shop that specializes in front end alignment as soon as I saw my right front tire showing signs of wear. This fellow lined my front end up based on my fiver weight. I am fortunate that I only use my pickup to pull my fiver. My Ford dealer told me nothing was off on the alignment but he was strictly going by Fords specs and did not consider the weight of the fiver.


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Posted: 10/31/19 11:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My rears were worn out after 23k miles and one front slipped the belts at 19k (Nexen factory tires) so I replaced all at 23k with the Sailuns, figure if they are good enough for the trailer they are good enough for the truck.


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

All of the laughter may be correctly spewed, but, the vehicle was new, the alignment should not be able to be questioned, and wearing out new radials in 22,000 miles is ridiculous.
YES, I would be screaming, My old Rams tires went 5 years and 70 k before I replaced them. And I would be trying to bring all the attention to the issue I could before I would just walk away from it.
Guess I'm just stubborn about accepting being screwed over.


Lot's of talk about alignment. First absolutely the alignment could be questioned and would likely be the predominant problem if the front only was wearing oddly.
The OP said "tires" not front tires, so guessing, perhaps incorrectly,that it is all 6 tires worn.
Eating front tires? I'd be at the dealer telling them to fix it. (Actually I'd probably just fix it myslef and save the hassle, but...)
Sure try a tire shop, see if you can get some goodwill there.


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