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Grit dog

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Posted: 09/13/20 11:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Someone should report rvnet to the ASPCA on account of all the dead horses getting beat here!


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Grit dog wrote:

Someone should report rvnet to the ASPCA on account of all the dead horses getting beat here!


ROTFLMAO!!

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So half the guys say "new tire tread squirm." The other half say, "No such thing." Half say, "I experience it every time I put on new tires." The other half say, "I have never experienced it ever."

Maybe the OP should just trade in the truck?


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Grit dog wrote:

Mont G&J wrote:

My F-250 was a perfectly driverable truck untill I replacd the OE tires with BF Goodrich All Terrain Tires. It gave the feeling I was sitting on a basketball, and especially going through a curvey road was a white knuckle experience. I thought they might get better with some miles on them, but after drving from Montana to Florida pulling a Fifth Wheel I gave-up and traded the truck in down there.


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Sounds perfectly logical to me! My wife always says I buy new tires and then go get a new truck. lol Tell her it’s worn out.

Back to topic my new Coopers AT3’s we’re down right dangerous brand new. Every curve I went around I was losing grip. They were fine after a while. But what bothers me about his statement is that other vehicles are pushing him on the road. This is not normal to me.

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Well, I guess I'll chime in with the others who say I've never had "new tire squirm"... I have had a change in handling with new tires, usually for the better, but never to the point of feeling dangerous when towing.

What I have had more than once is crappy "alignment" done by shops.

Maybe the original poster might think about getting a new alignment at a different shop... would be worth paying for if it corrects the problem.


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Sorry for the long delay in providing additional info.

Tires now have 2,000 miles on them and I tried to pull again last week with the same results. I increased the tire pressures to 65 psi front and 80 psi rear to the door sticker specification and it did not help. I still experienced the same level of movement. I have also noticed an odd very small shake while not towing at highway speed.

Last week, I took the truck to Ford and had then go over it and they indicated that everything looks good and they cannot find any problems anywhere. I had them do another alignment as the last place left the steering wheel off several degrees and I was not going back there again.

I talked to the place that I bought the tires from and they are ready to exchange them without any resistance. Reading a lot of posts, it almost seems like no one agrees on which tires might be a good choice. As I mentioned these were Continentals which were a direct replacement as that is what the truck came with new.

Thoughts on which tire brand to go to now?

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That's another thing that has me scratching my head, this whole "one and done" mentality. I got a bad Continental tire so I'm going with something different. Makes no sense. If you had a bad tire and go back with another set the odds of you getting another bad one are slim to none.

Everyone has their favorite tires. Some people really like Continentals even. There's always Michelin if you want to spend the most money, but there are also some people who think Michelins are absolute junk...

Really you're just rolling the dice no matter what tire you choose.

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HoosierDad wrote:

Sorry for the long delay in providing additional info.

Tires now have 2,000 miles on them and I tried to pull again last week with the same results. I increased the tire pressures to 65 psi front and 80 psi rear to the door sticker specification and it did not help. I still experienced the same level of movement. I have also noticed an odd very small shake while not towing at highway speed.

Last week, I took the truck to Ford and had then go over it and they indicated that everything looks good and they cannot find any problems anywhere. I had them do another alignment as the last place left the steering wheel off several degrees and I was not going back there again.

I talked to the place that I bought the tires from and they are ready to exchange them without any resistance. Reading a lot of posts, it almost seems like no one agrees on which tires might be a good choice. As I mentioned these were Continentals which were a direct replacement as that is what the truck came with new.

Thoughts on which tire brand to go to now?

Truck 2012 F-250 6.2L Regular Cab 4x4


A year later you now have 2000 more miles on the truck? Wow, with that few of miles you could just rent, unless you drive it like 4 miles a day or something.
I'd bet a weeks pay there's not a d@mn thing wrong with the tires. And why do you keep going up on pressure?
What size tires? 65psi up front on a gasser would have to be really small tires like 245 75 17s or something, or they're too full.
80 in back, even with the weakest LT tires out there that fit your truck is good for over 6klbs on the rear axle.
Let a bunch or air out and see how it handles.

How many HD tucks and how many sets of tires have you used on them? There's about a 99% chance it's the driver and not the tires.

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I suspect the door sticker pressure is 65F/80R.


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Jarlaxle wrote:

I suspect the door sticker pressure is 65F/80R.


I suspect you're right and I also suspect that it is incorrect, or at very least less than ideal for the OP's weights.

But since the OP hasn't even considered providing us with what he thinks the load is or what tires are on it, not brand, but size, it is speculation.

Although given I'm fairly certain on the approx tire rating he has and the load of the camper, it is not speculation that 65/80 is not ideal...

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