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mkirsch

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Posted: 09/29/20 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mrad wrote:

They are G rated


What are the date codes?

They could be J-rated but if they're too old they're rotten.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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NOT SURE. We will be lookin gat it again tomorrow. I will check then.

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We looked at the coach again yesterday. The tires are actually Power King tow max tires. The date indicates that they were produce in May of 2015. The coach has at on a seasonal site since 2016 and showed no signs of dry rot. We will pick the rig up in a couple of weeks. I think my plan is to use the current tires for our last trip of the year when we pick it up and then replace the tires next spring. they are "G" rated tires.

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mrad wrote:

We looked at the coach again yesterday. The tires are actually Power King tow max tires. The date indicates that they were produce in May of 2015. The coach has at on a seasonal site since 2016 and showed no signs of dry rot. We will pick the rig up in a couple of weeks. I think my plan is to use the current tires for our last trip of the year when we pick it up and then replace the tires next spring. they are "G" rated tires.
So the tires are 5 years old, and they've been sitting for 4 years. If your last trip is fairly short, and not several hours of high speed travel, it might be okay. But, personally, I would be concerned with old tires that have been sitting for years. But that's just me.


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Ahh yes... Tow Max tires. Their know as blow max around the commercial trailer industry. And about the same around many rv websites.
Generally 16" load G tires were aimed at the regional service trailer industry and have a much better service life on road trailers than 15/16/14" load E/D/C blow max sizes.

Tire rot.... or what ever you call it may or may not show on the outside but those type issues can start internally. The tire may look new on the outside.

Your way over tired on the trailer so those load G are no where near max loads so with your smaller trailer they should be fine. Just make sure you have a good spare aired to the max.


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Yup, time to replace the tires.

Don't know about "aired to the max" advice though. Seems to me if the tires are way overrated for their application and being run at max air, the trailer is going to be receiving a VERY jarring ride, being launched to the moon every time you hit a pothole.

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mkirsch wrote:

Yup, time to replace the tires.

Don't know about "aired to the max" advice though. Seems to me if the tires are way overrated for their application and being run at max air, the trailer is going to be receiving a VERY jarring ride, being launched to the moon every time you hit a pothole.


When I replace them, am I better off putting E rated back on if that keeps them within range? E was original equipment with G being an option.

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What are they being put on?

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What are they being put on?

ToyHauler

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mrad wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

What are they being put on?

ToyHauler
Well then, round and black and full of air should work just fine.

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