RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Which E rated ties have the most weight capacity?

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Which E rated ties have the most weight capacity?

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Next
Sponsored By:
mrad

Prineton, MN

Senior Member

Joined: 08/23/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/27/21 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will need to be replacing the tires on my 1 ton. I have noticed there is a bit of a difference in tire weight capacity ratings. I currently have Firestone Transforce that has 3680 lbs per tire. While looking at other tires, I have noticed some have as little as 3200 lbs per tire.

Just curious if there is a tire that has a higher rating than the 3680 lbs??

jdc1

Rescue, Ca

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/27/21 10:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They'll be within a hundred pounds of each other....or they will be rated higher.

time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/27/21 10:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What size?


2001 F150 SuperCrew
2006 Keystone Springdale 249FWBHLS
675w Solar pictures back up

Gene K 2

USA

New Member

Joined: 03/16/2021

View Profile



Posted: 03/27/21 10:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1 wrote:

They'll be within a hundred pounds of each other....or they will be rated higher.


That's kind of odd. Same size should have the same load rating.

I just looked up some representative tires and the only difference I could find in LT245/75R16 E was the 3042 vs 3086 which I believe is simply the difference between. TRA and ETRTO rating system. I believe they are in the process of harmonizing the two systems and right now you see a slight differential based on the different air pressure charts. It doesn't really mean anything. It's just an artifact.

* This post was edited 03/27/21 10:36pm by Gene K 2 *

otrfun

On The Road

Senior Member

Joined: 09/08/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/27/21 11:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mrad wrote:

I will need to be replacing the tires on my 1 ton. I have noticed there is a bit of a difference in tire weight capacity ratings. I currently have Firestone Transforce that has 3680 lbs per tire. While looking at other tires, I have noticed some have as little as 3200 lbs per tire.

Just curious if there is a tire that has a higher rating than the 3680 lbs??
I'm guessing you have a 1-ton SRW with 18" or 20" tires. If you want a higher load capacity (>3680 lbs.) you'll probably need to upgrade to a slightly larger 295/70/18 tire. That'll net you a 4080 lb. load rating (129 load index). If you have 20" tires, you'll need to upgrade to a 295/65/20 tire (load index 129; 4080 lbs.). 18"/20" E-rated LT tires with load capacities/ratings above 3680 are very limited.

valhalla360

No paticular place.

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/28/21 06:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look for the tires with the higher load index (ply ratings are outdated).

Yes, for the same size, there are different load ratings.


Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV


SweetLou

La Quinta, CA USA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/28/21 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's because all tires not made equal. Some have a bit more steel in them or the compounds they use


2013 3500 Cummins 6.7 Quadcab 4x4 3.73 68FE Trans, 2007 HitchHiker Discover America 329 RSB
We love our Westie


Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/28/21 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SweetLou wrote:

It's because all tires not made equal. Some have a bit more steel in them or the compounds they use


True, but generally tires of the same size and general classification are rated the same.
Bigger the tire, the higher the capacity. Taller sidewalls increase load capacity over shorter sidewalls as well.


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/28/21 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mrad wrote:

I will need to be replacing the tires on my 1 ton. I have noticed there is a bit of a difference in tire weight capacity ratings. I currently have Firestone Transforce that has 3680 lbs per tire. While looking at other tires, I have noticed some have as little as 3200 lbs per tire.

Just curious if there is a tire that has a higher rating than the 3680 lbs??


look up tire size/capacity. Bout every tire model and every tire website has a list with size, weight, capacity, tread depth etc for all sizes of a tire model in a list.

* This post was edited 03/28/21 08:42am by Grit dog *

ktmrfs

Portland, Oregon

Senior Member

Joined: 06/22/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/28/21 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gene K 2 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

They'll be within a hundred pounds of each other....or they will be rated higher.


That's kind of odd. Same size should have the same load rating.

I just looked up some representative tires and the only difference I could find in LT245/75R16 E was the 3042 vs 3086 which I believe is simply the difference between. TRA and ETRTO rating system. I believe they are in the process of harmonizing the two systems and right now you see a slight differential based on the different air pressure charts. It doesn't really mean anything. It's just an artifact.


Not quite. today for a given tire size and Load rating (C,D,E etc.) tires also have a load index giving the exact load carrying capability. You won't find much variation amongst a given load rating and size, but if you look around you will likely see some variation in load capacity. And the variation will correspond to the tire load index.

And it is more common to see a variation in car tires vs. LT tires.


2011 Keystone Outback 295RE
2004 14' bikehauler with full living quarters
2015.5 Denali 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison
2004.5 Silverado 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison passed on to our Son!


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Which E rated ties have the most weight capacity?
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.