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Old 11-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Tires for 2008 26ft RK

We just bought a 2008 26ft Crossroads Cruiser. We had a couple of things fixed but overall, it is in good shape.

The tires are original and I'm pretty sure we should replace all four before camping next Spring. What kind of tires should we look for? In three years, we plan to be camping full time.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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We have the CF26RK, and I agree, if the tires on your rig are original, you should replace them. I replaced ours with Goodyear Marathons shortly after we got it..
We purchased a new TV which sat higher and the 5er was nose high a little, so I swapped them out for 16in. rims and went with Goodyear LT225/75R16E.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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Just like ours!

Wow! Your setup sounds just like ours! We just committed to a 16K Reese hitch too. Is yours a slider? Or do you have the 8 ft. bed? We are just about to "pull the trigger" on a 2014 Silverado half ton pickup. Are you happy with your half ton?

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Our truck has a 6 1/2 ft box, and we do have the slider. Yes I'm very pleased with our f150.
Just a word of advise/caution---before you commit to that new Silverado half ton, make sure it will be capable to handle the 5er. Do your home work so you are not sorry afterwards.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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Yes, we have been doing the homework. The one we are going to buy will tow 9,900# and have a 2,000# payload. The 2014's have larger brakes too. Did we miss anything? Any advice?
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I don't think you have enough payload capacity.
By the time you put the hitch in--between 200 and 300 # -- Hubby and wife --any kids-- what ever else you will have in the back of the truck--full tank of gas--- you have eaten into that 2000# payload big time. Now you have to add about 1400---1500# pin weight.
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Ok, that is about as much payload we can get out of a Silverado. What do you suggest?
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If you're not stuck on a Chevy, look at the Ford EcoBoost with Heavy duty payload package and Max. trailer tow package. It will give you more of both then what you stated the Chevy has. Plus, it has 7 lug wheels with 10 ply tires.
Other then going to a 3/4 ton I don't know what else to tell you. I know our truck handles our 26RK just fine, and I'm not over loaded.
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Thank you! We will continue to look. We ruled out the Ford Ecoboost as too-new technology. Have you had any trouble with yours? Signing off for a little while now. Will check later,

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For my two cents the ecoboost system has been in the Lincoln for since 2009 and seams to be good a option. But I went with a F250 with a V10 and air bags.
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