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Old 12-15-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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Tires for CF-305-SKP?

I had a blowout of the front drivers side tire this fall. Fortunately the other axle kept the rim from contacting the pavement as we drove several miles before a guy motioned us over. We then drove another 4 miles to a rest stop, with the 4 ways running, so we didn't have to deal with the problem on the freeway.

I'm in the market for new tires and would like to hear from other people about brands that they have had good luck with, also the recommended ratings for the tires?

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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Never had a blow out - trailer or motor home - one of the lucky ones.

I heard good reviews on Maxxis tires so I stuck with ST (trailer tires). I just installed 4 Maxxis tires (Maxxis M8008) - $150.00/tire and $80.00 to have them mounted and balanced.

I took the wheels/tires off and had a local shop mount and balance them.

My first trip will be in May with them.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:23 AM   #3
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I changed to LT tires. Many folks have gone to LT tires. You have asked a question that will get many replies and or opinions. Tires are discussed on all the RV forums and everyone has their experience to report. Buy a quality brand name tire preferably made in the USA wheather you choose ST or LT.
Sounds like you were lucky and did not have a lot of body damage.
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #4
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We also had a blow out this past fall. We went to a tire store on the road and they only had Towmax tires in stock so I bought 2 of them since that's what they had in stock. Like others have said if you do a tire search on RV sites you will get a million posts with all kinds of advice. I have heard bad things about towmax tires, but I do notice that brand on a lot of the new 5vers. My buddy had a 2014 42ft toy hauler and it came with towmax and he had a blow out after about a year of use. I have been looking at 2015 Jayco Eagle's and it has towmax tires. I would think if they were horrible tires all these manufactures wouldn't be putting them on their rigs.
I think all tires will have problems and I'm sure some are better then others, but I feel the most important thing is you have the right tire for the weight of your camper and you keep it properly inflated, and you change them out every 4 or 5 years. I'm no tire specialist just my opinion. Good luck on your decision.
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:56 PM   #5
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Quote: Longhauler said: "towmax tires. I would think if they were horrible tires all these manufactures wouldn't be putting them on their rigs."

Chris unfortunatly is is one way they cut costs buying large volume of low cost tires. I agree that inspection and proper inflation is a key factor in tire life.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:06 PM   #6
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[QUOTE= I agree that inspection and proper inflation is a key factor in tire life.[/QUOTE]

Also speed. At the factory rally we were told that max speed for the tires the Cruisers are shipped with is 62 MPH...
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:17 PM   #7
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Tommy, I believe most ST tires are max 65MPH. Lt tires E rated are 110MPH. I dont advocate fast travel speeds but a max of 62MPH is not a confidence builder.
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:45 AM   #8
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The Lipert rep was asked at the factory rally what is the max speed for the tires that Lipert supplies on the frames for CR and unless I heard wrong he said 62 MPH. Maybe some one else that attended the rally this past July can confirm that statement....
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:49 AM   #9
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Tommy, I believe most ST tires are max 65MPH.
I believe that is stamped on the sidewall of the tires.
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I changed to LT tires. Many folks have gone to LT tires. You have asked a question that will get many replies and or opinions. Tires are discussed on all the RV forums and everyone has their experience to report. Buy a quality brand name tire preferably made in the USA wheather you choose ST or LT.
Sounds like you were lucky and did not have a lot of body damage.
what he said...
have had blowouts on three different brands of ST tires...
even the goodyear marathons I 'upgraded' to...
(Will say this about goodyear though, they paid for everything, including rv damage, when I sent them pics and handed the tire carcass off to one of their stores)

st tires don't like heat, speed, or age

Our current rv has lt tires and the wheels to handle the psi...
ANY future rv will as well !
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