replacement tires

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  1. cruiser47421

    cruiser47421 New Member

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    ok I'm having a hard time finding the right kind of replacement tires for the pup and I need some advice. Recently I repacked the wheel bearing and in doing so i noticed the tires were not in good shape,so,I went out and bought a replacement that was the right size (st 175/80 D 13) and when I went to put it on I noticed that the old one was a wieght class D and the new one was a wieght class C. Now I have been calling around and I cant find anyone who has trailer tires in the class D rating(my pup fully loaded is about 3500#) so is there a formula that can tell me if a class C tire(rated at 1360) will be ok with the pup's wieght or am I stuck with trying to track down some class D tires(rated for 1610#).Or should I just check into just regular car tires if the same basic size.
     
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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    You sure you didn't have 185/80/13? Those I have heard of in a D range, however the 175/80s I have not. If I were you, and you have the clearance, go with a set of 185/80/13 D Ranges. I know they exist, as I have a new set of Loadstar 185/80/13 LR-D on my Starcraft. I don't think the C range will be enough, even considering the full 2720 (1360 each tire), that leaves 780lbs on the tongue.. [EEK]

    What make/model camper do you have? 3500lbs on a 13" tire, on a 175/80 to boot doesn't sound right... What is the GVWR on your camper, according to the tag on the pup?
     
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    cruiser47421 New Member

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    I have a Viking Legend 2465ST with a gvwr of 3280 and i double checked the tire size and it is the 175/80 D 13. So i guess I'm back on the phone again tomorrow any thoughts as to who I might find to carry them?
     
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    Randy,

    Look again at the sidewall. You should see something that says "load range C" or "load range D". If all else fails then going ST185/80D13 in a D-range is about .8 inches taller in diameter. Without looking or measuring your wheel wells I would think that would be okay.

    Ray
    07 Fleetwood Saratoga
     
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    jim1999 New Member

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    How many tires do you have on your camper. If you have 2 then you need a heavier tire, if you have 4 you are fine.
     
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    if i can find a 185/80 D 13 in a load range C do you think that will be ok? I have about 4 1/2 to 5 inches of clearance between the tires and the bottom of the pup and I do only have 2 tires on the ground its a single axle
     
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    Try Discount tire. And try Carlisle trailer tires.
     
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    jwolfe01 Honeoye, NY

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    Can you go with Radials instead of Bias Plys? Your trailer would most likely handle better and you should be able to find a wider variety out there.
     
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    Tires are like shoes and boots, you need to be comfortable with them. I would lean towards radial but that is my opinion.
     

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