Replacing tires advice

Campgrandma

Member
Feb 4, 2021
75
Cibolo, TX
Wanting to replace the tires on my N2U Jaco Eagle Select Hw-2004. I’ve seen posts on Walmart and other places for tire replacement. The GVW on my PUC is 3500 lbs. Can you please help in determining what replacement tires I should use? I would prefer a source that would replace the tires for me rather than trying to replace them myself.
 

kcsa75

Super Active Member
Gold Supporting Member
Sep 9, 2013
5,734
Kansas City
Any reputable tire store should be able to fix you up. If you have Discount Tire in your area, I can't recommend them highly enough. Their customer service is second to none.
I've always tried to use Carlisle but the last time I replaced the tires on the Pup I bought Kenda and have been very happy with them.
 

Campgrandma

Member
Feb 4, 2021
75
Cibolo, TX
Thanks! I use Discount for my car. They are familiar with camper replacement also? What should I be aware of when I take my PUC in for tires? I've seen that camper weight is a consideration.Will they check my bearings also? I have the EZ lube system.
 

Snow

Super Active Member
Jul 19, 2007
12,176
Ontario
The load range of tires depend on the tire size to start with.. when added up the tires should be able to handle the GVW of the trailer..
 

jmkay1

2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah
Oct 10, 2013
7,641
Northern Virginia
I got my tires done at an RV shop thinking they would have better access to trailer tires. Well turns out they just threw on whatever tire they had without paying attention to weight their excuse popups are light. Well no, not our size popups. When I got home I realized they put on tires that had a load range way under what the popup weighs. I return back to the shop and discuss my problem. They had to special order my tire size and I had to pay shipping costs but they took care of everything. Next time I have to call my shop when I need tires so when they make their next “tire order” they can order mine. So I won’t have to pay shipping costs. I can’t remember the numbers but I have radial tires load range D now. Oh and don’t go by what is on your camper now just in case the prior owner did the same thing as my shop. Turns out the prior owner of mine put load range C on my popup when I first bought it, which also fell short.
Living in the city my tire shop I use for my car has a downright impossible yard to get into with anything larger than my SUV. I don’t dare try and bring the popup as something would get damaged. So my option was my RV shop or a shop that specializes in work trailers in the next town. At least their parking lots are used to trailers so has the space needed to get around.
 

WrkrBee

Super Active Member
May 23, 2018
6,544
South Carolina
Wanting to replace the tires on my N2U Jaco Eagle Select Hw-2004. I’ve seen posts on Walmart and other places for tire replacement. The GVW on my PUC is 3500 lbs. Can you please help in determining what replacement tires I should use? I would prefer a source that would replace the tires for me rather than trying to replace them myself.
Need more info on the tires that you have, like size and load range. Don't trust the shops to do your research. They use whatever is in stock, in most cases. I'd probably go a Load Range higher than the specs, just for added insurance.
 

kcsa75

Super Active Member
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Sep 9, 2013
5,734
Kansas City
Thanks! I use Discount for my car. They are familiar with camper replacement also? What should I be aware of when I take my PUC in for tires? I've seen that camper weight is a consideration. Will they check my bearings also? I have the EZ lube system.

I have a 32-foot TT in addition to the pup. When I took it to DT, the kid had me pull it up in front of the building and the tech changed the tires there. Took less than 30 minutes. DT has a house-brand trailer tire -- Hartland -- that they may suggest. I didn't buy them but I've done some research and they get good reviews. I don't know if they would repack the bearings.
 

Campgrandma

Member
Feb 4, 2021
75
Cibolo, TX
Thanks for your input. My Jayco manual says my tires are 14 inch D1.
I believe the best thing is to get 3 new tires and rotate as recommended every year. Having some trouble with Walmart not specifying the load index on their site, so may go with Discount.
 

Jason212

Member
Aug 2, 2020
44
Utah
I just replaced the tires last week on my pop up. I used Discount Tire, my guess is they will not do the bearings for you, I know they will not here. I also agree with what WrkrBee said about going a load range higher, it gives you just that extra little bit.
 

Dingit

Super Active Member
Mar 8, 2017
2,065
We used our local tire place (similar style store to Discount). They have a website where you can order your tires and they'll call you when they come in. They don't stock tires for my truck or popup there, but they come in pretty fast once you order.
 

Campgrandma

Member
Feb 4, 2021
75
Cibolo, TX
Thanks to all of you for your help! Went back into the garage after we thawed out and rechecked the tires. They are the original 2004 tires! 0104 :shocked: and are 14”, not 16! 205/75 D14. I never would have known the tires to get without your help!
 

Snow

Super Active Member
Jul 19, 2007
12,176
Ontario
205 75 14 is a very common trailer tire size... you should have no problem finding replacements..
 

Campgrandma

Member
Feb 4, 2021
75
Cibolo, TX
So, had my tires replaced at Discount tires today. They had difficulty removing the old tires on my Jayco Eagle select. The tire well was high and they actually had to deflate the new tire to set them in place and reiinflate the tires after. I had the correct size tire, and they had difficulty removing the old original tires. Anyone know why this would be a problem?
 
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WrkrBee

Super Active Member
May 23, 2018
6,544
South Carolina
So, had my tires replaced at Discount tires today. They had difficulty removing the old tires on my Jayco Eagle select. The tire well was high and they actually had to deflate the new tire to set them in place and reiinflate the tires after. I had the correct size tire, and they had difficulty removing the old original tires. Anyone know why this would be a problem?
It'll be a pain to change one on the side of a road. You'll need to carry some type of air pump.
 

xxxapache

Super Active Member
Jul 30, 2008
4,460
Does that trailer have a torsion bar axle? From the description of the tire shop having difficulty removing the tires from the wheel wells, it sounds like a trailer with a worn out torsion bar axle.
 

Campgrandma

Member
Feb 4, 2021
75
Cibolo, TX
The short answer is I don’t know! The manual on the axles(if I have one) is in the camper and locked up. I can’t find any other info on the axels for my camper online. All I know for sure is that they are Dexter EZ lube
 

MNTCamper

Super Active Member
Jun 14, 2014
1,332
MN
It is almost a sure thing you have torsion axels. In order to change tires on them, the frame must be jacked up properly. The torsion portion may also be worn. I've changed mine several times on the road and the jack needs to placed correctly on the frame to enable it.
 




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