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Old 10-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Goodyear or Bridgestone's?

I'm in the need of new tires,I now run Goodyear G614's and had a blow out a couple of weeks ago and have decided to replace all of them. After the blowout, I replace one with a G614 and now I am looking to replace the other 4 with Bridgestone Duravis r250's. Has anyone ran these Bridgestones on a Montana 3400rl? BTW,my G614's are 5 years 3 months old.
What I am worried about is the fact that the G614's are good for 3750lbs and the Bridgestones are good for 3042lbs. I'd like to get other opinions.
4 GY's are $1850.00 and the Bridgestones are $1282.00.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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Not giving an opinion, but just based on the math for your rig (15,500 gross weight and 2,000 pin weight) you will have 13,500 on your axles unless your pin weight is substantially higher. This translates to 3,375 pounds per tire. Even if you highball the pin weight to 3,000 pounds, this still requires tires that will carry 3,125 pounds. The math speaks for itself, the choice however, is still yours.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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Might I suggest weighing your rig to get what you are normally hauling around and go from there.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #4
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I also suggest as did dieselguy that if you have not already done so that you weigh your unit and see what you are carrying on the axles.

One thing for sure, you will reduce your 7k axles down to 6k by putting tires on that are only rated for 3042 lbs. Least common denominator.

Since you did not mention it, one might assume the tire that failed may have been punctured or blew from factors other than just tire failure or age.

The Bridgestone Duravis appear to be a good tire, but does it make sense to loose that 700 lbs of carry capacity per tire. As always it is the choice of the owner.




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Old 10-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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Are you running 110# PSI (cold) in your tires. That's what you have to run to get the max load rating and max speed rating (75 MPH). I'd stick with the G614's . Just my opinion.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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Before I went with the lighter tires I'd weigh each individual wheel, like the Escapee's do. It sounds to me like you'd be pushing the edge if not going over it.
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The posters are right to be concerned about the weight. The Bridgestone Duravis R250's meet my needs just fine and have (so far) been an excellent tire. For your RV weight, you would likely need more capacity. A plus is that you would have extra reserve and more capacity.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:48 AM   #8
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Are you running 110# PSI (cold) in your tires. That's what you have to run to get the max load rating and max speed rating (75 MPH). I'd stick with the G614's . Just my opinion.
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