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04-29-2015, 02:47 PM
We don't get to camp as often as we'd like. We take a couple of weekend trips of less than 100 miles round trip each month spring thru fall, and one 600 mile round trip vacation each year. We bought our used fiver three weeks ago and not knowing how the tires were treated before, I'm considering changing them out. I found some G614's locally for $358 per tire. Normally I would'nt consider such an expensive tire, but frankly, reading this forum, I'm scared to pull my camper across town without new Goodyears on it. Is there not a reputable trailer tire or LT tire that can be used safely on our camper? Also, the G614's are 235/85R16. My present tires are 235/80R16. Will the G614's fit my rims or do I have to upgrade them too? Thanks for the input!

04-29-2015, 03:01 PM
We run Goodyears on our trailer but I think Michelin has a good tire that trust.. I am sure there are many more tires that would work fine.. I travel down the road at 60+ which I believe makes a difference also. I love the 614 and was lucky to pay $250 a tire but mounting extra.. I am sure someone will come by with more option for your tires.

04-29-2015, 03:12 PM
We have run Firestone TransForce LT tires for 13 years without a single issue. If we move to anything heavier, will likely go to G load tires.

04-29-2015, 03:36 PM
According to the specs on your rig, you are close to maxing out the 10 ply ST tires, whatever brand might be on your rig. That being the case, LT truck tires don't work as an option. Your safest bet is 14 ply rated trailer tires. Besides the Goodyear product, there are Sailuns at a much lower price that have gotten good reviews, also other brands, depending where you are located in the US, like at Les Schwab and others.

04-29-2015, 07:50 PM
There are alternatives to the 614. Sailuns and Geostars are getting popular and for less money. I chose to go with a proven winner. That's why I went with the G614's. Well, that and a credit from GY.

04-30-2015, 12:27 AM
X2 on the Firestone Transforce tires, but any good LT tire would work - especially with your use pattern. We've put about 10k miles on our Firestones with no problems save for one nail picked up at a country gas station. CoachNet had someone to us in less than an hour, he plugged it and it's been fine ever since (maybe 5k miles since?).

04-30-2015, 01:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by WaltBennett

...X2 on the Firestone Transforce tires, but any good LT tire would work...

Agree. Don't forget, when computing the weight your RV tires must carry, to subtract the pin weight that is carried by the truck.

04-30-2015, 02:26 AM
Welcome, I would suggest you do a couple things before you buy anything.

Hook up the trailer and get it weighed. We need the actual weight on the axles. Once you have that we know what tire you actually need.

Next, look on the inside of the rims and see if the weight and psi are cast into one of the spokes. A G614 tire requires 110 psi and your rims may not take that pressure. I believe it was in 2010 that Keystone made the change from 80 psi rims to 110 psi rims.

I have Bridgestone Duravis R250 on my '14 3150RL for 2 years. They have been perfect. The size difference between a 235/80 vs: 235/85 is a non issue.


04-30-2015, 03:13 AM
I second what Jim said. Getting it weighed is first and if you can get it weighed by someone like Smart Weigh that can weigh each wheel. In our case we have one wheel heavier than the others and that more than anything else pushed us to 614's.

04-30-2015, 06:18 PM
I recently went to LT tires but I knew what the per wheel weight was.
That is important or you could overload one tire.
One tire was loaded more heavily than the others but they were all well within the load capacity of the new tires.

I found some state and provincial weigh scales are left alive even though closed on Sundays. A bit of time and care and you can get a per wheel weight. Just be carefull as the truckers also use them and I stay out of their way as they are on the job.

I will look up Smart Weigh, thank you.