View Full Version : Any risk of an LT tire rubbing the trailer fender?

07-13-2015, 04:59 PM
For members that went with LT tires did anyone run in to tire rubbing issues? I am replacing Maxxis St 235x80x16 tires with LT 235x85x16 Bridgestone Duravis 250 tires. I bought the tires from Costco and have to take the Monty to a tire shop to have the tires installed, so I'm wondering if I might have a tire rubbing issue. Our Monty is a 2010 3150RL.

Appreciate your thoughts.

07-13-2015, 05:24 PM
I have an '07 Montana 3000Rk. I bought Bridgestone R-500 tires for it. I did make new fender struts to move the lower center of the fender out about an inch. As I recall the tires are about an 1/2 inch taller than the Marathons. There has been some rubbing above the tires, but I attribute that to the Mor-Ryde suspension.
I am more than pleased with the tires. Bill

(Bridgestone Duravas R500 HD ,LT 235-85-R16 tires)

07-13-2015, 05:41 PM
As you can see from my signature, I have the same model and year Montana that you have. I also have Duravis R250s installed. Zero problems with tires and no tire rub anywhere.
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having quality tires on your Montana.

07-13-2015, 05:46 PM
My 235 85 R16 Michelin LT's rub the bottom of the plastic fender between the tires just a bit on tight turns. Minor trade-off to be rid of the Marabombs.

07-14-2015, 02:05 AM
Never a problem with us.

07-14-2015, 03:22 AM
Last Sept I installed the same Bridgestone Duravis Tire (LT 235x85x16) on our 2006 3650RK. Works like a charm. No interference. Very pleased with these tires. IMHO to this untrained observer, they appear to be of the same or similar construction as the Goodyear G614 and the same weight. But about $80 cheaper. (Thanks, Lonnie!)

07-14-2015, 08:53 AM
I have the same size, except I bought the BF Goodrich Commercial TA's and yes, I have a little rubbing, but just some black marks, no damage.

07-14-2015, 02:39 PM
No trouble with my Duravis rubbing. 2 years and 14K miles. Perfect.


07-16-2015, 02:14 AM
No problems here.

GA Mountaineer
07-16-2015, 04:33 PM
Been running the Bridgestone Duravis 250 for a year now. If they rub (or the BFG's they replaced rubbed) it has not been much or caused any problems.

07-17-2015, 08:36 AM
Put Firestone Transforce LTs on just after we bought our new/used Monty. Only rubbing issue was when I inadvertently overloaded the street side while we were at least at max gross, and that was only with the rear tire. Shifted some weight around and no problem.

07-18-2015, 03:06 PM
Had the Bridgestone Duravis tires installed today at a tires shop. Tires seem to fit well and I'm looking forward to our first trip with them at the end of the month. Thank you for all the response that I received from the members that use LT tires.