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Old 04-15-2016, 03:40 AM   #1
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Ok I did a quick search but what does everyone prefer tire wise? Ive had pretty much every tire brand at one point or another. A friend told me to try Turnpike Tires which appears to be a house brand from Parrish Tire Company which seems to be located in Ohio, N. and S. Carolina and a few other states. Has anyone ever heard of these tires or tried them. Parrish seems to be pretty reputable and well-reviewed, anyone have any imput?
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:27 AM   #2
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What size and type of tire are you shopping for?

You realize your opening the tire can of worms. I'm in the ST tire camp and you will be hearing from the LT tire camp.

I can't speak to Parrish tire, but many of the tire shops and chain stores have their house brand. Sometimes you get a tire made by one of the big boys and sometimes you get a tire made off shore.

You can find a list of manufacturer codes here. All the D.O.T. Tire Plant Codes At least you can tell where and who made the tires.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:29 AM   #3
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I like my tires to be round, black and hold air under most conditions...

What type of unit do you have? For the smaller trailers Maxxis has always been my go to tire. I have heard of Parrish (live in NC) but have never bought their house branded tires.

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Old 04-15-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
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Cans of worms are fun to open. I have a Dutchmen 26B. I am looking for 205/75/15 tires. The Turnpikes I was told are made by Continental, and that information checks out.
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Cans of worms are fun to open. I have a Dutchmen 26B. I am looking for 205/75/15 tires. The Turnpikes I was told are made by Continental, and that information checks out.
I purchased Maxis load range D after doing a lot of research. This is the only trailer tire I was able to find that is not junk! The other options (more expensive) are: 1. go with Maxis load range E, but you have to have rims that can handle 80 psi (mine are stamped 75 psi on them) or 2. Buy 16" rims and get load range E light truck tires. I think this is the best option because you can get many good brands that are tested to much higher standards than trailer (ST) tires. In my case though I would have to raise my trailer suspension a bit to have enough clearance for the 16" tires. Another advantage to the LT tires is that when they fail it is not an explosive event like it tends to be with the ST tires. There is a ton of information on this subject on the internet.
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Cans of worms are fun to open. I have a Dutchmen 26B. I am looking for 205/75/15 tires. The Turnpikes I was told are made by Continental, and that information checks out.
Your not going to have a lot of options with that size of tire. You won't find an LT tire in that, if the Turnpike Tire is a "P" service tire will you have to reduce the weight capacity by 10% at maximum inflation.

If I was buying tires for your camper, I would go up to an ST225-75-15. The tire brand that I am using have that size in a 10 ply.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:43 PM   #7
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If you are considering changing tires you need to be sure that:

1. Any new tire is rated to support the actual load you are placing on that tire position.
2. Confirm how out of balance your RV is for tire load as only a very small% are in balance between axles and side to side.
3. Realize that a majority of RV have one or more tire in overload due to low inflation or load imbalance or just too much "stuff" in the RV to begin with.
4 If you change the tire "type" ie. ST > LT or P then there is a fair amount of work you must do concerning load capacity, inflation level and even in some cases a "de-rating" of the load capacity. You may also need to confirm the wheel capacity.
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Do RV tires create a flat spot for sitting for a long period like car tires?


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Do RV tires create a flat spot for sitting for a long period like car tires?


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Basic answer is yes. If they are radials it will work itself out fairly quickly once the tires get rolling again. Bias ply not nearly as quickly and some cases never.

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Clint, I have 4 Trailers, and due to winter, some don't move for 6 months, My Car trailer out in the cold, had flat spots and didn't have anything on the Bed....I have a 27FT boat, and I put Jack stands on the trailer to lift the tires off the ground, same with my Toy Hauler when it sits for more then a month...It saves the tires, and may add longer life to them...
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Clint, I have 4 Trailers, and due to winter, some don't move for 6 months, My Car trailer out in the cold, had flat spots and didn't have anything on the Bed....I have a 27FT boat, and I put Jack stands on the trailer to lift the tires off the ground, same with my Toy Hauler when it sits for more then a month...It saves the tires, and may add longer life to them...


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