Originally Posted by crazylev
The service guy at Adventure RV also gave me a quote for Tow Max Load D(?) 127.00 each and also Tow Max Load E(?) for 134.00 each. Your thoughts on these shoes verses the Gladiators verses the Marathons? Not sure the difference between D and E and what I should be looking at.
Thanks again for your help.
Some things to consider when selecting a brand, and Load Range.
What is the warranty? Where do you have to go to get warranty service? Does you no good if there is only one location and you are 300 miles away.
LR-D vs LR-E is only telling you the max load capability of the tire when inflated to the associated pressure.
LR-D are usually 65 psi and LR-E are usually 80 psi with the LR-E having higher load capacity at the 80 psi but identical capacity to the LR-D if you only inflate to 65psi.
Do you know your actual tire loads when the RV if fully loaded?
If not what about the scale reading when you weigh each axle individually?
It is suggested that your capacity should exceed the actual load by at least 15%.
On multi-Axle trailers I also strongly recommend you run the pressure on the tire sidewall to lower the internal forces that are trying to tear the tire apart from the inside out.
For $28 I would go with LR-E and run 80 but still I would confirm the actual tire load.
I have written extensively on the topic of weight and special considerations for trailers. You can Google my ID if you wish to see some of my info.