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Old 08-24-2015, 07:03 PM   #43
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ok, i was beginning to freak out over the tires not being heavy duty. Then I read something on a web page about matching tires to your truck. Here is the gist.Tires should match the load capacity of your truck. The load capability of the tires is x4 with the weight of the truck and payload added. My truck weighs just over 5000# the tire load capacity is 9216# leaving around 4100# for payload. The article further describes how manufacturers of light trucks, when using P rated tires on a truck or load-bearing vehicle, are "required to decrease the claimed capacity of the vehicle by 10% to accommodate the tire type." So my payload rating on the tire sticker on the door is already showing the actual figure with those tires. If they were heavy duty rated, by the article, the manufacturer would be able to list 100% of the capacity which I guess to be around 1900#. At the beginning of the article it lists the reason manufacturers choose P rated tires for many of the trucks in their line is because of ride quality, gas mileage and reduced noise.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:04 AM   #44
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I purposely ordered 18" wheels hoping that they would be better the the 20" version. Beefier side wall I believe.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:04 AM   #45
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It still works out ok, at least for me. My CAT scale rear axle weight is 2340# with a maximum rating of 3800# for axle and 4608# for tires. That leaves 1,460# for rear axle load alone with the tires. The tongue weight, while 1000# does not ride only on the rear with WD so it is still within specs though I must say that I can fully understand why some would want HD tires as it gives that extra margin of heft. These have to carry the weight specified so we will see. I will know more on handling, etc when I tow.
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Just got the call from the dealer that it's here. Can't wait to pick it up this Saturday.
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Newbie question. I'm looking at getting a TV and TT. Recently retired and want to get out to see our great country and Canada. TT to be about 25-27 footer (I want a queen size bed in it...). Considering getting a Platinum 150 with the 3.5EB with max tow package. Looking at a bunch of trucks on the lot, it looks like this combo ends up with available payload of ~1500. Outside of stuff directly needed for camping (generator for AC, tools, etc.) , the most I may add is a couple of bicycles. Is this payload rating cutting it too close?
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Could be a little close. Drop down to a Lariat and you could quite easily pick up another 2-300 pounds of payload. If you are specing a new truck it will come in less then advertised. Best if you can check the sticker on a truck in stock. Another couple of hundred pounds never hurts for a little added cushion.
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