Originally Posted by wendywoods
We have a Dodge RAM 2500 truck in need of a new set of tires to pull our 28-foot Airstream - would like to know the best tires for the job...
reading INto the question, perhaps the op thinks special tires
are needed for towing a big trailer?
most 3/4 ton trucks now are equipped with E rated tires.
providing E rated tires are purchased and inflated correctly,
there are 10-20 different tires that will DO THE JOB.
'best' is also a tricky descriptor...
best tread life, best price, best grip, best handling (dry, or rain or snow or off road)
best warranty, best distribution, best manufacturer support...
best price again...how long before a new truck?
and so on...
in 06 the rams typically came with 1 of 2 E RATED tire sizes 245/70-17 or 265/70-17...
but option packages or trim level
often mean OTHER sizes or off road/highway/all season variations.
1. what is on the truck now?
2. how have those tires performed? how have they been in rain/snow, how many miles?
3. why not replace with the OEM tire?
4. do you WANT to change sizes?
5. do you plan to buy 5 or make one of the current tires the 'spare' ?
many of the rams came with mich' that year and these tires were known to be long wearing.
but there CLEARLY are other options, just keep with the E rating and oem sizing 2 make it simple.
u can scan the options AND customer ratings of various tires here...
Sizes To Fit Your Vehicle
but the main take home message is that special tires for the towing "job" aren't needed...
and 3/4 or 1 ton trucks used for towing usually have load range E tires.