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Old 06-24-2022, 03:28 PM   #1
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2016 Cayenne S, what tires do you tow with?

Have a 2016 Cayenne S. Planning on towing Globetrotter 27 FB Twin once Airstream finishes building the trailer, lol.

The Cayenne currently has 275/45 R20 110Y "Extra Load" Michelin Lattitude Sport tires on it. They are rated for max load of 2337lbs each (1060kg) at max 50psi.

What tires would you recommend for towing? And I presume the towing would be done at max PSI since the GT 27 FB Twin with a bit of cargo in the Cayenne will be near the Cayenne max rear axle load rating.

Please don't chime in with "just get an F350 diesel", lol. That's not going to help.

I will be towing with this vehicle for the first couple of seasons and am looking for those with similar vehicles to chime in with their recommendations, rationales for choosing, and their experiences with respect to tire choice.
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Old 06-27-2022, 10:01 AM   #2
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Any owners of Cayennes, Touregs, etc that can help with this question?
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Old 06-27-2022, 10:14 AM   #3
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No Porsche experience, but have had several other Euro SUVs.

I had good luck with Michelins, and with Pirelli Scorpions. Not so much with Continental which came new on one of the vehicles, but they might not have been one of the higher rated Continentals.

I would stay with the same size unless someone like CanAm was recommending an alternative based on test experience.

What will be important is the load range; the 110 load range provides the 2337 lb capacity.

Use weigh scales to confirm axle loads as a starting point for inflation pressures.
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Old 06-27-2022, 10:33 AM   #4
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Looks like the tires you have are more than adequate.

While max pressure is 50 psi, max load capacity may be achieved as low as 41 psi. Start with the pressure Porsche recommends. Some advocate going a couple psi higher on the rear tires.
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Old 06-30-2022, 04:58 PM   #5
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I’m currently using Continentals; 47 psi when towing a 23FB. I’m pretty happy with them so far. Maybe 2k miles towed.

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295/35ZR21 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus
2149lb rating at 51psi
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:36 PM   #6
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Just left Can Am RV today after getting the receiver reinforcement and purchasing their semi custom version of the Eaz Elite 1000. Drove up from Texas earlier in the week.

Andy also provided some tire recommendations for the tow vehicle and my globetrotter 27 fb twin.

I will share the information when I get a chance. Running around enjoying being a tourist in Canada at the moment.
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Old 07-01-2022, 08:58 AM   #7
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Just left Can Am RV today after getting the receiver reinforcement and purchasing their semi custom version of the Eaz Elite 1000. Drove up from Texas earlier in the week.

Andy also provided some tire recommendations for the tow vehicle and my globetrotter 27 fb twin.

I will share the information when I get a chance. Running around enjoying being a tourist in Canada at the moment.
Will be interesting to hear what Andy's tire recommendations for TV and AS are.
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Old 07-01-2022, 09:53 AM   #8
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Stay away from summer performance tires as they are soft and will wear fast when towing. Ran Nokian Rotiva AT tires on my Touaregs but I lived in the mountains with snow.
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Old 07-07-2022, 09:05 PM   #9
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Thanks for the responses. Another day and another 8 hour drive and I will be back at home in Texas. I will post the tire recommendations when I get back and have access to my computer.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:37 AM   #10
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Sorry for the delay folks. Had a few "to do" items when I returned from the trip to Can Am Rv.

Here are the tires that Andy recommended for my 2016 Cayenne S (with 20" wheels).

These are slightly narrower tires than my Cayenne has on them at present. Andy suggested the narrower tires will ride better under the trailer load.

He suggested P255/50R x 20 XL tires (vs the 275/45 R20 tires that are on it now). Here are the tires he suggested, with the top suggestion at the top of the list.

Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3
Michelin Latitude Tour HP
Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season Plus

As a bonus, he recommended the following tires for the Airstream once the factory installed tires wear out:

P235/75R x 15" XL Michelin Defender

Andy and all of the folks at Can Am RV were very helpful and great to work with. Many thanks to them for hosting us for a day while performing the Cayenne receiver reinforcement and prepping a custom Eaz Elite 1000 WD hitch for our new 2022 Globetrotter 27 FB Twin (still waiting to receive the trailer, hopefully in the next couple of weeks).
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:52 AM   #11
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Glad to hear that you’re making progress and getting close to delivery of your new Airstream. It will be interesting to hear more about your towing experience once you have a few miles of experience with the new rig.

I towed trailers quite a few times with my Cayenne S, but nothing as big as an Airstream. It always performed well for me. I ran Michelins on it and they performed well.
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Old 07-12-2022, 09:26 AM   #12
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Buy whatever fits your price point and the economy level you’re looking for. Personally I detest continental tires.
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Old 07-12-2022, 11:13 AM   #13
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Glad to hear that you’re making progress and getting close to delivery of your new Airstream. It will be interesting to hear more about your towing experience once you have a few miles of experience with the new rig.

I towed trailers quite a few times with my Cayenne S, but nothing as big as an Airstream. It always performed well for me. I ran Michelins on it and they performed well.
Thanks Dennis. Anticipation is killing us. If not for the recent Dexter Axle concerns, we would already have the trailer in hand. The factory has been shut down for a couple of weeks for Holiday's in Canada (and I think for a bit of re-tooling for 2023 model year transition). They just returned to work yesterday and an update on our trailer shipping date was not yet available.
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Old 07-12-2022, 11:16 AM   #14
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Buy whatever fits your price point and the economy level you’re looking for. Personally I detest continental tires.
I quit buying Continental tires back in the 1980's and 90's based on poor outcomes (delamination in tire sidewalls, getting maybe 30% of the rated tread life, etc, etc). They might be better these days, but it's hard to overcome past experiences and spend more money on them just to see if they are any better now. No offense intended for anyone that has had better luck with them recently.
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