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Old 05-25-2016, 04:34 PM   #781
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I have P-rated tires now.
I've been towing with P-rated tires for 6 years.
Something in me wants to think 10-ply LT tires have got to be better for towing than P-rated 4-ply tires.
Maybe I'll just keep doing what I've been doing.


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Old 05-25-2016, 11:00 PM   #782
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You can make a simple check of the sidewall flex in your truck's tires. At full sidewall pressure, just grab the back side of the truck's bed and push it back and forth. Watch the sidewalls and see if they flex back and forth readily, some will. Our 20" P-rated tires are pretty stiff due to low sidewall profile design.

I read this somewhere in Andrew Thomson's (Can-Am Airstream) many towing articles he has written.

No doubt sidewall flex from trailer yaw will be felt as instability in the truck. Long wheelbase mitigates some of it, but sometimes max tire air pressure and/or stiffer or lower sidewall profile is enough for comfort. Andrew T. had recommended XL tires for our 2006 Tundra some years ago and it made a significant improvement.

When we traded the Tundra for a short wheelbase Ram we finally got a Hensley/ProPride style hitch and stability issues were history. But we still inflate the truck tires to max sidewall pressure for towing.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:07 AM   #783
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:22 PM   #784
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We use Load Range E (once called 10 ply) Michelin LTX tires—they last 65,000-70,000 miles, go through deep snow well and if we go off road, are excellent for that too. They ride well. Michelin suggested 42 lbs. front and 45 rear for daily driving and 3 more pounds for towing (note the manufacturer does not recommend 80 lbs.). I often forget to let those 3 pounds out.

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Old 05-27-2016, 03:36 PM   #785
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I'm moving to Belize, so the Airstream is serving as instant house too.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:43 PM   #787
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Thanks everyone for the great advice. And what an amazing forum. So much knowledge here.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #788
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What can you do with an Airstream in Belize?

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Be careful down there. If you plan on buying property be sure to use a good attorney. PM me if you need a recommendation.
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