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Old 05-01-2021, 09:24 PM   #1
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TV Tire Life?

I've got 22k miles on the stock tires (Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner AT M+S LT275/65R20) on my 2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD AT4. Hauling my Airstream accounts for about 75% of these miles. 65mph is top speed while towing, and I'm not really an aggressive driver with the truck when not towing. As soon as the kids are out of school later this month, we'll hit the road for another 4,000 mile camping adventure. I'm already down to 5/32, so I expect I shall need to replace my TV tires at after this trip. I've searched the forum, but I haven't found any recent threads for my questions:

For you 2020+ GM HD truck owners, what kind of mileage are you getting out of the stock rubber? As a point of reference, I was getting about 40k between tire changes on my 2015 GMC 2500HD (Goodyear Wrangler LT265/60R20/E).

For anyone else running LT tires, what tires do you pefer...and why? I don't care about tire aesthetics, and most of my trailering is on highways and byways. I would be fooling myself to think that AT4 is an off-road capable truck, so I don't need hardcore off-road tires...but they need to be competent for light off-road adventures and trailering. I'm not particularly loyal to any brand or manufacturer. I'm interested in mileage life expectancy and performance; cost is only a secondary constraint.
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:31 PM   #2
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I run Michelin LT tires on the TV and Airstream. They are Load Range E. I get rid of them every 5 years even if they still look new regardless of miles on them. One bad blowout is all it took to go with this plan.
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I run Michelin LT tires on the TV

There are a lot of different "Michelin LT" tires on the market. What is your TV? What model tire do you use on your TV? What size tire on your TV?

We camp enough that I wear out tires long before they age out. What kind of mileage are you getting from your Michelins over the 5 year lifetime?
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TV Tire Life?

I got 44k on my stock goodyear wranglers on my 2017 gmc 2500. 50/50 towing. They were basic M+S rated tires (not like the AT variant on the current 2020+ Treads they are putting on). Probably the same tread you had on your 2015....

Upgraded to BFG KO2 with DT tread compound for longer durability with 2500/3500 applications. 275/65r20 (slightly larger 34 tire than stock 32.5 wranglers).

The ride was noticeably softer which was a nice surprise. Hoping to get 40k+ out of these.
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For anyone else running LT tires, what tires do you pefer...and why?
My truck came with Bridgestone tires from the factory. IMO they wore pretty fast, at 20K miles I was concerned about another long trip.
I replaced them with Michelin Defenders and they've been great.
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