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Old 09-25-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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I was told to trash the factory tires on my 2106fbs micro minnie and buy all new tires in a name brand with a higher ply rating. Is this necessary?
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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Your factory tires are going to be just fine. Likewise, so are the factory shocks. The engineers aren't going to skimp on something so integral to safety.

IMHO, save your money for other things. Nonetheless, I'm sure you're going to get many opinions to the contrary.

There is one thing, however. I had a 25' TT that always scraped the pavement going in and out of my driveway. When I had to replace the tires, they were a higher load range with a slightly higher profile -- no more scraping.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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I'm just curious, what brand of tire came on your RV?
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:33 PM   #4
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Have not seen them yet but other owners said they were a no name tire from overseas with a small ply rating
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:36 PM   #5
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Some people even had blow outs on the way home from dealer when they bought unit. I think Winnebago accepts lowest bid for the size and does not pay attention to ply ratings
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:24 PM   #6
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I was told to trash the factory tires on my 2106fbs micro minnie and buy all new tires in a name brand with a higher ply rating. Is this necessary?
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No. But BE SURE to maintain AT LEAST the cold tire pressure on the tires shown on the Winnebago label AT ALL TIMES, and if you intend to exceed 65 MPH then follow the guidelines for the minimum required over-inflation to exceed 65 MPH safely.

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Old 10-03-2018, 05:35 PM   #7
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I was told to trash the factory tires on my 2106fbs micro minnie and buy all new tires in a name brand with a higher ply rating. Is this necessary?
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It is obvious that there is a bias to the factory installed tires. The fact that Winnebego has opted to use a lessor name brand is no reason to immediately get rid of the tires. I certainly would not think Winnebago would put them selves in the position of sending people out on the road with defective tires. Just watch your tires and follow proper maintenance, when it is time to replace them you can choose what ever trailer tire you want and can afford.
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We're picking our Minnie 2401rg up on Monday. I asked sales about the factory tires and he said they'll last ~40000 miles. He said Winnebago is just like car and any other off the lot vehicles, tires to get you out the door (not his quote). My 3 horse slant Hawk was purchased in 2014 and took 2 trips west from Wisconsin and back. I had slow leak in one last year on the way to AZ and put all new on. Keep a close eye, do good visual eyeball at every stop and hope you catch it early and not on a Sunday (like mine :( ) Thinking we only got about 7500 and then changed all. Yikes! Had tire covers on all the time it sat. And Hawks aren't an inexpensive manufacturer, but obviously they too get the cheaps to put on.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:06 PM   #9
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We’ve put about 12,000 miles in 2 years on our tires that came with our 2017 2401RG. No problems with the factory China tires (made by Trailer King) but we never drive over 65 and haven’t run over any curbs yet (might be a coincidence but I ran over a curb years ago and that tire went flat soon after).
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:33 PM   #10
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We're picking our Minnie 2401rg up on Monday. I asked sales about the factory tires and he said they'll last ~40000 miles. He said Winnebago is just like car and any other off the lot vehicles, tires to get you out the door (not his quote). My 3 horse slant Hawk was purchased in 2014 and took 2 trips west from Wisconsin and back. I had slow leak in one last year on the way to AZ and put all new on. Keep a close eye, do good visual eyeball at every stop and hope you catch it early and not on a Sunday (like mine :( ) Thinking we only got about 7500 and then changed all. Yikes! Had tire covers on all the time it sat. And Hawks aren't an inexpensive manufacturer, but obviously they too get the cheaps to put on.
Hmmm, the tires performed as advertised for about three years but one developed a slow leak and now you consider it to be the result of cheap tires? I suggest it was at least 50% probable that the leak may have been caused by road debris rather than a defect. That said, I have had slow leaks on a couple tires on my minivan that turned out to be caused by a bead sealing problem due to corrosion on the wheel's sealing surface. I would suggest keeping a spay bottle of soapy water in your rig and if you suspect a slow leak, spritz the whole tire, including the beads and valve stem, and you'll be able to tell for sure.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:59 AM   #11
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If uou give more details about tires and vehicle, I can judge ,if your tires better be chanched or not.
From tires next
1. Maximum load or loadindex
2. Loadrange or pressure behind AT .
3. Speedcode or if ST

From vehicle next, and me as Dutch pigheaded selfdeclared tirepressure- specialist, has the faintest idee what it is , a motorhome or traveltrailer, 5th wheeler.
1. Gross vehicle and gross axle weight ratings.
2 howmany axles and tires so give configuration.
3. Maximum speed you use, and wont go over for even a minute.

And sorry for typing errors, did it on mobile phone.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:52 AM   #12
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We picked up our 2250DS Minnie back in June and one of the first things I checked was the tire load rating...and the full weight of the trailer at max load is well within the rating of the tires supplied by the factory.

I read that the tire manufacturers actually vary the PSI dependent on the load and that the air pressure stipulated by the trailer manufacturer is for max load. I've weighed our loaded trailer twice now and we are well under max weight. As a consequence, I'll run the tires either at full cold pressure (65 psi) or just slightly under (62 psi).

One last thing is I did not skimp on the tire gauge. I wanted to be as certain as possible that the gauge I use is accurate.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:46 AM   #13
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Look at the max psi rating on the sidewall. Most recommend that you use this psi on ST trailer tires. Using less pressure (until you weigh a fully loaded trailer) can lead to blowouts.
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