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Do I need bigger tires to pull a 28 foot Jayco Travel Trailer?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Zack, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Sep 10, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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    Zack

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    Hi Everybody,

    I just purchased a 2018 Tundra Crew Cab and wanted to know if my 18 tires can pull a 28 foot Jayco Travel Trailer or do I need bigger tires. My old vehicle has 20 inch tires

    Thanks
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  2. Sep 10, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    First of all, welcome and congratulations! Next, tire size has nothing to do with what you can tow. Actually, you're better off with 18's over 20's when towing. You really need to search and learn about towing weights, tire load ratings, and weight distribution hitches. Tirerack.com has some good advice. There are a multitude of post her concerning towing and tires. There's also a ton of YouTube video on the subject. Best of luck in your research as well as in your towing.
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    Load carrying capacity is going to be key...I.E. load range D.vs E . Wheel size ...not so much.
     
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    I'd get at least 31" or 32" tires. Speedo will be much more accurate.;)
     
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    Welcome! 28ft is getting up there. Keep within your payload and towing capacity if you want a pleasant drive. I personally wouldn’t want to be over 75-80%, and that’s a challenge with our low payload cap (check your door sticker). Lots to learn, most RV dealers don’t teach that stuff.

    Payload = truck mods + passengers + gear + tongue wt

    True trailer wt = dry wt, RV contents/food/gear, battery, tanks, water if boondocking and no nearby fill station, etc
     
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  6. Sep 10, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    Load E rated tires. Don't need bigger tires. Just the right tires.
     
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    Bigger tires would be a bad thing for towing.
     
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    The craptastic P Metric tires can actually hold full load within the Tundra limits.

    I never liked towing with them, and with the factory size 18/20” wheel size, P Metric and Load Range E are your options. There are a few tire brands that offer LR C tires. I believe Cooper Tires has a couple sets.

    Personally, LR E is way overkill, but I would rather see someone with the overkill than the maxed out alternative.
     
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  10. Sep 17, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    So on my 2018 dbl Cab 5.7L 4x4 (with tow package) the stock P275/65R18 114T Bridgestones would be sufficient for a 29' travel trailer set up?
     
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