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sonuvabug

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Fisherman wrote:

It's not a typo, they forgot to mention kgs, 1550 kgs = 3415 lbs.
https://dcadprod.azureedge.net/b2b-exper........lis-crossclimate-b2b-product-sheet-e.pdf


DOH ... as a Canuk I should have figured this out. Thanks. I am curious that not one of the tire shops I spoke to mentioned the Cross Climate. I wonder why as they look like a great 3 season tire which is basically what I need.


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monkey44 wrote:

... snipped ... We've run on BFG AT tires for years. We carry a 3200 lbs Truck Camper, and often towed a 3200 lbs cargo/bike trailer. We run LT285-70-R17E ... 75 lbs in rear, 70 lbs in front when loaded and hauling.


These too have been recommended. Are you happy with these tires? What's the impact of the more aggressive AT tread?



My son tried Toyo's on his truck, tried 3 times to get them balanced, back to the dealer and got the Michelin Defenders. Balanced and happy.

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sonuvabug wrote:

What's the impact of the more aggressive AT tread?

The general differences are louder, lower fuel mileage, better traction in inclement conditions.

You're overthinking this here. You're not going to get a "bad tire" in any brand, save for maybe the cheapo off brand stuff. Opinions will vary so much that you'll reach no conclusion based on others opinions.
You'll have folks who swaear by BFG ATs and those that hate them, side by side...like the Toyo comment above. Literally the most expensive, best quality tires (in general) out there.

You have an antiquated rim size on your old truck. Best bang for the buck, especially since you are wanting a highway tread, is buy a set of new takeoff wheels and tires from a new or newer Superdoody. 18s or 20s will be an upgrade from what you have currently. You'll get new rims and tires and a fresh look for about the cost of a set of ole 16s for your existing rims.


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LT Michelin Defenders. I had Goodrich AT tires on mine. Tires performed well but the more wear they had the louder they got. Not use to replacing tires early but they got to the point we couldn't stand the noise.





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sonuvabug wrote:

monkey44 wrote:

... snipped ... We've run on BFG AT tires for years. We carry a 3200 lbs Truck Camper, and often towed a 3200 lbs cargo/bike trailer. We run LT285-70-R17E ... 75 lbs in rear, 70 lbs in front when loaded and hauling.


These too have been recommended. Are you happy with these tires? What's the impact of the more aggressive AT tread?


Been buying BFG AT since about 1985, for my construction trucks - several GMC 2500's - and my TC hauler - a 2500HD. We like BFG, obviously ... We'll admit, they wear a little quicker than others claim on Trucks, but can't compare because we always buy BFG. Last couple times, we bought the BFG AT Ko2 ... and have good ride, low noise, and appear to wear well. BFG makes a more agressive tire as well, a mud and snow tread. We do not need that in Florida. We did buy the M+S when we lived in snow country, and found them excellent as well.

BFG is not cheap tires, but with our lives riding on them, we choose to save money elsewhere. Last time we bought the 285's was OTD $1365, all four mounted and balanced - about a year ago.

We believe BFG are good value for the money, but other tires are just as good, maybe less maybe more. I'd stay away from the bargain - cheapo brands.


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I run and recommend top line Goodyear. All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. Excellent in all conditions. Long treadwear life.

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-all-terrain-adventure


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sonuvabug wrote:


Thanks for your input. The Toyo HT II tires have been recommended. Which Toyo tires did you buy? And are you happy with them?



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Open Country A/T III. They are noisier than I was expecting. [emoticon]

They handle good and do fine in the snow but I doubt that I will buy a second set.

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My camper weighs just over 4000 lbs.


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