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Re: 8R19.5 tires by Xpltivdletd
Post New Message Have a Grumman Kurbmaster that wears 6 of them. People with some other size to sell may try to tell you 8R-19.5s are "...getting hard to find." I got a lot of that, but too many older (and current) RVs, and a *lot* of industrial/commercial vehicles are still spec'd for them. So the industry still has reason to make them. If your MH is spec'd for them in load range 'D' and it's wearing tires from a heavier load-range (sold by someone who said "they" don't make 'D' any more?) it may ride and/or handle as if they were full of cement.

Get several professional opinions (face to face) before you mess with a wider tire, unless you plan to carry 2 spares. It may require $pringing for $ome new rim$, too. Some folks who install tires will not put anything on your 19.5x6 rims but 8x19.5s.

Another difference between a taller 8R-19.5 and a little shorter metric will be how many potholes you'll now be able to appreciate--rather than just hear them as those taller tires step ON 'em rather than INTO 'em. That IMHO really eases the pain of $200 (more or less) a tire.

Depending on your actual usage and your local laws, you may be able to use re-tread/recap tires. They aren't for the Interstate or for 500+ -mile days on blacktop in the summer, but if you take it lots easier than that it may be another way to go. RKBA! Best wishes.
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Post New Message8R19.5 tires John Ogletree 5-30-03  
  Reply to MessageRe: 8R19.5 tires Jeff Haigler 7-8-03  
  Reply to MessageRe: 8R19.5 tires Xpltivdletd 9-28-03  
  Reply to MessageRe: 8R19.5 tires George Bailey 12-13-05  
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