mikes
How many miles on your camper? Any tire problems, and if so, what kind of tire and at what mileage?

The whitewalls (Coker Classics) aren't a trailer tire, and they're being run (at least on the 177(SE) at near their limit. Compared to Passenger Car tires, Light Truck (LT) and Trailer tires are built to run more miles near the limit. They usually run at higher pressures which helps reduce temperature.


Mike
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V & T
We haven't traveled far from home. Just a few hundred miles thus far. But curious what pressure others are running in the Coker Tires?
Van & Terri
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Brian Beker
160415-0001.jpg I doubt it's the most, but this is since September of 2015. So far, so good with the stock Cokers, and I don't shy away from truly god-awful roads. Had to back out a 1/4 mile out of a dirt track that someone cut a ditch into the middle of the other day. The track was so narrow that I had to get out to chop plants away to keep them from snagging on the valve handles. A drag, but it would have been a nightmare if one of the tires went. I've been running them at the max they're rated for—32 psi—but they always look a little flat. Dreading the day one goes, though I know it's inevitable. I really ought to carry a tire repair kit and a compressor of some kind, like the little Viair.
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riversidervowners
Love the yellow lab avatar.  We have a 10 year old.  

My guess would be you hit the high most miles!


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Brian Beker
That was my boy Orville. Born on the Colorado prairie, raised from 9 to 16 months in the Himalaya. That building behind him is a pagoda in Kathmandu. Labs are the greatest. He loved to travel. It gave him a little bit of a swelled head, though. He became one of those dogs who felt he was superior to other dogs. 

I have a little Golden now, named Roo, who travels with me in the 177.
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Robin C
Regarding the Coker Classic tires, I was looking at mine today to see what the manufacture date was, but I couldn't tell. I have the 4 ply polyester cord tubeless whitewall tires with DOT T-14x5.5 JJ on them. Barely readable on the red wheel, stamped into the metal, is: Trailer Use Only  10  15  15  1  1  (and then something else I couldn't make out).

I've emailed the Parts Manager at the RV dealership I bought my 166 from, but haven't heard back from him yet. 

I looked at the Coker Tire website and couldn't find this tire mentioned, so what do we do if we need replacements?  Have any of you bought replacement Cokers, or are most of you getting a different brand of tire?

Robin
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mikes
The ones on mine are Coker Classic size H78-14. They're on their web site.
Mike
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Robin C
Thanks Mikes,

Found the DOT number for the tire. It was on the side facing the camper; I'd only been looking at the side facing out. Duh.

Robin
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Robin C
Mikes, are you sure that the Coker Classic H78-14 tires aren't trailer tires? Mine have Trailer Use Only stamped on them.
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mikes
Stamped on the rubber tires? I think you're looking at the steel wheels.
Mike
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Roccosamore
I towed our 177se home about 200 miles and replaced them with Greenball's. 10,000 miles on them so far. Sold the stock tires on Craigslist for $150. Almost a wash on cost.
Rocco
2015 177 SE
1990 Chevy Suburban 5.7L
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Nathan & Jen
If you want the white wall tire I'd buy trailer tires from diamondback tire. Similar cost as coker but they use a modern trailer tire and add the white wall to it.
At one point they were using Maxxis trailer tires. I haven't called and asked what they are using now.
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