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I think I've read most of the tire threads on forums, but I still habe doubts about tire choices. Some background: 2016 Ram 2500 HD Laramie with towing pkg, factory rear airbags, 285/60R20 tires. It's not a daily driver so have less than 30K miles. On the second set of tires, Continental TerrainContacts that can't be balanced. Road force balancing leaves the tires one 50 lbs off. And that's after 3 off 4 were warranty exchanged for v the sane reason. Bad manufacturing week -- all 6 bad tires were same week. Anyhow, getting ready to drive a few thousand miles in December towing a car on trailer so gotta get the Conti's off.
Much of the use is towing a 14,000 lb gooseneck dump trailer, half that fully loaded over curvy, hilly, paved roads. But-- the last stretch is usually through the yard, barnyard, or field. Seems to me it doesn't matter if 99% of the driving is on pavement if you can't go that last half mile.... In the future, we'll probably get a travel trailer, so one requirement is for good highway driving. But I also don't want to get stuck in soft (not muddy) yards. Get really close with the Conti's.
Can anyone suggest why I shouldn't go to 275/65R20? A little taller and narrower, but much more common than the stock 285s.
I'm torn between the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W and Michelin Agilis Crossclimate that came out in April this year. Both have the 3PMSF designation and the Crossclimate seem really well suited to our heavy trucks. But the Wildpeak seem less likely to leave me spinning wheels in yard. Anyone have the new Crossclimates yet?
Thanks for your insights!