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Steer axle vs drive axle tire tread style (ie. Rib vs sipe or lug)
Are folks running a different type of tire tread on their drive axle vs the steer axle?
 
My understanding is steer tread should always be ribbed and can be used on drive axles, but alternately a lug or sipe tread can used on the drive axle.
 
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Re: Steer axle vs drive axle tire tread style (ie. Rib vs sipe or lug)
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Steer x 6

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Steer x 6
Steer x 6

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  • bbeane
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Steer. All the way around

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KISS.  Steer x 6. 

  • dsd
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Toyo steer x6

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Toyo steer 6 load range H

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OP said he doesn't care to discuss tire brands - he is only asking opinions about tire tread design.

As a highly qualified armchair engineer, I can't see how rear dually tire tread design would make much (if any) difference in common low traction...

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  • John Haygarth
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Steer x 6.
JohnH

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If you have steer tires all the way around, your spare can be a steer and fit any position.

Pierce

  • U295 Owner
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Steer all the way around.

Larry

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Steer X 6 here as well. I,m off pavement less than 1% of the time and then, only on maintained dirt roads, (dry).

  • oldguy
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Steers all away around and in the winter snow tires on the rear.

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OP said he doesn't care to discuss tire brands - he is only asking opinions about tire tread design.

As a highly qualified armchair engineer, I can't see how rear dually tire tread...


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  • oldguy
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I have driven in snow and ice both with snow tires and without. The coach is not to bad without snow tires but great with them.
Up here it is the law that snow tires are mandatory on certain highways from October to April.

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If you drive in snow, there is a good chance the road may have been chemically treated. The number one Foretravel bulkhead killer. You have to wash thoroughly before storing again.

Pierce

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3.  Snow and ice.  I suppose a special "snow and ice" tire with specific tread design and rubber compound might help.  No personal experience.  I'll let those who have been there...


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As everyone else has said. Ribbed all around.

 Nothing but slowing down and chains will help.
Don't know about yours but chains won't go on our GV. A chain coming loose could do thousands of $$$...

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  • bigdog
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Don't know about yours but chains won't go on our GV. A chain coming loose could do thousands of $$$ of damage.

Pierce
Just a general statement about big rigs. No way is there...

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Winter tire have a different Rubber compound than summer it's a softer compound I've driven 2200 miles and hit snow 100 miles  from home  You don't have to run winter tires but there's better tires you can put on the back of your coach  than a ...

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Having been stuck in the sand once you are 100% correct.          ^.^d

And no matter how hard I tried I could not pull Ted's coach out of the big deep holes he dug for himself.  Even with 4...

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  • Pyolet
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Interesting.   Now Ted & Karen's decision to go brick and mortar becomes less conflicted.    :D
 
And no matter how hard I tried I could not pull Ted's coach out of the big deep...


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  • Pyolet
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Those Instachains are one of the coolest things I've seen in years!!!!  Just sayin.

Just a general statement about big rigs. No way is there room for conventional chains on an RV. I ran automatic...


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  • bigdog
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Very expensive, but in SD & Wy. You can run in bare pavement, ice and right back in bare pavement. That's why truckers try to not chain up. It's hard and slow and you can't run on pavement for long.
All I had to do was slow to 25MPH and flip a...

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  • oldguy
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Bigdog when you ski it's nothing to do with schedule, it's what I want, lots of snow. I also have a set of soft chains that I carry so
when I travel during the chain months mostly coming back from a trip that I am legal. If I have to put on chains...

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