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Appropriate tires on F250 for towing fifth wheel camper?

First of all, this forum is great for do it yourselfers. I'm new to this forum so hopefully I'm posting this question in the correct section.

Ok, I'm buying back my 2003 F250 crew cab 2wd 7.3L powerstroke. We have a fifth wheel camper and the LT tires are expensive. Can the HT or AT tires safely be used on my F250 pulling our fifth wheel?

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look at the load rating when buying for towing not tread type...I have E range on my dually (I think so anyhow)

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Yea, what he said. The tread type or even the ply rating doesn't matter much, but the weight rating is very important. Make sure your tires can handle the weight of your truck and the camper.

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lt stands for light truck as opposed to p for passenger. it has nothing to do with at or ht. they do not make anything over a 6 ply in a p rated tire so the answer is yes you need to have lt tires and i would stick with 10ply or load range E (every letter is 2 plys c=6 d=8 e=10)
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Don't skimp on tires, it'll be no fun trying to jack up your pickup with that camper attached when you tire blows out.

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An AT tire is all terrain; referring to tread style. Same with HT which is highway tread.
LT is for light truck. MT is medium duty truck, and HDT is a big rig.
You need a LT truck tire with what tread you feel you'll need. Most likely it's a load range E.



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Mt is mud terrain
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I just put tires on my dually, Cooper Discoverer ATR, 10 ply E rated, i got them from Americas/Discount Tire co. im not sure what size you run, i got 235/85r16 for $118 ea. very reasonable price in my opinion.


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