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NEED HELP. Tires wont last?

I have had 2 sets of KL71's, 1 set of BFG KO At's, and the stock Goodyears on this truck. I love the looks and the ride of the KL71's as well as the price, but the wear on all of the tires I have tried sucks. I do alot of driving around winding roads in North Ga. and I haul a skid steer and a fifth wheel occasionally, and the following are the mileages that I have gotten out of my tires. All are on the stock 20" rims

Stock Goodyears 18,600
BFG KO AT 37 12.50 20 11,200 $2100.00
KL71 37 13.50 20 21,700 $1650.00
KL71 37 13.50 20 17,500 $1650.00

Looks like I might get another 2000 out of the last set. Less than 70,000 on the truck and I have replaced the tires 3 times, and about to be four. I have averaged a new set of tires every 8 months of ownership, I need help, I can't afford this.

I am about to need a new set of tires, If anybody can help with a suggestion on what tire that I can buy and get the most Mileage(comfortable driving mileage) i would appreciate it.

I want something that looks good, but with the economy like it is, I will sacrifice some looks for a longer lasting tire.
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Go with a more A/T tread pattern. Or a smaller size...

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what load rating are the tires your buying? a c or d will wear faster with the weight of these trucks.... you are only supposed to put e's on them

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The stock were e, BFG AT were D, and the KL71's are E.That is why I haven,t gone back to the AT's.

I have been searching, here are a couple of tires that I have found that are in the same or slightly smaller size bracket.

Goodyear Duratracs
Toyo Open Country MT
Nitto Mud Grapplers

I live in the boonies, and work in the construction industry, s a little more aggressive tire keeps me rolling better, but I am not against trying another brand.
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THe Mud Grapplers you will be lucky to see 30k out of them, Nitto has a new Trail Grappler now thats in between the Terra Grappler and Mud Grappler.

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the trail grappler is alot like the bfg mud terrain km (discontinued) and those tires are great on the street and in mud or whatever so im sure the trail grapplers will be a good choice but i cant say for sure since i havent run them yet. do you do alota burnouts? that will eat tires in a hurry

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Trail grapplers look great, has anybody here run them to know what kind of ride, mileage, handling they have.
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No on the Burnouts, I have churped the tires a few tires in 4wd High testing out the 310 tune, but I try to be conservative, at least until they become racing slicks, then it is game on.
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i know you said you tow a skid steer, do you know how much it weighs? and how much do you tow it?

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Trailer, skid steer and all of the attachments are around 12,000 lbs. The fifth wheel is about 6200 lbs. I might tow the skid steer about 150 miles a month max. The camper 5 times a year for approx 300 miles.
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