I have spent the better part of three hours searching threads in an attempt to avoid just posting a thread that a little bit of research would have answered. I don't see my question being asked - maybe just my poor searching skills.
Since purchasing my '06 Lariat 250 PSD Crew S/B new, I got 30K miles out of the factory 265/70/17 BFG A/T's. Unhappy with the short mileage, I opted for some pricey Michelin's round two and I would say they are already 70% gone and I am at 53K miles. Again, unhappy.
I tow a 35ft Toyhauler 5th wheel, I am somewhat of an aggressive driver (according to the wifey) and I don't need big time off road ability, if any. With both sets of tires, pressures were maintained at or near max pressure, rotated EVERY 5K miles, alignment was good and they wore evenly, and quickly in my opinion. Towing percentage is about 30 - 40% of the trucks useage, mostly interstate.
I am not seeing posts on the topic of street tires - most or all seem geared toward "aggressive" tread patterns. I guess I don't know enough to make a good buying decision (given my last purchase of $245/tire) in my opinion and I certianly don't need an unsafe tire given I carry my entire world (family) in the truck with me.
My question - what is a good long lasting street tire that you would recommend given my application?
I really appreciate you guys taking a minute to read this and provide some advice.