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Old 01-30-2018, 03:46 AM   #21
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Exactly my thoughts ,

my new wheels when American force cuts them are rated for 6600 lbs and they are the only American aluminum wheel on the market.
American force Beast SS are made in 3 sizes and fit most trucks on the market past and present. currently on back order and made to order. these compare to the quality of a high end Alcoa polished to a mirror.

Vision heavy hauler type 81 are made in china and are 6.5" wide , these work for 225 /19.5 tires but not suggested for 245 tires because they are not 7.5" wide wheels.

Rickson wheels are made in the USA but they are powder coated steel and would look more like work truck wheel rather then a nice Denali truck
Ya I never had great luck finding wheels made in the US, except Alcoa but not a big selection.
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:02 PM   #22
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A couple of thoughts here, only because I considered going this same route when I bought the RW and had a F350 CC SRW that I loved.
Not sure on your truck, but on my 2012 with the factory 20" wheels, the truck was borderline too high to allow a good, level hookup with the coach. Anything that I would have done that raised the truck would have raised the nose of the coach and loaded the rear axle of the trailer heavier. Not saying the 19.5 will do that but worth looking at.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:44 PM   #23
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A couple of thoughts here, only because I considered going this same route when I bought the RW and had a F350 CC SRW that I loved.
Not sure on your truck, but on my 2012 with the factory 20" wheels, the truck was borderline too high to allow a good, level hookup with the coach. Anything that I would have done that raised the truck would have raised the nose of the coach and loaded the rear axle of the trailer heavier. Not saying the 19.5 will do that but worth looking at.
the stock 265/70/18 on the GMC is almost 33" tall , the 225/75/19.5 tires are 32" tall and the 245/70/19.5" tires are almost 34 tall so there is really is not a big difference in ride height depending on tire choice
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:56 PM   #24
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I have the 2015 38RL with Goodyear G614s and am happy with the tires, HOWEVER, the valve stems were metal and leaked A LOT. I use a ten tire Tire Pressure Monitor System with my GMC Dually and was constantly refilling tires on the 38RL. Eventually, I replaced the metal stems with rubber ones and the problem was solved.
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I have the 2015 38RL with Goodyear G614s and am happy with the tires, HOWEVER, the valve stems were metal and leaked A LOT. I use a ten tire Tire Pressure Monitor System with my GMC Dually and was constantly refilling tires on the 38RL. Eventually, I replaced the metal stems with rubber ones and the problem was solved.
If your TPMS screw onto those rubber stems with a little age you won't be adding air you'll be changing flats, the rubber stems just break off. Apparently your metal stems were installed incorrectly or just worked loose as mine on my truck & RW very seldom ever loose pressure. I would recommend putting some good quality metal stems back on those wheels.
At 110 psi I can't believe a tire dealer would put rubber stems in at all, the ones I've went to wouldn't.
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Agree with Danny. Rubber stems on 110 psi are a bomb waiting to happen. I've pulled ours over 30k miles with the G614 and metal stems and never lost more than a few psi in a couple months. Same for the truck.
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I also agree with Danny............
I have G614 tires/wheels with metal stems. I never see more than 0 to 2 psi drop over a year. I have always been amazed at how well these tires hold their pressure.
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