After tons of research and a huge first post in this forum, I'm picking up a 17' Casita
Spirit Deluxe in January. In the end, my budget allowed for the Casita
over the Escape
. I'm pulling this trailer on tour across 48 states for 8 months and I figure 40,000+ miles. Last year I drove 75,000 miles!
Here is the first discussion, if you're interested: My pick: Escape trailer - Fiberglass RV
But! I'm here about tires!
I have a 1999 Tacoma 4x4, Ext Cab, TRD, 5 speed with the 3.4L. The truck has a Class III hitch, but not the factory towing package. It also has a 2" Old Man Emu lift. The lift sounds more extreme than it is, really it's just a great heavy duty off road suspension.
Right now I'm running 33x10.5 R15 - BFG A/T KO tires
. I get about 16mpg with these tires
@ 65mph on cruise with these tires
. My particular Tacoma came stock with 31x10.5 tires, because of the TRD package. I know I'll need some smaller more friendly tires for towing.
For that generation, there are other stock tire sizes:
What will be my best tire option? Although it might look a little silly, would the 225/75's be a good option, so I could gain extra torque? What brand model of tires do you love?