Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Central Texas, USA
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You did not say if your truck was SRW or DRW. SRW trucks usually don't get good tire life when towing, just too close on the weights. Using my truck (sig), I have consistantly gotten over 100,000 miles on rears and 85-90,000 on fronts. That has been with every make of tire I have put on it.
I used to pull camper and other trailers for a transport company and have 398,000+ miles on my truck. Trailers have ranged from an empty boat trailer to a 16k, multi-slide
5'er. Granted, most all those miles have been highway and are not as taxing as city driving.
Tire presures are the most important thing for good tread life. I have found running 60psi cold in the rears and 70psi cold in the fronts to give me the best tread wear. The tires I have had the best luck with are BF Goodrich Commercial TA's (from Discount Tire). Last set of rears were replaced at 116,000 miles with 4/32's left. Current front tires are at 58,000+ miles with 8/32's left.
Hope this helps and good luck.
'03 Arizona Beige F-350 DRW CC 6.0L, TQShift, 4.10 ls rear, 01/21/03 eng, 01/23/03 build.
Mileage as of 09/20/10: 398,250