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RE: Cold tire pressure question?

My dual axle TT has Westlake ST205/75R14 with NitroFill tires on it. It calls for "COLD" tire pressure of 50psi I brought my TT home out of storage today to get ready for a trip and measured air pressure this afternoon and it read the following: Street side- 38psi front, 45 rear Curb side- 47 front, 46 rear I wont have time to have them nitro filled before we leave this weekend so regular air is gonna have to do, but what pressure should these guys read in mid-day heat? 50 psi. FE
FastEagle 07/30/14 03:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Changing Tires to Michelins?

The OP does not have 6000# axles! FE
FastEagle 07/29/14 02:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires to Michelins?

The OP does not have 6000# axles. FE
FastEagle 07/29/14 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires to Michelins?

You can read all about them on the Airstream forum. Click here That tire is also an option on some new Airstream models from the factory. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/29/14 06:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tries to stay away from

For 14" you can go with the kumho 857 euro metric commercial tire. Load range d. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Radial+857&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=9R4857&tab=Sizes http://www.sccaforums.com/forums/aft/432035 Another popular tire failure.
FastEagle 07/23/14 10:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Something to think about..LT or ST tires

With all the speculations of ST and Lt tires and lawyers, how about all the people running 70 to 75 on an st tire rated much less. Let the lawyers handle that when a blow out occurs the Rv manufacturer isn't responsible. At least the Lt candle handle the heat and speed. I would think that trailer speed is the responsibility of the trailer owner. My trailer owner's manual clearly says the speed limit for ST tires is 65 MPH and for LT tires it's 75 MPH. It also says never to exceed those limits. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/22/14 08:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: 5th Wheel Tire Problem.

Do you do this often in your travels? Tire stresses are often written about on this forum. Here is a video about side loads. Click here FastEagle
FastEagle 07/21/14 10:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Equivalent Tire Size

The 195R14C is the closest size to the ST205R14. Maxxis does not make a LR "D" in a 14" tire. I have the Kumho's on a 30' boat trailer and will be switching my TT tires soon. Kumho's are considered a "metric" tire size. Right, and European designed. To make it look more like a LT tire we could do this.... LT195/82R14D. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/21/14 05:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tries to stay away from

Comparing ST tire mileage on trailer A with trailer B has no merit. ST tires are not mileage tires. They are usage tires. Because all individually owned trailers have very different usage any comparison would be very difficult to do outside of a bubble environment. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/21/14 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Failure-Update IV

Do you do this often in your travels? Tire stresses are often written about on this forum. Here is a video about side loads. Click here FastEagle
FastEagle 07/21/14 04:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: new tires

Hi, as you can see from my profile I have a 2012 Ford f150 supercrew, pulling a 2011 Jayco 256 RKS. I know I can go to a tire store and get all sorts of recommendations as to what I should buy but you guys are the best road test there is and I have never been steered wrong yet. I need new tires, they are currently P275/65R18. What would you recommend, the trailer loaded is about 6600 lbs. Thanks If you're not overloading your truck's payload there's no reason to change to something that may provide a more uncomfortable ride. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/21/14 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Equivalent Tire Size

ST205/75R14 is follows the standard tire sizing in the US. I'm not sure what the 195R14C would be besides maybe and LT truck tire load C. Take a look at this trailer tire vs. passenger tire info too. Your local tire shop should stock and be able to order trailer tires for your original size. I specifically wanted the Maxxis M8008 and ordered through my local Discount Tire store. Currently all Kumho 14" tire sizes are LRD. The C following the tire size above denotes it as a commercial tire. Kumho has approved all 14" sizes as suitable for trailer service. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/21/14 09:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Wanting to change from STs to LTs..........

Firestone Transforce = fabric carcass Bridgestone Duravis R-250 = all steel carcass commercial tire Bridgestone M895 = all steel ply carcass commercial tire. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/20/14 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wanting to change from STs to LTs..........

Jimnlin: Thanks for the input. I will research each of those tires. Do you have first hand experience with any of these tires? Does anybody else have first hand experience with any of these tires in this list? Just saw your question. The tires on the list have been used for years on trailers of all type including RVs. You asked for recommendations and these are some of the more popular brands that the tire maker has recommended and come with a full warranty. I've personally have used and currently using the BFG Commercials and the Firestone Transforce HT. I've also used the Goodyear Wrangler some years ago on a 21k equipment trailer. It is often very difficult to find LT tires to replace ST tires because of the disparity in load capacity. The tire industry as a whole doesn’t recommend or warranty replacement tires with less load capacity than the OE tires. In this reference, Goodyear is very specific in wording about replacement tire load capacity. Click Here FastEagle
FastEagle 07/18/14 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2 separate blow outs on I-75 S/B in Georgia (Fifth Wheel)

Not if but when! We have been towing various configurations of travel trailers and fifth wheels for a long time coupled with different trucks and large SUV's. We have had one blow out in that time until Sunday. Coming home from North Georgia we lost the first passenger side tire on the 5ER outside of Macon. A short time later the second tire blew on the same side just north of Valdosta. Now it's late and we don't have a second spare. Luckily we were near and exit during both incidents and able to pull safely off the road. Sunday morning we started the fun of finding a tire on Sunday morning. Two things I learned from previous incident were number 1 have an RV tow service coverage, we use AAA but any will I'm sure work. #2, you can be prepared as best as you can (tires checked and at 80 psi) and less than two years old and it can/will happen. The TV is a 2013 Ram 3500 dually with zero damage to tires. The RV is a covered stored 2013 Keystone Montana 3750. The tires are Goodyear Marathon ST 235/80 R 16 E . We have taken this coach to north GA twice and SC once as well as multiple trips around FL. There is extensive damage to the wheel well area, landing gear and under carriage from the tire(s) exploding. I'm not brand bashing or complaining about anything but I guess I will look at load range E or F tires to get that confidence back. By the way my top speed is 65. Sheesh. :S I’m pretty sure your 15770# trailer has 7000# axles derated to 6750#. With the LRE tires your replacement prospects are very limited. ST235/80R16E and ST235/85R16E are probably the only LRE 16” tires that will meet your axle requirements. Did you look in the owner’s manual to see if Keystone offered the optional LT235/85R16G ? If so your rims may support that tire fitment. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/18/14 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wanting to change from STs to LTs..........

If you’re going to use LT tires as replacements maybe you should stick to a more narrow tire with a little more load capacity than you already have. Here is a reference for something more practical. Other manufacturers build this sized tire. Notice in the reference that the measuring rim was 6”. That means all the dimensions are figured on that fitment. As others have noted, zero off-set is required for RV trailer fitments. Click Here! FastEagle
FastEagle 07/17/14 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

Every major light truck tire manufacturer that I’ve researched disallow replacing original equipment special trailer tires with their light truck tires. Don’t take my word for it, do some researching. When reading tire warranties look at the heading “what is not covered”. The key word is “misapplication”. More and more tire retailers are just not going to take on the responsibility of what is considered a misapplication. Of course, tires approved and touted as trailer tires by their manufacturers are suitable to replace ST tires. The Goodyear G614, Kumho 857 or Hankook RA08 are a few of them. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/16/14 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Powerking Towmax ST235/80R16

Then why do ST tires have "For Trailer Use Only" molded on the sidewall? Lyle For the same reason the earlier Goodyear G614s did. It's what their designed for. FE
FastEagle 07/11/14 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer tire ratings?

We just bought a 2012 Keystone Cougar XLite 26SAB (6900#). The original owner, a US Air Force veteran who took immaculate care of the rig, has the original tires on the rig and told me they only have about 7,000 miles on them from one cross country trip. I haven't looked at them closely let, but we're going to put about 1,000 - 1,200 miles on them at the end of July and I'm wondering if I need to spend the money now for new tires or wait until our first full season next spring. Any thoughts are appreciated and I'll update this post once I've closely inspected the tires and found out their manufacturing location. Special Trailer (ST) tires are in a class of their own. It’s very difficult to compare them with other tires because of their differences in construction and durability. Owners of RV trailers fitted with ST tires - a very high percentage - seldom know about the pitfalls of ST tires until they have a failure. Because they look like the tires on your car, truck, SUV, etc. doesn’t mean they’re going last as long or be as durable as those other tires. However, they will often provide the service they are advertised for when operated within the parameters their manufacturers have defined for normal usage. ST tires on a new or new to the owner trailer have often been abused. The new ones in transport from the factory to the dealer location and then by the dealer in not properly maintaining them while in their care. Previously owned trailer tires may have had similar treatment. If you don’t trust anything else a tire manufacturer tells you about their product you need to learn that when they say ST tires are only good for 3-5 years they are telling it like it is. The very nature of service on the tall RV trailers and the construction of the ST tire causes them to degrade rapidly. As they lose load capacity their normal running temperatures will increase. Pretty soon there is not enough load capacity to carry your trailer and tread separations start. It’s being destroyed from within. It’s very discouraging to have a tire failure when it looks like new. It’s just as discouraging to change tires because of age when they don’t show much wear. Changing to tires with different designs is often difficult and also frowned upon by manufacturers of the other designs. Mainly because the other designs don’t have enough load capacity to replace the ST tire or it’s considered a misapplication by the other designs manufacturers. Bottom line; Find a ST tire manufacturer that tells you all about their safe operating parameters. Carlisle Tire has all the information in print and easily found on the internet. FastEagle
FastEagle 07/11/14 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Powerking Towmax ST235/80R16

ST tire manufacturers are not monitored the way passenger carrying tires are monitored. Chris Could you expand on that? I'm not sure what that statement means. All tires with the "DOT" certification molded into their sidewalls are "monitored" in the same fashion. And, you know as well as I do that all DOT certified tires for highway service can carry passengers. FE
FastEagle 07/10/14 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
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