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RE: rear axle tire wear

You could use some of the information in the reference below to do a little troubleshooting. Click Here!. FastEagle
FastEagle 08/20/14 11:09am Tech Issues
RE: Bridgestone R250 Tires

Industry: Shelf life not the answer U.S. tire industry says a shelf life is not the answer. Donald Shea of the Rubber Manufacturers Association said: “What it is is a complex series of events that can make a tire deteriorate. One, is the amount of mileage; two is the abuse it takes on the road; third and perhaps most important is the maintenance that is given or not given to the tire. If the public gets the impression that they could continue to use a tire until that use by date that could send clearly the wrong message.” By Robert Hager NBC News FastEagle
FastEagle 08/14/14 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure..

I've read so many tire threads my head is spinning. I just put Goodyear G614 tires on my 39' 5 th wheel. They are a G rated tire with a load capacity of 3750 lb @ 110psi .. Should I be running at the maximum pressure or adjust it down some for my total trailer weight? I'm at about 14,000 lb trailer weight. Your new tires need to provide - at a minimum - the load capacity of the OE tires. So air them to the value to do that. If you want a little more reserve load capacity than the OE tires provided add an extra 5 psi. FastEagle
FastEagle 08/14/14 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had a bad blow out .And tired of reading 1000 post on tires

if you want to purchase tires that are warrantied to where if they fail within the first 4 years of service, they will pay for the damage and replace the tire, Goodyear G614's are your only option Jim And that's the truth. FE
FastEagle 08/07/14 09:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2010 Montana 5th wheel frame problems

Have you had the trailer weighed? Sure looks like an overloading problem to me. FastEagle p.s. Not a hip shot comment. My military specialty was Aviation Structural Mechanic (30+ years). Stress fractures (cracking) are almost always caused by loads beyond the capability of the design. Of course, being built by the lowest bidder had =nothing= to do with it... :B Lyle Once upon a time Alan B. Shepard mused - while setting atop a rocket getting ready to be fired into space - that the whole thing under him might have been built by the lowest bidder. FE
FastEagle 08/06/14 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2010 Montana 5th wheel frame problems

Have you had the trailer weighed? Sure looks like an overloading problem to me. FastEagle p.s. Not a hip shot comment. My military specialty was Aviation Structural Mechanic (30+ years). Stress fractures (cracking) are almost always caused by loads beyond the capability of the design.
FastEagle 08/06/14 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
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: 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
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