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FastEagle 11/21/14 11:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgrading to LT 16' tires from 15" is this alright?

Pth, crawl under the TT and there will be a sticker on the axle tube with the rating and specs on it. Axle rating is for the axle, so a 6000 lb axle can carry 600 lbs, 3000 on each wheel/tire. If you install tires rated at 2000 lbs each, you effectively have a 4000 lb axle rating. Thanks, will look for sticker You should be looking for the GAWR on the certification label. Tires are fitted to the GAWR NOT the axle rating unless the GAWR and axles have the same load capacity. FastEagle
FastEagle 11/18/14 07:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Upgrading to LT 16' tires from 15" is this alright?

Rims...load rating 3200 http://alliedwheel.com/wheel.php?name=Series+850+Trailer Tires...Michelin XPS Rib LT225/75R16, Load range E, max load 2680 http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=XPS+Rib&partnum=275R6XPSR&GCID=C13674x012-tire&KEYWORD=tires.jsp_Michelin_XPS_Rib_Tire&code=yes&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=42-7550973-2 with metal valve stems. Trailer gross dry weight 6,900(oem numbers) so probably real life (loaded) gross loaded number might be closer to 9,670 (tanks full, 127 gallon in tanks and 1,500 of personal stuff). Tongue weight (oem) is 750. Trying to leave as much room between my gross weight I'll be carrying and max weight that I should not go over. Any other choices you would recommend? I can't seem to a find cheaper tire that many people have had good service with. The XPS rib is a very stiff summer tire. The LTX M/S2 in the same size and load capacity will provide better handling and give your trailer a smoother ride. FastEagle
FastEagle 11/11/14 09:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Need an opinion on tire swap

I am in the process of purchasing a new Heartland Gateway 5th wheel, and of course it has Chinese tires on it. We were in Santa Fe in August of 2012 and had to purchase a new set of tires to get home. All Discount Tire had were LT 235/85 R16 Load Range E Michelin tires, so I bit the bullet and purchased them. The manufacture code says they were made in May of 2012. I am just wondering if the 2 year old Michelins would have more life in them than the equipment Chinese tires will have. I am wondering if I should go to the hassle of getting the dealer to change them out. I am not trading the old rig in, I am taking it to PPL for them to sell it for me. I am sure I will have to pay them to change the tires. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks A lot is going to depend on the model Gateway you're purchasing. Some have 6000# axles and others have 7000# axles derated to 6750#. FastEagle
FastEagle 10/28/14 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

My new trailer is to be fitted with truck tires - I'm assuming 10 ply LT tires of some kind. It's a standard feature and not a request on my part. What are the thoughts on doing this? The trailer GVWR is 7000 lbs, twin 3500 lbs axles. My first thoughts is that they would be better tires than ST or trailer tires. There are all sorts of tire retailers all up and down Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer and Taylors. For a little over kill I’d look at the 225/70R15 LRD Goodyear Cargo rated at 2470# at 65 psi. It should easily fit into your wheel wells if you already have 15” tires. FastEagle
FastEagle 10/24/14 02:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another tire thread

So with ST tires which brand is going to be the next best to get? I would go with the LRD/LRE that are the most widely available in your geographical travel areas. FastEagle
FastEagle 10/23/14 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Axle alignment

You can do a little troubleshooting using this reference. Click Here FastEagle
FastEagle 10/11/14 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flat tire!!

You should not reuse the tire that went flat. I wouldn't even trust it as a spare. FastEagle Fast Eagle, so what are you suggesting is to buy a new tire? Please advise. Thank you, Kennedy The damage done to a tire that "went flat" will be found on the inside of the tire. Before making it a spare it should be removed from the rim and inspected by someone with experience in damaged tire inspections. If the tire was found flat while in highway use it should be scrapped. Even though not visible inside or outside, the tire most likely has internal damages that will drastically shorten its usability. FastEagle
FastEagle 10/08/14 09:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Flat tire!!

You should not reuse the tire that went flat. I wouldn't even trust it as a spare. FastEagle
FastEagle 10/07/14 09:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

The SAE is the certification authority for rims/wheels. In the reference you will find a certification document. The load is certified. Nowhere is there any reference to air pressure. look here FastEagle
FastEagle 10/04/14 10:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

First of all it is DEXSTAR Second , the tire is the weakest link . It is irresponsible for you to deny somebody the advantage of installing a better tire . Nobody is suggesting overloading the wheel , which is limited by weight capacity . Only an ***** would not think that the tire is the weakest link . The steel RV wheels are not stamped with a psi limit as a general rule including DEXSTARS . The safety advantage of installing a much better tire over the factory ST tire greatly outweighs any cautionary advice of not to install that better tire . DEXSTAR has responded to me previously that there is no reason not to install a Load Range E tire and inflate it to the 80 psi required as long as the wheel LOAD rating is not exceeded . There is no reason not to install a Load Range E tire and inflate it to the 80 psi required as long as the wheel LOAD rating is not exceeded. And that's the bottom line. FastEagle
FastEagle 10/03/14 09:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: ST tires are the best

May be plausible, but if you've checked out ST tires and LT tires side-by-side you'll see that the statement "ST's have stiffer sidewalls than LT's" is nonsense. The addition of sidewall inserts to help prevent scuffing damages may cause the sidewall to feel stiffer. However, the tire's strength is provided by it's carcass and the amount of air pressure allowed by its design. Durability is provided with add-ons, in some form. FastEagle
FastEagle 10/03/14 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Load Range

MY 5er has a GVRW of 10,800. I now have the OEM Akuret 235/80/16. Max load range is 3417. Maaxis of the same size is 3420. Discount tire recommends an LT and I am aware of the debates. The tire they recommend is the Michlien LTX M/S2 245/75/16. Same Diameter. Load Range 3042. This is not about LT v/s ST., but, is this recommended tire, sufficient for my application.?3042 per tire gives a hypothetical GVRW of over 12,000 lbs. If this is not applicable, I will go with the Maaxis. Thanks There are some problems with the Discount Tire recommendation. First it’s not common for a retailer to recommend tires with less load capacity than what is provided with the OE tires. What does you tire placard list for the OE tires? Next is the rim size. The LT245/75R16E has a minimum rim width of six and a half inches. Have you looked at your rims to see what size they are? FastEagle
FastEagle 10/02/14 05:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

After reading CapriRacers post I seriously doubt you will be able to recover anything from the Maxxix warranty. Like most other tire warranties, road hazard damages are not coverer. When someone with lots of tire experience gets a hands-on look at the failed tire I’m sure they will agree with CapriRacer. I’m pretty sure the nylon caps are only installed on Maxxis 15” & 16” ST tires. FastEagle
FastEagle 09/30/14 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Doesn't seem to have been many ST tire failures this year.

Have you ever pressed on an E rated LT and ST sidewall? I have and I stand by my assertion... Most LT tires have added sidewall thickness to help prevent curb scuffing damage. Although increasing the sidewall durability sidewall strength remains the same with or without the added weight. FastEagle
FastEagle 09/28/14 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: tires

Thanks everybody I will look into the Maxxis tire The tire size you referenced in the OP is a bias tire. Maxxis is no longer manufacturing the 8009 series bias tires. Maybe you should think radial. FastEagle
FastEagle 09/25/14 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: 110psi tire question...

Not to beat a dead horse but I am a little confused after reading many threads on the subject. I am running the Sailun S637 G rated tire with a max PSI of 110 which is what I have been running. I have read that many many people are running G rated tires at 100 or even 90PSI which lowers the tires max rating. I am confused as to why I would want to lower the inflation in the tire. Why would I not want want as much weight carrying as possible? What is the advantage to running a lower inflation? Air pressure for your tires is much simpler than most will let it be. It's right on your tire information placard and in the vehicle owner's manual for OE tires. If you have plus sized your tires the industry standard is to use the amount of air pressure needed to get the same amount of load capacity that your OE tires provided. FastEagle
FastEagle 09/17/14 01:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: question on tire research

Most RV tire issues are not due to where the tire came from, but from improper loading, under inflation and speed. 99% of all ST tires (US made included) are speed rated at 65. As to using LT on a tandem axle set-up, it is not recommended due to the side wall flex in hard turns. LT's have been known to pop off the rim in a hard turn due to the stiffer sidewall. The other big issue with ST tires is how long the unit has sat on a dealers lot (usually gravel) without moving before it is sold. What a crock! ST tires fail at a high rate because they are a bottom tier cheaply made product, that we designed for utility trailers and local service. Some brainyact decided that one could see America with them on large heavy tall trailers. With the lack of any physical evidence maybe you should clarify such a statement as being your opinion. FE Chris
FastEagle 09/08/14 07:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: One more tire question?

A message from Toyo. Click Here! FastEagle
FastEagle 09/06/14 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for my fifth wheel.

Hello Fellow RV'S. I was l looking for some advice. I have about a two-year-old Montana mountaineer edition fifth wheel. We took a trip of about six hours on the interstate this past week and on the way there I had a tire blowout and another on the way back home. It was very frustrating...not mention the damage it did to my camper. I realize that blow outs are going to happen occasionally. They were Goodyear marathon tires. 75 lbs of pressure. What tire have you found to be most reliable? Thanks If you do end up with more ST tires you should air them to 80 psi vice 75 psi. You lost valuable load capacity reserves with the 75 psi plus allowing the tire to flex a little more. FastEagle
FastEagle 09/03/14 09:52am Fifth-Wheels
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