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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
RE: Goodyear G614 tires wheel question

I think when the tire manufacturer - Goodyear for the G614 RST - says the minimum acceptable rim width is 6 & 1/2" that's just what they mean to say. Is it debatable? I don't know, call and ask them. If they snicker just hang-up. FastEagle
FastEagle 09/02/14 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel trailer tires

I also highly recommend changing those tires before towing the trailer anywhere. Old trailer tires - even those that look good - often fail in a few short miles of highway service. FastEagle
FastEagle 09/02/14 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Swap

I see people put LT265/75R16E on GM 6.5" wide rims all the time and that is out of spec. You can really see the side wall roll into the bead. R250's on a 6" wide rim will be 100 times better than any current ST tire available. If you have 33" or more center to center on your axles, then get the 235/85R16E's. Chris Isn’t it contrary to the tire and rim manufacturers’ recommendations to install tires with a 6 and ½” minimum rim width on a 6” wide rim? IMO only a vehicle manufacturer can take on such a responsibility. FastEagle
FastEagle 08/28/14 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure question

Ever wonder why so many people think the tire manufacturers know all there is to be known about tire pressures? Tire manufacturers build tires to specifications needed by vehicle manufacturers. Vehicle manufacturers set recommended tire pressures for all of your vehicles. You know that the recommended air pressures for your tires is set by vehicle manufacturers and is the correct air pressure for your vehicle's tires under normal circumstances, right? Deviations will be found in the vehicle owner's manual. FastEagle
FastEagle 08/25/14 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fifth wheel for 1/2 ton pickups

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FastEagle 08/24/14 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
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
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