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RE: Should I be concerned? (tire question)

The Maxxis warranty will not cover tires with less load capacity than the trailer's OE tires. Less is never better with any RV trailer tire replacements Maxxis Trailer Tire Warranty FastEagle
FastEagle 04/14/14 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: What does this unit weigh? Cargo capacity include water?

Yep! GVWR is 8800#. REF FE
FastEagle 04/13/14 12:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: What does this unit weigh? Cargo capacity include water?

Trying to figure out what the as built dry weight is of a 2014 Creekside 27bh. Most trailers I have looked at have a yellow sticker listing the weight from factory as built. This unit has a sticker that states the cargo capacity should not exceed 1,094 lbs. It then cautions that a full load of water equals 666 lbs of cargo @8.3lbs/gal. The GVWR of the trailer is 8,800. I assumed the dry weight as built must be 8800-1,094 or 7,706 dry. This is significantly heavier that the 6,935 brochure weight. Salesman called Outdoor RV and states that they weighed this unit at the factory and is 6,980 as built. They state that their cargo capacity sticker is after a full load of water and propane. They claim, 8800gross -666 water -60 propane -6,980 dry = 1,094 cargo capacity So does this thing weigh 7700 lbs or 6980 lbs? It's not that I don't trust the dealer and his call to the factory, however, I have never seen it explained like this. I thought water needed to be added against the cargo capacity? Thoughts? Item #8 in the reference below is a sort of buyer beware statement from NHTSA. NHTSA Ref FastEagle
FastEagle 04/13/14 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Hankook Trailer Tires

First post on this site. I own a construction company, I have tried all kinds of tires on my goose neck trailers. I will run only one tire now, Hankook f19 maxi vantage made in Korea. These are the only ones I have ever had that will hold up for me. We bought a Jayco fiver last month I ordered f19 for it. To the OP I would put f19's on it instead of converting it to17.5. They are load range G 14 PLY 7.50 x 16" 105 PSI The Hankook F19 does not have the load capacity for axles 6750# and above. F19 Ref FastEagle
FastEagle 04/12/14 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hankook Trailer Tires

Remember, when seeing a tire that has a 65 mph rating, that is the speed rating, at FULL WT. IF you run less wt. than the tire is rated for, you can increase the speed. I would wager almost all 17.5 tires in RV use, are well under their rated wt. Thus, you can run faster. That is exactly what Michelin is telling people with XTA's on 5th wheels. They are rated to 4805 pound so a trailer with 7K axles will never load them very heavily. They have the 100KM(62MPH) rating. Now do not try to apply this same logic to a light weight ST tire! The XTA weights 58.4 pounds. You can look at this sliding scale in several ways. Take the XPS Rib rated to 99MPH and 3042 loading. What happen with it's load carrying capability if you never operate it over 65 or 70 MPH? Chris Michelin is wiggling around TRA standards with their 17.5” tires on 8000# axles. The TRA specifically says that tires with speed restrictions less than 65 mph can not be manipulated with air pressure/axle loads to attain increased speeds above 62 MPH. FastEagle
FastEagle 04/11/14 11:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: LT tires on TT

In practical real world solution I think a Goodyear G26 Cargo tire in a size of 225/70R15 is probably as good as available on a 15 inch wheel . The ST graded 225/75R15D " Marathon " RV tire has a higher sidewall rating. Does this mean that you do not consider a Goodyear Cargo G26 size 225/70R15 to NOT be a suitable replacement ? Yes ? No ? Maybe ? It is not a suitable replacement for any Original Equipment tire that is ST. FE
FastEagle 04/10/14 10:50am Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on TT

The ST tire is placarded " for trailer use only " No disclaimer for the LT tire . "Light truck (LT) tire means a tire designated by its manufacturer as primarily intended for use on lightweight trucks or multipurpose passenger vehicles." That is the DOT official definition for Lighr Truck tires. FE
FastEagle 04/10/14 09:44am Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on TT

No matter how much we bloviate the bottom line is LT tires have a much lower reported failure rate on heavy trailers (Load Range E) than ST Tires. Just reading back over the many posts in this thread. I’ve been researching RV trailer tires for more than eight years. I belong to just about every RV trailer forum that will let me join. Back in the LT heyday years (2004-2006) a number of RV trailer manufacturers were using LT tires on 6000# axles. When reading tire threads in forums from those that had the Original Equipment LT tires you will find just as much displeasure with them as with ST tires in other forums. Here in the NuWa Owner's Forum you can use the search function for Uniroyal tires. “Blowouts” were just as common for the Uniroyal LT tires as the GY ST Marathons in other forums. None of the tires used - any design - with minimal load capacity reserves were ever very successful. Take it or leave it. Overloading, speeding, and under inflation quickly kills RV trailer tires, especially when they are already being operated close to the bone. FastEagle
FastEagle 04/10/14 09:43am Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on TT

No matter how much we bloviate the bottom line is LT tires have a much lower reported failure rate on heavy trailers (Load Range E) than ST Tires. Just reading back over the many posts in this thread. I’ve been researching RV trailer tires for more than eight years. I belong to just about every RV trailer forum that will let me join. Back in the LT heyday years (2004-2006) a number of RV trailer manufacturers were using LT tires on 6000# axles. When reading tire threads in forums from those that had the Original Equipment LT tires you will find just as much displeasure with them as with ST tires in other forums. Here in the NuWa Owner's Forum you can use the search function for Uniroyal tires. “Blowouts” were just as common for the Uniroyal LT tires as the GY ST Marathons in other forums. None of the tires used - any design - with minimal load capacity reserves were ever very successful. Take it or leave it. Overloading, speeding, and under inflation quickly kills RV trailer tires, especially when they are already being operated close to the bone. FastEagle
FastEagle 04/10/14 09:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Sailun Tires?

A few years ago when I first started asking people to research the manufacturing plants certifications I was just about drummed out of the threads by the nay sayers. Those that are actually familiar with large manufacturing processes know just how important certifications really are when it comes time to market their products. I’m glad to see there is more interest in just who is making our tires from over there and what kind of management and quality assurance guidelines are actually in place at those huge manufacturing facilities. A sample reference FastEagle
FastEagle 04/10/14 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hankook Trailer Tires

Tredent gets bashed a lot in these tire threads. Guess who supplies the Sailun/Hercules? Ref FastEagle
FastEagle 04/10/14 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Government regulations do not conflict with one another. Even if they did the most current regulation would take precedence. In the reference below in paragraphs 570.9 and 570.62 you will find a brief statement about tire size. It supports the information found on a vehicle’s certification label/tire placard. The regulation is current. Can tire manufacturers and their retailers do less? I think not. Tire Reg FastEagle
FastEagle 04/09/14 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Manufacturing regulations and tire industry standards do not add up to actual laws regarding tire replacement. The only requirement out there is that replacement tires must meet or exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating(GAWR). Keith That comes from a regulation that vehicle manufacturers apply. What's depicted on the trailer's certification label/tire placard is used to apply tire industry standards. The following reference is very explanatory. Look Here! FastEagle
FastEagle 04/09/14 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hankook Trailer Tires

I am considering buying Hankook 215/75R17.5 TH-10 tires on our 5th wheel. We will be replacing 16 inch wheels with 17.5. Any thoughts on this tire? You know that TH-10 is rated at 65 MPH. You can get the AH-11 in LRF or LRG and they are rated at 75 mph. FastEagle
FastEagle 04/09/14 10:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

That is a double negative! Regulation normally state what they apply to, not want they do not cover. You post a regulation that applies to the consumer. Chris Go back and look at my post that has started this. It says Regulations/Standards. The regulations for tire fitment on new RV trailers are directed at the trailer manufacturer. Thereafter industry standards are the guide. The most prominent industry standard is standardized. Replacement tires MUST be equal or greater load capacity when compared to the original equipment tires depicted on the vehicle's certification label. That is a self imposed standard. If you don't want to follow it so be it. It's like a speed trap. Maybe in the end you will pay and maybe not. The point is you are subject to the pay line. When I post references to tire industry standards you brush them off with some sly comments. That doesn't make them go away. All the major tire manufacturers follow the TRA standards. They cant force their retailers to follow the standards 100% of the time but they sure can drop them from their list of retailers and quit supplying them with their product. FastEagle
FastEagle 04/09/14 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Why do you try to force us to revisit this ST marketing circus repeatedly every time a tire thread is posted? Chris I don't, I just tell you what the regulations/standards say. FE Those regulations apply to the manufacturers not the consumer after they take delivery. Chris Please post a reference that confirms that.
FastEagle 04/09/14 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
NHTSA Safety Recall

A Keystone trailer safety recall. Click Here FastEagle
FastEagle 04/09/14 08:35am Travel Trailers
NHTSA Safety Recall

A Keystone trailer safety recall. Click here FastEagle
FastEagle 04/09/14 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hankook Trailer Tires

The medium truck tire designed for low platform trailer service is probably the best type of tire on the market for RV trailer axles from 6000# - 8000#. The tire can be purchased in sizes with load ranges F-G-J or H with speed ratings from 62 MPH to 75 MPH. Profiles comparable with 16” tires can easily be found. You can get them from “off shore” tire manufacturers or a multitude of domestic tire manufacturers. Researching the brand names can be done by visiting the NHTSA tire defects/complaints data base. FastEagle
FastEagle 04/09/14 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Why do you try to force us to revisit this ST marketing circus repeatedly every time a tire thread is posted? Chris I don't, I just tell you what the regulations/standards say. FE
FastEagle 04/09/14 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
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