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RE: How do you tell the rim width of your tires

I want to order another rim for my trailer so I have 2 spares how do I know what the rim width is thanks in advance. For OE tires look on the tire placard. It will list rim sizes like this.....16x6......or 15x5.5 All tire manufacturers must provide lists of acceptable rim widths for all tires they make. FE
FastEagle 04/20/15 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Replacement

My 2006 Sunnybrook 37' Fifth Wheel rubber roof is in need of replacement. Is there more than one practical option and what cost should I expect? 6-9 thousand bucks for your size. FE
FastEagle 04/17/15 02:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacement Tires

eBay! FE
FastEagle 04/07/15 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: China bombs

Make it part of your purchase deal to not accept a unit without new quality name brand tires. If you would do a little researching into the current trailer builders regulations you will find that cant be done. Even after the papers have been signed it would probably void a lot of the trailer warranty protection. FastEagle
FastEagle 04/07/15 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LT tire upgrade Cougar 327RES

I see the '12 Keystone Cougar 327 RES shows a 11945 GVWR which may mean a 5.2k axle rating on the trailer. The ST235/80-16 E tires are 30.7" diameter. Many folks replace them with a LT245/75-16 R that has a 30.4" diameter. The LT245 E tire has a wider section width so measure close. LT tires on my 11200 lb trailer have 1" between the tires and 2 3/4" clearance at the top and 3/8" on the inside next to the shock. There are a lot of technical safety violations in the above recommendations. 1. The vehicle manufacturer has locked in the minimum sized tire requirement for this trailer with their OE tire and load capacity fitments. 2. Even if the LT245/75R16E wasn't a misapplication that size has a minimum rim width requirement of 6 and a 1/2". If you're unhappy with the OE tire brand find one you like. The trailer builder gave you much more than minimum load capacity tires.
FastEagle 04/06/15 09:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: D to E rated tires

Thinking of going from 8 ply tires on my fiver to 10. It will involve upping pressure from 65 to 80 psi. Nothing but mfg. date on my wheels. Should I be concerned about the extra pressure as far as my wheels are concerned, and the added roughness in the trailer ride? “Never exceed the maximum load capacity and/or inflation pressure of the wheel.” FastEagle
FastEagle 03/31/15 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires

They are a G614 knock-off and should mimic the reliability of the G614. FastEagle
FastEagle 03/16/15 12:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire pressure on tow vehicle

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a legislative mandate under Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety, to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Regulations to which manufacturers of motor vehicle and equipment items must conform and certify compliance.” The FMVSS regulations are often misquoted or quoted out of context, leading readers of internet forum discussions about tires to come to conclusions about their tires that are unsafe, unapproved and unjustified. “What Air Pressure Should Be Used?” “The pressure your tires require is determined by the vehicle manufacturer in conjunction with the tire manufacturer and is based on the vehicle’s gross axle load. Every vehicle is required by federal regulations to include a tire information placard. This placard may also be referred to as the tire certification label or federal tire tag. Vehicle manufacturers are required by federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) to apply tires of a suitable size, load range and inflation pressure (as shown on the tire information placard) that are capable of supporting no less than the gross axle weight rating (GAWR). Consequently, the vehicle manufacturer’s specified tire inflation pressure is not arbitrary; it is established by federal safety regulations (ref: Code of Federal Regulations 49, 571.120, and Part 567).” The quote above is from a major tire manufacturer. Because the vehicle manufacturer’s tire inflation pressure is established as a minimum standard for the tires fitted to your vehicle, the load capacity they provide is also a minimum standard.
FastEagle 03/14/15 11:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: tire pressure on tow vehicle

should I increase the rear tire pressure by 10 psi, on my truck's tires or leave at the suggested 35 psi that is shown on the sticker on the door jam? What does your owner's manual say? 35 psi is normally for a standard load Passenger tire. Is there something on the sidewall that says you can go higher than 35 psi? FastEagle
FastEagle 03/10/15 10:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire inflation

Got E rated tires installed, 80psi max, Tire guy said it would be better to run around 65-70 psi as tires heat up. Always thought I should run max cold rating 80psi. FW weight is around 9000 lbs hooked up to truck. The minimum inflation pressures for everyday use is found on your tire placard. The guy "that said" could have you stranded on the side of the road. FastEagle
FastEagle 03/10/15 09:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires.... Keep for awhile or get them off???

So my 2006 Cardinal dry weight 11,500 came with 16 inch load G Chinese tire and after about three years with no issues changed to the load G Goodyear G-614's. This new 5er comes with load E, and if I'm not mistaken, Tow Max ST tires. I really feel more comfortable with the load G tires! While at the dealer I looked at the tires on the new Grand Design Solitude and found once agIn load E.... My new 5er is dry 13.400, think it needs more than the E's Look on your trailer's certification label. The GAWR for your axles is 6750# ea. The first standard LT tire qualified for fitment on those axles is the LT235/85R16G. There are two ST options. ST235/85R16E or ST235/85R16G. All of the above options provide more load capacity than the OE tires. FastEagle
FastEagle 03/10/15 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires.... Keep for awhile or get them off???

Sorry the XPS Rib does not below on a 16K trailer like the OP's!!!! Chris Yep. you're right. I didn't realize that trailer was that heavy. The XPS RIB, which is only rated at 3042# at @80# pressure wouldn't be enough. Without looking up the weight, I figured a RIB would replace an E range ST tire, but I see the Blow Max is rated at 3520#. So now I wonder about the rims. If the OP goes to a G614, to get an adequate load rating of 3550 on the tire, he would have to run the pressure at 100 psi. Still do-able, but he's getting real close to the max pressure on his rim (assuming he does actually have a rim rated at 3580). Need to check. The max for that rim is 105 psi, by calculation.Goodyear G614 RST tire pressure chart It would also be good for him to weigh each wheel; it could be that he could run the G614s at a lower pressure and get within a better range on the rim. Or, just replace the rims with a 110 psi rim... So when I spoke to the wheel manufac. they said my wheel, the J55 will hold 110psi at 3750 lbs so I'm thinking G-614's and probably run like 100lbs in them.... Still MUCH better than those E's Don't just blindly pick an inflation number. Weigh your loaded axles or each tire if possible. Then use the weight/inflation chart on GY's site and add 5psi to the heaviest tire. The ASE manages rim certifications and specifications. FastEagle
FastEagle 03/10/15 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Tires

Anyone have a good recommendation on a fiver trailer tire You should follow the recommendations of your trailer manufacturer. FastEagle
FastEagle 03/10/15 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: replacing 15" tires

i have the towmax on the trailer since new probably close to 20k miles on them they are just starting to show signs of wear center rib on 1 looks like getting bald never had a problem or any issues with the towmax but again my rims have 65 psi tires on them will they hold 80psi?? i will call keystone today see if they actually answer the question. Center rib wear can indicate tread separation. You need new tires. Logic says rims rated at 65 psi have a maximum inflation pressure of 65 psi cold. FastEagle
FastEagle 03/10/15 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: replacing 15" tires

I'm in a similar situation. I think I have 15" wheels on my trailer because the 16" were an upgrade. My max trailer weight is 11,472. 11472/4 tires = 2,868. The max weight for the 15" maxiss and carlisle is 2,830. LT tires aren't made for 15" that I have seen. Is the trailer mfg assuming a % of weight to be on the truck so they can get by with 2,830? I still have the original tires on the trailer and the psi written on the side of the trailer is 110 lbs (or maybe that is the torque). Your trailer has 5200# axles so 2830# tires provide about 10% extra load capacity. FastEagle
FastEagle 03/10/15 06:58am Fifth-Wheels
Tire Building

Here is a nice flow chart from Maxxis Tires. Flow Chart FE
FastEagle 03/01/15 10:58pm Tech Issues
RE: ST Tire "Plies" Question and a PSI Question

Nobody as any business pulling a rig faster than 65 mph. That's why ST tires are made the way they are. Wrong! ST tires are made with speed restriction to allow the inflated load ratings! Read Tireman9 post above! Yeah-I know, but nobody should be driving a rig faster than 65mph anyway! Actually, Carlisle states do not tow over 60 mph, and since most tow vehicles won't shift into OD below 62 mph, then towing at 60 is worse than towing at 68. Well, that is just me, others are free to make their own choice. I still find it interesting that my Carlisle RH's have no speed limit molded onto the sidewall. Lyle Probably because the "J" speed letter code is 62 MPH and there is no speed letter code for 65 MPH so industry standards will prevail. FE
FastEagle 03/01/15 10:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hankook dynapro htr12 275/65 r 18

IMO they are to wide for fitment on any multiaxle trailer. FastEagle
FastEagle 02/16/15 02:03pm Towing
RE: Carlisles ST's? Straight Up, Yes or No?

My last trailer (triple E) came from the factory with michelin ribs Can you show us a picture of your trailer's certification label? FastEagle
FastEagle 02/14/15 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carlisles ST's? Straight Up, Yes or No?

The Michelin XPS Rib size LT235/85R16E highway radial tire has a maximum load capacity of 3042# at 80 PSI. The Vanderbilt LT235/85R16E Power King LT radial highway tire has a maximum load capacity of 3042# at 80 PSI. The Michelin tire has an all steel casing. The Power King tire has an all Polyester casing. Somewhere in the manufacturing process, the materials used to build those two tires have been developed to give each a single strength value. Durability is another subject which has it’s own answers found in the tires building materials. Can we do a fair comparison on these two like sized tires with equal size and strength values? FastEagle
FastEagle 02/13/15 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
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