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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
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

Look Here! FastEagle
FastEagle 08/24/14 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
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