There is not a thing in the world wrong with bias ply tires. In fact, the commercial farmers who haul tons of grain in trailers are going back to them. After about 3000 miles on the new Chinese made radials (doesn't matter the brand they ARE ALL BAD) that came on my 2012 Ever-Lite, I had two blow-outs. Both were properly maintained with a TSP temperature and pressure monitoring system. Always proper pressure, never a heat issue.
I replaced them with Goodyear HMG 2020's bias ply,made in Canada. It says on the sidewall they are made exclusively for U-Haul. It was the best tire decision I have ever made. They are tough, tough tires and the trailer handles sooooo much better on the interstate. Would never buy anything else for my TT.
I would have normally winterized my unit by October 1st; however, we are taking our final trip of the season week of October 7. How cold would it have to get, when camper is not in use, before freezing and busted pipes would be an issue? If it's ~60's during the day, and would dip down to upper 20's or low 30's at night, would I have a problem? For what it's worth, I supposedly have a heated and enclosed underbelly. Appreciate your input.
You basically have two choices in your price range. Thor, which now owns Montana, or Forest River. Personally my Forest River Cedar Creek has been flawless for 8 years now. And I expect another 10 years of the same. Montana is number one for a reason, but other than a very large dealer network im not sure why
Thor owns Montana? I thought is was a Keystone product?
I owned a new Keystone Passport TT a five years ago and it was junk. Keystone wouldn't even stand behind their product and replace a defective axle. So after 1 year I traded it for an Ever-Lite TT by Evergreen. It is a fantastic TT but I'm retiring next year and we want to spend significant time on the road. We are thinking a 5ver would be an all around better choice than a Class A since it will be parked in Fla during winter months.
Although I swore I would never buy another Keystone product, the Montana looks like great bang for the buck. I would get the longest extended warranty I could find.
Would greatly appreciate thoughts on the Montana pro or con?
Thanks in advance