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RE: Duramax Issue

Has anybody got a correlation between injector failure and the number of miles towing ? Or is there a correlation regarding water in the fuel ? Has anyone determined a correlation to towing very heavy RV's versus a lighter RV ? My 2002 duramax has not had injector failure yet . I have only had one issue with water in the fuel about 8 years ago . I tow a relatively light weight TT or a lightweight boat . Any input is welcomed .
Lowsuv 11/17/14 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires

Currently there is a similar thread in the Towing section : http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28026787.cfm
Lowsuv 10/28/14 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

The bottom line is : The LT standard is 10-20 % tougher than the ST standard . This has been proven repeatedly . And discussed at length on this forum . One indicator is that there is a report of an ST tire failing on this forum on average every week or so . That includes a Maxxis ( Chang Shin Rubber Co of Taiwan ) about once per month on average over the last couple of years . There is a report of an LT tire failing maybe once a year ( or less ) .
Lowsuv 10/27/14 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Which tires to replace original TE 225/75/R15/C

You probably do not need to replace your wheels. I don't know what brand Seri06 is so I am not looking at their website . What the charts often say is : "1820 # at 50 psi " What this means is you need to inflate to 50 psi to get the 1820 # rating . That means that 45 psi does not get the maximum 1820 # rating . Your best bet is to email the wheel manufacturer and ask them the exact specific question such as : " I want to install a load range D 225/70R15 tire on this Seri06 wheel and inflate it to 65 psi to utilize the maximum weight capacity of the tire . " Many on this site have mistaken the charts to limit psi . Further , CapriRacer has posted on this forum that he would consider inflation to 80 psi to get the most safety from a load range E tire even if a wheel is a 65 psi wheel . The tire is the weakest link . The wheel has been engineered to withstand high load and sideload weights and psi is a minor consideration to those engineering standards . A wheel does not fail catastrophically due to psi . The wheel can develop a hairline crack due to whatever abuse and will simply leak out the air . That air loss may make the tire overheat and blow out . But too much psi does not create the hairline crack . A wheel does fail catastrophically due to curbing , high side loads , or other abuse .
Lowsuv 10/27/14 07:07am Towing
RE: Which tires to replace original TE 225/75/R15/C

The Goodyear Cargo G26 225/70R15 LRD is really the best 15 inch tire to insure no mishaps . Next to that there is a Pirelli Scorpion ATR LT235/75R15 load range D tire placarded at 2335 # on the LT scale . It is slightly larger than your ST225/75R15 . The Scorpion ATR is 28.9" diameter and has a section width of 9.4 " . The G26 is 27.4" diameter by 9 " section width . The G26 is placarded at 2470 # . Both only need 65 psi to get their rating . Both are a better tire than the ST225/75R15 LRE . The advantage of too much tire capacity is that you won't have a blowout in 115 degree heat in the Arizona desert where SprinklerMan resides . Re aluminum wheels : Pull one off and look for a wheel load rating stamped inside the wheel . Some aluminum wheels have a weight rating . Maybe 5 % will also have a psi rating . The G26 and Scorpion ATR are 65 psi tires and that is another reason why they are a better option than the ST tire LRE which need 80 psi to get their max rating .
Lowsuv 10/26/14 07:50pm Towing
RE: Which tires to replace original TE 225/75/R15/C

Marty I am a Michelin man . I just bought a new set of Michelin LT 265/75R16 LRE for my duramax to replace the same size Michelins that went 60,000 miles and were not quite to the wear bars . The P rated tires are derated by 10 % load rating for light truck load ratings . So the 2183 # rating is 1964 # on an LT scale . Still , Michelin has consistently made the best tires available for decades . The G26 load index is 112 / 108R . The second number 108R is for dual rear wheel rating , the first number 112 is single tire rating .
Lowsuv 10/26/14 10:41am Towing
RE: Which tires to replace original TE 225/75/R15/C

There is a better LT tire option : Goodyear Cargo G26 size 225 /70R15 load range D . It is placarded at 2470 # on the LT scale at 65 psi It fits every wheel that your current ST 225/75r15 load range C fits without modification . It is made in Germany or France . It weighs about 33 # The G26 is widely available from Goodyear stores and Tire Rack . This is not to be confused with a Marathon Radial ST tire . G26 Speed rating is 106 mph , not 65 mph like your current ST tire . It is a myth that RV steel wheels will not take 80 psi according to Dexstar . The G26 is a 65 psi tire .
Lowsuv 10/26/14 10:11am Towing
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

I'm just curious here and not trying to start a China tire war. Where did this age old wisdom of a tire must be replaced after 5 years come from? Was it a tire manufacturer or just some people decided you should buy new ones? There are a bunch of tires out there that run a lot more years than that. Where was something credible in print? I own 6 tandem axle trailers and 2 single axle trailers ( including my TT), with spares thats 36 tires . Am I replacing them every 5 years , no way , thats why I run LT tires on the heavy tandems that see highway miles , on the local light weight ( dont carry anywhere their capacity ) I run passenger tires . The trailers that go to the landfill get the ST tires . ( they are the sacrifical tires). I replace tires when they are either worn out or are showing a problem . Sprinklerman knows his stuff because he has to . There are way too many folks on here praising their brand new Maxxis tires from Chang-Shin Rubber of Taiwan . These guys are slapping each other on the back yet they fail to understand that the single best thing to do at replacement time is to make an actual upgrade to LT rated tires . There are frequent posts about ST tire failures but next to none about LT tire failures . About one/two maxxis / Chang-Shin failure reported per month for the last couple of years . Thanks to Sprinklerman for some common sense gained by experience . LT tires prevent failure when you need it most : on vacation !
Lowsuv 10/22/14 08:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Check your valve stems!

There are two types of rubber snap in valves...standard and high pressure. That is my understanding also . There are rubber high pressure stems . They can be identified by their length because they are 1 /4 inch longer .
Lowsuv 10/19/14 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

JMO of course, but I would think that wider tires, like the LT 5/75R16, would scrub more in sharper turns and put a bit more stress on wheel bearings, axles, and spring shackles. I've just not seen many tires wider than the 235 series tires on trailers. This seems like on of those "wider isn't better" situations. JMO of course. It is more important to have the carrying capacity of the LT 265/75 tire at 55 to 106 MPH rather than the lesser ST 235/80 at highway speeds ( 65 mph max on the ST ) . Everyone on this board has had their tandem axle tires twisted beyond comprehension while backing in to that impossible spot at a 90 degree angle in tight quarters . I have NEVER seen a post on this forum where a tire was twisted off the wheel in those 90 degree tight angle situations . The deflection of the LT265 is the same as the ST235 . The LT265 chords and rubber are more significant ( 47 # vs 37 # ) and the LT 265 carcass will take more abuse . Even if there is a low speed disadvantage to the LT265 the high speed advantage is more important . Hence the regular threads about ST tire failure and virtually none about LT tire failure .
Lowsuv 10/19/14 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

If you have room , you could consider an LT 265/75R16 load range E tire . They have a 3415 # sidewall rating at 80 psi . On the 15 % tougher LT rating scale . Rated for 106 mph . You can choose from many brands . I just paid $ 789 to Costco minus a $ 60 rebate for 4 Michelin highway , mounted . LTX MS2 hwy all season Around here about 40 - 60 % of the 1996 to 2005 vintage GM and Dodge pickups are running this tire on the factory 6.5 " wide wheel without mishap . An RV wheel is only 6 inch wide but the advantage of using an LT tire is more important . Plus that 265/75 size is very widely available from every manufacturer at reasonable prices due to it being a high volume size . LT265/LRE Tire weight is 47 # , diameter is 31.7 " , section width is 10.5 " An ST235/80r16 is 30.8 " diameter , weighs 37 # , has a section width of 9.3" , but is placarded at 3620 # on the 15 % weaker ST rating scale . Side by side the ST tire is wimpy , wimpy ........... GM and Dodge have shipped a couple of million pickups with a 245/75R16 tire on a 6.5" width wheel . Out west most customers replace that wimpy tire with the 265/75R16 size .
Lowsuv 10/17/14 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: upgrading tires

Huntindog is slightly more right than ScottG in this particular instance . But both agree that it is better to upgrade from the factory ST load range C tire . Scott takes the position that he upgraded enough by going to a load range D . Huntindog takes the position for a few dollars more there is an even better choice than an load range D on ST ( weaker scale than LT ) to the Load Range E tire to gain additional safety margin . Looking at the manufacturers charts an Load Range E tire adds another pound or so of cords and rubber to allow 80 psi . The load range D is lighter than the load range E but still heavier than the factory OEM load range C . Both agree that upgrading at replacement time makes good sense . Huntindog deals with temperatures that are average 20 degrees higher than Scott G does . ScottyG probably is not planning to visit Huntindog in Arizona next August .
Lowsuv 10/13/14 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: upgrading tires

There is a benefit to upgrading tire load capacity at replacement time . Travel trailers are made to a price point and each component needs to cost the manufacturer the minimum amount . As regards tires the first time purchaser has no idea that the ST tires are made to a minimum standard that assumes that the trailer will sit 99 % of the time . Further it is a too frequent occurrence that the trailer sits without moving after the 3rd or 4th year . Not everybody is RV crazy like the posters on this board . So the minimum tire goes on as OEM and the purchaser does not know or care . Rather the question is the interior suitable to the missus and does theslide out add huge room . After actual practice we see ST tires fail considerably more frequently than our car and truck tires have failure . Most folks never have a tire failure on a car or truck and it never enters their mind that ST tires fail in the 21st century . The first time we consider upgrading is too often AFTER the first ST tire failure . Attendees on this forum have the opportunity to upgrade BEFORE the first failure . In the long run it is cheaper to upgrade to an LT tire at a modest premium to an ST tire rather than having to repair / replace the weaker ST tires a second and third time . Plus when I want to go camping , I want to go camping , and not spend time on a roadside on a hot sunny day . Please upgrade at replacement time and save yourself some grief . One time arriving at your camp spot to find somebody else has taken it because you were fixing a blowout is another consideration .
Lowsuv 10/13/14 08:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: upgrading tires

A better choice is to use an LT rated tire . The LT scale is about 15 % tougher than the ST scale . A perfect upgrade for your high dollar Arctic Fox is specifically : Goodyear Cargo G26 size 225 /70R15 load range D . It is placarded at 2540 # on the LT scale at 65 psi . It is made in Germany or France . It weighs about 33 # It fits every wheel that your current ST 225/75r15 load range C fits without modification . The G26 is widely available from Goodyear stores and Tire Rack . This is not to be confused with a Marathon Radial ST tire . G26 Speed rating is 106 mph , not 65 mph like your current ST tire . Consumer Reports just published their SUV tire ratings in the November issue . For the third year in a row no Maxxis tire scored above the LOWEST 25 % of the ratings . The Maxxis tire , made by Chang-Shin of Taiwan weighs about 30 # in a load range E , and is a 65 mph tire . The reason to upgrade is that with the LT tire you will be able to zip across the California Desert in 110 degree heat and not have to get out and change your blown ST tire .
Lowsuv 10/13/14 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newport, OR to Portland

My choice is to cut off to Salem using Hiway 22 from Hiway 18 . I spent lots of time in Mac ( McMinnville ) as a young man . What a great little town . But traffic going northeast through Newburg is a STOP and go mess . Having said that I tried going through Mac again on 18 last year . Nostalgia and all that . I won't do that again pulling a trailer .
Lowsuv 10/11/14 11:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: ST tires are the best

Goodyear posts that in "selected sizes" they add the nylon cap. In all the sizes I have had to deal with I've not seen one with the nylon. Do you use the actual load rating limits if you are using LT tires? Yes The placarded weight rating on the sidewall of an LT tire should be the actual load rating limit assuming you run them at the maximum psi shown on the tire sidewall . In most cases the axle weight rating and the wheel weight rating are higher than the tire rating . On OEM trailers 99 % of the time the tire rating ( times 4 ) is the gross vehicle rating for the axle GVW placarded on the trailer . Tires are the weakest link 99 % of the time . RV wheel manufacturers list their weight rating to coincide with the maximum tire rating at the maximum PSI rating for the OEM tire . Steel RV wheels are not placarded for PSI in 99 % of the cases . Some steel RV wheels may have a placarded weight rating , but not a PSI rating .
Lowsuv 10/08/14 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Load Range

Does anyone make a 15 inch Lt load range E tire? No there is a Goodyear Cargo G26 load range D tire 225 /70 R 15 placarded at 2540 # on an LT scale weight is 33 # each Made in Germany and France widely available from Goodyear stores and Tire Rack speed rating is 106 mph (they go faster on the autobahn ) inflate to 65 psi fits everywhere that an ST225/75r15 fits without modification may also fit where ST205 /75R15 fits about 10 % heavier than an E load range ST 225 /75R15 LRE tire
Lowsuv 10/08/14 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST tires are the best

So this goofball does a video and does NOT compare EQUAL size tires or even all new tires . The tires used were not equal in size or age . Why compare a used P tire to the new Load Range E ST tire ? To make his visual point , of course . The guy in the video used the largest highest capacity ST tire for his comparison ! And a smaller LT tire and P tire . He used an ST 235/80 R 16 load range E tire to compare to a smaller LT 225/75R16 tire in his example . He did not show a sidewall flex test for the LT tire . He skipped right over that . And he used a completely used up P tire for his sidewall flex grab for the P tire . I discovered this by correlating the sidewall weight rating for each tire in his comparison . Further , this bozo did not understand that an ST tire has a considerably lower threshold to meet its standard . That is why the ST tire confusion continues except for the motorheads who take the time to research the subject . For proof : The only ST tire placarded at 3420# on the sidewall is the ST235/80R16 load range E . "For Trailer Use Only " The only LT tire placarded at 2680 # is the LT 225/75R16 load range E . No restriction. There are several sizes of P tires that are placarded at 2403 # such as the tires that fit a Honda Civic CRX . So this Trailer Life goofball does a video and does not compare equal size tires or even all new tires . This is deception at its best .
Lowsuv 10/06/14 05:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

After all of this discussion of wheels not being able to take 80 psi : There are two best 65 psi alternatives that are LT rated and a better choice than any ST rated tire. In 14 inch the Kumho 857 205R14 load range D at 2271 # rating LT scale . In 15 inch the Goodyear Cargo G26 225/70R15 load range D at 2540 # rating LT scale . both are 65 psi tires and the heaviest duty tire available for 14 & 15 inch factory RV wheels . No mods necessary .
Lowsuv 10/05/14 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

On 6/6/2014 Capri Racer addressed this question : Lowsuv asked: CapriRacer , Were any wheel failures the cause of a tire failure ? Were the wheel failures caused by too much psi ? Capri Racer responded : I am not aware of any tire failures that can be attributed to wheel failures - except to say, that a cracked wheel that leaks out air, or a structural failure of the wheel that damages the tire during the failure process are not included in that list. Also, there have been issues with wheels that have caused tire failures, but the wheel didn't fail. The wheel was just defective. I am also not aware of any wheel failures caused by too much inflation pressure. I have tried repeatedly to get the low-down on designing wheels and whether too high of inflation pressure has real significance to the stresses - as opposed to the stress caused by load on the wheel (and tire). 4 times now I have gotten an indication that inflation pressure is not significant, but none of those is as definitive as I would like. I'm taking that to mean that somewhere there is something definitive, but I just haven't found it. So I'm taking the stance that directionally using higher inflation pressure reduces the risk of failure - including a wheel failure even if you exceed the maximum inflation pressure stamped on the wheel. (and I'm talking about - say - using 80 psi on a wheel stamped 65 psi max.) I know that is controversial, and I ordinarily wouldn't make that sort of recommendation, but if that is the only available option, I think it would be better than doing nothing. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27709167/gotomsg/27753044.cfm#27753044
Lowsuv 10/04/14 07:49pm General RVing Issues
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