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RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

Once again the maxxis faithful are blaming the operator . On average there has been one or two reports of a maxxis failure on this message board each month for the last two years . Regular readers are aware of this . That stretch of I-5 is a better section than the California sections of I-5 . I drive it all the time as dozens of posters on this forum do . Nothing unusual about that road . The maxxis brand , made by Chang-Shin Rubber of Taiwan is just another cheap ST tire made in Asia . There are upgrades available . Do a search : Kumho 857 (14") and Goodyear G26 cargo (15")
Lowsuv 09/30/14 07:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

Hi all, I wanted to post an experience I had with Maxxis M8008 trailer tires. This is my first post here, so I hope this is the right forum for trailer tire issues, and I hope this is not too long!...... ] That looks to be to be caused by a cut into the steel belt. The second photo shows an area at the #4 rib (counting from the left) where the rubber appears to be more intensely "frayed" and that is usually an indication of a cut. The partial detachment of the top belt is another indicator of an isolated problem, and not a generalized issue. Plus there is no indication of a cap ply, which we have been told current Maxxis ST tires have. The OP purchased his Maxxis tires in April of 2011 . Could it be that it is a myth that the Maxxis tires do have a cap ply ?
Lowsuv 09/30/14 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: another maxxis?

The Maxxis is rated on the 10 % weaker ST scale and weighs about 90 % of the cargo G26 . Exactly which tires are you comparing? The OP would most likely go with the Maxxis E rated 10 ply 80PSI tire rated at 2830lbs. Your reference seems to be the Maxxis 8 ply D rated 2540lbs 65PSI tire. What keeps most people confused is that the ST rating scale is 10% to 20 % weaker standard than the LT scale . The Load Range E Maxxis tire has a weight of 30 # . It takes considerably less tire cords and rubber to meet the ST standard . This lower standard was done to make ST tires cheap . The comparisons are easier when the sizes are identical . In the 16 inch diameter a 235/R 16 LRE is only rated at 3042 # on the LT scale but rated for 3640 # on the ST scale . The heaviest duty 15 inch tire is the Goodyear Cargo G26 size 225/70R15 load range D . Continental makes that specific tire also but the Goodyear & Tire Rack distribution system make the Goodyear an easier choice .
Lowsuv 09/28/14 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: another maxxis?

Consumer Reports has tested passenger care tires and published their results each year in the November issue . No Maxxis has ever placed above the bottom 25 % of the ratings , ever . Good thing the discussion isn't about passenger car tires!!! Of course . It is entirely logical that Maxxis makes crummy passenger car tires yet somehow makes good trailer tires . Try making the argument in person that Maxxis makes first rate tires at your next car club meeting . You will get laughed out of the conversation . Only on the internet , specifically on this chat room is the Maxxis considered average or better . And if you read the tire threads , 50 % of those posters praising Maxxis had just made their purchase . Look it up .
Lowsuv 09/28/14 12:55am General RVing Issues
RE: another maxxis?

If you want to upgrade at the logical replacement time : For trailer usage the best 15 inch tire is a: Goodyear Cargo G26: size : 225 /70 R 15 C ( commercial ) here is why : 27.4" diameter X 9 " section width Tire weight is 33 # due to extra cords and rubber . Made in France or Germany . rated 2470 # at 65 psi on the 10 % tougher LT scale. Speed rated 106 mph . For comparison : Sharp readers will note that the Goodyear company has to provide a 33 # LT tire to get a 2470 # weight rating . The Maxxis is rated on the 10 % weaker ST scale and weighs about 90 % of the cargo G26 . The Maxxis is made in Asia and has less cords and rubber . The Maxxis is rated for 65 mph . Consumer Reports has tested passenger care tires and published their results each year in the November issue . No Maxxis has ever placed above the bottom 25 % of the ratings , ever .
Lowsuv 09/27/14 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: How Many RV'ers are also Nautical Buffs Too?

I have been a trailer sailor all of my life . My eighth and last boat my son and I picked up in a blizzard Christmas week in 1991 . Seaswirl Spyder 179 outboard with the 168 HP GT bass motor . Like everything else I own it is a spoiled Hangar Queen . It is brand new , still . Until just recently I was a slalom course skier behind other friends tournament boats . For the last 15 years my little low profile boat has become pretty much a swim platform . She does an easy 46 mph with the Bimini Top up and four on board but mostly trolls along at 4 knots . I never drive any more , the gals lounge in the open bow , my adult son cruises us , and I deal with the water toys, boat fenders , and gunkhole anchor positioning . Launch and retrieval is a 4 minute exercise because I deal with the truck /trailer parking . Drive On / Drive Off . At 68 it is the best boating yet , even better than the days of glass water at 6 am .
Lowsuv 09/25/14 09:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: suspension

We " boondock" camp and need extra clearance . I have my trailer nose a couple of inches lower than level . But I have an HD 2500 pickup with a stiffer rear suspension . So my pickup limits how far down the TT tongue can go . Plus my critical drains are at the rear of the TT . We ford a few " vados " ( gullies ) and I need the extra couple of inches height at the rear of the trailer . The net result is that the center of gravity on the trailer is not significantly higher on the open road so the trailer handles like it is supposed to . I also went up a tire size and this increased my clearance also by 17 /32 of an inch .
Lowsuv 09/24/14 05:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help selecting new Travel Trailer

Lance 1575 tanks are 26,25, 25 which are big for the size . Very roomy with the slide when parked . only 117 inches high and 84 inches wide makes easy towing . big storage in the front compartment under the bed . single axle which eliminates some weight of the second axle . Comes with 205/75r14 load range C tires . I would replace those immediately with the 2271 pound rated Kumho 867 radial size 205 r 14 which is a " D " load rated tire . with the kumho 2271 pound rated tire you build in a reserve of 29 % for load capacity and problems in the hot desert . We have been looking at lightweight trailers and keep coming back o the 1575 . has a walkaround bed . roomy dinette slideout . adequate shower Takeena was a candidate until they stopped production Jayco JayFeather 18SRB
Lowsuv 09/22/14 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing the Stickers/Decals from outside of TT?

I removed my name decals . Warm sunny days and an electric hair dryer and PATIENCE . However I added " swooshy " decals . Which are inexpensive online .
Lowsuv 09/22/14 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: removing dull haze from fiberglass?

Elbow Grease is the answer . I am a car guy active in a car club . The best solution is FREQUENT washing and waxing over time . The brand is not as important as the effort . I use lots of MeGuiars products because they put on a clinic every two years for our car club . I would not use an aggressive rubbing compound . The CLAY BAR process is good for removing the road grime that is imbedded . After that a waxing every month will give you the result that you seek . A cleaner / wax from any of the readily available brands will do the trick . I wash my trailer after EVERY trip without exception . Nothing matches a Frequent washing and waxing for keeping your trailer / car / truck looking new .
Lowsuv 09/07/14 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: tires again... two sizes, unusual but does it matter?

higher percentage of tongue weight mitigates trailer sway . this assumes your tow vehicle is a 2500 or f250 plus . I moved my boat trailer axle to the rear about a foot a decade ago . the additional tongue weight on the trailer hitch makes the boat trailer handle like a dream . this option is limited for the f150 and 1500 tow vehicles . having the 215 tires on the drivers side means that the crown in the road also plays into a small tilt downward to the passenger side . until you upgrade to the 2271# capacity kumho 857 in size 205R14 load range D tire at your next tire replacement .. Your best handling option with the tires you own is to mount both 215 tires on the rear axle and the 205 tires on the front axle . if you mount the larger 215 tires on the front axle there may be a slightly lower tongue weight percentage . smaller tongue weight percentage increases trailer sway . higher weight behind the trailer axles is uncontrolled weight and acts using the lever principle to make our trailers sway . higher weight between the trailer axle and the hitch is controlled weight and adds to safety .
Lowsuv 08/08/14 03:30am Travel Trailers
RE: What socket size is it?

What you are going to need is a REALLY LARGE LEVER . A torque wrench often is long . I have a couple of long socket handles . I suspect many trailer trash have a long one also . The standard length socket handle is to short .
Lowsuv 07/27/14 07:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: From class A to T. T.

I went from a Beaver Monterey 36 foot diesel pusher to a Duramax towing a 21T Komfort non slide trailer in 2002 . I still have the Duramax / Komfort setup . Although we have stayed a month at a time in winter at Outdoor Resorts - Cathedral City we discovered that we much prefer camping without hookups . I did not liking towing a Towed . I do like having a 4wd duramax which easily tows the 7280# gvw 21T . The systems in the 21T are less complex than those in the MH . There are few repairs needed and any marginal handyman can fix what goes wrong with a TT . We have more ground clearance with the DMax/21T and this suits the more beautiful camp spots that are often the last 2 miles down a gravel road . Our cost of campsites is very low because we often park in the National Forests using " dispersed camping " . The most we pay is $ 9 per night on the National Parks Pass . Our 21t has 50+6 fresh , 45grey, & 45 black . There are plenty of opportunities to dump our tanks for free when we are on the move . It takes us very little time to drop the trailer . I use my battery Makita drill motor to lower the stabilizers . Put out the awning and a mat . We spend most of our time outside of the trailer . We generally seek out a simple streamside site . On a few urban type stops we have found abandoned government parking lots such as the old forest service or dmv . The govmint loves to move into a new building at the end of their 10 year lease which leaves the building lessor with an empty unrentable building . I am a big fan of a 9200# gvw diesel pickup towing a 7280 # gvw TT . We have a walkaround queen which takes 4 18 gallon rubbermaids underneath . The spare tire is underneath the TT and that leaves plenty of room for a HD bike rack on the back of the TT . We use hd #2 AWG jumper cables to tie the 2 duramax batts with the 2 TT batts . We can run what we like for 3 days and by then the pickup gets driven so the 2 dmax batts get charged . Because our trailer is not long and weighs less than the tow vehicle we are very mobile and curves ,winds , and steep inclines are not an impediment . We use an extracab diesel 6.5' box with a locking snugtop canopy . We can park most places without an issue . We carry the heavy stuff in the pickup box and we are often about 8300# on the pickup and 5400 # on the trailer axles . The trailer tracks perfectly partly because with 4wd and a diesel engine we are 4600# on the front wheels .
Lowsuv 07/06/14 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Repalcements

I still read lots of stuff from "experts" on not using LT tires. This seems like on of those subjects you can ever get a straight answer on. http://www.carlisletransportationproducts.com/cms_files/original/Trailer_Tires__Tips_Best_Practices.pdf This video is useful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6SwwRnmp1Q I think TPMS monitoring system is your best option I watched the video and took notes .The tires used were not equal in size or age . 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 goofball does a video and does not compare equal size tires or even all new tires .
Lowsuv 07/06/14 02:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Repalcements

Why would we assume that both the Chinese tire and the German tire were made of the same materials in exactly the same way ? Everybody knows that German products have consistently been some of the highest quality automotive products for 6 decades . The autobahn and the stretches of unlimited speed restrictions dictate that German cars and tires be capable of high speeds without killing somebody . Everybody knows that Chinese products have consistently been some of the worst automotive products built to the cheapest price standard . Why would we assume the German tires are made of the same materials as the cheaper Chinese tires ? The Chinese tire is built to the cheapest price point possible . Why would we assume that the $ 89 tire is an equal to the $ 156 tire from the same Tire conglomerate ? Regarding the cubic volume of each tire the 225/75R15 is shaped more like an oval ( 6.3" tread width ) , and the 225/70R15 is more shaped like a circle ( 7.7" tread width) . I did not provide that info in the quiz . The calculated cubic volume of each size is very close . And the obvious . Why would we assume that a tire designed for maximum 65 mph is an equal to one designed for 106 mph ?
Lowsuv 07/06/14 09:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Repalcements

Here is a quiz : Which tire is likely to be a better tire ? Tire One 225/75R15 load range D diameter = 28.3" x 8.8 " section width Max speed rating 65 mph Tire weight = 31 # Made in China Cost is $ 89 each OR Tire Two The 225/70R15 Load Range D diameter = 27.4" x 9 " section width Max speed rating 106 mph tire weight is 33 # Made in Germany Cost is $ 156 each Both tires are made by the same manufacturer . Both tires use the same wheel and fit in the same space under the trailer .
Lowsuv 07/05/14 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Repalcements

MM49 is just plain wrong . The Cargo G26 is rated for trailer usage . Hence the name " Cargo " . A page ago MM49 said that every statement in my post was wrong . I asked him to disprove each of those statements line by line . Still no response . Regarding the slow gene pool : Is that all you have got ? More name calling ? How about some definitive helpful solutions , please ? If you can prove your previous degradations , then do so . It is painfully obvious that you do not have the answers or you would have provided them . Answers , please . Show me .
Lowsuv 07/04/14 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Repalcements

After all of this name calling has not anybody understood that : The Goodyear Cargo G26 225/70R 15 load range D is the most tire we can buy that fits our 15 inch wheels ? The data is there . To put it bluntly , do not be fooled by the recent posters who offer no valid solutions better than the G26 . They do not show evidence supporting their position . Instead they resort to degrading the messenger . These 3 are robbing the rest of us of the best solution by simply clouding the issue with their personal attacks . Not one of them would last 10 minutes in a face to face discussion that required a working knowledge of these tires . View the posts by JJ , MM , and FE and decide for yourself if any of these fellows do any in depth analysis to reach a logical conclusion . Compare their knowledge to LowSuv , Huntindog , GMWPhotos , PartyMarty , Sprinklerman , and a few others for yourself . The latter group just plain has a better working knowledge of the tire issue than JJ, MM , and FE . Hence the name calling by JJ , MM, and FE .With all of you accumulated knowlage not one OEM tire manfacture has supported your position. Every OEM ST manufacture has reccomended the use of ST tires. Maybe is a west coast thing? MM49 Of course MM49 is now grasping at any hope . His name calling did not work . His knowledge is limited so he does not have any facts to back up his claims . Specifically which OEM manufacturer has not supported the usage of the Goodyear Cargo G26 tire ? Name One . Show me . You're Up big guy .
Lowsuv 07/04/14 03:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Repalcements

Keep in mind that Lowsuv never misses an opportunity to bad mouth Maxxis tires. He's correct when he recommends LT tires if your trailer can handle the larger size. If you are stuck in the 14" range, your best choices are Maxxis or Kumho 857. In a 15" tire you are again limited and Maxxis would be my first choice. in a 16" you have a wide range of LT tires that would serve you well. I hate to get in to this....knowing the angst of it ......however, are there no 15" LT tires that can go on a TT? Not often. FE Thank You Fast Eagle for that knowledgeable information . That was helpful . Another answer is Yes . Try researching the Goodyear Cargo G26 load range D tire . 3 sizes including the aforementioned 225/70R15 which fits everywhere that the ST 225/75R15 fits , without any modifications .
Lowsuv 07/04/14 03:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Repalcements

After all of this name calling has not anybody understood that : The Goodyear Cargo G26 225/70R 15 load range D is the most tire we can buy that fits our 15 inch wheels ? The data is there . To put it bluntly , do not be fooled by the recent posters who offer no valid solutions better than the G26 . They do not show evidence supporting their position . Instead they resort to degrading the messenger . These 3 are robbing the rest of us of the best solution by simply clouding the issue with their personal attacks . Not one of them would last 10 minutes in a face to face discussion that required a working knowledge of these tires . View the posts by JJ , MM , and FE and decide for yourself if any of these fellows do any in depth analysis to reach a logical conclusion . Compare their knowledge to LowSuv , Huntindog , GMWPhotos , PartyMarty , Sprinklerman , and a few others for yourself . The latter group just plain has a better working knowledge of the tire issue than JJ, MM , and FE . Hence the name calling by JJ , MM, and FE .
Lowsuv 07/04/14 02:03pm Travel Trailers
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