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RE: need tire advice

:) Oh I'm sure nothing was intentional - incompetent maybe, but not intentional. None of the Engineering blunders were intentional. Make a deal, you tell me how I make a mistake, intentional or not, that results lowering the melting point of Polyester in the body cord at the location of max deflection while the tire is properly loaded and inflated and I will accept responsibility Why? Your company doesn't manufacturer ST tires, remember? What would you be accepting responsibility for.
Mile High 04/07/14 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

snip Come to think of it, what real purpose does a ST 235/80R/16 LRE with a 3500 lb capacity have it its not to go on a 5th wheel with 7K axles? snip I would think the ST235/80R16 LRE would be fine on an RV with 6k axles. This would meet the selection guidelines used by most car companies The only real solution is to refuse the ST tire on new rigs, snip Maybe then the RV companies will get a clue that they better put some credibility and reliability into the snip RVs they sell. RV owners should not have to change tires as soon as they buy the unit. Competent selection on the part of the RV MFG for load & speed capacity. To my knowledge most RV Mfg buy from large distributors and importers because of low cost not directly from tire manufacturers as does "Detroit" RE max speed. You might review the numbers HERE. While some allow more than 65 it is small portionRV manufacturers are only going by the numbers given to them- just like Joe Bloe does when he buys a tire on his own. He looks up the size and he looks up the capacity. If there is a hidden formula that the RV manufacturer is supposed to use to safeguard against poor quality tires, why is that not the tire manufacturers responsibility to disclose that. RV manufacturers aren't building cars, not even close, and car manufactureres aren't buying ST tires, so not sure where you were going with that. I could never blame the RV manufacturer for ordering a LRE rated for 3,500 lbs to put on a 7,000 lb axle. I would!
Mile High 04/07/14 02:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Here is the NHTSA procedure; "We protect your privacy. We do not share your personal information with the general public. Your complaint will be added to a public NHTSA database only after we remove all information from complaint fields that identify you personally." "Government analysts review each complaint in a timely fashion. If warranted, the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) will open an investigation to determine if a safety defect trend exists. Some of these investigations result in safety recalls." "While you may or may not be contacted by a NHTSA-ODI investigator to clarify the information submitted, all reports are reviewed and analyzed for potential defects trends." FE .....and your point? Not sure what that had to do with my comment. No, they don't share personal information with the public, but they sure do with the manufacturer.
Mile High 04/07/14 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

All good points, nothing could ever be the tire companies fault, they only manufacture junk if there is a market. Come to think of it, what real purpose does a ST 235/80R/16 LRE with a 3500 lb capacity have it its not to go on a 5th wheel with 7K axles? I don't recall the capacity rating for the tire have a footnote that explains a required safety margin. What possible market was the tire manufacturer after? - utility trailers? The only real solution is to refuse the ST tire on new rigs, and convert any you have to tire swings immediately. Maybe then the tire companies will get a clue that they better put some credibility and reliability into the ST tire (along with bring it back to our home zip code), or there really won't be a market for them beyond utility trailers.
Mile High 04/07/14 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Did you get a report back? Was it informative? Can you show it to us? FEI did get a report back (it was about wheels) and no, it is nothing your are privileged to see.
Mile High 04/07/14 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

I really feel the pain for the guys out there that have to baby those ST tires and still suffer blowouts and trailer damage, only to find out they are going to catch the blame anyway by the tire manufacturer. Maybe you should also feel the pain for consumers reading these posts about “China Bomb blow outs” . Most never make an effort to find out what the cause was. They don’t report failures to NHTSA or turn the tires in for the manufacturer to investigate the cause of the failure. Almost all tire failures are easily diagnosed by experienced tire damage investigators. FastEagle Let me tell you what the NHTSA does - they take your complaint and send it to the manufacturer for comment and reply - and as a result, ANY relationship you were going to have with the manufacturer to get your product warranted just ended. You might as well just throw them in a dumpster and go buy a different brand. I don't blame anybody for not reporting anything to the NHTSA, been there, done that.
Mile High 04/07/14 11:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Tires do not fail simply because of the zip code of the plant or because the building was painted blue rather than green. This is Science not magic. I would expect that answer from a company man. It is obvious that ST tires have a significantly high failure rate. It's one of three things - 1) the zip code, 2) the Engineer, or 3) the Engineer trying to make excuses for the zip code. I really feel the pain for the guys out there that have to baby those ST tires and still suffer blowouts and trailer damage, only to find out they are going to catch the blame anyway by the tire manufacturer. You are right. Even though the company I worked for doesn't make or sell ST type tires and even though over 55% of RVs have documented tire overload and even though we all see guys towing faster than 65 I must have intentionally designed the tires that go on the overloaded, fast, low inflation TT. I also make the polyester melt at less than 50% of its normal melting point by waiving my magic wand. I still have problems making the inner and outer sidewall wear on all tires not just on the ones that fail, but I'm working on that. :) Oh I'm sure nothing was intentional - incompetent maybe, but not intentional. None of the Engineering blunders were intentional.
Mile High 04/07/14 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Tires do not fail simply because of the zip code of the plant or because the building was painted blue rather than green. This is Science not magic. I would expect that answer from a company man. It is obvious that ST tires have a significantly high failure rate. It's one of three things - 1) the zip code, 2) the Engineer, or 3) the Engineer trying to make excuses for the zip code. I really feel the pain for the guys out there that have to baby those ST tires and still suffer blowouts and trailer damage, only to find out they are going to catch the blame anyway by the tire manufacturer.
Mile High 04/07/14 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Redwood no need for 8k axles option

100,000$ camper with a 500$ suspension.....If you just drop and camp for the year then its not a problem...But if you travel to camp then I think the RV industry should step up and give a 100k$ 5er road worthy suspension not the parts used for a small utility trailer..it's a shame that after 3yrs of ownership one needs to replace the springs w/plastic bushings and axle tubes... huh? What rig were you talking about? Did someone have to replace their 7K axles?
Mile High 04/07/14 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

How fast can I travel on Carlisle trailer tires? Please refer to the tire sidewall to confirm the speed rating/speed symbol. If the tire is not marked with a speed symbol the default speed rating for trailer tires is 62 mph. Most trailer tires are rated at 65 mph (J: ST tires) and at 62 mph (J: non-metric tires). My ST205/75R/14 RH tires do not have the J that I could find.
Mile High 04/07/14 12:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lot's of glass in new rigs- good or bad ?

Those are AWESOME windows on that Pinnacle - thanks for sharing the pics.
Mile High 04/06/14 07:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Looks like a Chinese blowout to me. Why would you immediately assume it was low on air and speeding, or is that just how tire guys turn the blame back to the owner.
Mile High 04/06/14 07:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Did the Goodyear Cargo G26 in a size 225/70R15D recommendation from Lowsuv go sour? It seemed like a good solution to me. I would like to consider them an alternative for boat trailers as well unless there was some reason not to.
Mile High 04/05/14 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Redwood no need for 8k axles option

Wow - that is a safety margin. Did you add those axles?
Mile High 04/05/14 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

There are better choices in a 15 inch tire such as the heavy duty Goodyear Cargo G26 in a size 225/70R15D rated for 2450 pounds on an LT scale and 99 mph speed rating . The G26 fit your current wheels and wheel wells . In recent history there have been 21 posters discussing Maxxis tire failures . There are no published reports of ST tires other than an occasional puff piece article in RV magazines . No in depth info is available . Consumer Reports purchases tires and publishes those tire results . They do considerable testing and have a history of doing so . They do not take advertising money and they pay for the tires they test . In the November 2012 and November 2013 issues of CR they published the results of their annual tire testing of passenger car tires . NO Maxxis tire has ever scored above the LOWEST 25 % of those tests . Maxxis ST tires are only made in Asia , an origin that many on this forum wish to avoid due to quality shortcomings . Unlike most of the other ST tire makers Maxxis does not post the weight of their tires so that they may be compared to the most common brands like Carlisle and Goodyear . A recent development is that the Maxxis 8008 ST tire is being discontinued . There are better choices in a 15 inch tire such as the heavy duty Goodyear Cargo G26 in a size 225/70R15D rated for 2450 pounds on an LT scale and 99 mph speed rating . :C.......I love you man!
Mile High 04/04/14 08:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

Look at the Goodyear G949RSA "G"rated tire. 235/85R16 steel, IMHO, you are going to continue to have tire problems towing at those speeds:) I only see these in "E" on the Goodyear site.
Mile High 04/04/14 10:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Redwood no need for 8k axles option

The maximum weight I have ever got on our Redwood axles is 12,900# even with a total weight of over 17,000#, so other than robustness, there really isn't a need for 8K. But the pin weight is over 4,000#s so you need the right truck.
Mile High 04/04/14 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best hitch for Ford prep package

B&W is 100% American made from American Steel. So is Lippert - what's your point? :)
Mile High 03/30/14 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fading 12 volt lights

How dim? Mine dropped to half brightness and it was a fuse in the converter. If yours are intermittent, it might be a failing converter.
Mile High 03/29/14 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best hitch for Ford prep package

I Thought only Reese fit in the Ford prep. Maybe others are available now.
Mile High 03/26/14 07:21am Fifth-Wheels
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