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RE: exploding tire

They are not perfect. The fault with it is that the sensors only transmit pressure and temp EVERY 5 MINUTES. (Page 2 of Instruction Manual) I will have to check my manual in the morning. My system is new and I was watching it quite closely and was not taking 5 minutes to show changes in psi and temps. It may have taken 5 minutes when first turning the system on. Thought it was a bad monitor at first.
Beaker 07/20/14 08:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire OVERPRRESSURE Warning on Chevy 250 Silverado

Let air out if you prefer but I would set alarm a bit higher traveling under those conditions. I don't believe there is a way to set alarms at different temps and psi.
Beaker 07/18/14 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 separate blow outs on I-75 S/B in Georgia (Fifth Wheel)

If a tire's going to fail it will happen at high ambient temperatures and highway speeds when it's really building up heat. If only that was true.
Beaker 07/15/14 07:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: exploding tire

With that TST system, I had just checked the monitor and all was well with pressure and temp. Within 5 minutes, could've been sooner, a tire blew. No warning from the system. I got a signal from the sensor...about a half second after it blew. But that's not surprising, there was nothing to signal until the tire blew, dropping the psi to 0 instantly. With the system being new I kept constant attention to it, watching how the temps and psi rose. My trailer had a metal plate in the wheel well above the tires causing zero damage in that area. Having seen various pictures of blown tires with electrical wires and water lines hanging down I was happy that someone had the sense to plate it up there. Or maybe they knew something????
Beaker 07/15/14 06:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: exploding tire

I agree you should buy quality tires, just not sure what to recommend. I've been thru Maxxis LRD & LRE, GY Marathon LRD, Tow Master LRE and the BFG's on the trailer. Have yet to find one the I can endorse. I've run ST for 15 years. First flat, although I had one throw the tread.
Beaker 07/13/14 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: exploding tire

Just wondering with your new TST system did you have the flow through sensors and if so where they attatched to rubber air valves Yes they are. Put on one day and the next day 2 tires were down around 20 lbs. Called TST and they knew what the problem was. These newer sensors have an extend collar with a hex screw to lock them on. With the rubber air valves, they do not screw on far enough. TST would send a different type or said I could grind down the collars so the sensors went on far enough, which is what I did and they are fine now. The sensor was still attached and the valve fine. That tire just exploded.
Beaker 07/13/14 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
exploding tire

Well, I joined the blown tire crowd over the 4th holiday. I had just installed a TST monitoring system and within 120 miles, tire exploded. As the monitoring system was new, I was watching tire pressures and temps closely, nothing unusual when the tire blew. Was luckily near a closed rest area, pulled over quickly, and changed tire. The tire did some damage but I have repaired it. I have had flat tires on cars before but not on a trailer. This thing just exploded; don't know if the tire went over anything or just blew up. Just happy it happened where it did. Was glad I carry a 12 compressor with me because the spare only had 20 lbs in it. Although the compressor takes a while it is nice to have. And before you ask, 225x75 15 ST, about six years old(mfg date 08). On return trip while accelerating on the on ramp, a truck with a Cardinal fifth wheel let us in and quickly disappeared down the road. About 20 miles later, saw pieces of tire on the road and the Cardinal pulled over a little bit down the road with the left rear flat. He was just onto the shoulder with his left wheels on the shoulder with no more room to pull over at that section of highway. Hope he made out alright.
Beaker 07/12/14 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Willow Tree Route

"Looking at a map. You will find many, many ways to get to MB. It's really pretty easy now days. Super highway all the way in." Please elaborate as I haven't found them in 5 years.
Beaker 07/12/14 01:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sanitizing FW system-- call your water company!

So filling a swimming pool is free? Mine cost me around $300 for 30,000 gal. Cheaper than trucking it in. Thank goodness we have septic system.
Beaker 06/21/14 08:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2500HD tire advice...Do all 4 have to match?

I have 2 highway and 2 all terrain for the last 2 years. Haven't noticed anything or even thought about it.
Beaker 06/17/14 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slider hitch or regular

Agree with Vulcaneer. Everyone may have clearance when the truck and trailer are level. That 3" clearance between the front of the trailer and back window will soon disappear if you are backing into a site that is slightly up hill. If those trailer tires are 3" above the truck tires then the 3" clearance is gone. For the little extra money for a manual slider, it's good insurance. Definitely true.....except for the manual slider. The slider would not be used in this case which is why I went with the 5th Airborne Sidewinder.
Beaker 06/17/14 04:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Couple of Questions

I've had 3 30 amp trailerw and never had problems running AC, Micro, and WH at the same time except for the one time the 30 amp cord didn't reach and had to use the 20 amp.
Beaker 06/17/14 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: toilet gettting clogged

I use chemicals and prescribed tissue but it keeps getting clogged. After I empty it Ive noticed air bubbles out when i fill bowl with water and flush. Not quite sure what you mean but something similar with my old Jayco. After a period of time after starting from a drained tank, I would get a "burp"(bubble of air) when flushing and after a bit it would plug. A rod pushed down would dislodge the mess and no problems after that. Happended every time out. What I think was happening, when starting out with very little water in the tank, "things" would hit the bottom of the tank and start building up. It built up faster than the water going in. Although there was enough water later, the pile was already there and the need for the rod. After that, "things" falling into the water would dissinigrate(sp), the pile never building up again. Maybe right, maybe wrong. But it is the combination of the other replies: WATER WATER WATER and PYRAMID
Beaker 06/17/14 04:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help me make sense of the scale numbers

Just stating again what the DEFINITION of pin weight is: amount of weight PUT ON the hitch. Bottom line, when the "so called experts", (not me, by any means), defined pin weight, they stated pin weight is the weight PUT ON THE HITCH King Pin Weight (also called Pin Weight) is the actual weight pressing down on the fifth wheel hitch by the trailer. Well, it seems to me the definition you are using is NOT the weight on the hitch, but the weight on the drive axle but what do I know.
Beaker 06/09/14 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer level when towing

I have a Crossroads 2010 26RK. My springs were originally attached using the bottom hole in the shackle. I had a trailer place move it to the top hole in the shackle. He also made a shackle for the equalizer as it has to lowered or the axles will be "out of plane". In my case the equalizers were replaced because they were cracked. Seems like the wrong size ones were originally used. This should raise your trailer around 2" and is fairly inexpensive.
Beaker 05/06/14 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike receiver hitch on a trail air king pin

I did not want to weld to it or drill holes in it. So I built the pin box hitch so that it mounts to the pin box bolts. It extends forward and sits just above the pin box, not touching it. I have a fifth airborne sidewinder. Any pictures of your mount?
Beaker 04/28/14 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: determining pin weight

But according to some the pin weight will vary from 500 lbs to 1500 lbs depending on where the hitch is mounted on the truck. The pin weight is fixed and can not change. One more try. Actually, pin weight can be changed. Raise the hitch 5ft and see what happens to pin weight? The old lever and fulcrum will apply and pin weight will be less. This of course does not happen in real life, but it means a raiseing or lowering of 1" or 2" for the hitch does mean a change of pin weight but not enough to mean anything.
Beaker 04/25/14 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: determining pin weight

That's pretty much the crux of my question- does lightening (or loading in your case) of the front axle count towards pin weight? I don't understand why everyone keeps worrying about axle weights when trying to figure pin weight. The weight of the truck is same with or without the fifth hitched to it. The only difference with the fifth hooked is the weight exerted by the fifth. THE WEIGHT OF THE TRUCK HAS NOT CHANGED. Moving the hitch forward of the axle orck of the axle may change the pin weight but it will not change the weight of the truck. How about we get a scale that does each tire separately? That should start a thread about 1000 pages long to figure out how much a truck weighs. If one is concerned about overloading axles that is another story but the physical weight of the truck does not change by adding or subtracting loads to it.
Beaker 04/25/14 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shifting into neutral

The engine in question uses NO fuel when going down hill with your foot off of the accelerator. The injectors will go to 0 duty cycle. Would seem to me the engine would shut off with NO fuel.
Beaker 04/24/14 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just ordered a louvered tailgait for my F-250

A better option for the v gate would be to just take your tailgate off. Illegal in some states.
Beaker 04/17/14 05:20pm Fifth-Wheels
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