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RE: Power king tires

Wow a detailed survey! I wished they would have had a question to separate st from lt failure rates on towables.
elkhorn98 04/23/14 07:23pm Towing
RE: Have you ever seen someone checking tire pressures?

I check mine before every trip and before i drive again or come home. Now with lt tires it is just a check and i can go the whole season with adding air. Not true with my st tires...i had to add air every trip.
elkhorn98 04/20/14 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Strange tire problem - can't find info

Hopefully you can get some money from the toxmax warranty and get some better tires so you can be truely be happy. What size are the tires? what loading rating for the tires and axles?
elkhorn98 04/12/14 08:44am Towing
RE: need tire advice

But you see, I did not build the box. Until the DOT finds reasons to pull the DOT certifications from the ST tire industry the box is self imposed by the regulatory people and the ST tire manufacturers. The vehicle manufacturers, in most cases, are just using what's available. There are tires for the smallest diameter all the way to the 16" tires with LRF certifications at 3960# covering all axles thru 7000#. There is no valid excuse for using replacement tires deemed as misapplications for ST tires. FastEagle Fe so would you also say st trailers would be a misapplication on a trailer where the manufacturer specified lt or p tires on the placard?
elkhorn98 04/09/14 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

So the Carlisle trail rh tires are the next best thing in st tires? Limited to 62 mph... sounds like progress. I wonder how long it will be until we see st tires rated in increments less than 1 mph...59.5 or 60.5 mph. Maybe they will give a max temp rating the tires can be driven in too.
elkhorn98 04/08/14 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

or they are not designed correctly for their market. We have a winner. Give the man a cigar! Tires designed for local service on utility trailers. Chris Didn't one of our tire experts call it "occasional non passenger usage" so the load ratings of st tires could be increased over those flimsy sidewall lt tires designed with people's lives in mind with reserve capacity and with 99+ mph speed ratings? I try to use my rv more than occasionally!
elkhorn98 04/07/14 10:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need tire advice

This from Carlisle website on page #92; ..-High speed towing in hot conditions degrades tires significantly. ..– Do not exceed 60 mph while towing a trailer. ..– Most ST trailer tires have a maximum speed rating of 65 mph. ..– Load carrying capacity decreases as heat and stress generated by higher speed increases. ..– Time and the elements weaken a trailer tire. ..– 3 to 5 years is the average life expectancy of a trailer tire,regardless of mileage. ..– It is estimated that in approximately three years, roughly one-third of a tire's strength is gone. ..– After three years, depending upon storage and conditions of usage, consider replacing trailer tires even if they have tread depth remaining. ..– After five years, trailer tires should be replaced in all cases. Not a good choice for the OPs tire needs. St tires sound great. 60 mph speed limit and don't tow when it's hot. Pretty soon they will have a temp rating too. Poor suckers will be babying them and only driving in the morning and late evening and still get blowouts. I'm not a tire expert but have read the testing requirements and I don't see how st tires could be better for towing when the testing is not as stringent. How can a cheaper tire with less testing requirements be superior? The funny part is now several st makers say 1/3 of their strength is gone in 3 years. So that won't carry their rated load and you should replace them. Lt tires can go double that so you end up paying more in the long run for st tires...oh and as a bonsus you get to have blowouts on your vacation and tear up the side of your rv.
elkhorn98 04/07/14 09:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rotating Stored Trailer Tires

This year i started jacking up each wheel and spinning it a few times and turning it a quarter turn from where it was before lowering. I have done it about every month. Not sure if it does anything but it makes me feel good and i have an excuse to go check on my 5th wheel where it is stored. It takes about 5 mins.
elkhorn98 04/05/14 08:38am Towing
RE: LBZ Duramax Sought After?????

Most auto loans require <100,000 miles.
elkhorn98 03/08/14 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: towing with older 2v 5.4 triton

I had the same setup on a 2000 f250 and had a truck camper and then my current ~7,500 lb 5th wheel. It worked but driving wasn't fun. Upgraded to my diesel and it is like a different world. I had issues with the front transmission seal and there is no temp gauge so you're driving blind. The transmission shop said they had these trucks in frequently every summer as people tow. They said the factory seals were junk and leaked when things got hot. After i changed the seal i had no problems.
elkhorn98 03/07/14 08:31am Towing
RE: Jackson, Ca to 101

I think you can stay at the fairgrounds in napa or calistoga. Nothing fancy but the locations are in napa valley.
elkhorn98 03/04/14 09:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: FasTrak – Golden Gate and Bay Area Bridges

A friend at work says his truck and trailer gets charged the standard vehicle rate over half the time.
elkhorn98 03/02/14 08:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Diesel prices

3.95 around me. Interesting article but it seems like prices spike in the summer when there is no demand for home heating oil.
elkhorn98 02/21/14 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: safety rail for dinette bed

We use a store bought rail and there is about a one foot gap on one side. We put a duffle bag there.
elkhorn98 02/16/14 08:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Silverado HD front end lift

Well i did it on mine but mine was too low and out of spec for the z height which is what you measure to see if it is in spec. I raised my truck 1.5 inches to the upper end of the z height spec and then got it aligned. Now i am level when i tow.
elkhorn98 02/03/14 11:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Chevy HD Video

Glad too see the musket is gone! Mine got replaced with chrome tip. They were the worst part of the trucks looks imho.
elkhorn98 02/02/14 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: OCD

I've been diagnosed too and my doctor says camping is the only way to resolve my problem. March through October I get treatment but during the winter I need help and camp through other campers on rv.net. Elkhorn98, Really! Santa Rosa, California, and you don't camp November to February, you don't dash out for a weekend? We live well north of you and try to get out for at least one weekend a month all year round. There is NO excuse for not taking your medication during the winter!!! :R I know especially this year. Today was our first rain in about 2 months! We do need to get out more. Next winter we will since the kids will be a little older.
elkhorn98 02/02/14 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: OCD

I've been diagnosed too and my doctor says camping is the only way to resolve my problem. March through October I get treatment but during the winter I need help and camp through other campers on rv.net.
elkhorn98 02/02/14 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire dilema/question

There are a few D range 15" LTs Contential vanco 2 Goodyear wrangler ht 215s
elkhorn98 01/26/14 09:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone Use an Outdoor Stove?

We almost always cook outside. I have 2 tables, a 3 burner stove, propane bbq, and a 18 x 24" griddle. I love being outside and keep the mess outside. I think it depends on what you like to eat as to where you would do the most cooking.
elkhorn98 01/24/14 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
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