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RE: New Tires Lighten my Wallet

I have Michelin XPS Ribs on my 5th wheel. They are currently 6 years old. Leaving for a 1000 mile trip today. Tires look great but I know they're getting old. Trailer is always stored in covered shaded area so no sun on tires unless on the road. Thinking 7 years is about when I should buy new.
mileshuff 11/09/21 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wine Country north of San Francisco

Many years ago we used to visit Napa Valley frequently. Nice wines, wasn't crowded and was affordable. Not any more. So many are up to $50+ to taste. Couple of our favorites are Sequoia Grove and Plumpjack. Instead, try Sonoma area wineries. Some are expensive but plenty are $25 or less to taste. East of San Francisco is Livermore with quite a few good wineries. I agree with many who love Paso Robles wineries. If anyone needs a list of recommendations I have been to the majority of wineries in Paso. Many excellent ones and few to avoid. Further south we also love the Buellton/Solvang wineries.
mileshuff 09/08/21 02:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dometic Awning LED strip very very dim.

Well We are just 2 of many people that prefer to sit and enjoy nature, night stars and the sounds of silence and those LED lights are still too bright for both of us!…Hope you turn them off, thank You…. I too enjoy nature. We spend most of our time outside the trailer. Very difficult to eat dinner when I cannot see food! Sure can use lanterns etc. but those have their own set of issues. If you enjoy the silence then camp further away from others where lights are not an issue!! Boondocking is awesome, far way from anyone.
mileshuff 09/03/21 02:24pm Tech Issues
Dometic Awning LED strip very very dim.

My 5th wheel is now 7 years old. The LED strip on the underside of awning has become very dim. All leds are lit just dim. Hard to look at wiring as it is buried inside trailer walls except for a few inches at the end of the led strip. When trailer was new these lights were very bright. Is it common for led strips to become dimmer with age rather than individual leds completely fail? New Dometic brand strip is $99 on Amazon but I see numerous odd brand strips for as little as $20. Any of the cheap strips good?
mileshuff 09/02/21 09:52pm Tech Issues
RE: CA National Forests closed for two weeks

Arizona had closed all forests in July due to fires. This included 4th of July weekend. They had nearly all roads into the forests blocked with forest service, police and others stationed at the road entrances. Even the small dirt forest service roads had someone stationed there to block. Could get thru only if you could prove you lived there. Private campgrounds were opened but nearly all had a no open flame policy. AZ has had quite a bit of monsoon rains lately so they lifted the bans in most areas. Hope CA gets some rain as well.
mileshuff 09/02/21 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

Your trailer's OE tire size was ST225/75R15. Many of the ST tire manufacturers now provide that size with a steel cased LRF. OE tire is 16" on the 2014 26FWRKS. I believe they changed to 15" in 2015 and later along with a lower rated axle. Glad I got the 2014!
mileshuff 08/26/21 10:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

What caused the blowouts? Tread separation, sidewall blowout, or other stuff? May be time for a cheap TPMS to see what that tire is doing. Tread separation all three times. I check tire pressure and adjust if needed before every trip. I set them to the max rated at 80 PSI.
mileshuff 07/31/21 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

Is there somewhere you go on a regular basis that could cause damage to that RR tire, a curb, rock, etc ? Nope. Almost all highway towing miles. Possibly how it is normally parked with sun shining on it.
mileshuff 07/31/21 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

From what I can find online, the standard tire size for your truck is 265/75R16. The standard Defender weight rating is is 2756 lbs/tire. There is an LT265R16 (load range E - 10 ply rating) version that is 3415 lbs/tire. They also make a LT285/75R16 version that is 3750 lbs/tire. After multiple blowouts I would want these ! Inflate to the pressure recommended by the TIRE MANUFACTURER ! All tires have been factory size at LT265/70R17. All have been E rated 10 ply. Current LTX M/S are rated at 3195 lb at 80 PSI. Very similar to the other tires I've had.
mileshuff 07/31/21 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

The last three sets of tires on my 2007 Ram 2500 have had one tire blow out. Always the same, passenger side rear. Have not weighed my trailer but specs are 7,000 dry, GVWR 10,500, pin weight 1,500. Probably closer to 1,800 to 2,000 lb pin weight. I tow with all tanks empty. I keep rear tires at 80 PSI checked before every trip. First two sets were Michelin LTX MS and MS2. Third set was Yokahama YK-HTX. All blow outs occurred around 3-4 years with 25-30,000 miles on them. Tons of tread left. Have new set #4 on now, Michelin Defender LTS MS. Why can't I get more than 3 years and 25,000 miles on my truck tires?
mileshuff 07/31/21 10:50am Tow Vehicles
Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

Currently have XPS Ribs on my 5th wheel. Great tire but they are now 7 years old. Tons of tread left but feel 7 years is pushing my luck. Looking to replace but XPS Ribs are costly. Are there cheaper alternatives that are just as reliable? Have had blow outs with factory china bombs. They don't last long here in the hot desert southwest. What about Bridgestone Duravis (not sure which model), or possibly Maxxis? What else?
mileshuff 07/31/21 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
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