RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: Trailer tire sealant??

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Trailer tire sealant??

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev
Sponsored By:
ivbinconned

highway 16

Senior Member

Joined: 09/27/2003

View Profile



Posted: 01/06/19 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last summer while away north at the lake tire went down in camp site. Went to local shop. He had something similar in a trailer tire. I think I mentioned above that he convinced me to put on a LT tire instead. Stating many trailer manufacturers are going to this tire....

https://simpletire.com/hercules-lt235-85r16-14-85751-tires

So I did. This is the tire that has a notably stiffer side wall. 14 ply. We will see how it stands up as we plan to pile on some miles this winter. Heading south in a couple weeks.


Ram and 34 ft Cedar Creek

JIMNLIN

Oklahoma

Senior Member

Joined: 09/14/2003

View Profile



Posted: 01/06/19 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your trailer must have 7k or 8k axle which the load G tire is needed.
The Hercules brand has been around for years mostly farm and ranch stores...grain elevators...small towns in mt area.
The Hercules H-901 ST load G shows up on the NUWA and other brand specific heavy trailer forums.

The Sailun S637 16" ST tire seems to be the most popular with commercial haulers .....farm and ranch...and fast becoming the go to load G tire in the rv world.


"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

Z-Peller

Oceanside BC

Senior Member

Joined: 07/12/2003

View Profile



Posted: 01/06/19 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh man....ivbinconned....highway 16 and cold weather says to me that you live in BC somewhere between Prince George and Smithers....if so, then yeah, you have really been conned!!....put LT tires all round on your trailer and have a nice trip!....I live iin BC and never ever heard " illegal to run LT tires on a trailer"....only problem I ran into was that I could not get LT tires in 15"....if you have 16" or larger then go for it. TPMS and LT tires makes your trailer same as most tow vehicle trucks on the road...how many of them have tires blow out??


Bill..
2017 Bigfoot 10.4 camper...2016 GMC 3500 4x4 Xcab Duramax Dually...

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/06/19 09:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ivbinconned wrote:

The Endurance sounds good. However our trailer calls for a “ G “ rated tire. 110 psi.
Not available in a G rating. Should this bother me? Seems that would be going to something lighter!
Or does one only look at weight rating.


GY makes a great “G” rated tire also.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

Dave H M

IL

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/07/19 07:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did not even make it half way thru this thread.

IMHO the OP is predisposed to put the goo in his tires or is just having fun. [emoticon]

RedRocket204

Colorado mountains - Got trail?

Senior Member

Joined: 05/22/2010

View Profile



Posted: 01/07/19 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, let me preface this with I do not and will not be planning to run any tire sealant in my TT tires. I do not believe tire sealant will prevent a blow out as tire sealant is designed to seal small holes, like a nail/screw that is leaking. A guess here, but trailer tire blow outs seem more caused by a catastrophic tire failure, something tire sealant won't help with.

Having said all of that, the tire sealant the OP has linked is not the same tire sealant most are going on about. Stuff like fix-a-flat and Slime are horrible products and not the same as the newer formulas. The newer formulas use a suspension liquid to carry "large" particles, if you will, via a quick burst of air releasing, where that particle helps plug the leak. That suspension liquid is a lot lighter and easier flowing than fix-a-flat/Slime.

Tire sealant is an extremely common practice now for tubeless tires on mountain bikes that are actually used for MTBing. I have been using it for years with no adverse issues. Yes, my MTB hubs and rims are aluminum. The tire sealant works incredibly well unless you slash a sidewall. And for those saying, but yeah, a flat on a MTB is not the same and is not going to cause a big issue. To you I'd say you are 100% wrong. With the types of trails I ride and the way I ride, I could seriously injure myself or worse from a tire/wheel problem. MTB is a passion for me and to support that comment, my two most ridden MTBs have cost me upwards of $10k US dollars. I ride those a lot.

I have liked my tubeless MTB tires with sealant so much, I have added an ATV recommended tire sealant to my front Yamaha Grizzly ATV tires. Those ATV tires are mounted on aluminum wheels. So far no issues but I've only ran that tire sealant on the ATV for about 1 1/2 years so far. Again, the way and places I ride (CO high country, Moab), I would not want a tire issue on my ATV either. I have not added the sealant to the ATV's rear tires, yet, as the good sealants are not cheap.


I love me some land yachting

ChuckSteed

Mtn Home, Idaho

Full Member

Joined: 01/15/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/07/19 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Running tire sealant in garden tractors, ATVs, wheel barrows. Etc is fine... putting this of any kind in RV trailer tires .... naw.. not for me... either my tires hold air or I fix the issue by replacing, tire, wheel, valve stem to correct issue....

ivbinconned

highway 16

Senior Member

Joined: 09/27/2003

View Profile



Posted: 01/07/19 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chuck again I say ...I don’t think you checked out my original “link”.

Red rock I appreciate your comments. But I don’t think I suggested that sealant would prevent a “blowout”, other than one that could happen when a tire gets down to say half the pressure it is supposed to have, gets hot and comes apart at 60 mph.

To sum up I would just like to add that sure, that specific product, might be a waste of my time and money and perhaps I might be “conned” into buying it but I also feel I being conned into believeing I’m getting what I pay for in the several brands of “G” rated tires I have gone through.
Having 4000 lb’s plus tire capacity under a 12,000 trailer with perhaps 2000 of that on the truck and having them fail before they are 50% worn ...something is wrong.
The guy who sold me the Hercules tire stated as much.
Happy New Year you all.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/07/19 07:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GY “E” more than enough for a 12k rv

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Trailer tire sealant??
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS