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jaycocreek

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There are two kinds of TC’ers; those who have had a tire failure and those who will.


I don't believe that at all..I have been running truck campers for 54 years and haven't had one yet..Could I,sure but following the way I choose truck tires and treat them,I haven't yet..

PS..I never had a blow out on my Semi's(Tractor only) either.Always new tires on the front,once they wore even slightly they went to the rear of the tractor,then the trailer..Truckers are known to abuse there tires and cheap out on replacing them,that's why you see/saw so many tire pieces laying allover the road..Owner operators not so much!

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I'm seeing a pattern here. Abuse your tires and pay your dues.


This 100%..


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It doesn't sound much of a problem as people say but then just a few have posted.


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PS..I never had a blow out on my Semi's(Tractor only) either.Always new tires on the front,once they wore even slightly they went to the rear of the tractor,then the trailer..


All the big trucks I've driven had "steer tires" on the front. Our Freightliners came with them all the way around.

I've never seen rear tires on the front, only steer tires.

Maybe things have changed over the years.

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It don't matter much with logging trucks..As long as there the same size and close enough in tread design..The trailer can have about anything on it..Usually where all the worn tractor tires go..

Steer/front tires seem to wear out faster than drive tires..We really did not use the term steer/drive for tires..I suppose if the semi was used for nothing but highway miles,a special tire might be in order but for mostly off road,traction is the key for logging trucks..I used to chain a front tire all the time when needed..

In the winter months I often put the sleeper on and got out the flatbed and hauled lumber and grain to stay busy..The log truck tires were never an issue,infact they were a plus on Idaho's winter roads.

I sold my last logging truck 20 years ago so things may have changed since in tire language..LOL

The key to this thread and blowouts is "speed" IMHO...To fast with heavy loads near max capacity..

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I didn't know you were talking about logging trucks.

80 mph is as fast as I've ever driven with the camper on my truck and its just for a short distance passing another vehicle.

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I didn't know you were talking about logging trucks.

80 mph is as fast as I've ever driven with the camper on my truck and its just for a short distance passing another vehicle.


I would have said that same thing before November when I drove from California to Kentucky and back. 4 days each way averaging between 75 and 80 mph the entire way. Of Course I had 6 brand new tires on the dually...


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Of Course I had 6 brand new tires on the dually


That's the key IMHO,tire condition..If I had a SRW with a TC with near max tire capacity,I would treat them as truckers do front tires..Any sign of wear and replace/rotate etc.

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I would have said that same thing before November when I drove from California to Kentucky and back. 4 days each way averaging between 75 and 80 mph the entire way. Of Course I had 6 brand new tires on the dually...


I am pushing my weight limit so I have to restrain myself. LOL

I generally set my cruise at 70 mph. That's where I get the best gas mileage.

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I generally set my cruise at 70 mph. That's where I get the best gas mileage.


That makes me thinking how realistic you are.
Trucks usually get best mpg in 45-55 mph range.
Each time I drive my dually on 45 highway, or even on 35 mph city streets, my mpg goes into 30's.





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Your signature says you average 12 mpg [emoticon]


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