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rollindowntheroad

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12th Man Fan wrote:

How fast were you driving. Most ST trailer tires are rated at 65 mph.


Never drove over 60, most of the time it was 55. Especially after the 2nd blow out on Friday I made sure on my way home never went more than 60 because of previous history, but sure enough it happened again.

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rollindowntheroad wrote:

This is my first RV so still learning everything. I have not had the tires balanced. One tire dealer did suggest going to 15" tires, he said those are much easier to find in D or E rated. But then I would have to get all new rims as well.

I did not check the tire pressure before I left for this last trip this weekend. Guess that's another check list item before getting on the road.


These trailer tire issues have been going on for years. I would follow this tire dealer's advice and go with the 15" wheels with light truck tires





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Goodyear Endurance is available in ST205/75R14-D 65psi rated 87mph

https://www.goodyearrvtires.com/tire-selector.aspx

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rollindowntheroad wrote:

What is going to be the difference between a D or E rated or light truck tire?


More plies..... Thicker material.

Get an "E" rated tire and I'll bet you never have another blowout.

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rollindowntheroad wrote:

The TT is not overloaded as I only use it for weekends so just the minimum stuff needed.


First weigh your trailer loaded ready to go camping. Next see what the load rating for the tires- they may well be overloaded. Next check the speed rating of the tires. Go faster than they are designed to go, and they will self destruct.

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jdc1 wrote:

rollindowntheroad wrote:

What is going to be the difference between a D or E rated or light truck tire?


More plies..... Thicker material.

Get an "E" rated tire and I'll bet you never have another blowout.


That is what I am hoping to accomplish because this is getting real frustrating.

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rollindowntheroad wrote:



I did not check the tire pressure before I left for this last trip this weekend. Guess that's another check list item before getting on the road.


Well you can spend a bushel of bucks for tires, but if you don't take care of them the only thing the heavy tires will do is more damage when they blow. Before your trailer moves every day you need to be sure the tires are aired to max sidewall pressure. (All tires is a good habit) Then, every time you stop, before you do anything else, touch every tire and hub that has been spinning. If 1 tire feels warm compared to others, grab the gauge. Check both it and 1 of the others. The pressure hot tire should be higher. If not, put air in and get to tire repair shop.

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LT probably puts you in 16" wheels too.

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JRscooby wrote:

rollindowntheroad wrote:



I did not check the tire pressure before I left for this last trip this weekend. Guess that's another check list item before getting on the road.


Well you can spend a bushel of bucks for tires, but if you don't take care of them the only thing the heavy tires will do is more damage when they blow. Before your trailer moves every day you need to be sure the tires are aired to max sidewall pressure. (All tires is a good habit) Then, every time you stop, before you do anything else, touch every tire and hub that has been spinning. If 1 tire feels warm compared to others, grab the gauge. Check both it and 1 of the others. The pressure hot tire should be higher. If not, put air in and get to tire repair shop.


I believe this is the answer to the problem. My Raineer 225/75 R15 China bombs are about 4.5 years old. So far so good. They’ll be replaced this winter as five years is enough. Keep them aired up to max on the sidewall cold. I would upsize to 15” D rated trailer tires and go camping. And avoid industrial and construction areas. Unfortunately, some contractors take great pride in scattering excess screws and nails from the rear of their work trucks.


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I continue to find these threads hilarious.
Always the care of the tires is blamed by the "blame it on the owner crowd".
Check your tire pressure every moorning, and inspect the tires at every stop. Don't drive too fast. Don't hit anything. Watch out for potholes.
Really if we all treated our commuter vehicle tires this carefully, we would never get to work.

The answer is getting better tires.

Do what ever it takes to get LTs on your TT and never look back.

PM me if you want some advise on how to do it right.



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