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Posted: 03/28/22 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another issue I see is that the axle manufacturers say not to place jacks on the axle tube as it may damage the axle. These lift the axle exactly where the manufacturers tell you not to lift the trailer.

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TXiceman wrote:

Another issue I see is that the axle manufacturers say not to place jacks on the axle tube as it may damage the axle. These lift the axle exactly where the manufacturers tell you not to lift the trailer.

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EXACTLY!!!


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MFL wrote:

..... Not sure this nylon wrap would cause flat spotting. ....


Yes, that is what I am referring to - and there are some circumstances where the tires will flatspot. It isn't a 100% thing.

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...... My Providers never seemed to flat spot from sitting over Winter. I do add an extra 5 psi in late fall due to air loss from Winter temp extremes. I air to 70 psi, even though tire max is 65. I let back down to 65 when warm temps return.

We do know the nylon tires of yesteryear did flat spot.

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Yes, that is what I am talking about. Adding that 5 psi would certainly help prevent the flatspotting. Plus, flatspots can be small enough not to be noticeable. (I'm sure that a flatspot that would lightly shake the stuff in a trailer's cabinets is not enough to be noticeable from the tow vehicle.


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jjj wrote:

To raise tires of the ground for long storage times.


Why do you want to do that? Modern tires are fine sitting for long periods.


No, they aren't!

Many tires today have cap plies made of nylon. Nylon is VERY prone to flatspotting - and the longer they sit, the more likely the flatspots may be permanent.


I believe you are thinking of tires from 40-50yrs ago.

Modern tires, it's simply not a concern.


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It would be beneficial to post actual research, not just armchair opinion on this product and its benefits/shortfalls. Hearing from someone who actually uses the product would be most helpful.

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TXiceman wrote:

Another issue I see is that the axle manufacturers say not to place jacks on the axle tube as it may damage the axle. These lift the axle exactly where the manufacturers tell you not to lift the trailer.

Ken


NOT true. The manufacturer warns against jacking in the MIDDLE of the axle. Reading the responses to this post, seems some of you might be surprised to learn that with the exception of the tongue, the axles support the entire weight of your rig!

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Yes, that is what I am talking about. Adding that 5 psi would certainly help prevent the flatspotting. Plus, flatspots can be small enough not to be noticeable. (I'm sure that a flatspot that would lightly shake the stuff in a trailer's cabinets is not enough to be noticeable from the tow vehicle.

Flat spotting is still a problem with tires under heavy rv trailers or any heavy loaded trailer that sat for a "long time" (1-2 years).

The OP would be wise have his trailers tires off the ground by blocking the trailer and removing them for "LONG TERM" storage (not just a few months in the winter).
If the trailer is stored for more years than the tires usable service time then he could sell them now ....and buy new ones later on.

Were all just guessing on time stored.

Goodyear website "storing rv tires"

Storing Your Vehicle Without Removing the Tires

*Ideally, a vehicle in storage should be placed on blocks to remove all weight from the tires. If the vehicle cannot be put on blocks, follow these steps for tire protection:

*Completely unload the vehicle so that minimum weight will be placed on the tires.

*Inflate tires to recommended operating pressure plus 25%. Ensure that the rim manufacturer’s inflation capacity is not exceeded.

*Be sure the storage surface is firm, clean, well drained and reasonably level.

*Avoid moving the vehicle during extremely cold weather.

*Move the vehicle at least every three months to prevent ozone cracking in the tire bulge area, as well as “flat-spotting” from the prolonged strain of sidewall and tread deflection.

*Adjust inflation before putting the vehicle back into service.***


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As already stated this is a solution looking for a problem.


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Posted: 08/14/22 04:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just block it up and remove the tires. Cost less than $100 and is permanent.





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