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Old 10-03-2015, 10:04 PM   #11
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I took my tt in for some maintenence and told them to put air in the tires as they were low on air. After I brought it home I checked the air pressure and all four tires were 10-15lbs below the 65lbs that was recommended. I went and gave service manager a talking to and he tried to convince me that the tires should be underinflated. I left and when I got home I e-mailed him this info to educate him on proper tire inflation. By the way, I have an air compressor which I put 65lbs in each tire.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:12 AM   #12
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Just today I had a conversation with service manager because that didn't inflate the tires properly on a recent service call. The sticker on the trailer says 65 lbs as do the tires He stated this was to high. The pressure on the tires after service was average 50psi. I appreciate your post. I will call Jayco.

If the service manager was that uninformed about tire pressure and how low pressure leads to premature failure, how many other things is he uninformed about?
Sounds like he got the job more because he is a good/persistent bull****ter than informed and competent.

I would consider going to someone else.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:11 AM   #13
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Speaking of tires. I was looking at the new tires on my new jay flight. They don't look to robust. If I was going to haul this thing around rather than just bringing it to a seasonal site, i would seriously consider upgrading them right off the bat. Hardly any tread depth to them. They look like they'll wear out fast.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:26 PM   #14
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Any time your vehicle is worked on, check the tire pressure before leaving the dealership. They are famous for rotating tires and not adjusting the pressure.
That's a fact. Two weeks ago I had new E rated tires installed and left the dealership without checking pressure. A week later while preparing for another trip, I decided to check the pressure. First tire checked had 45 lbs. I thought that tire had a leak but no, all 4 new tires only had 45 lbs in each. What the...
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:56 AM   #15
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these are very good trailer tires
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...del=Radial+857
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:53 PM   #16
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I see many, many threads on TT tires, and quite a few people have said they ordered new tires from here or from there. OK, where do you get them mounted? And do they need to be balanced???

I ask because I'm not sure my dealer mounts tires.

Just wondering!

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Walmart will mount and I balance. Why balance, the 5W trailer wheel is turning just as fast as the TV and I balance TV for the smoothest ride.
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snip... Why balance, the 5W trailer wheel is turning just as fast as the TV and I balance TV for the smoothest ride.
I've read, too, that it is possible (likely?) that out of balance trailer tires shorten the life of the trailer suspension bushings.
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I see many, many threads on TT tires, and quite a few people have said they ordered new tires from here or from there. OK, where do you get them mounted? And do they need to be balanced???

I ask because I'm not sure my dealer mounts tires.

Just wondering!

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Walmart will mount and I balance. Why balance, the 5W trailer wheel is turning just as fast as the TV and I balance TV for the smoothest ride.
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I've read, too, that it is possible (likely?) that out of balance trailer tires shorten the life of the trailer suspension bushings.
I ordered my trailer tires from Discount Tire's Ebay store. Basically buy 3 get one free. I had them mounted by a local tire shop here in town. I was going to dismount the wheels myself and take them the wheels and tires to have the tires mounted and then put them back on the trailer, but their charge to dismount and remount the wheels was reasonable, so I just towed them the trailer and let them do all the work.

I also had them balance the tires. Because, why not? Yeah, it's supposed to be for ride comfort, and no one's riding in the trailer, but I believe an unbalanced tire can cause other problems as well, and the cost to do so is minimal.

I had all 4 tires purchased, mounted, and balanced for just a shade over $600. And I went up a load range. Pretty good deal IMO.

ETA: I wouldn't trust Wal Mart to mount the tires on my son's wagon. JMHO.
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I ordered my trailer tires from Discount Tire's Ebay store. Basically buy 3 get one free.
Thanks for the detailed response!!

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ETA: I wouldn't trust Wal Mart to mount the tires on my son's wagon. JMHO.
LMAO!

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