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Old 09-30-2015, 10:50 AM   #21
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I believe possibly a couple other issues with the factory tires is the speed travelled during delivery to the dealer and possibly the tires being under inflated....

Maybe that is part of the reason some never have any issues???? Speed was kept to 65moh or so, and the tires were inflated properly.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:25 AM   #22
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I believe possibly a couple other issues with the factory tires is the speed travelled during delivery to the dealer and possibly the tires being under inflated....

Maybe that is part of the reason some never have any issues???? Speed was kept to 65moh or so, and the tires were inflated properly.
Worth thinking about indeed. My trailer was purchased with tires underinflated over 20%. Spec was/is 65 lbs, trailer tires were all around 50 (or less) when I checked them before our first outing after purchase. No telling how long they'd been like that, but the dealer is about 40 miles from my house.

Is tire pressure or inspection on any of the PDI lists we have? If not, it should be added. That was way too easy to overlook as I was concentrating on the more obvious items esp on the inside of the trailer...
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:55 AM   #23
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I had read enough horror stories about TowMax tires to know I didn't want to keep them on my new 5th wheel. Even the dealer said they were problematic. In less than a week I had my new set of Carlisle RH load range E tires on it, and no more worries. LR E was a step up from the LR D TowMax tires as well. Sold them on CL and offset the cost of the new tires by a little more than half.
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I've towed my HTT all over Ontario and this season in particular, the East Coast (NB, NS, QC)
I've got over 8k on the TM tires now, not including what the former owner (1yr) put on, and they still look great, air loss is nil and with the TPMS sensors and my visual checks several times during trips or stop overs, I've had zero issues. It seems to be the 15" and up Tires that have an issue. Perhaps load related? I'll continue to use mine as I see no reason other than online complaints from a small majority of owners (That's always the way right?) versus spending cash I don't need to at the moment.

Besides, there is no guarantee that a newer brand name tire won't blow and they all have problems anyway, just depends on where you look when researching.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:44 PM   #25
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This is why I picked up a laser thermometer to check the tire and hub temps when we stop.

My wife asked "what is THAT for???". I just replied to see how hot the campfire is!!!! Lol
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I've towed my HTT all over Ontario and this season in particular, the East Coast (NB, NS, QC)
I've got over 8k on the TM tires now, not including what the former owner (1yr) put on, and they still look great, air loss is nil and with the TPMS sensors and my visual checks several times during trips or stop overs, I've had zero issues. It seems to be the 15" and up Tires that have an issue. Perhaps load related? I'll continue to use mine as I see no reason other than online complaints from a small majority of owners (That's always the way right?) versus spending cash I don't need to at the moment.

Besides, there is no guarantee that a newer brand name tire won't blow and they all have problems anyway, just depends on where you look when researching.
I thought perhaps it was load related too, but my TM tires are not over loaded. Each tire has minimum 2400 lbs rated capacity per the sidewall (in dual configuration) on 4400 lb axles. I'm loaded to about 8K for a heavy trip, so there should be plenty of weight capacity there. With 13% on the tongue, that's about 7K on the axles, or about 1750 lbs per tire. Granted there will be differences between each tire, but I can tell you with relative certainty that no one tire is loaded 600 lbs more than the others.

So I dunno. I was convinced that the failures were more common on the larger tires carrying close to their maximum loads, but that's not me, and I have a failure.
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where is the psi info located on the rims? I see nothing stamped or labeled on the rim, outside or inside.
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where is the psi info located on the rims? I see nothing stamped or labeled on the rim, outside or inside.
May not have the max psi stamped, but should have the max weight at the minimum.... Our rim had it stamped on the "inside" (backside?) of the rim, not to far out from the spokes if I remember right. Max weight can be translated into max psi based on the tire rating, at least from what I have found. I think it is Dexter that states their rims have a max weight, and the rim will handle the psi needed for that weight based on the ST tires.

I forgot to check our tires before leaving the dealer as well.... Wife wanted to get out of there, which rushed things a little.....
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where is the psi info located on the rims? I see nothing stamped or labeled on the rim, outside or inside.
I had to look it up on Dextar`s site when I upgraded. The OEM tires were 50PSI max and the new ones were 65 PSI. The steel rims were rated to 80 PSI so all was good with that.
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I could not agree more with your assessment. Since changing my twice failed Marathon E rated ST tires to G614's, my anxiety level has gone way down on trips. Especially when it is hot.
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