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Old 05-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Three out of My Five Rv Tires Were Bad! They Were Made in USA.

RV Tires Three Out of Five Bad! Made in USA.
I have Preached for a long time to Change tires on a RV when they are 5 years old. I know that it is expensive, But it is cheap insurance against disaster. On a recent trip to Ogden Utah, we encountered tire problems on our return 235 mile trip to Wells Nevada where we spend the summer. I had added 15 Lbs of air to one of the tires that was low on my Jayco Designer 5th wheel. I was a little hesitant about starting the return trip without having the tire checked for leaks. I was in a hurry and late for an appointment in Draper Utah, 58 miles from Ogden. I wanted to be there early, so we could get some work done to the 5th wheel and be on our way.

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I couldn't sleep well having the goodyear marathons load range D on my new 5er so I changed them to these.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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Any concern going to a truck tire versus a dedicated trailer tire? Someone once posted that the DMV looked for trailer tires if they stopped someone...
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:02 AM   #4
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Make the switch to Light Truck tires and don't look back
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What LT tire is available in Load Range E for a 15" rim?
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What LT tire is available in Load Range E for a 15" rim?
Check for the availability of 700xR15 6 or 8 ply tires made in the U.S.A. by Seiberling or Cooper or Dayton- Some small independent dealers handle these brands- They are quite popular on 2 and 4 wheel utility trailers- JMHO-DD
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #7
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I couldn't sleep well having the goodyear marathons load range D on my new 5er so I changed them to these.
I almost went to a LT Tire, but when I got checking the Power King Tow Max ST235/80R16 STR Load Range E had a higher Max Load Capacity 500 Lbs each tire over the LT's. I Always Use a ST tire on 5th Wheel trailers Because of tire design and load carrying Capacity. I only drive between 50 and 60 MPH when towing. I am retired and in no hurry. I am thinking of getting a TPMS if I can find one that does not require a booster or relay for a 5th wheel. To many of them need a booster to work because of distance between the truck cab and the rear axles on a Large 5th wheel trailer.
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I have the TST 510 tire pressure monitoring system. No problems. Works flawlessly without a booster.
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The Goodyear marathon tires that where on our fith wheel were rated under the max gvwr rating. So we switched from 15" wheels with goodyear tires to 16" wheels with michelin tires. We have put several thousand miles on the new wheels and tires and couldn't be happier.
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This is one of the reasons I stick with ST Tires

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Here is what Goodyear says "Trailer tires are considered a special category in the current global design standards of Tire and Rim. The major difference is that trailer tires are required to carry 10% more load than an equivalent P-metric size tire. LT type tires are actually on a lower formula and would require a significant size or load change to meet the trailer load requirements."
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