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Old 02-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #1
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My wife and I will be going on a cross country trip this summer and I want to get the trailer as prepared as possible. To start I bought a new set of tires. In doing so I went from load range C to load range D. I also bought new metal valve stems to handle the increased air pressure of the new tires. Should I be worried about the wheels? LRC=50psi, LRD=65psi.

Should I have the wheel bearings repacked? Slide-out lubed? Anything else you can think of? Thanks for your help.

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Old 02-13-2019, 09:14 PM   #2
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My wife and I will be going on a cross country trip this summer and I want to get the trailer as prepared as possible. To start I bought a new set of tires. In doing so I went from load range C to load range D. I also bought new metal valve stems to handle the increased air pressure of the new tires. Should I be worried about the wheels? LRC=50psi, LRD=65psi.

Should I have the wheel bearings repacked? Slide-out lubed? Anything else you can think of? Thanks for your help.

Jeff
Check spring hangers, no lube on Schwintek slides ever. Wheel bearings checked-yes.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:14 PM   #3
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Yes, I would have the wheel bearings repacked and brakes checked/adjusted. I would also check the leaf spring shackles for signs of wear and elongated bolt clearance holes.

Most aluminum rims will handle a "D" load range tire (65psi)..., the rim should be stamped with a rating to confirm. Don't forget to upgrade your TT spare tire.

Would be a good time to check all your roof seams/joints/hardware caulking.

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Old 02-13-2019, 09:24 PM   #4
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Don't forget a spare tire, jack, tools, jumper cables, a gallon of radiator water, duct tape, electrical tape, fuses, extra key for truck and trailer.
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A second spare tire. If the front tire blows, and wraps around the rear, you can expect that one to go also.
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