Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2016, 06:51 AM   #51
Senior Member
 
shorthorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 381
Nice rig... we just traded in our Cruise Light 281BHXL... It really was a great trailer. It was a 2012 and I had to replace all the tires on it in late 2013... all 4 tires were cracking badly around the sidewall... Not just normal cracks, these were deep and in a line around the rim. And they were never run below max inflation and had less than 1500 miles on them.
__________________

__________________
2014 RAM 3500 4x4 CCLB Dually, Cummins / 68RFE / 3.42 / B&W Patriot 16K
2016 Coachmen Chapparral 360IBL

SOLD - 2012 Salem Cruise Lite 281BHXL
SOLD - 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 QCLB Cummins
shorthorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 08:54 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NE Arkansas
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by shorthorn View Post
Nice rig... we just traded in our Cruise Light 281BHXL... It really was a great trailer. It was a 2012 and I had to replace all the tires on it in late 2013... all 4 tires were cracking badly around the sidewall... Not just normal cracks, these were deep and in a line around the rim. And they were never run below max inflation and had less than 1500 miles on them.
Thanks. Yeah, I googled the tire brand on the trailer, Castle Rock ST's. Doesn't look good. Should probably replace those, as well.

Sent from my SM-T320 using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
2016 Salem Cruise Lite 261bhxl
Ram 1500 5.7l Hemi Crew Cab 4wd
gspot01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 10:12 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 338
Check load and speed rating

Trailer manufacturer's go with the least they can legally get away with, which usually barely covers the weight of the trailer, but not the weight we stack in them. Most trailer tires are rated for 65 mph (crazy), but if you look, you can probably find some that are 81 mph rated with higher load ratings. Worth the money.

I don't trust Michelin. I remember when the gov't. started requiring wear ratings on tires. Michelin's were some of the worst. I know their tires are better now, but I still don't trust them.
__________________
2009 Roo 21ss + 2007 Superduty 6.0
mnoland30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2016, 09:28 PM   #54
Member
 
jimmymjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 56
I live in Florida and I've plugged tires for decades and pulled not only TT but gooseneck trailers loaded with farm equipment with no problems. If the plug is done right you should be fine but, new tires would be your best option.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
[SIGPIC]Jimmy Miller
2016 27RKSS
jimmymjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2016, 10:36 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NE Arkansas
Posts: 313
I'm so glad I let y'all talk me into some new rubber. These guys ride so much better than the old ones and have better traction. It's like the difference between that two-hour old piece of bubble gum that won't blow bubbles anymore and that brand-new piece of soft, pliable HubbaBubba. I didn't know it could be this good! They also threw in a "free" alignment and road hazard warranty. So I'm feeling pretty good right now (at least until the monthly payments start)





Sent from my SD4930UR using Tapatalk
__________________
2016 Salem Cruise Lite 261bhxl
Ram 1500 5.7l Hemi Crew Cab 4wd
gspot01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 06:54 AM   #56
Senior Member
 
indybp57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 333
In the old days a plug was just a plug. Then at some point the dealers around here would not plug a tire - I was told they could no longer legally do it and they would unmount the tire and patch it from the inside. The plugs they use now have a patch on the end - they shove the whole thing into the tire and the patch expands on the inside and so they are able to patch a tire while its still on the rim. Looking at it you think "the bast ____s plugged my tire!" When in reality its a patch.
__________________
2013 Roo 183
Miles Driven/Nights Camped:
2012:1042/13 2013:2772/27
2014:2259/30 2015:1644/20
2016:1278/23 2017:2183/22
indybp57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 08:55 PM   #57
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,002
Quote:
Originally Posted by indybp57 View Post
The plugs they use now have a patch on the end - they shove the whole thing into the tire and the patch expands on the inside and so they are able to patch a tire while its still on the rim. Looking at it you think "the bast ____s plugged my tire!" When in reality its a patch.
I can't say that I have ever personally seen that. A patch/plug insert is inserted from the inside of the tire. You still have to buff/clean the tire's innerliner for a patch to properly adhere to the tire and make an airtight seal. You also have to use a cutter to prepare the injury hole for the insert. Those carbide cutters aren't cheap either as I just had to buy two replacements last week for around $65 per.

To meet RMA standards, which most all tire manufacturers are members of, here is the proper repair techniques for small tires.

https://www.rma.org/wp-content/uploa...lchart1111.pdf

and here is the repair procedures from Tech Int., which is the brand of repair materials we use in my business.

http://www.techtirerepairs.com/conte...ra-Repairs.pdf

As noted, ALL repairs are done from the inside of the tire.

If someone in the same tire business as me told you otherwise, you may still have reason to call them a bad name.
__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 09:16 PM   #58
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NE Arkansas
Posts: 313
Now that I've got new tires on the TV, do you think the trailer tires will make it 4000 miles? I know they are China bombs, but they are brand new and I bought a TPMS.

Sent from my SM-T320 using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
2016 Salem Cruise Lite 261bhxl
Ram 1500 5.7l Hemi Crew Cab 4wd
gspot01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tire, tires

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 PM.