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Old 09-19-2016, 08:30 PM   #21
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Thanks for the info and encouragement about using tire monitors. I'm glad you made it thru this without major damage or injury. We have app. 7000 miles on the tires our 2015 Cruise Lite came with. I carry a Kobalt, 3 gal air compressor to add air if needed, as well as visual inspections and thumping them when we're stopped for fuel or food. So far, so good. This new monitor allows me to sleep without worry!
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:48 PM   #22
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Maxxis Tires

There is a very good article on the Maxxis tires in the Sept issue of Trailer Life.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:50 PM   #23
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It was mentioned that the tire was warmer than the others. What temperature difference would one start to get concerned?
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:59 PM   #24
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There is a very good article on the Maxxis tires in the Sept issue of Trailer Life.
That was more of an extension to their 2 half page ads in the same issue. They are a good tire for sure but research sent me to Carlisle instead.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:04 PM   #25
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It was mentioned that the tire was warmer than the others. What temperature difference would one start to get concerned?
Hard to say. The tireminder temp alarms can be set to whatever you want, but generally I would say the temperature changes I would be looking for would be the result of a stuck brake rather than the subtle drag caused by my failing tire carcass. (Additionally the Tireminder accuracy is +-3F or so, (I think) so it's not really scientific quality instrumentation.) The actual temps I was seeing were about 93-95 F on three of the tires and 103F on the bad one after 80 miles of 65mph towing in 90F ambient. It was pretty subtle.

The way I look at it now, the temps I saw by themselves would not worry me tomorrow. However, add to that a newly noticed vibration, and I'm at least pulling over and thumping the tires to see if anything sounds funny.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:06 AM   #26
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Oops, I totally spaced it. Thanks for pointing that out. I guess I was looking for his analysis and/or confirmation of the OP's thoughts on the failure.
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Just a thought, you might want to check that wheel to see if you have a brake to tight causing the tire to get warmer than others and causing the tread to separate. I replaced all my tires with E rated Hercules made in the USA
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