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Old 05-20-2015, 10:55 AM   #21
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Yes, it is a shame that they put the cheapest tires possible on the RVs. Mine came with Load C, I replaced them with Goodyear Marathon Load D. There are several forum threads about tires and the problems associated with the OEM items. The MAIN thing is always, always check your tire pressure before each leg of the trip. If you are traveling all day, check them at gas stops as well; or invest in a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) so you have a read out in real time on a monitor in the TV. For 4 tires, the systems start about $240.
And never, never stop and add up the cost of all of the extra items you add to the RV!
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:22 PM   #22
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Marathons or Maxxis tires are good. I got the Maxxis D range replacements after 3 defective Trail Express within first year. My advice. Be vigilant and inflate tires to their full rated pressure of 50 psi before every haul. Keep speed 60 or under and since you live in New Mexico check the temp of the tire at every stop. If they feel overheated you may be closer to tire failure than you think. Insufficient pressure and speed are the primary causes of tire failure. By the time you load the Jammer you are very close to the maximum capacity of those C range OEM cheap tires so the sidewalks begin to flex and crack. You will notice this cracking on the inside of the tire near the rims. Keep a close eye on this. You will probably be okay if you don't overload and you follow the other suggestions but I would speculate that this time next year you will want to think seriously about replacement. Don't risk a catastrophic blow out with your beautiful new Jammer.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:25 PM   #23
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"you are very close to the maximum capacity of those C range OEM cheap tires so the sidewalks begin to flex and crack."

I meant to say sidewalls, not sidewalks.....lol
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:23 PM   #24
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I'm not sure but I will need to check. My Goodyear tires have a inflate to about 90 psi? on the sidewall. They are filled with Nitrogen. Does that men that they can only be filed with Nitrogen?
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:32 PM   #25
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CT, make sure you check the correct inflation for the tire. If it is a TT then 90 PSI would be a LOT! For Class A or C, it may be correct. Look at the owner's manual, the sticker on your RV, or look on the sidewall of the tire itself for the correct pressure.

I did some reading on the Nitrogen, and decided not to do that for my new tires. Nitrogen seems to be a bit over-hyped IMHO if you read some details on the advantages. My TV didn't come with nitrogen, and neither does many other vehicles. Just decide for your self. You can top them off with plain air if needed, don't run the low pressure.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:40 PM   #26
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My trailer is a 2014 Cedar Creek 38CK 5th wheel. I am planning a long trip with it and wanted to be sure.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:44 PM   #27
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If it has the Trail Express tires on it, I would get them changed out before you go. I have three of them in the top of my shed, and will carry one as an "extra" spare this summer for my 5K trip, just in case I have two tire issues at the same time. I wouldn't run them any more than to the closest tire store though as I will be running in the Mojave and mountains.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:22 PM   #28
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Ctgreg. You can put air into a nitrogen filled tire without harming it. Air is 80% nitrogen. That being said nitrogen is drier and some people claim more stable but I don't think I would go to a lot of trouble to keep them all nitrogen. If nitrogen is readily accessible then use it. As mentioned, tire inflation should be limited to the specification on each tire and no more.
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