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Old 08-07-2011, 05:58 PM   #21
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Update #4 - OK, its all done. New stems, new extenders, 1 new RR wheel simulator and the TireTraker TPMS.

The TireTraker works great so far! I really like being able to read each the pressure and temp of each tire from the cab.

Next I'm going to tackle the thermostat upgrade (see my other thread)....
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:41 PM   #22
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I have what may be a silly question. I keep reading these threads about blowouts, rplacing tires after X years and not X miles. Why don't we use regular all season radial tires instead? Or even light truck tires which may be better suited for the weight?
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:44 AM   #23
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I have what may be a silly question. I keep reading these threads about blowouts, rplacing tires after X years and not X miles. Why don't we use regular all season radial tires instead? Or even light truck tires which may be better suited for the weight?
Not sure about your RV, but my Sprinter has all season radial tires installed from the factory suited for the weight. In addition, I believe they are designed for RV's which, I believe, adds an additional UV protection to the rubber, or so I have seen mentioned.

The reason that RV tires are replaced by years and not wear is because in most cases after 5 or 6 years they still look good on the outside (i.e. little wear), however may be well used or worn internally due to the usage and stresses motorhomes put on them.

Lastly, my blowout did not appear to be a weight issue, but rather a valve stem or extension failure issue.
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