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Old 08-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #11
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I also have a 2012 290RLT and I am thinking of upgrading to a ST/225/75R15 load range E tire. Was there any problem with the wheels being able to handle the 80 PSI of the load range E tires? Do you know what PSI your factory wheels are rated for?
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #12
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My original tires were ST/225/75R15 Load Range D Cold 65 psi.
I weighed the truck and camper before we left on our trip.
Truck only
Front 4380 Rear 3280
Truck and Camper
Front 4380 Rear 5100 Camper 8820
New tires ST225/R7515 Load Range E cold 80 psi
I did not have problems with the new tires 80 psi.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #13
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As we started our second year with the Crusader we were just 80 miles from home and the LF tire on the camper blew. We only had a couple thousand miles on the camper. It was a belt separation which was verified by a dealer. The company promptly issued a check to cover the tire after I had someone in their network verify the tread and verified it was a belt failure. The company could not find a retailer any where near north Florida so I went to a CW and changed both tires on the axle. We were next in Jasper, Canada and I noticed unusual wear on the insides of both rear tires. We went to a Canadian tire store and purchased two new tires. All they had were LR E. We're now almost back in the state and have no trouble through the thousands of miles through north Canada and Alaska, even with their awful roads. I have put maxxis tires on my other camper and was extremely satisfied. I had much better luck with them that the marathons. The last set of marathons produced three blowouts and over $8K of damage in two incidents. My insurance covered the first damage and Goodyear covered the second damage along with a refund for the set of tires. I can't over emphasize the importance of checking tire pressure and lug torque after changing a tire.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #14
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I also have a 2012 290RLT and I am thinking of upgrading to a ST/225/75R15 load range E tire. Was there any problem with the wheels being able to handle the 80 PSI of the load range E tires? Do you know what PSI your factory wheels are rated for?
I have noted that Prime Time likes the SenDel aluminum rims. The max tire pressure is on the back of the rim. Here is the SenDel link.
Sendel Wheels There is a size - pressure chart on the web site.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:05 PM   #15
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Tire pressure rating

Several months ago I was considering going to a load range G on my 290RLT. I currectly have 16 inch load E on the trailer with 6 lug rims. So I called Sendel and asked them if my current rims would handle the 100PSI rating of the G range tires. They told me that on their rims, if there are 6 lugs the max PSI rating is 80 PSI, 5 lugs is 60/65 PSI, and the 8 lugs is 100PSI. If you have 5 lugs, you could go with the load range E tires but you would probably have to keep the PSI at 65psi or below and not 80PSI. If you have 6 lugs you could inflate to 80PSI.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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This being our first long trip (NE Louisiana to Pigeon Forge TN) we're thinking of upgrading our tires to E rating.

Yes, the tires were fine for the trip, but reading about all the failures here gives me restless nights.

We stopped every hour or so and checked the tires, checked pressures, checked for torque on the lug nuts, and felt the hubs (per OC's recommendations) But...

We happen to have a new good friend who is a close neighbor, is an RVer, and just happens to own a tire/service shop.

I foresee, in the not so distant future, him getting to sell and install 4 new tires for us.

A tire failure can be a trip killer as well as dangerous. I figure upgrading is a no brainer.
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Additional info here:
Things to know about trailer tires
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Sendel Wheels There is a size - pressure chart on the web site.
I missed where the tire pressure chart was on their web site. Their site has a LOAD (weight) rating, not tire pressure. Also my rims also have a weight rating (not pressure) stamped on them.

I also am concerned about "maximum inflation pressure" on my rims and had discussions with the wheel engineer at the Goshen rally who confirmed that the wheel pressure rating has a relationship with the rated load (weight) stamped on the rim; but that relationship varies by wheel design and tire bead angle.

He also stated that the stem selection also places limits on the maximum pressure that can be placed on any given rim. http://www.techtirerepairs.com/tech_...0Issue%202.pdf
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I missed where the tire pressure chart was on their web site. Their site has a LOAD (weight) rating, not tire pressure. Also my rims also have a weight rating (not pressure) stamped on them.

I also am concerned about "maximum inflation pressure" on my rims and had discussions with the wheel engineer at the Goshen rally who confirmed that the wheel pressure rating has a relationship with the rated load (weight) stamped on the rim; but that relationship varies by wheel design and tire bead angle.

He also stated that the stem selection also places limits on the maximum pressure that can be placed on any given rim. http://www.techtirerepairs.com/tech_...0Issue%202.pdf
I was talking about the aluminum rims that SenDel makes. The max pressure is cast on the back of their rims.The size - max pressure - load are on the chart for that rim on the web site. RossandDonna's question was about the rim. They know how to read a tire side wall.
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I was talking about the aluminum rims that SenDel makes. The max pressure is cast on the back of their rims.The size - max pressure - load are on the chart for that rim on the web site. RossandDonna's question was about the rim. They know how to read a tire side wall.
I wonder why they don't do that for their steel rims...
I was also talking about rims...
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