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Old 08-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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Geeze now I am thinking. I have mine set at 65 psi. And I drive 70 usually with the camper. I live in new york and went to flordia in April...aside from running over a screw in the wal mart parking lot, I had no other tire issues. For the rest of the summer , and trips planned , my trips are 100 miles or less one way. Tires still look good, but now I'm worried haha. I too always thought that 4- 5 years was ok as lo g as the tires were not showing excessive wear or dry rot.

When we're they made? Date code on the ties?

And is it safe to run LT tires on a camper? I would like to know so when it is time to replace mine I will look into it. I was of the understanding that ST tires were made different, to stand up to prolonged periods of non use and sunlight.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:15 PM   #12
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jtad,I'm with you.What's the big deal with putting car/light truck tires on RV's anyway?They come in different plies,different load ranges to meet almost any requirement and seemingly don't have the issues that these ST tires have.More than likely the LT will be the route I go as well.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #13
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Around 7000 miles on our factory tires pulling up to 80-85mph in summer heat, no problems so far. We also pull on forest service trails in the Bighorn mountains that have a lot of rocks and are not always in good shape. Tires still look like the day I bought the camper. It is stored inside when not in use and I think that helps with weather checking.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #14
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Around 7000 miles on our factory tires pulling up to 80-85mph in summer heat, no problems so far. We also pull on forest service trails in the Bighorn mountains that have a lot of rocks and are not always in good shape. Tires still look like the day I bought the camper. It is stored inside when not in use and I think that helps with weather checking.
Where do you pull? I want to make sure I avoid those highways if you pull a camper of ANY kind 80-85 mph.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #15
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Where do you pull? I want to make sure I avoid those highways if you pull a camper of ANY kind 80-85 mph.
You're just an old guy with no sense of adventure.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:45 AM   #16
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You're just an old guy with no sense of adventure.
Just have no desire to see someone and their family scraped up off a highway with a shovel. That kind of driving is absolutely crazy! There is no way anyone is in that much of a hurry towing an rv.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #17
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Easy Tow & Scuffing

Our Road Rider tires from China-Mart are about 8000 miles. We run at 65 mph frequently when we are travelling as we lean toward the Interstates to get where we are going.
The "East Tow" axle arrangement creats some scuffing on the rear axle as the trailer turns and natural rear movement as it tows. Our front axle has worn very even but the rear has worm the inside tread to nothing. I noticed this after we arrived home from the F.R.O.G. Rally in Goshen. The dealer sounded like some of the comments above, he said, "the first thing I do when I buy a new trailer is replace the tires with an ST Radial 8 or 10 ply rating.
We ordered our ST225 75R 15 (D-rating 8 ply) Maxxis tires yesterday for our Lacrosse, we want the run to Florida to be uneventful.
Reviewing all of the RV Forums there where some negative outcomes with the Goodyear Marathons ( probally because they sell twice as many) but I did not find one negative comment on the Maxxis while reading over 10 good reviews on the Maxxis.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #18
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Well the tires I am talking about were ST E-10ply radial's....Absolute Junk !!
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We had the Road Rider tires on our trailer - one year old. Tire pressure good, always watched the speed. Lost one tire coming back from camping did a lot of damage to the trailer - only on highway for 10 minutes. Put the spare on and 200 mile later the tire was bulging. you could see a section about 6 inches long where the first row of tread was wider that the rest by at least 3/16". I think they are junk tires that can't take the stress of backing into the drive way... I bought 5 new tires and rims.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:02 PM   #20
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I have had no issues yet but you guys all have me nervous now. I have about 4000 miles on mine at this time
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