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Old 06-06-2016, 01:57 PM   #21
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been in cars and trucks with tires/wheels that were out of balance. There is NO way I would subject my already fragile and arguably under-built RV to that vibration during each and every single mile it is ever towed. In my opinion, the small additional expense for balancing is money well spent.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:58 PM   #22
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I have a 3006wk windjammer. It's a 2014, stored indoors at all times in a heated building. We have about 6000 miles on it

Last summer we had a puncture near the shoulder that could not be repaired and last week we had a tread separation.

I thought I had read that FR went to load range D on the windjammer but now I can't find where I read that

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Old 06-06-2016, 02:08 PM   #23
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When reading tire threads on the General RV forums, I see a lot of people upgrading from no name tires to Goodyear or Maxxis.

When reading the airstream forum, they all upgrade from Goodyear to a Michelin LT tire.

It seems the Goodyear Marathon is the stock tire from Airstream and is well known for loosing treads

My trailer came with load range C trail express and I am going to load range D Maxxis. Frustrating to have to worry/research so much about trailer tires

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I read this and other blogs have about decided that the biggest factors in tire failure are:

1. Overload. ( Us on C's)

2. Under inflation. (Rented a Class C while waiting on the factory for our new tt. Dealer insisted that tire pressures were fine at 72-78 lbs, as the unit was just back from service at "there tire shop". I drove 4 miles home and double checked. They averaged 61. Lowest was at 46. Duh, so much for dealer's tire shop.)

3. Last but not least, people refuse to realize that a five year old ST tire with good tread is probably SHOT.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:17 PM   #24
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I have a 3006wk windjammer. It's a 2014, stored indoors at all times in a heated building. We have about 6000 miles on it

Last summer we had a puncture near the shoulder that could not be repaired and last week we had a tread separation.

I thought I had read that FR went to load range D on the windjammer but now I can't find where I read that

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I appreciate the info, exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:19 PM   #25
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I asked for load range D Carlisle, tire place said he ordered load range E. I said Great. Then I worried about the psi capacity of the wheels.

I had already hung up for him so went to looking around the net again since E calls for 80 psi.

Apparently the only limiting factor of the hispec wheels are the valve stems so if they put the correct metal stems in for me it will be ok.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:19 PM   #26
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I had 225 15 load range E Carlisle's on our old trailer for our last two years with it and had no prob. Our trailer originally had 205 lr C cheapies on it and we went through those things like water . The 225s fit and America's Tire had the Es in Carlisle . So I ran em at 75 lbs cold and they seemed to be, Invincible .
Thanks for the review, that is what I was looking for.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:20 PM   #27
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I asked for load range D Carlisle, tire place said he ordered load range E. I said Great. Then I worried about the psi capacity of the wheels.

I had already hung up for him so went to looking around the net again since E calls for 80 psi.

Apparently the only limiting factor of the hispec wheels are the valve stems so if they put the correct metal stems in for me it will be ok.
Exactly, that is what I was told and was going to do too, step up to metal ones
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:28 PM   #28
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I have a 3006wk windjammer. It's a 2014, stored indoors at all times in a heated building. We have about 6000 miles on it

Last summer we had a puncture near the shoulder that could not be repaired and last week we had a tread separation.

I thought I had read that FR went to load range D on the windjammer but now I can't find where I read that

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Old 06-06-2016, 02:50 PM   #29
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I got it stuck back together and cleaned up fairly well

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I'm waiting on pricing for the parts

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Old 06-06-2016, 02:54 PM   #30
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I got it stuck back together and cleaned up fairly well

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I'm waiting on pricing for the parts

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I'm waiting on a call from my favorite dealer to see if forest river will even sell him parts since he's not a forest river dealer.
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