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Old 08-11-2015, 07:28 PM   #31
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AH Doug that really sucks! You had planned on saying you are getting new tires like Sunday or something!! Stay safe!
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:54 PM   #32
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AH Doug that really sucks! You had planned on saying you are getting new tires like Sunday or something!! Stay safe!

Yep- I'd just planned on finding somewhere for new wheels and tires. I'm an ass- I knew that tire was suspect and really should have put the spare on before leaving the Detroit area and definitely before getting on the road this morning. But I was trusting the TPMS to warn me of issues (which it was- that tire was running a few psi higher than the rest and a bit hotter than the rest). I hit a bad pot hole and then TPMS went off next. Because of the TPMS, I didn't have a blow out and it's paid for itself in damage saved. The tire lost pressure really fast- less than 5-10 minutes it was down to 17psi.

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Old 08-18-2015, 12:07 PM   #33
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Maxed out and overweight LR E tires - wmtire & Tireman9, ideas?

I ordered 17.5" wheels- the same Lynx wheels as what I have now just in a bigger size. And I ordered 17.5" Continental HTL2 tires. I ordered them from www.trailertiresandwheels.com.They're being sent straight to a shop in Elkhart who will replace the springs and check brakes and grease bearings or something.

This will give me increased capacity so that I'm not right at the max of a few of the components.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:45 PM   #34
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Suggest you call Scott at trailertires&wheels.com. Number 419-272-2277. He has the answers when it come to trailer tires.
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I ordered 17.5" wheels- the same Lynx wheels as what I have now just in a bigger size. And I ordered 17.5" Continental HTL2 tires. I ordered them from www.trailertiresandwheels.com.They're being sent straight to a shop in Elkhart who will replace the springs and check brakes and grease bearings or something.

This will give me increased capacity so that I'm not right at the max of a few of the components.
I think I remembered reading that you were getting bigger springs.

What about the axles, will they handle the extra weight?

Again, I'm proving that I know nothing about all the tow capacities of these components that you are changing but just wanted to ask the above question, maybe, if nothing else, to help "learn" me something.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:20 PM   #36
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What is the weight carrying load for those Continental's?
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I think I remembered reading that you were getting bigger springs.

What about the axles, will they handle the extra weight?

Again, I'm proving that I know nothing about all the tow capacities of these components that you are changing but just wanted to ask the above question, maybe, if nothing else, to help "learn" me something.

The axles are still 7,000 lb. axles and I'll be right at their limits. I haven't considered changing them yet. We will see how these changes perform before I start considering 8,000 lb. axles.

My random thinking is... If I trade the camper, the wheels + tires will come with me, so I'm only out the cost of springs and installation. The axles ", if I did them, would be another thing that I'd have to leave behind.
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What is the weight carrying load for those Continental's?

4,800 lbs.
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The axles are still 7,000 lb. axles and I'll be right at their limits. I haven't considered changing them yet. We will see how these changes perform before I start considering 8,000 lb. axles.

My random thinking is... If I trade the camper, the wheels + tires will come with me, so I'm only out the cost of springs and installation. The axles ", if I did them, would be another thing that I'd have to leave behind.
My first thought that came to mind was that line in Jaws, "We're going to need a bigger boat!"

I'm not a big fan of being near the limits of anything.

You know what happens when there is too much of you in your pants?
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4,800 lbs.

The other benefit is that these tires are speed rated at 75mph. Not that I tow faster than 62 or so, I'll feel less bad the few times that I exceed 65mph (generally passing someone).
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