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Old 03-22-2016, 10:30 AM   #11
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My trailer came with Ridgway. I have put about 800 miles on them since we picked up the trailer. I have no idea if my trailer was pulled to the dealer on the tires or trailered to the dealer. Looking at the tires when I picked them up seems to suggest the unit must have been trailered to the dealer. Regardless, the tires still look good. Also, I have a bent axle which the dealer has on order so I sure that is putting a little extra wear on the inside of the tire, but I can't tell it.
To the best of my knowledge, virtually all trailers are towed to the dealer from the factory. So, my Minnesota trailer probably had 1,000 miles on it before I ever even saw it!
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:21 PM   #12
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My 2015 Wildwood 26TBSS came with 205/75/15 Ridgway SuperSport ST Load Range C Bias Ply tires.

I replaced them the first week with 205/75/15 Power King TowMax STRII Load Range D Radial "L" speed rated tires, after reading about all the China Bomb stories on the net. These TowMax are still made in China.

I did not notice any dramatic difference in the way the trailer pulls (Ridgeways at 50 PSI, TowMax at 60 PSI (65 is Max sidewall)), but I did notice that the TowMax did not heat up near as much as the Ridgeways after highway driving.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:17 PM   #13
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We have exactly the same tires as Movike stated in his original post. Our rig is a 2016 model year 8280WS Rockwood. Dry weight 7,604 for GVWR add 1,454. Not sure what the individual tire weight rating is, will have to go back out and see if I can find it.

I have always believed that tires delivered by the manufacture, for the most part, are crap. There are exceptions I guess. I was planning to replace right away but now perhaps will wait a bit and try and learn more.

Given where we live and the roads we most often take, 55 to 60 is as fast as we travel. Not in any hurry so it seems everyone roars past us. We start early and stop early so not concerned about finding a spot.

Since 1994 we have only had one tire go. Problem was, I never felt it and was flagged down or would have kept on going. Bummer. It was a new tire with less than a 1,000 miles on it. Under inflation? Perhaps. So, it seems a TPMS is in the future.

The plan is to relax and give the Ridgeway Sports a try until I learn more, or lose one.

Suggestions re. TMPS like whose and where to find?

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Old 04-26-2016, 02:42 PM   #14
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We have exactly the same tires as Movike stated in his original post. Our rig is a 2016 model year 8280WS Rockwood. Dry weight 7,604 for GVWR add 1,454. Not sure what the individual tire weight rating is, will have to go back out and see if I can find it.

I have always believed that tires delivered by the manufacture, for the most part, are crap. There are exceptions I guess. I was planning to replace right away but now perhaps will wait a bit and try and learn more.

Given where we live and the roads we most often take, 55 to 60 is as fast as we travel. Not in any hurry so it seems everyone roars past us. We start early and stop early so not concerned about finding a spot.

Since 1994 we have only had one tire go. Problem was, I never felt it and was flagged down or would have kept on going. Bummer. It was a new tire with less than a 1,000 miles on it. Under inflation? Perhaps. So, it seems a TPMS is in the future.

The plan is to relax and give the Ridgeway Sports a try until I learn more, or lose one.

Suggestions re. TMPS like whose and where to find?

GT
I'm about 500 lbs lighter than you are. But my tires are 225/75/R15 load range C, with a weight rating of 2150. The only reason I was considering replacing them is because we plan to take the camper to Montana this summer, and didn't know if I should trust them. As of right now, I plan to just run them and see how they do. Keep an eye on my tire pressure, don't overload, and stay under 65mph. However, I do think I will have them balanced before we go.
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I'm about 500 lbs lighter than you are. But my tires are 225/75/R15 load range C, with a weight rating of 2150. The only reason I was considering replacing them is because we plan to take the camper to Montana this summer, and didn't know if I should trust them. As of right now, I plan to just run them and see how they do. Keep an eye on my tire pressure, don't overload, and stay under 65mph. However, I do think I will have them balanced before we go.
We have the same tires and the weight rating sounds right. We also do not add much stuff to the trailer of any weight, a 3rd or less of water is the heaviest. I plan to post this in a new thread re. TPMS shopping:

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

A 2011 article but a place to start.
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