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Old 01-02-2016, 03:20 PM   #11
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Get one of these and monitor your tires and worry less about 'the weight'... the 'tires' and more about driving and what is in front of you.

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Brother Les, do these need to be taken off to add air?
Won't they change the wheel balance or is that very minimal due to being light weight?
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I have a 2014 Forrest River\Prime Time\Spartan 1032. This is a a toy hauler. The UVW is 12,500 lbs. You can add up to 4000 lbs. in gear, water and toys. This brings the weight up to16,500 lbs. +/-.

Here is the bull - the axles are rated at 7,000 and the four tires together are at just over 12,000.

I have had 2 blow outs in the last 4 months when I was at 15,500 lbs. Both over the axle and tire rating. The tire rating actually goes DOWN for double axle trailers! I have talked directly with axcle manufacture and they said that this configuration is in voliation of their recommendations -

So here is my question -

Do anyone else have these types of numbers where the total vehical weight far exceeds the axle and tire recommedations -?

and two - if you do - are you willing to help with a class actions lawsuit? I am at about 9,000 dollars in damages from these 2 blow outs!

No comments on China Bombs - Here is the link to the Towmax website - look at the 235/80 R16

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The trailer manufacturer selects the Original Equipment (OE) tires based on the GAWR figures for each axel.

It is a common practice for trailer manufacturers to pick and set GAWR values that are less then the axle manufacturer's weight values for them.

Sometimes when using any of the ST235/80R16E tires on 7000# axles the trailer manufacturer must set the GAWR for those axles somewhere less then 6800# so the tires will be a legal (for them) fit. Without a notation on the certification label and in the owners manual some of the above tires will not qualify for service on GAWR 7000# axles. That's because there are three distinct maximum load capacities for the tires listed above. 3420#, 3500# and 3520#, all at 80 psi. The 3420# fitment would violate the trailer builders requirement for fitment on GAWR 7000# axles.

The math is simple for RV trailer tire fitments. Deduct the trailer manufacturer's published hitch weight from the certified GVWR. In your case divide by two. The result is the minimum weight requirement the trailer manufacturer must use for each GAWR. The tires then selected are - in the words of the regulation - appropriate for that fitment.
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It's only appropriate if you feel that being at 100% of rating is OK. I don't care what the government or manufacturers say, I don't feel it is appropriate.


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Brother Les, do these need to be taken off to add air?
Won't they change the wheel balance or is that very minimal due to being light weight?
I like this product because the owner (me) can change the batteries when they are low, instead of sending them back to the company for a new one.
I have 8 sensors, 4 for the camper and 4 for the truck. I lost tires on my truck alsom so this will help me keep an eye on all of them, constantly.

There are two 'styles' of the TST 507. One has the 'cap' and one is a 'flow throu'.

The cap style does need to be taken off, they come with a tool to install and take off in order to make them 'theft proof. It does not change the balance at all.

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Each 510 wireless sensor weighs 23 grams, and each 507 sensor weighs 13 grams, both of which are negligible weights; each sensor screws onto the existing valve stem of each tire monitored while the receiver remains within your view in your vehicle. Each sensor has its own individual code that is easily entered into the monitor. This way, the monitor will only recognize and report data from your sensors and no other vehicle’s system. The monitor then highlights a tire and reports tire temperature and pressure. It will rotate around the electronic diagram on the screen and it will report temperature and pressure of each tire monitored approximately every two minutes. The system will immediately focus and report data and alarms will sound and icons will flash on the screen in the event of gradual tire deflation, rapid tire deflation, or elevated tire temperature.

The sensors transmit tire pressure and tire temperature to the monitor every two minutes unless a gradual tire deflation, rapid tire deflation, or elevated tire temperature event is encountered. In such a circumstance, the reporting is continuous until tire pressure or tire temperature returns to a normal range.
The system reports in PSI, KPa, Fahrenheit, or Celsius at the discretion of the system owner. The system is accurate to 0.73+/- PSI.
The sensor operating range of temperature is -40 through 257 degrees Fahrenheit or -40 through 125 degrees centigrade.
We can take the heat or the cold… Whatever Mother Nature dishes out, our system will handle!
Our sensors are operational in heavy rains, snow, high humidity, and wet or icy road conditions. Water in any form is no problem for our sensors.
The monitor can adhere to a dashboard AC vent using the bracket provided or you can adhere the monitor to your dash board using Velcro to hold it in place. Most users prefer to Velcro the monitor in place. Also, the 507 system includes a specially designed, windshield-mountable, suction-cup mounting bracket.

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The trailer manufacturer selects the Original Equipment (OE) tires based on the GAWR figures for each axel.

It is a common practice for trailer manufacturers to pick and set GAWR values that are less then the axle manufacturer's weight values for them.

Sometimes when using any of the ST235/80R16E tires on 7000# axles the trailer manufacturer must set the GAWR for those axles somewhere less then 6800# so the tires will be a legal (for them) fit. Without a notation on the certification label and in the owners manual some of the above tires will not qualify for service on GAWR 7000# axles. That's because there are three distinct maximum load capacities for the tires listed above. 3420#, 3500# and 3520#, all at 80 psi. The 3420# fitment would violate the trailer builders requirement for fitment on GAWR 7000# axles.

The math is simple for RV trailer tire fitments. Deduct the trailer manufacturer's published hitch weight from the certified GVWR. In your case divide by two. The result is the minimum weight requirement the trailer manufacturer must use for each GAWR. The tires then selected are - in the words of the regulation - appropriate for that fitment.
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I endorse Brother Les' advice to get a TPMS for your trailer. The -507 works wonders!

Knowing tire pressures has saved my bacon more than once, and it's money I get to spend on....

More bacon! Mmmmmmmm

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