Tire failures and a trip to the scales (CAT)
I have been towing trailers and 5th wheels since the late 80's and never had the need to weigh my rig until this weekend. Since buying my 2007 toy box I have had many tire failures. Then getting a 2014 Prime Time Crusader 295RST the failures started at about 1 year to 18 months later . Never before the 2007 did I ever have a tire issue. I have to say I am anel about inspections and checking equipment. (I was a aircraft inspector for many years)
But back to the weight issues.
Steer Axle 4280
Drive Axle 5180
Trailer Axle 8180
The Truck uses Goodyear Wrangler LT 265 75 r16 rated at 3000 lbs at 80psi
The trailer now uses Goodyear wrangler LT 245 75 r16 rated the same as the truck which should provide a 4000lb buffer. The st tires should of had a 5600lb buffer but not in real life.
The Camper was loaded for a weekend trip with water and holding tanks empty propane full and food and clothing for 2 people for 4 days.
The only common connection in the tire failures since my 2007 is all ST tires are from CHINA. I can't side with the apologists