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Old 07-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #11
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I've made sure to keep the tire pressure set at 50psi and mounted a set of TST sensors on the tires. If the temp gets up around 120, it's time to pull over and cool them down.
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120 !!!!!!!!
I don't think I've seen mine go over 95.
Do yours really get that hot?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #12
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Same here. I didn't find out about the Trail Express issues until after I had my Windjammer for a while.

I've kept the tires covered and treated with Aerospace 303 UV protectant.

I've made sure to keep the tire pressure set at 50psi and mounted a set of TST sensors on the tires. If the temp gets up around 120, it's time to pull over and cool them down. So far, I've squeezed three years out of them and plan to replace with M8008s before next year.

Even with pressures sensors, I've seen reports of them letting go by some people.

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Even with all your precautions, your tires are on borrowed time. Why risk $500-$600 for tires against $1500 plus in damage to the trailer and possibly an accident?
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I usually see around 95-100 degrees and the sunny side will crawl up to 110-115 degrees. If it hits 118/120 I'm looking for a pull off. It's happened twice so far. 100 degree ambient temps on those days.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #14
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I usually see around 95-100 degrees and the sunny side will crawl up to 110-115 degrees. If it hits 118/120 I'm looking for a pull off. It's happened twice so far. 100 degree ambient temps on those days.
I guess if the air temp is 100, then it is possible. But from what I recall, our tires usually run only about 10 degrees over the air temp. Any idea what your camper weighs loaded? Maybe those C-rated tires are getting over-worked at 50 psi?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #15
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I usually see around 95-100 degrees and the sunny side will crawl up to 110-115 degrees. If it hits 118/120 I'm looking for a pull off. It's happened twice so far. 100 degree ambient temps on those days.
You can set the temp alarm lower if you desire.
Per the TST manual:
Also, we recommend you leave the temperature set at 157 Fahrenheit;
tires typically fail between 190-200 Fahrenheit.
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CAT scales puts it right around 7K.

I plan to move up to Ds or Es when I upgrade.
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You can set the temp alarm lower if you desire.
Per the TST manual:
Also, we recommend you leave the temperature set at 157 Fahrenheit;
tires typically fail between 190-200 Fahrenheit.
I set mine at 150 after reading the manual.
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CAT scales puts it right around 7K.

I plan to move up to Ds or Es when I upgrade.
That might be why ours run so cool, as we upgraded to D-rated tires.
If we still had the C tires on, our temps might be up there as well.
Keep an eye on those puppies!
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That might be why ours run so cool, as we upgraded to D-rated tires.
If we still had the C tires on, our temps might be up there as well.
Keep an eye on those puppies!
I look them over every gas stop and with the 26 gallon tank on Tundra, I get to make plenty of those stops. I don't push the gas stops, especially out here in the Western US. When the gauge hits a 1/4 tank, it's time to find the next fuel station. It's not worth the stress on seeing 20 miles to empty.
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CAT scales puts it right around 7K.

I plan to move up to Ds or Es when I upgrade.

You sure about that weight? Our 11 V-Lite 30WRLS which is the same trailer has a factory yellow sticker weight of 7223 and a gvwr of 8558 and we do not have the atrium windows. Loaded we always run a bit over 8k.
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