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Old 07-15-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
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Better tire wear

We were told if we were to have a Joy Rider suspension rebound control &a sway restraint system installed rather then the stock leaf springs we would improve the wear on the tires - currently 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Anyone have any experience with this as I am skeptical.
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What kind of unit, tires, weight/load, type and distance (annual estimate) are you talking about?
As for suspension parts affecting tire wear, possible but di minimus. I suggest looking at axle allignment and proper inflation if wear is a factor.
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We have a 2012 Cedar Creek 36ckts that weighs almost 13,000 lbs. we have Goodyear load range G tires on there now and plan on replacing with the same. We bought the unit used so we have no idea how many miles are on the unit. We will probably put 5,000 miles annually so that might mean new tires every year (1,300) each year if the mileage ends up being true.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:46 AM   #4
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Get a grip on tires. Motorcycle tires with special soft compounding for sticking to the road are good for a minimum of 8,000 miles in heavy riding conditions.
LT or ST tires are much harder compounds.
You will probably get a special thank you note from the tire companies!
Or: do you work for a tire company?!😈
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:17 PM   #5
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I would think you can get more miles out of the Goodyear tires than 5000 miles, I am thinking five years on mine. These tires are not cheap


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We have a 2012 Cedar Creek 36ckts that weighs almost 13,000 lbs. we have Goodyear load range G tires on there now and plan on replacing with the same. We bought the unit used so we have no idea how many miles are on the unit. We will probably put 5,000 miles annually so that might mean new tires every year (1,300) each year if the mileage ends up being true.
OK, I had a 2012 CC 36CKTS so I can tell you that your G614 Unisteel tires will, when properly inflated, give you about 50k miles of use. I travel 10-12k miles per year and when I sold my Creek after 2 years the tires looked very good (pic below). These are not ST tires so the conventional " Inflate to maximum cold tire pressure" does not apply. You must weigh the trailer loaded and use the table Goodyear provides. A good estimate for your unit w/o washer dryer is 90 lbs. That would include your DW's Amelda Marcos collection.

Edit - Here is a link to the table: http://www.goodyearrvtires.com/pdfs/tire-care-guide.pdf
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You just saved the poster 8 sets of tires or say $10,000! He should buy you a beer ����
Once again, the value of EXPERIENCE SHARED!!
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Many RV owners are confronted with the reality that their tires "age-out" before they wear-out.

If you only travel a few thousand miles a year maybe it just isn't worth the concern about wear.

Motorhomes may find that their tires need to be replaced at 7 to 10 years.
Trailer owners may discover that they will only get 3 to 5 years life before they need to replace their tires.

A major reason for this difference is that the tires on a motorhome rotate about a centerline that points to the center of the radius of the turn while trailers "drag" their tires around corners and the suspension design of multi-axle trailers just doesn't allow tires to travel and rotate arount the center of the turn. This imparts about 24% higher Interply Shear forces which tries to tear a tire impart.
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OK, I had a 2012 CC 36CKTS so I can tell you that your G614 Unisteel tires will, when properly inflated, give you about 50k miles of use. I travel 10-12k miles per year and when I sold my Creek after 2 years the tires looked very good (pic below). These are not ST tires so the conventional " Inflate to maximum cold tire pressure" does not apply. You must weigh the trailer loaded and use the table Goodyear provides. A good estimate for your unit w/o washer dryer is 90 lbs. That would include your DW's Amelda Marcos collection.

Edit - Here is a link to the table: http://www.goodyearrvtires.com/pdfs/tire-care-guide.pdf

I have Goodyear tires on camper and truck, it just happened that I am not really a Goodyear tire person but I wanted the Goodyear tires on the camper. On the Silverado it says on the door panel 60lb on front and 80lb on the rear, it does not say what brand, I think Bridgestone is what came on truck. On camper it says run 110lb on camper tires and that's what I run. I don't ever plan to put truck and camper on a scale, DOT will never weigh campers.


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I have Goodyear tires on camper and truck, it just happened that I am not really a Goodyear tire person but I wanted the Goodyear tires on the camper. On the Silverado it says on the door panel 60lb on front and 80lb on the rear, it does not say what brand, I think Bridgestone is what came on truck. On camper it says run 110lb on camper tires and that's what I run. I don't ever plan to put truck and camper on a scale, DOT will never weigh campers.


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Tire certification stickers or Placards should tell you the size tire with Load Range plus the suggested inflation based on the vehicle companies estimate on your heaviest loading. I have never heard of tire brand or design being on the placard.

RE scale: While it's true that you may never be asked by DOT to run across a scale, it sure wouldn't hurt to at least get each individual axle weight. That way you get confirmation on your actual tire loading which along with the published Load & Inflation tables establishes the minimum required inflation. Running at least 10% above that inflation is many times good practice as you won't be chasing around looking for air when the pressure drops a few psi due to permeation and/or a drop in ambient temperature.
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