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Old 04-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #11
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then a percentage of that weight is on the landing gear .
most likely more weight than what your truck has on it since the landing gear is further back on the camper .
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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Bottom line, you have got JUNK ST tires under that trailer. GET THEM OFF NOW!!!
Replace them with LT235 85R16 Michelin XPS Rib or BF Goodrich Commercial TA's and quit worrying any longer about tires.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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Thanks Dunnnc.....My camper GVWR on my camper is 13,800 and my axels are 6k each....to me I am over weight on my coach. I would think they would have put 7k on the coach. It is very frustrating. thank you again for your reply, I will let my service tech know of what your thought are and have him check those out as well.
My fiver has a GVWR of 13,750 pounds. I routinely travel at 13,500 pounds. 3000+/- is pin weight. I have never had a tire issue. In fact I just took off my original 2005 LT tires three weeks ago and replaced them with BFG Commercial TA's. I have 6K axles under my fiver just like you. I normally am at 10-10.5K on the axles. I have replaced the junk plastic bushings with wet bolts, I have replaced the junk equalizer with a Trailair copy of the morride equalizer. I think there is too much emphasis placed on everything byt the real problem. And that is tire quality!
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:05 PM   #14
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If the springs are bad, the best tires in the world will not last. Even if they were made of steel!
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #15
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Good grief, the OP provided absolutely NO information about his problem, and yet everyone is jumping to conclusions about what might be wrong.
We don't know what brand of tire he has, the load range, nothing!
We don't even know if the blowouts are happening in the same tire position, or if it is random.
Until they provide some basic info, everything is just useless speculation.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #16
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LOL

I think we scared him off...
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:43 PM   #17
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It would be unfortunate if a brand new poster was discouraged from asking a question because of what has happened here, although it seems to be a typical response.
Far too often we have the soap box crowd repeating the same old, tired posts, over and over, with no regard for actually helping the OP.
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Not scared off...just had to go to bed. This has all been really good information that I can take back to them and challenge them on their decision. Thanks to each and everyone of you for your imput. Thanks! Ambcoke
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #19
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ambcoke, would you mind filing in some details?
Was the blown tire occcuring at the same location, or was it random?
What make and load range tire do you have?
Was there any abnormal wear? I imagine you were watching them after the second failure!
Thanks
crocus, ambcoke isn't the OP in this thread, bigchief is. Maybe the admins can start a separate thread for ambcoke's post.
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Thanks frankm, I hate it when the OP's question gets hijacked, now I'm confused!
I deleted my post, although the questions are still out there for the OP, if he ever comes back.
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