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Old 02-20-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Tires

Did you all change out the tires on your Sandpipers for added safety?
What all did you get? What do you suggest for 43-foot fifth wheel?
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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I'm going to stick with the tires the factory puts on. I will inflate them to max pressure. The coach will be insured and my is a paralegal.


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Old 02-20-2015, 07:45 PM   #3
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As part of the purchase agreement,the dealer swapped out the china bombs on ours to marathons at the next higher lr. The only place ours ran on the westlake tires was from elkhart to coldwater. interestingly, two of them were almost flat when we first looked at it.Another reason I wouldnt run them,I dont know how long they ran it with the low tires,maybe all the way from elkhart?
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What kind of tires do you currently have. I had the Trail Express on mine, and kept them on for a while. At less than 3000 miles though, I lost three on one trip home. The first went at about halfway home, number two went about 25 miles later, and the third when I was about 40 miles from home. It was a nightmare. If you have anything other than Maxxis or Marathons, I'd change them. I've heard some not so good reports about the Marathons, but not a lot. And only a couple of people do I remember seeing any negative comments on the Maxxis.
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I'm going to stick with the tires the factory puts on. I will inflate them to max pressure. The coach will be insured and my is a paralegal.
Not for long you won't based on past history and personal experience.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:18 PM   #6
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This is what I don't understand with regard to the posts on tires. We owned a TT for 14 years and never had problems with tires. I kept them clean, properly inflated to max pressure and swapped them out when recommended.

Theoretically if the tires are cared for, not overloaded and are kept inflated to the maximum supported pressure they shouldn't blow out. After spending 45K+ on a fifth wheel I shouldn't have to spend another grand on new tires.


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This is what I don't understand with regard to the posts on tires. We owned a TT for 14 years and never had problems with tires. I kept them clean, properly inflated to max pressure and swapped them out when recommended. Theoretically if the tires are cared for, not overloaded and are kept inflated to the maximum supported pressure they shouldn't blow out. After spending 45K+ on a fifth wheel I shouldn't have to spend another grand on new tires.
The tires you had then are not the same as what they put on new trailers now. You may not want to think about spending more $ for tires now, but I guarantee you will very soon as well as repairing damage to the trailer. It's just a fact of life whether you want to acknowledge it or not.
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Nerd, listen to the Coot. He's been around since the earth cooled and has read MANY first hand testimonials. I happen to agree with him 100%. I pulled my Trail Distress Blow Max's off The Beast after 1 season, got lucky and traded them for lawn work. Guess what, three of them exploded on the poor guy's rig. Do yourself a favor Nerd and learn from others misfortune and get rid of them before they delay or ruin a vacation.
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Replacing factory tires is kinda' like the old FRAM oil filter commercial (probably before your time), "Pay me now, or pay me later"
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This is what I don't understand with regard to the posts on tires. We owned a TT for 14 years and never had problems with tires. I kept them clean, properly inflated to max pressure and swapped them out when recommended.

Theoretically if the tires are cared for, not overloaded and are kept inflated to the maximum supported pressure they shouldn't blow out. After spending 45K+ on a fifth wheel I shouldn't have to spend another grand on new tires.


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When was the last time you bought a set of tires?
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