I always read the tire discussions. My intention was to put 5-6,000 miles on my Westlake ST 205-75-14 OEM tires before replacing them. Well I am there now. I looked them over this past week and they look in great shape.
Let me think out-loud here...
2014 Shamrock 183
Dry weight 3663 plus load up to 1053 total weight 4716# as spec'd on tag on trailer
CAT scale weight done with full camping load (no fresh water) and hooked to TV = 4300# so I figure I am well within the camper load specs.
Each tire is spec'd to handle 1760# X4 = 7,040# or about 2,000# MORE than my MAX trailer weight... so I figure I am good with stock load range C tires for MY trailer.
Now I figure that I could have a puncture or loss of air in a tire, or even a curb strike and run a tire low before knowing it and have something bad happen at freeway speeds.
So I started looking at TPMS systems. Reading up on threads that mention brands/problems, I focused in on the TST TPMS brand. I also read reviews on Amazon and etrailer (not much) on other brands. I came away with the opinion that the TST 507RV with flow thru-sensors and replaceable batteries in the sensors was the way to go. I then looked for a vendor.
I found this website, that I have never seen before. The price was the best I could find and the website inspired some confidence in me. PLUS the month of SEPTEMBER they give you 3 year warranty.
Great RV Products
I am now awaiting my shipment of the TST 507RV TPMS system, and I have decided to leave my OEM tires on another season (figure another 4,000 miles to FL and back this winter) before thinking about swapping them out for new tires.
I am hoping that the TPMS system gives me some peace of mind and saves me from some cataclysmic blowout on the road.
If my reasoning is NOT correct, for MY Shamrock model, my tires and my situation then please someone let me know!