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Old 09-23-2015, 03:35 AM   #51
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I can't wait to hear the weaseling on the warranty. We bought the unit new nine months ago and have put about 7,000 miles on it.
Have you engaged the dealer/FR yet?
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:57 AM   #52
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We've pushed our so-called luck even further. Five yrs and 15k miles on the OEM, PRC produced tires. No cracks, no bulges and no abnormal tread wear. What the heck!
Five years is enough for any trailer tire, if nothing else they should be replaced because of age alone. Good Luck!
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:18 AM   #53
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I put a little over 2500 miles on my Trail Express C rated tires running with the TireMinder TPMS (which are about as worthless as the Trail Express tires IMO).
Went with Maxxis M8008 D rated and got the TST 507RV TPMS. Very impressed with the Maxxis D rated tires and TST.
I was getting a little trailer sway, but with the Maxxis D rated tires this sway was eliminated and I felt like the Jammer pulled a lot better...
I'm curious...what makes the TST better than the Tireminder?
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:23 AM   #54
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Using nitrogen and keeping speed down negates the need for Tire Monitor systems. I use a Infrared Thermometer and check at most every stop, make sure the load is not over the capabilities of the tires and balanced front to back, put GY Marathons on too.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:28 AM   #55
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On the Tire minders while driving if you want to check psi and temp you have to manually push buttons scrolling through each tire. Just about as dangerous as texting and driving. I also experienced signal lose while driving all the time. With the TST I've never lost the signal and it constantly / automatically is scrolling through all your tires, you never have to take eyes off the road to find and push buttons.

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Old 09-23-2015, 09:35 AM   #56
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Using nitrogen and keeping speed down negates the need for Tire Monitor systems. I use a Infrared Thermometer and check at most every stop, make sure the load is not over the capabilities of the tires and balanced front to back, put GY Marathons on too.
I would disagree. One of our fine OEM Trail Express tires had a 360 degree tread separation while driving on the highway and I had absolutely no idea it happened - but for the guy that pulled up along side us waving his hat out the window. I cannot see the curb side tires in the mirror and felt absolutely no difference in the ride. I was only 15 miles from the house, but I have no idea how long I was driving with a flat.

Replaced the OEM LR C junk with LR D's and bought a TST. No way will I ever tow with out a TPMS. Got really lucky once - the tread completely separated, but did not break across the width, so the entire tread was wrapped around the axle and caused no damage to the trailer. No plans to push my luck in the future.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:53 AM   #57
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We contacted our original dealer and scheduled our RV for repair on Sept. 30. Their warranty department is going to assess the damage and forward to FR for consideration. We also have a lifetime warranty with the dealer and insurance through Progressive. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I will be contacting FR about the tire selection issue and the NTSB.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:55 AM   #58
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I would disagree. One of our fine OEM Trail Express tires had a 360 degree tread separation while driving on the highway and I had absolutely no idea it happened - but for the guy that pulled up along side us waving his hat out the window. I cannot see the curb side tires in the mirror and felt absolutely no difference in the ride. I was only 15 miles from the house, but I have no idea how long I was driving with a flat.

Replaced the OEM LR C junk with LR D's and bought a TST. No way will I ever tow with out a TPMS. Got really lucky once - the tread completely separated, but did not break across the width, so the entire tread was wrapped around the axle and caused no damage to the trailer. No plans to push my luck in the future.
2X went from C to D rated and TST wouldnt leave home without them...

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On the Tire minders while driving if you want to check psi and temp you have to manually push buttons scrolling through each tire. Just about as dangerous as texting and driving. I also experienced signal lose while driving all the time. With the TST I've never lost the signal and it constantly / automatically is scrolling through all your tires, you never have to take eyes off the road to find and push puttons.

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Good to know, thanks!
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:11 AM   #60
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Using nitrogen and keeping speed down negates the need for Tire Monitor systems.

I don't think you will find many who agree with that statement.


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