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Old 03-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Tire low or not?

One of my tires looks low on air but when I check it, it reads 50 pounds which is what it says on the tire. Also, I've had two service people check it and they say the same thing. They say it looks low because of the weight of the slide on that side (but the other tire on that side looks fine). Does that sound right to you?

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Old 03-18-2014, 10:53 PM   #2
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If you have checked it and 2 service people have checked it and all got the same reading then I wouldn't lose sleep over it.

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Old 03-19-2014, 12:51 PM   #3
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The position of the trailer makes a difference. Is it perfectly level. Is it the front or rear tire?
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:55 PM   #4
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When your tires blow because of the broken belts get a higher rated tire. Drive slower until that time.
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This photo isn't clear but it's the tire on the left (which is towards the front). There is a 6' bedroom slideout to the left and a 13' living/dining room slide out to the right.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:59 PM   #6
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Everyone that sees it agrees that it looks like it's got less air in it than the other tire. Some people even point out that I need to get it checked.

Brother Les - not very encouraging!!

Cadman99 - yes, it's level on the ground.

The two tires on the other side look fine.
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Everyone that sees it agrees that it looks like it's got less air in it than the other tire. Some people even point out that I need to get it checked.

Brother Les - not very encouraging!!

Cadman99 - yes, it's level on the ground.

The two tires on the other side look fine.
I encourage safety. if you can leave your unit there. Jack up the unit (jack up on u-bolt and not axle. and pull the left tire off, put spare on. Put the tire taken off and put it on the right side. put the right side tire on the left side. Do you have the same effect (left side still looks flat)? Or does the 'left' tire that is now on the right look 'flat'....? If the now 'Left' (good?) tire looks 'flat'..... I would look at the axle real close. If the 'former' left tire on the right side still look 'flat', I would think hard about the tire. If they both look 'good', then run it that way. Also....How does the 'spare; look on the unit. this is what I would do to start clearing my mind..... You need to sleep good at night and you need to trust your equipment. If you think that something is 'not right', then it is not right, until you find out why.
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I believe in safety too so I hear what you are saying.
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One of my tires looks low on air but when I check it, it reads 50 pounds which is what it says on the tire. Also, I've had two service people check it and they say the same thing. They say it looks low because of the weight of the slide on that side (but the other tire on that side looks fine). Does that sound right to you?

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Just for fun in case you haven't already, check the load range on all four tires.
The one in question might be an odd ball C and the others are D. Or maybe there is just more weight over that tire
My Wildwood came with C rated tires that spec out 1610 lb. per tire or a total of 6440 total weight for the whole camper. GVW for the unit is spec at 7480.
I was noticing one tire's wear pattern was indicating low pressure (edge wear pattern) and couldn't figure out why. The guys on the forum (thanks Herk) really helped me sort this out. It was definitely the weight of the slide over that tire.
Obviously we are upgrading to the next load range for safety reasons and peace of mind.
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Here's the sticker:

Front: GAWR 4000 lbs - ST225/75R15/C - 50 psi per tire

Rear: same thing

Dry Weight = 7534 lbs Cargo not to exceec 1272 lbs.
GVWR 8856 lbs.
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