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Old 12-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #11
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Thanks Brian

Do you know the tire specs. on the GY tires that you put on? Were they ST 225/75R 15 D. I think while were're down in Florida that I will look for a set of Maxxi. Know one seems to know the tire size on the 5th wheels. Thanks, have a good one.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:02 PM   #12
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You will get Trail Express by Lionhead, they will be "C" rated tires, loaded you will have about 200 weight left that they can carry per wheel. Been down that road already. I got 6000 miles before my blow out in the sidewall now switched to GY Marathons "D" rated, Your rims will be able to carry 60 PSI stamped inside of the rim. Unless they made a change that I do not know of, which is possible. You can check the inflation charts but I think my CP rating at 65 psi now is like 2350 or so, big difference. mine are ST 225/75/R "D"
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:01 PM   #13
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Hey, really appreciate some solid info, I didn't think anybody knew this info including my RV Dealer. I'll start looking for some good prices for this size of tire, maybe Maxxis, seem to be reading good things with this brand. What do you think? Thanks for your time. Have a good one.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #14
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As I have stated several times on this forum, I refused to pull our 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS off the dealers lot when it was new on the factory tires. I mistakenly did on our 08Flagstaff831RLSS and only got around 5,000 miles before one blew and did $1800 damage. I replaced them with Goodyear Marathon LR D and those tires and wheels went on the new 2012. Took the tires off last Jun and had new GY Marathon LR D balanced and put back on. In Aug, I took all 4 tires and wheels off and had all steel valve stems installed and re-balanced with the TST TPMS 507 Flow Thru sensors installed.

IMO you are just gambling with having major damage to your trailer with the factory tires. IF, you have a blowout, you are still going to have to buy new tires, so, it makes more sense to me to just replace them before the damage occurs.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #15
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Hey, really appreciate some solid info, I didn't think anybody knew this info including my RV Dealer. I'll start looking for some good prices for this size of tire, maybe Maxxis, seem to be reading good things with this brand. What do you think? Thanks for your time. Have a good one.
I really do not think that maxxis or Marathon are really any different.
This always starts the great tire war. It depends on so many things. You and me don't know how people take care of them. They are both good tires. I always had GY on all trailers and never a problem. I know people who swear by each which ever they decided to buy. If your going to run any tire under inflated or hit curbs or over load them any tire will blow. GY been in business along time probably with the most dealers out of them all. To each there own, but I know I have never had a problem with them. I also learned to use TST system and I shoot my hubs at every stop to make sure I'm not getting a break dragging and causing extra heat. Good Luck and Congrats on the new 5er......
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:52 PM   #16
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Thanks again, good to know that you have so much faith in GY and have never had any problems. We'll toot the horn as we go through your great state on our way down to Florida. Cheers!
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:35 PM   #17
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5th Wheel Rockwood Tires

I owned a 2013 Flagstaff 5th Wheel which I purchased it new. Within 6 Mos. of ownership I blew out a Tire. I went to Discount Tire and they told me, with the weight of the Rig I should of had no less than a D Rated Tire. Contacted Lyons Head Tire Company they denied me an Adjustment. I contacted the Flagstaff and they made an Adjustment of $125.00 per Tire to upgrade to Higher Quality Tire. I changed all Tires on the ground and the Spare. I had no more problems afterwards.

I hope this information helps you.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:53 PM   #18
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New Tires

I bought a 2013 cedar creek. After 10k miles and owning the trailer for 1.5 years and storing on dry pavement and always checking inflations I blew a tire 3 hours from home on one side. Tore up the sheet metal and blew off the wheel well trim. Changed the tire and 1 hour later blew one on the other side with the same damage.

Went by the factory during this month trip as I was in this part of the country and Cedar Creek does not stand behind damage from tires or warrant tires. They were helpful in saving me some money on repair parts.

If I had known better I would not take possession with factory tires. I would upgrade to at least Marathon's or better before taking possession. The Marathons are made in China and this was the only tire I could buy on the road quickly from Camping World while broken down. If I had time I probably would have taken the advice of other and gone to Michelins or D or E LTs.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:12 PM   #19
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5th wheel tires usually have a tire load capacity sufficient to cover the trailer weight plus a small amount of cargo. When you load the recommended cargo weight you will be very near 100% of your tire capacity( maybe over). Cargo includes Potable, gray and black water plus all other things you need. It is never a good idea to run anything at 100% of its capacity. I recommend taking your camper to a truck stop or state weigh station and have each axle weighed. Divide each axle weight by 2 to find actual tire load. My 5th wheel was over 100% of tire capacity. I reduced my cargo weight and changed from "C" load tires to "D"s and now have less than 70% load on each tire. Never tow without air pressure at recommended the pressure for full load. Check the side wall of your tire for Pressure. Learn to read the DOT date code on your tires and never exceed 5 years no matter how good you think the tires are. Blow outs are expensive will do damage to your RV, this is experience speaking.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:38 PM   #20
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Palmetto Rogue,
Would you mind sharing what brand tires came on your new 2013 Cedar Creek? We purchased a 2015 Cedar Creek and it came with West Lake China tires. They are 14 ply and G rated 100psi at 4250lbs. Hope I am not hijacking this thread. Thanks........
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