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Old 02-27-2015, 08:02 AM   #11
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4 Maxxis D s 225 75 r15 installed balanced new stems...just over $500 w/tip not sure what best brand to buy is, but keep an eye on all trailer tires and keep them at proper pressure all the time....and try and keep weight under 85% max.....good luck....BTW
the first order arrived with a date that was not okay with me....make sure you specify the date range you will accept and check it before they start the install....


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Old 03-03-2015, 09:08 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Beast71 View Post
Thanks for all the advice. Going to go with all new tires with metal stems on the TT to err on the side of caution and safety. Also going to follow that up with E rated tires on the tow vehicle, and a new weight distribution bar and sway control setup. Hopefully those go smoothly. If not, I'll be sure to come back for more great advice.
And don't forget to spring for a TPMS. This is the kit a lot of us on the FRF use: 507 Starter System Kit |

RV Tire Mantra:
  • Check RV tire pressure before you leave and top off as needed
  • NOW check your TV too
  • Get out your torque wrench and check the lugs on your RV
  • Might as well check torque on TV - only takes 5 min
  • Use a TPMS. Best if the TPMS also monitors temperature.
  • NEVER drive over 65MPH
  • Anytime you "take a curb" with the RV, hit some potholes, or after 500-ish miles, check that lug nut torque again!

(You can get a reasonable torque wrench at Harbor Freight for under $30)

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Old 03-07-2015, 04:13 PM   #13
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Newbie question. I have seen it a few times now. What are China bombs? I just picked up my 2015 lacrosse 329. The tires that are on it are D rated. What are your thoughts on D tires for a 9 to 10,000 lbs camper?
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Old 03-07-2015, 04:40 PM   #14
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Also, invest in a tire pressure/ temperature monitor for the tires on your trailer. You may already have them on your tow vehicle. We've been RV'ing since 1970, the last two years with tire pressure monitors have been the easiest. I don't have to get out the tire gage and check the tires before taking off, just check the monitor.

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