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Old 11-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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so I left work a little early today and was headed home when an RV transporter pulling a nice Wildcat 5th wheel passed me by doing about 70 + (i was doing 65 mph) swerving in and out of the few cars that were on the road and it got me thinking could this have any effect on the tires and why so many seem to fail? does that hold any water with any of you?
its not the first transporter I have seen that has driven faster than the tires should go - which I believe is 65mph-
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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so I left work a little early today and was headed home when an RV transporter pulling a nice Wildcat 5th wheel passed me by doing about 70 + (i was doing 65 mph) swerving in and out of the few cars that were on the road and it got me thinking could this have any effect on the tires and why so many seem to fail? does that hold any water with any of you?
its not the first transporter I have seen that has driven faster than the tires should go - which I believe is 65mph-
Probably many factors involved here - but IMO I guess that some factors would be how long any RV is pulled or driven at a speed higher than recommended by the manufacturer, if the tires are properly inflated, the temperature, etc.
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This is a Pic.of a wheel on (Backwards) at the Factory,already hooked up and ready to go by a (Professional Hauler)! The Amish lot boy stopped him and said it did not look right. Do you think he checked the tire pressure when the valve stem was on the inside ? Youroo!!
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This is a Pic.of a wheel on (Backwards) at the Factory,already hooked up and ready to go by a (Professional Hauler)! The Amish lot boy stopped him and said it did not look right. Do you think he checked the tire pressure when the valve stem was on the inside ? Youroo!!
Very good eye to catch that.
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so I left work a little early today and was headed home when an RV transporter pulling a nice Wildcat 5th wheel passed me by doing about 70 + (i was doing 65 mph) swerving in and out of the few cars that were on the road and it got me thinking could this have any effect on the tires and why so many seem to fail? does that hold any water with any of you?
its not the first transporter I have seen that has driven faster than the tires should go - which I believe is 65mph-
I'd like to hear some answers on this one. I went to Black Hills this last Sept and was doing 70-75 a lot of the time on I-90 (speed limit 75) and was just down to Branson and did 70 most of the way there and back and have had no tire problems and the truck pulls the 320RS better at 70 than at 60-65.
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I'd like to hear some answers on this one. I went to Black Hills this last Sept and was doing 70-75 a lot of the time on I-90 (speed limit 75) and was just down to Branson and did 70 most of the way there and back and have had no tire problems and the truck pulls the 320RS better at 70 than at 60-65.
You will likely get many opinions (but not answers) regarding this topic. Do a search here about RV tires.
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Two things I can guarantee is that the transporters never check tire press, or retorque lug nuts. They're paid by the run and the quicker they make the run the better for them.
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Two things I can guarantee is that the transporters never check tire press, or retorque lug nuts. They're paid by the run and the quicker they make the run the better for them.

Right on - it's the same thing to them as driving a rental car.
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saw another good one today - was coming home from breakfast in Shipshewana heading west on 20 and there was a Brookstone 5th wheel ahead going slow-about 20 mph- and in the "Amish" lane (shoulder) - both wheels on the passenger side of the 5th wheel were gone and he was riding the rims.
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I'd like to hear some answers on this one. I went to Black Hills this last Sept and was doing 70-75 a lot of the time on I-90 (speed limit 75) and was just down to Branson and did 70 most of the way there and back and have had no tire problems and the truck pulls the 320RS better at 70 than at 60-65.
Same drill here - towing in Iowa during end of June and it's 90-105 degrees during day. Stopped a few times to hand check hubs and tires. Hubs cool to touch. Tires warm but not hot at all. 65psi nitrogen filled. Tow speed 65-70 most of the time. 320RS tows very smooth!
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