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Old 06-05-2017, 08:23 AM   #141
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2nd best upgrade I made. Disk brakes is #1.
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:58 AM   #142
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2nd best upgrade I made. Disk brakes is #1.


I have seriously considered it. I know the drum brakes suck. I'm only at 10,500 lbs... and my 3/4-ton stops it pretty good. I know I would benefit from disk, but it isn't a priority right now. I hate to keep sinking money into it.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:26 AM   #143
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I ran a set of Trailer King about 5K miles on my last 5er until I returned home to my tire dealer. I put Carlisle on them then and had 42 miles on the ones sold to the tire dealer when I put Carlisle on the current 5er.
I agree often the user is a contributor. I also believe the factory just puts them on and sends them with the transporter under inflated at high speeds to begin their life at a disadvantage. My load range E arrived at the dealer with 66 - 70 psi instead of 80. Over 1000 miles under inflated and at high speed caused me to have no confidence in them.
While running 80 psi CIP all the time is desirable the one good thing is the TT was empty so tires were probably not overloaded. Of course the delivery driver also almost certainly exceeded the max speed rating of the ST tires of 65 mph. I observed this when headed West in IL when about 20 TT just flew passed me when I had my cruse set at 63.
Neither the RV company or delivery service cares as they will just wash their hands of their product when you drive off the dealer lot.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:29 AM   #144
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Tire industry standards are quite consistent when it comes to replacements.

Here is what Cooper publishes about replacements;

"If you are replacing the original size tires with tires of a different size, the replacement tires must have a load carrying capacity and inflation pressure capability equal to or greater than the original equipment tires."

Vehicle owner manuals have similar statements about replacements. This is a typical statement from a RV trailer's owner's manual;

"To maintain tire safety, purchase new tires that are the same size as the vehicle’s original tires or another size recommended by the manufacturer."

This is a quote from a NHTSA interpretation;

"Industry standards generally form the basis for demonstrating product safety and quality before courts, regulators, retailers, consumers and others."


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Old 06-29-2017, 04:24 PM   #145
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Finally fixed my Duel Side Blow Outs

Took about 6 weeks to get the J-Wrap and Fenders Skirts, decals. About 3 days work but worth it
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:23 AM   #146
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Can someone tell me specifically what tires are blowing out. I asked my dealer and they stated they knew nothing about bad ties. Thanks
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Can someone tell me specifically what tires are blowing out. I asked my dealer and they stated they knew nothing about bad ties. Thanks
ANY tire can blow out, especially if it loses air (nail, screw, etc.) and overheats while going down the road.

Some or more prone to blow-outs, others less likely, but the only true answer to "can someone tell me specifically what tires are blowing out" is ANY brand, ANY style...unless you find a solid rubber tire.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:36 AM   #148
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The Tow Max tires ones that Prime Time puts on their units, they are 100% garbage. Some have had a bit luck others horror stories. I got bit in the rear end, our new unit a 2016 Prime Time Crusader came with the Tow Max's tires had little mileage, looked new in every way until it just let go. Theirs a allot of lawsuits in process regarding the Tow Max tires that alone should send up red warning signs.

Some have afforded lengthy explanations regarding tire pressure, weight, and on and on, the bottom line without the hoopla they are a low-quality tire so if you take a risk with them it is what it is. I for one removed all of them even the spare tire.

If I was buying today I would negotiate that all five tires are removed & replaced would never roll off the lot with Tow Max tires any RV knowing what I know now.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:40 AM   #149
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The Tow Max tires ones that Prime Time puts on their units, they are 100% garbage. Some have had a bit luck others horror stories. I got bit in the rear end, our new unit a 2016 Prime Time Crusader came with the Tow Max's tires had little mileage, looked new in every way until it just let go. Theirs a allot of lawsuits in process regarding the Tow Max tires that alone should send up red warning signs.

Some have afforded lengthy explanations regarding tire pressure, weight, and on and on, the bottom line without the hoopla they are a low-quality tire so if you take a risk with them it is what it is. I for one removed all of them even the spare tire.

If I was buying today I would negotiate that all five tires are removed & replaced would never roll off the lot with Tow Max tires any RV knowing what I know now.


Thanks I appreciate the information.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:48 AM   #150
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I put on Maxxies M8008's on our rig it bounces allot less now it's noteabebly an improved ride while towing. Sitting outside now took a snap of the Maxxies as I sit here drinking coffee enjoying the morning breeze on a 30 day vacation with the Crusader.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:23 AM   #151
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They know they just don't want to talk about it. In most cases and in my experience it has been good year marathons
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:57 AM   #152
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We have a Tire minder that monitors heat temp and tire pressure, they are pricey but worth the peace of mind. When we purchased our 5th whl in may we had the tires removed and sailun G rated 14 plys put on, Camping world in Hamburg NY gave it to me with no Vaseline charging me 25% more along with 50.00 a tire to mount each tire but we were not pulling our Toy hauler with china bombs.

I think alot of blow-outs are due to lack of correct tire pressure and speeding down the interstate which heats them up, especially those E rated on some brands I run about 63-65 mph...the temps on my tires run cool. Also I see alot of new Rigs with those bubbly no strength side walls which my ride better but very poorly designed.
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Can someone tell me specifically what tires are blowing out. I asked my dealer and they stated they knew nothing about bad ties. Thanks


They are easy to identify. They have "ST" on the sidewall.
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They are easy to identify. They have "ST" on the sidewall.
The ONLY tire I had blow in 54 years driving and 43 years pulling had an LT on it. LT by GY. I'll stick with GOOD ST tires and take care of them. Think Sailun, Carlisle, Maxxis. Never buy anything that says Goodyear!
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If you look at the numerous tire/blowout threads here, a common theme in the stories and pictures is that tpms was used, tires were at pressure, and tread separation always occurs. Even on the tires people caught before the tire blew.

I think it's a crap shoot, and you lessen your odds by maintaining pressure, monitoring temps, etc.
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Just looked and my tires are the GY Marathons ST. I guess they are doomed to fail. What does GY have to say about this issue?
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Just looked and my tires are the GY Marathons ST. I guess they are doomed to fail. What does GY have to say about this issue?
GY says buy the new Endurance and test them for us at your expense.
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I've had 3 explosive blowouts and one tread separation. ALL were Trail Express tires, originals on two different fifth wheels.
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