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interesting read on trailer tires
« on: July 08, 2016, 07:17:00 AM »
found this link posted in rv forum. interesting info for whoever and an sub link in the article that is also interesting to read.

http://fifthwheelst.com/step5.html
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Re: interesting read on trailer tires
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2016, 10:19:28 PM »
Nice read! I guess my gut engineering/scientist/investigator instincts to always air up to max on trailer tires was right all along. Who'd a thunk.................

I always laughed at people thinking the aired up tire was causing trailer tire failure due to bumps in the road "hitting the tire and causing belt failure". Hogwash. ALWAYS air up to max on tire sidewall!
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Re: interesting read on trailer tires
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 06:47:34 AM »
Hard tire's are not the problem.  HEAT is the problem.  Flexing side wall's on a tire = heat.  that's the big killer.  Even a tire that is properly inflated will over heat when it is over loaded. 
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Re: interesting read on trailer tires
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 04:33:59 PM »
Little off subject.
Where can I find trailer(3,500 Lb) axle kits?
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Re: interesting read on trailer tires
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 07:32:14 PM »
Little off subject.
Where can I find trailer(3,500 Lb) axle kits?


Go here http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Fifth_Wheel_King_Pin.aspx
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Re: interesting read on trailer tires
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 08:40:59 AM »
Nice read! I guess my gut engineering/scientist/investigator instincts to always air up to max on trailer tires was right all along. Who'd a thunk.................

I always laughed at people thinking the aired up tire was causing trailer tire failure due to bumps in the road "hitting the tire and causing belt failure". Hogwash. ALWAYS air up to max on tire sidewall!

those people are always good for a laugh lol lol and yes your instincts are/were correct and fast yes heat kills tires. they do have speed ratings but i believe those speed ratings are based on max load so imo if one were to use a tire 20 to 30% over rated for your load you will be good at the higher speeds. but i have a feeling fast that you won't be doing 78mph in that new th'er lol that is one heavy huge th'er! nice though but prob better suited for a class 6 or class 8 lol
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