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Forum: General Community Discussions 05-02-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,618
Posted By CALinSC
Somehow I missed this thread when it was posted....

Somehow I missed this thread when it was posted. I’ll just add my take now.

Are those tires the same size as the Original Equipment tires described on the trailer’s certification label/tire...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 02-09-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
Posted By CALinSC
My friend - blue truck - and I - black truck -...

My friend - blue truck - and I - black truck - found that the trade off for these “V” tool boxes - see pix in ref - is very worthwhile. They are flush mounted and do not weigh (empty) as much as the...
Forum: Keystone 11-30-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By CALinSC
It’s not a safety violation for the vehicle...

It’s not a safety violation for the vehicle manufacturer to fit 4080# load capacity tires to 3750# wheels as long as they are not required to use more than the 3750# per axle end. So, what are the...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-04-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,360
Posted By CALinSC
We have friends we often travel with that have a...

We have friends we often travel with that have a 2005 Montana (35') with a stack-able Kenmore washer & dryer. It was an option when they got the trailer. They are more efficient and faster than our...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-22-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,382
Posted By CALinSC
Maybe your toys are too heavy? You should...

Maybe your toys are too heavy?

You should find some scales and find out.

Because the tire didn't fail first i'd suspect a defective wheel.

The axle manufacturer's load capacities are not...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-18-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
I seem to recall that your Michelin that suffered...

I seem to recall that your Michelin that suffered the tread separation was a "J" rated European designed tire. They are speed rated at 62 MPH. I think Michelin only did them on the Suites for about a...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-18-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
You’re going to start seeing a lot of these on...

You’re going to start seeing a lot of these on 7000# axles. All of the major China manufacturer’s are building them.

ST235/80R16G

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=29711
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-14-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
Here is the reference to the Goodyear G114. Click...

Here is the reference to the Goodyear G114. Click on the “back to details” tab and you will find that it is specifically designed for “trailer service only”. It’s a regional service tire (RST).
...
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 07-16-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By CALinSC
Our Version

What is a “full timer”? If you live in an RV but never move it does it make you a “full timer”, or just someone that lives in a smallish dwelling that just happens to be an RV? Are you a “full timer”...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 05-03-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
There is a tire industry standard to be used when...

There is a tire industry standard to be used when using plus sized replacements.

Because the vehicle manufacturer’s cold recommended tire inflation pressures listed on the certification...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 05-03-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
IMO, with those 17.5" tires having been properly...

IMO, with those 17.5" tires having been properly inflated and never overloaded you should heed the tire manufacturer's advice on age.
...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-21-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,474
Posted By CALinSC
I looked-up the trailer's specs and saw that it...

I looked-up the trailer's specs and saw that it was equipped with ST235/80R16E tires on 6000# GAWR axles and then did the math.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-20-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,474
Posted By CALinSC
It's a new product. They will provide your axles...

It's a new product. They will provide your axles with 28.5% in load capacity reserves at 80 PSI. And, at a higher speed rating than the Marathons. The best part is the Goodyear warranty package on...
Forum: General Community Discussions 02-13-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,167
Posted By CALinSC
Pick-up trucks seem to be growing taller each...

Pick-up trucks seem to be growing taller each year. Pretty soon these will become more popular.
...
Forum: Keystone 02-06-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,075
Posted By CALinSC
This is a guess. Maybe Keystone has a list of...

This is a guess. Maybe Keystone has a list of certified repair facilities in your area. I have a mom and pop facility about 20 miles from my home that has a Keystone RV trailer certification. All of...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 01-20-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,474
Posted By CALinSC
Some Westlake tire info. ...

Some Westlake tire info.

http://lionsheadtireandwheel.com/Westlake-Radial-Tire
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 01-06-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By CALinSC
You have described UTQG codes. They do not apply...

You have described UTQG codes. They do not apply to LT & ST tires.
Forum: Forest River 5th Wheels 01-03-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,445
Posted By CALinSC
I looked-up the specs for your trailer and found...

I looked-up the specs for your trailer and found one glaring error. The dry weight is actually 7130# leaving 1820# for cargo capacity.

Since 2007 RV trailer manufacturers MUST include the weight...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-29-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
A “slow” leak that causes tire failures in steel...

A “slow” leak that causes tire failures in steel cased tires almost always results in sidewall failure rather than the commonly called “blowout” in the tread area. Such sidewall failures with steel...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-28-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
The tire (S) on the same side are stressed more...

The tire (S) on the same side are stressed more than those on the other side of the trailer.

The Rubber Manufacturer's Association (RMA) recommends dismounting the tire from the rim for internal...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-28-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,334
Posted By CALinSC
Almost always on multi axle trailers when a...

Almost always on multi axle trailers when a catastrophic failure occurs the opposing tire suffers near fatal internal damage. It may fail right away or 100 miles down the road. In all events its life...
Forum: Camping Destinations and Trip Planning 03-20-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,397
Posted By CALinSC
New England in the spring & summer

A blog link with pictures.

http://fasteagle-scenic-train-rides.blogspot.com/2016/03/new-england-in-spring-summer.html
Forum: Camping Destinations and Trip Planning 03-03-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,799
Posted By CALinSC
If anyone is still interested this is a well...

If anyone is still interested this is a well maintained park with owners and management living on the park grounds. There is a new modern club house with numerous hobby rooms such as wood working and...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-18-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,983
Posted By CALinSC
Max load has a different meaning for trailer...

Max load has a different meaning for trailer tires because max load for them is going to be minus the hitch weight whereas for motor homes max load is GVWR.

The TRA has approved a maximum speed...
Forum: Camping Destinations and Trip Planning 01-20-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,000
Posted By CALinSC
There are lots of places to park along the CDN or...

There are lots of places to park along the CDN or USA side of the St. Lawrence.

Here is some info on ones we have used. We like to use a base camp and do a lot of side trips. We stayed at the...
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