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Old 06-15-2011, 06:06 AM   #15
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Hi Marco. After replacing our axle and getting new tires we haven't experienced the train wrecks any more. As others have suggested you might want to check your trailers suspension.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:16 AM   #16
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Might I suggest you call Scamp and ask what tire pressure they recommend for your trailer. 15psi is way way too low. Most trailer tire manufactures won't recommend maximum "cold" pressure as printed on the sidewall.
Don't have to call. Scamp put a sticker above each tire that says "max 15 PSI". I have the same model tire that the scamp came with... And the manufacturer says exactly the same thing. It could be different with another tire/trailer combination... Which is why I first asked what tire he had.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:28 AM   #17
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We have a 2001 16' Scamp and have no problems with an inside mess due to travel. At worst, we've had an upper cupboard door pop open and a few items on the floor, but that was because we forgot to place something properly. Your problem is one or several of the items others have suggested.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #18
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Curtain rods coming off... When I started using my Trillium, which has cheap curtain rods, one or more would come off the window during travel. I used zip ties to secure each rod end to the bracket and that eliminated that problem. This doesn't solve 'why' they came off, just stops them from coming off.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:14 AM   #19
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I had a curtain rod pop out of its holder. I went around removed the rod and pinched the holders for a tighter fit. It seems to have resolved the issue.

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Old 06-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #20
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Don't have to call. Scamp put a sticker above each tire that says "max 15 PSI". I have the same model tire that the scamp came with... And the manufacturer says exactly the same thing. It could be different with another tire/trailer combination... Which is why I first asked what tire he had.
That's a very old sticker. Many things have changed since then. The sticker over my wheels say 35psi, and I changed tires to the same thing the news have and they say 50psi.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:15 PM   #21
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That's a very old sticker. Many things have changed since then. The sticker over my wheels say 35psi, and I changed tires to the same thing the news have and they say 50psi.
Don't know what to tell you. What Scamp listed on my trailer and what Goodyear recommend are one and the same. The trailer tires get no hotter than the tires on my car. Trailer bounce is under control.

I'm not trying to suggest what you should do. I'm telling you what I do, and why it is not incorrect.
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Mcbrew,

Let us know when you have blow out.
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I can't tell you what to set your tire pressure at, but the more pressure the more bounce. Try it on a short trip and see for yourself.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:09 PM   #24
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Let us know when you have blow out.

Why would he have a blow out if he's following the PSI instructions on his tire?
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Reason for possible blow out is that although the tires do have a max psi on the side of them - often the tire manufacture will have various recommendations as to the actual psi you should use based on the actual weight of the trailer. Highly recommend folks weigh their trailers loaded. To high a psi and you hit a big bump causing the trailer to do a big bounce things can go boom.
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Why would he have a blow out if he's following the PSI instructions on his tire?

Did you see where he said the tires were hot? Sign of under inflation. Under inflation causes heat, destroys side walls, and creates blow outs. He's using outdated information posted on the side of his trailer.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:04 PM   #27
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Reason for possible blow out is that although the tires do have a max psi on the side of them - often the tire manufacture will have various recommendations as to the actual psi you should use based on the actual weight of the trailer. Highly recommend folks weigh their trailers loaded. To high a psi and you hit a big bump causing the trailer to do a big bounce things can go boom.
I've talked to at least two trailer tire manufactures, Goodyear and Carlisle both said trailer tires should be inflated to maximum side wall pressure. NOTE: that's cold pressure measured in morning before traveling.
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The trailer tires get no hotter than the tires on my car.
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Did you see where he said the tires were hot?
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