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Old 02-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #15
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IF you are determined to use wire wheels, education is good. I hope you find these links of value:

Rebuilding spoke/wire wheels this is a PDF

Hendrix Wire Wheel info about Dayton's too.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #16
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Their capacity ratings do exceed that of the Casita and I doubt that I could ever impose a greater lateral load than that imposed by a front wheeled drive V8 accelerating in tight corners.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #17
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Very helpful, these rims are perfectly true and won't require adjustment.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:50 AM   #18
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Jonathan, how old are the tires that came on the fancy wire wheels? Every tire has a born on date and since tires rot from the inside out, a tire may look perfectly good and actually be a flat or blow out waiting to happen. Something else to consider.
I learned this lesson the hard way in December. New tires on the trailer 4 years ago - checked them over before the Nov/Dec trip and they looked on the outside really good & they had no air loss issues etc. Darn if one of them did not decide to start coming apart from the inside in the worst possible location! Only one tire store for 300 miles........ the fellow at the tire store showed me a newspaper story that indicated you should not expect to get more than 4 years out of any tire that has spent time sitting around - even though my trailer had sat a lot less than the average in the tires 4 year life it still rotted from the inside.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #19
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Carol,

I wonder if that's part of the reason we've had good luck with our Marathons, because our tires hardly ever sit for long.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #20
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It probable is Norm but mine hadn't spent a great deal of time sitting either or not at least by many RV standards. When the trailer is parked for extended times (longest sitting around was about 2.5 months of the year) its parked inside, not outside on soggy ground and its not out in the sun - it kind of surprised me when the tire went as it really did look to be in good shape.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #21
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When we had a motorhome, we had a large number of blow outs and our motorhome never sat more than about 3 weeks in a month and was mostly on the road yet those Michelens had a blowout at least once a year.

The trailer tires have been much better than the motorhome tires. Other than age I wish there was a better way of knwing when they were shot. I hope the tire pressure sensors I've added will provide some additional info. At least I know the tire pressure and temperature every morning and while driving.
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When we had a motorhome, we had a large number of blow outs and our motorhome never sat more than about 3 weeks in a month and was mostly on the road yet those Michelens had a blowout at least once a year.

The trailer tires have been much better than the motorhome tires. Other than age I wish there was a better way of knwing when they were shot. I hope the tire pressure sensors I've added will provide some additional info. At least I know the tire pressure and temperature every morning and while driving.
I wouldn't even use Michelins in a ram earth house.
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