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Old 06-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #127
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There. Tired of arguing with you guys and gals. Ha ! ....put that on your little fiberglass trailers....see if you can hurt this one......
225 mph ...... ........ Yea, that will do.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #128
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I've done 95 in semis and been passed by other semis like I was sitting still.
Very late at night of course.

I prefer to stay at 75 or below in a semi.
Otherwise you need at least a quarter to stop.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #129
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225 mph ...... ........ Yea, that will do.
...yes sir. And 46,700 pounds capacity per tire ought to hold it up too.....
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:12 PM   #130
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I've done 95 in semis and been passed by other semis like I was sitting still.
Very late at night of course.

I prefer to stay at 75 or below in a semi.
Otherwise you need at least a quarter to stop.
But I 'm saving my quarter to get a cart at Aldi...
Could I stop on a dime if I just go double nickel?
Makes cents to me!
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #131
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Awesome find George!!! You sure made my next tire purchase easy!
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #132
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Very interesting discussion going on regarding tire failures. The photos and discussion are informative:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Unsafe at any speed....
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Very interesting discussion going on regarding tire failures. The photos and discussion are informative:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Unsafe at any speed....
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Yesterday I was outside, and I heard a loud "bang", and I walked over to the trailer and the spare tire had exploded. See photos below. The spare tire had only been used the one time when the Hercules tire blew out in California, and had a total of 50 miles on the tread. The Towmax spare tire has always been covered and was inflated to 65 pounds. It was not hot, it was about 75 degrees.
Boy, what a nit picker.
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Boy, what a nit picker.
Yeah, imagine if that would have happened as he was getting ready for bed in the evening ! That would get your attention.
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Yeah, imagine if that would have happened as he was getting ready for bed in the evening ! That would get your attention.
Or in the middle of the night.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #136
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Very interesting discussion going on regarding tire failures. The photos and discussion are informative:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Unsafe at any speed....
Great link. As with all such discussions, all information is a little bit suspect. One responder posted that
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I had about 10 LT Michelins that did the exact same thing.
... but he later posted a photo of one of these "LT" tires, which is actually a P tire (P235/75R15). I wonder if he also forgot to mention overloading them?

Although the original poster seems very diligent in providing information, and even reports actual total axle load, I didn't see an indication of individual axle loads, so we don't know if there was a problem with unequal loading. Some information is only implicit: the original tires were presumably Load Range D (based on the reported 65 psi inflation pressure limit). Despite these detail issues, it certainly does seem like he got some Super Trashy tires.

I would be concerned by a tire exploding while not even in use, too!
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Another thing about dual axle trailers is that if one tire fails (perhaps a puncture) that usually means the other tire on that side is instantly overloaded and when/if the companion tire fails, some pretty severe side loads occur on the other end of the axle making those tires suspect as well. Tires don’t heal. Heat and stress that reduce tire life is tire life that is gone forever. Getting the trailer safely stopped promptly is key to not overstressing the other tires.
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Preference between 50psi max and 65psi max tires

Has anyone had a comparative experience between running radial tires with 50psi max rating versus 65psi max? The 65s seem to offer a higher load rating. Are there any downsides to the 65s? We're about to purchase a pair of ST175/80R13D tires. Where will I find the max pressure rating on our wheels? If I can't find it and decide to go with the 65s, we'll probably buy pre-mounted wheel and tire from etrailer. The tires Scamp installed are 50psi max, so I'm guessing our wheels are as well. We haven't found any 'D' rated tires locally.

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