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Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-12-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By CWtheMan
Weve had our trailer 15 years and have numerous...

Weve had our trailer 15 years and have numerous experiences with maintenance and materials needed to maintain our trailer.

Once, at about the 5-year mark we developed a small leak on our large...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By CWtheMan
Keystone RV recalls fifth wheels and travel trailers

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls/keystone-rv-recalls-fifth-wheels-and-travel-trailers-110618.html
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 11-08-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,320
Posted By CWtheMan
Tire industry news has reported that Triangle...

Tire industry news has reported that Triangle Tires will soon be manufactured at a NC plant. The attached reference depicts their tire line-up.

They have added a ST235/80R16 LRF.
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Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 11-07-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By CWtheMan
I've never approved of tire misapplications....

I've never approved of tire misapplications. Replacing an Original Equipment ST tire with a LT tire that is not a designated trailer tire is and always has been a misapplication.

Read the post. I...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 11-07-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By CWtheMan
Just about all of the major manufacturer's of ST...

Just about all of the major manufacturer's of ST tires are now building this steel cased tire in the two designated sizes listed here by Carlisle. There is also a 3rd size (ST225/75R15 LRF) already...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 11-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,320
Posted By CWtheMan
Sorry, unsat response.

Sorry, unsat response.
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 11-06-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,320
Posted By CWtheMan
When I write things like that I’m almost always...

When I write things like that I’m almost always getting the information from established industry references. So, lets look at some of them.

The following quote is verbatim from the 2019 Keystone...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-26-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By CWtheMan
Are you looking for antidotal, factual, official?...

Are you looking for antidotal, factual, official?


There are ZERO complaints on this particular tire on file with NHTSA.

https://tirereviews.co/greenball-transmaster-st-radial-7071/
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Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-26-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By CWtheMan
Ask the manager of the retailer you're doing...

Ask the manager of the retailer you're doing business with.


A close friend of mine has a son that manages a nationally known retail tire business. To become a manager he had to successfully...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-17-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,320
Posted By CWtheMan
Misapplications of replacement tires

This subject will normally be hotly debated when it comes-up in tire forum threads. In this presentation Im going to provide information from numerous references. Its the only way a reasonable...
Forum: Technical Corner 10-16-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By CWtheMan
Here you go, try this one. ...

Here you go, try this one.

https://www.keystonerv.com/upper-navigation-pages/community/krv-blog/content-container/relaxyoure-in-command/
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-15-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By CWtheMan
Wheel nut torque is on page 24. ...

Wheel nut torque is on page 24.

https://www.keystonerv.com/media/9141971/keystone-owners-manual-2019.pdf

Hint, lug nut size. In doubt, remove lug nut and measure lug bolt/stud diameter.
Forum: Towing 10-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,712
Posted By CWtheMan
And that's probably because the tensile strength...

And that's probably because the tensile strength of the steel cords in the S637 will resist heat damage better than the polyester cords in most of the other brands.
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-15-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By CWtheMan
Think of the tire tread as the component that...

Think of the tire tread as the component that protects the carcass and provides the surface the vehicle rides on. In measuring a tire's strength the tread area contributes ZERO to the tire's ability...
Forum: Towing 10-14-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,712
Posted By CWtheMan
. I wrote the above under your quote...

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I wrote the above under your quote which was in answer to this statement.

Those that remain calm and firm, have been able to get Goodyear to pay the full amount. Other times Goodyear steps...
Forum: Towing 10-14-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,712
Posted By CWtheMan
The most common reason for that sort of failure...

The most common reason for that sort of failure is under inflation. If the delivery driver just hooks up and delivers, the odds are greatly in favor of early tire failures.


Huge RV trailer...
Forum: Towing 10-14-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,712
Posted By CWtheMan
What is most often overlooked is the fact that GY...

What is most often overlooked is the fact that GY had a very active "silent recall" for a number of years with their new G159 & G614 tires. The deal was, "send me the tires and I'll send you new...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-13-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By CWtheMan
Hear is a link to Greenball. They provide the...

Hear is a link to Greenball. They provide the Transmaster ST brand.

If you travel regularly with your RV don't use bias ply tires. RVIA does not recommend their use on any RV trailers with 14" or...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-11-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By CWtheMan
Tire plus sizing

Because plus sizing is done so often I feel discussing the proper procedures is necessary. NHTSA has approved provisions that should be followed when changing your tires from the Original Equipment...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-08-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,042
Posted By CWtheMan
Very reminiscent of what the Uniroyal tires did...

Very reminiscent of what the Uniroyal tires did on Keystone trailers in model years 2004-2006. A good indicator that overloading/under inflation on any tire in a trailer position will follow the same...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-06-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,320
Posted By CWtheMan
There are a lot of "old school" posters in here...

There are a lot of "old school" posters in here when it comes to ST tires and they are going to say, all ST tires need 100% inflation pressures. Your New tires are also "new school" tires.


The...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-06-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,320
Posted By CWtheMan
As listed in your post, the Karrier KR35s...

As listed in your post, the Karrier KR35s (113/108M) have a 75 MPH speed rating.

Spread sheet correction recommendations;

In accordance with newer 2010 regulations, all propane weight became...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,042
Posted By CWtheMan
There is an added reason why that will no longer...

There is an added reason why that will no longer happen with the LRE 16" XPS & R250 tires. They cannot provide the 10% of load capacity in reserves above the axle rating as required in the RVIA...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-06-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,042
Posted By CWtheMan
Depends on your point of view and adherence to...

Depends on your point of view and adherence to tire industry standards and safety.


Michelin will not knowingly replacer original equipment ST tires with any of their LT tires. The link below...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-06-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,320
Posted By CWtheMan
cookinwitdiesel The tires are LoadStar...

cookinwitdiesel

The tires are LoadStar Karrier KR35 which looks like they are made by Kenda and have no speed rating stamped on them.
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