Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2019, 06:07 PM   #21
jd800
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Macomb
Posts: 11
Bought tires from Discount Tire Direct online store, had them in about 2 days. Bought wheels and lugs from RCSPEC online got them very quickly. Took the wheels an tires to a local store that could mount the tires and balance them. I took the old ones off the trailer and put the new ones on. Make sure you torque the lug nuts to spec and recheck often, for safety.
Joe
2018 Ram 1500 Hemi
2014 Passport 238ML
__________________

jd800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2019, 08:09 PM   #22
sourdough
Site Team
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: W. Texas
Posts: 6,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by LtColBuckRobley View Post
Is this the kind of thing that most dealerships will do? Or do you typically have to go to an actual tire store/service center for this? Do most of those kind of places even do an install on a travel trailer?

Determine what you have; tire size, load range (take the max carrying weight x4), wheel capacity etc. Then find what your trailer specs are; gvw in particular. For me, I want at least max tire load x4 = max load carrying capability plus 10% over the gvw of the trailer. I do NOT believe in buying tires that will only support the weight of the trailer less the tongue weight - fool's play in my opinion.

I have had tire work/replacement done at my personal CW along with my local tire shop. You need to make sure they have plenty of room for you to bring the trailer in (and get it out) and that trailer tires are something they are familiar with and do all the time, IMO.
__________________

__________________
Danny & Susan wife of 51 years
2014 Ram 2500 6.4 4x4 CC
2014 Cougar High Country 319RLS
sourdough is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 07:35 AM   #23
travelin texans
Senior Member
 
travelin texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Picacho Peak Rv Resort
Posts: 1,837
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd800 View Post
Make sure you torque the lug nuts to spec and recheck often, for safety.
Joe
2018 Ram 1500 Hemi
2014 Passport 238ML
To do this properly you torque to specs when reinstalling then after towing a couple hundred miles let them cool down, retorque & done.
To retorque you should loosen the nuts slightly then torque. DO NOT just retorque every time you stop, especially if your rv has aluminum rims, you will end up crushing the rim with the nut or eventually break off the lug bolt.
Think about it, how often do you retorque all the lug nuts on your truck? Yea! Just like everyone else, the tire dealer does it when rotating or buying new tires & they're not touched til next rotation/replacement. So why do it everyday on your rv?
__________________
Danny & Linda
Former '13 Redwood FB owner
Currently rvless!
travelin texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 09:28 AM   #24
Tbos
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Solomons
Posts: 3,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelin texans View Post
To do this properly you torque to specs when reinstalling then after towing a couple hundred miles let them cool down, retorque & done.
To retorque you should loosen the nuts slightly then torque. DO NOT just retorque every time you stop, especially if your rv has aluminum rims, you will end up crushing the rim with the nut or eventually break off the lug bolt.
Think about it, how often do you retorque all the lug nuts on your truck? Yea! Just like everyone else, the tire dealer does it when rotating or buying new tires & they're not touched til next rotation/replacement. So why do it everyday on your rv?


If your lugs are properly torqued on the aluminum rims you are just checking them. You shouldn’t loosen and then retorque. On steel rims the rim is often painted in the lug holes and as such it will take several times torquing it to remove the paint. Once that happens they often will only require a check and not need retorque. Just a check.
__________________
Tom
2019 Alpine 3651RL
2016 F350 CC DRW
Tbos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 11:50 AM   #25
LtColBuckRobley
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Mount Vernon
Posts: 8
Wow you guys know way more about this stuff than I do. You've given me lots of questions to ask the dealer. Appreciate it.
LtColBuckRobley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 12:25 PM   #26
travelin texans
Senior Member
 
travelin texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Picacho Peak Rv Resort
Posts: 1,837
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tbos View Post
If your lugs are properly torqued on the aluminum rims you are just checking them. You shouldn’t loosen and then retorque. On steel rims the rim is often painted in the lug holes and as such it will take several times torquing it to remove the paint. Once that happens they often will only require a check and not need retorque. Just a check.
Ok! We'll have to agree to disagree.
When you put your torque wrench on a nut & turn it til it clicks you can/will turn that nut, may be ever so slight, but do that every time you stop, especially if they are hot, you will be doing more harm than good. Plus if you haven't torqued the paint off yet you may need your wrench calibrated, 100-140+ ft lbs should scratch the paint.
So I'll do it my way, you do it yours, we'll both be happy!
__________________
Danny & Linda
Former '13 Redwood FB owner
Currently rvless!
travelin texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 05:57 PM   #27
Tbos
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Solomons
Posts: 3,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelin texans View Post
Ok! We'll have to agree to disagree.
When you put your torque wrench on a nut & turn it til it clicks you can/will turn that nut, may be ever so slight, but do that every time you stop, especially if they are hot, you will be doing more harm than good. Plus if you haven't torqued the paint off yet you may need your wrench calibrated, 100-140+ ft lbs should scratch the paint.
So I'll do it my way, you do it yours, we'll both be happy!


I’m good with agreeing to disagree. FYI on my aluminum wheels I only check them cold and once a trip.
__________________
Tom
2019 Alpine 3651RL
2016 F350 CC DRW
Tbos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2019, 09:22 AM   #28
LtColBuckRobley
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Mount Vernon
Posts: 8
Seems as if I need to learn a whole lot more about tires.
__________________

LtColBuckRobley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
passport

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.