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Old 04-12-2019, 06:09 PM   #41
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Not to "pile on" but I guess I am, also remember that the RVIA "recommendation/suggestion" (which ever we want to call it) for 110% capacity on trailer tires only came about last year. Prior to that, it was a "rodeo complete with bulls and their byproducts" as to whether the OEM tires had to be at 100% of the axle rating or if the axle could be "de-rated" to match the cheaper tire capacity and as long as they "sort of matched" then it's up to the purchaser to figure out how much he could carry before his "may-pop" tires become "will-pop tires"......

It's "better now" but for those of us with pre 2019 models, well, we're still "in the rodeo".....
If I'm not mistaken, it became effective on September 1, 2017.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:29 PM   #42
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If I'm not mistaken, it became effective on September 1, 2017.
My apologies for not being more accurate with my dates. That's why I stated it as "only came about last year" I didn't realize someone would be counting days and weeks on a post. At any rate, the implementation date doesn't change the lack of any reserve capacity for almost every trailer produced prior to that time. It's been a problem since Keystone's inception in 1996 (don't check the date, I already confirmed it)
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:51 PM   #43
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The RVIA decision to go to 110% is a very welcome change. I, and many others, were/are subject to tires that were inadequate for the load carried. That has contributed, in my mind, to tire failures in the past, and may in the future.

While looking at RVs the last few days I will note that the current trailers coming out seem to have tires that adhere to those standards. Oddly, the axle equation seems to still be an anomaly. Looking at 5vrs in the 12,500 range I found tires rated at 3540? (from memory) but axles rated at 5200??? To me, it doesn't make sense and still leaves a weak spot, just like the tires were before. Something potential buyers just need to look over. Buying a trailer with a 10k gvw might make the 5200lb. axles work. One rated at 12k and beyond with the same axle is a red flag to me. JMO/YMMV
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:13 PM   #44
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Second paragraph, second sentence of your post # 35.
In the third paragraph in that post (#35) I pointed out that the above quotes were from RVIA, not me.

https://www.rvia.org/standards-regul...nce/value-seal
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:33 PM   #45
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My apologies for not being more accurate with my dates. That's why I stated it as "only came about last year" I didn't realize someone would be counting days and weeks on a post. At any rate, the implementation date doesn't change the lack of any reserve capacity for almost every trailer produced prior to that time. It's been a problem since Keystone's inception in 1996 (don't check the date, I already confirmed it)
John you’ve been known to correct others here so I figure I should be entitled to the same liberty.

Anyway, I agree with your statement about the lack of reserve capacity prior to RVIA implementing that requirement. We can only hope that it will reduce the frequency of complaints about “China Bomb” tires installed by the factories.
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