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Old 08-07-2020, 03:58 PM   #61
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yep
never had to add air. They are Bridgestone original tires but now it is time to replace them.
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:39 AM   #62
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I got all four tires and the spare mounted and balanced today. Got them installed and will tow the trailer for repairs in a few days and see how they do!

The OEM tires were date code 2617, spare was 3017.

The new tires I purchased from Amazon are only a few months old, very pleased with the order.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:05 AM   #63
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I got all four tires and the spare mounted and balanced today. Got them installed and will tow the trailer for repairs in a few days and see how they do!

The OEM tires were date code 2617, spare was 3017.

The new tires I purchased from Amazon are only a few months old, very pleased with the order.
What brand/load range did you go with?
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:04 AM   #64
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What brand/load range did you go with?
Carlisle 235/80R16 All Steel, Load Range G, 81 MPH speed rating.
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Old 08-08-2020, 01:55 PM   #65
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Rim Impact Tire Failure Clear

I agree with Tireman9. You hit something sharp and hard to do that damage to the rim. This caused the tire failure and subsequent damage to your RV. If insurance adjusters see this, they may not cover the damage. Some advice is a TPMS system and double check before you hit the freeway. I hit a toilet once in Houston and it blew out my tires. Some people think the freeway is their private dump.
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:01 PM   #66
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This is a good tire, I hope it is made in the U.S. you can see this on the tire sidewall. Not sure if this is a 12 ply or 14, but it is a high load tire for sure to get a G rating and 81 MPH. I make it a point to buy American. Goodyear has a very good new tire - Endurance. My Trail Kings lasted for a short 4 years with average use. One blow out, one bulge and they only have 8/32 new. Beware of Road Hazards.
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:07 PM   #67
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I think the photos from Page 3 are from Spaceman and not your Trailer, my comments were about these photo's. Sorry for the mistake, easy to hijack a thread.
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:32 PM   #68
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Icarver, "If insurance adjusters see this, they may not cover the damage" Might we ask for some reference to this? Are you saying if you run a red light and broadside a truck and your insurance won't cover? Same thing and I'm not buying it.
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Old 08-08-2020, 04:19 PM   #69
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This is a good tire, I hope it is made in the U.S. you can see this on the tire sidewall. Not sure if this is a 12 ply or 14, but it is a high load tire for sure to get a G rating and 81 MPH. I make it a point to buy American. Goodyear has a very good new tire - Endurance. My Trail Kings lasted for a short 4 years with average use. One blow out, one bulge and they only have 8/32 new. Beware of Road Hazards.
Load range G is 14 ply. "4 short years" is great for trailer kings. Normal life of a "good" tire is 5 years.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:05 AM   #70
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More and more places have nitrogen. Like car dealers, our 2017 chevy came with Nitrogen and now has 73,000 miles and never had to add any to them. Just saying...
Unless a dealer buys and “maintains” a true nitrogen generator, the nitrogen their tire inflator will not produce nitrogen that’s much better than what we already breathe. I have, and use daily in my business two nitrogen generators that produce just under pure nitrogen. N2 is a critical component in our production process. Initial cost was just over $30,000 each. Yearly filter maintenance runs $900 per year, per generator (quarterly, semi-annually, annually filter changes). I highly doubt any auto dealer in the US actually uses a near pure nitrogen in their tire filling stations. And nitrogen generators do not push high pressures. We push about 75 psi, but our purpose is not based psi but rather volume of nitrogen.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:11 AM   #71
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Unless a dealer buys and “maintains” a true nitrogen generator, the nitrogen their tire inflator will not produce nitrogen that’s much better than what we already breathe. I have, and use daily in my business two nitrogen generators that produce just under pure nitrogen. N2 is a critical component in our production process. Initial cost was just over $30,000 each. Yearly filter maintenance runs $900 per year, per generator (quarterly, semi-annually, annually filter changes). I highly doubt any auto dealer in the US actually uses a near pure nitrogen in their tire filling stations. And nitrogen generators do not push high pressures. We push about 75 psi, but our purpose is not based psi but rather volume of nitrogen.
I imagine most places that offer nitrogen for tires get tanks filled by a gas company. Beverage canning facilities use bulk tank nitrogen delivery/storage for canning non carbonated drinks like ice tea.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:40 AM   #72
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I found this post I made in 2016 concerning the nitrogen argument. It still stands as a good read to debunk the myth surrounding the element in tires:

" I have followed the nitrogen/air argument for years. I have stayed with common air from our compressor, but it still interests me. This website has a fairly good comparison/tests and is worth a read, although a little long.
https://powertank.com/truth.or.hype/
I am reprinting their conclusion here.
"Conclusion of High Pressure Gas Test:
At the higher tire pressure commonly seen in RV tires we took the gases through a temperature range of 154ºF (-20ºF up to 134ºF). Our start pressure was 80 PSI @ -20ºF and over the 154ºF temperature increase we saw the gas pressures all increase virtually the same amount to within 2 PSI of each other. In the end, the N2 and "air" test samples topped at 108 PSI while the CO2 sample topped out at 110 PSI. Note that the pressure changes that we saw in our bottles are the same as what you'd experience in your big RV tires despite the difference in volume. What does this mean? No matter which of these gases is in your RV tires, your handling, performance and tire wear will be the same."
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I imagine most places that offer nitrogen for tires get tanks filled by a gas company. Beverage canning facilities use bulk tank nitrogen delivery/storage for canning non carbonated drinks like ice tea.
Yes, you would think. However bulk storage isn’t cost effective. Tire inflators are much less expensive overall, they produce poor levels of nitrogen but the dealer can/does charge huge amounts to customers to get that nitrogen tire fill, and the customer thinks they are getting pure stuff. The ROI on a Nitrogen tire inflator is next to nothing with uninformed consumers opening their wallets.
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Furthermore, you’ll never have 100% nitrogen in your tires anyway. It’s impossible to get all of the normal air out of a tire Before you begin to inflate with N2. It’s like changing the oil in your vehicle, you’ll never get all of the “old“ oil out before you pour in the new.
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