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Old 09-07-2021, 06:26 PM   #21
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Brent,

I believe that 90 PSI max has more to do with having to install the tire in a tire cage to inflate it. If they don't have a tire cage, then they can't inflate tires above 80% of max rated pressure in the shop without a cage. If I remember correctly, OSHA requires a heavy duty tire cage for any inflation pressure greater than 100 PSI. So, if they don't have a tire cage, then they can only inflate "light duty tires". The shop foreman had probably drilled 90PSI into their heads so much they thought they'd get shot or worse if they adjusted a regulator to get you where your tires needed to be.
I hadn't thought of that. I don't remember if they had a cage or not. I was a bit stressed out. I used my DeWalt 20volt air compressor to take them up to 125psi.
Otherwise I'm a long time fan of Discount Tire.
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Old 09-12-2021, 07:38 AM   #22
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Whenever I have to replace tires on my trailer I go to the closest tire shop that has adequate parking space for my 41 ft fifth wheel trailer (Big O Tires in my case). I order the tires from them and have them replace the tires.
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:13 AM   #23
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I had DT install on our outback last year. As others have said, some of their lots are pretty tight to maneuver a truck and trailer in. Used the satellite view in google maps to research store parking lots then checked them out without the trailer before setting up the installation.
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Old 09-12-2021, 11:24 AM   #24
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Do NOT let any tire shop jack up your trailer by the axels! If they bend them it puts your wheels out of alignment. I have a 41 foot 5er and have them jack up the trailer on the frame if they can reach it, which they usually can. DT put on a set of Sailuns last year and did one side at a time. They had plenty of room for my rig and had no issues and had me in and out quickly. They used a 10 ton floor jack operated with their compressor air system. Never saw a floor jack that big before. Lifted that fiver no problem. They could only do 80 lbs of pressure for the tires so I finished airing up at my storage lot where they can fill to 120 psi. I run mine at 108 psi. I would suggest going over to whatever DT store you are thinking of using first to see clearances and discuss with the guys how they want you positioned. Makes things a whole lot easier.
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Old 09-12-2021, 01:33 PM   #25
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I had the four new tires put on a discount tire on my trailer. Their facility had plenty of room. The service was great. They made arrangements to allow me to have the tires put on first thing in the morning. I have nothing but good things to say about discount tires service. Plus the price on the tires was excellent.
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Old 09-12-2021, 02:56 PM   #26
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Discount Tire sells extended coverage as an option for the tires they sell. They also will sell you the same policy for the OEM tires that came on your new tow vehicle, which includes free balancing and tire rotations.
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Old 09-12-2021, 03:02 PM   #27
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Do NOT let any tire shop jack up your trailer by the axels! If they bend them it puts your wheels out of alignment. I have a 41 foot 5er and have them jack up the trailer on the frame if they can reach it, which they usually can. DT put on a set of Sailuns last year and did one side at a time. They had plenty of room for my rig and had no issues and had me in and out quickly. They used a 10 ton floor jack operated with their compressor air system. Never saw a floor jack that big before. Lifted that fiver no problem. They could only do 80 lbs of pressure for the tires so I finished airing up at my storage lot where they can fill to 120 psi. I run mine at 108 psi. I would suggest going over to whatever DT store you are thinking of using first to see clearances and discuss with the guys how they want you positioned. Makes things a whole lot easier.
This is a bit of a misnomer, it is perfectly safe to jack a trailer by the axles AT THE SPRING.
This is far more stable than jacking on the frame, and you need to lift very little. I had the tires replaced on our 5er at our local DT. Very professional and lifted on the axle at the spring mount. If you think this is going to damage the axles on your 16,000# 5er, then you might consider parking it as rolling down the road puts a lot more stress on the axles than jacking at the spring mount.



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Old 09-12-2021, 04:04 PM   #28
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Just call before going to set up an appointment time and discuss where they want you to park it.

If you bought tires at the establishment they will work more easily with you. If you bought elsewhere and need an install it might cost a little more.
But a little more for them to jack it up, take off wheels, unmount old tires, mount and balance new tires is worth it to me rather than leaving rig on jack stands & blocks while I muscle 4 or 6 tires plus spare.

Many tire places will tell you trailer or fifth wheels don’t need to be balanced.
Have them BALANCED!
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:10 AM   #29
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I parked in an adjoining pot per their instructions. I had made an appointment with them to avoid waiting time. Discount Tire was great. I am a single 71 year old who solos with my Tundra and 20 foot trailer.
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:59 AM   #30
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I had the same problem with swollen lug nuts, so I had them replaced with stainless ones. I don't think my bill was as high as $70.00 though.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:05 PM   #31
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I bought and installed 4 Goodyear Endurance beginning of last season at the DT in Fort Collins. Large, easy to maneuver parking area, they took it right in at appointment time changed out the tires in front of an open bay, done in 35 minutes. I did ask for metal valve stems which they installed at no extra cost. Happy with the tires thus far.
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Old 09-17-2021, 11:57 AM   #32
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I like DT because you can make an appointment and they actually torque the lug nuts. Most shops I’ve dealt with just put the impact wrench on high and let her rip. They’ve been very good about honoring appointment times and minimizing wait time. The DT I use is just down the street from a naval installation and they do a lot of business, so being able to make an appointment is a real plus. Their parking lot looks plenty big for the RV, so I plan to use them when I need new tires for the rig.
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