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Old 07-30-2020, 11:09 AM   #41
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Back when I had my Keystone Premier, I had upgraded to Carlisle tires and they served me well. I have a question along Skins44's comments, you mention doing a TPMS upgrade this next time around, so do these monitoring systems have a sensor inside the tire on the rim or are they valve stem based? My Cougar 5'er turns two this summer so I will be looking at upgrading tires in the near future and also want to look into a TPMS. Sounds like a very good upgrade.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:12 AM   #42
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Discount will match Walmart’s $78 advertisement online. A hair more than Amazon’s $77 but your extra buck goes to local workers who then contribute to your local economy. JMO
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:16 AM   #43
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I contemplated putting a pressure monitoring system in my new tires. They can be costly, and by the time a blowout happens, it’s too late anyway. I’ve never had a blowout due to low pressure tires.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:46 AM   #44
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TPMS alerts you to failing pressure before it does too much damage. Maybe no damage if you pull over soon enough? Some are not that expensive. I have the small 4 tire monitor from Tire Minder. Works perfectly and I can monitor pressures and temps on all four tires simultaneously. Monitor attaches to windshield and charges via solar or USB. No connection issues with the included booster that sits next to the battery.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:55 AM   #45
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I bought these from Amazon, works well except for the temp (only in Celsius )

Tymate Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Full-Color Screen Design, 6 Alarm Modes, CLA Charging Method, Simple Installation and Setup, with 4 Advanced External Tmps Sensor (0-0.6 Bar/ 0-87 PSI)
4.4 out of 5 stars 330
$69.99
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:48 PM   #46
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Learned about tires and trailers in June. Definitely get the D rated tires. Had 2 blowouts on my last trip. Replaced with 205 75 14 Carlisle's D rated including the spare. Like you i make sure tire pressure is taken when cold.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:49 PM   #47
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Ah, 14Ē. Mine are 16Ē so I went with an E truck tire rated @ 80 psi.
Didn't your trailer have OEM tires designated size ST235/80R16 LRE?

There are no suitable 16" LRE LT tires that can provide the load capacity the OEM tires provided.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:55 PM   #48
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Discount will match Walmartís $78 advertisement online. A hair more than Amazonís $77 but your extra buck goes to local workers who then contribute to your local economy. JMO

If you shop at Discount online site, they typically have better prices than the same tire in the store. If you tell the store manager you found it online at the https://www.discounttiredirect.com/ website, they will usually match the online price.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:56 PM   #49
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What TPMS are you going with? Iím looking as well....
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Didn't your trailer have OEM tires designated size ST235/80R16 LRE?

There are no suitable 16" LRE LT tires that can provide the load capacity the OEM tires provided.

About half the posts on the last 2 pages have touted using truck tires. If you really want to save some money buy a set of Uniroyal Tiger Paws at Walmart. Think they have them for about $29 each. I bet they work as well as the LT tires everyone seems to be enamored with. I often wonder why trailer specific tires were ever designed and sold (aka ST).
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:04 PM   #51
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Tires

unfortunately I had a blowout to.
But got lucky no serious damage.
Same size 205 75 14s
I replaced mine with Goodyear ENDURANCE 215 75 14 & up one load range.
I figured tire will never get to max load limit.
But check your rims as they run @ higher pressures.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:20 PM   #52
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Skins44, I feel your pain because I've been there myself. I got great advice from other members of the forum and made the repairs to my Springdale myself. Here is a link to my post with photos and descriptions. Good luck!
https://www.keystoneforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=38239
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:00 AM   #53
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Alex, from what i understand most are valve stem based. Some require swapping out the rubber valve stems to metal valve stems. I was actually doing some research on them now.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:00 AM   #54
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<clip> Some are not that expensive. I have the small 4 tire monitor from Tire Minder. Works perfectly and I can monitor pressures and temps on all four tires simultaneously. Monitor attaches to windshield and charges via solar or USB. No connection issues with the included booster that sits next to the battery.
Two thumbs up on the above recommendation.

I occasionally get a lost signal error; I'll pull over and check everything when that occurs - just to be on the safe side. I usually replace the offending sensor's battery at that time and this clears things up. TireMinder will send you a new set of replacement batteries FREE if requested, a nice perk.

Be sure your rig is within the stated maximum range specified for this unit.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:24 AM   #55
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About half the posts on the last 2 pages have touted using truck tires. If you really want to save some money buy a set of Uniroyal Tiger Paws at Walmart. Think they have them for about $29 each. I bet they work as well as the LT tires everyone seems to be enamored with. I often wonder why trailer specific tires were ever designed and sold (aka ST).
Just about all tire information refers to tires by size. It's a problem for the laymen because the regulations refer to them by their proper nomenclature, designated size. You can do a web search and get a listing of designated sizes.

Because the regulations direct the vehicle manufacturer to describe the OEM tires by designated size, their fitment is certified that way. Because FMVSS are minimum standards it makes the OE tires - by designated size - a minimum standard. Therefore, It's a misapplication to substitute one designated size for another, without the vehicle manufacturers approval as being an option.

Original Equipment tires described on the vehicle certification label are the minimum standard used for all subsequent replacements. Depending on who writes it the industry standard goes like this. "Replacement tires MUST provide a load capacity equal to or greater than what the OE tires provided."

I always get backlash for this sort of post. It's how its supposed to be done. There are very few regulations/standards enforced upon the consumer. The way things are supposed to be done protects the field. There are numerous references to draw from that describe minimum standards which are called that because they are safety standards and when lowered by a consumer, all others in the field may be at risk.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:46 AM   #56
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I contemplated putting a pressure monitoring system in my new tires. They can be costly, and by the time a blowout happens, itís too late anyway. Iíve never had a blowout due to low pressure tires.
Agree that TPMS won't necessarily alert you to a blowout....but it could. My TPMS identified a low pressure issue on one of my tires a couple of weeks ago. I simply added air and moved on. However, the next day that tire blew out. Turns out an axle issue was causing the tire to bang up against the wheel well. In retrospect, I'm thinking the loss of pressure was a result of this banging. Had I inspected the area around the tire instead of just adding air, I would have likely noticed something wrong. In that sense the TPMS was an early warning system.

In addition, having TPMS is a no fuss way to check your tire pressures before you begin your trip, instead of going around with a gauge!
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:34 AM   #57
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I pull a Raptor RP3612, 3 axles 225 75 15 10 ply tires. Have had real good success with Carlisle tires. Just put 2 new ones on few days ago. I do try and replace 2 every year or so as really do not want a blowout.
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