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Old 07-30-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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Converting rear duals to singles

There was an article, I think in FMCA magazine, about converting the rear duals on a motorhome to the big singles like you see on over the road trucks today.

anybody done it?
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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There was an article, I think in FMCA magazine, about converting the rear duals on a motorhome to the big singles like you see on over the road trucks today.

anybody done it?
Read this post: Michelin 445/50R22.5 X-One XRV tires
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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I looked at this post and I have a question or two.
One. It is assumed that you can not carry a ''spare'' for these tires because of the ''size''........
two..... Concerning that, What is the ''availability'' of these tires if should you should have a blow out or a ''side wall puncture'' in ''Pitch Fork'' Oklahoma?.....
three. If you should ''blow one'' on the rear..... wonder what kind of ''funny thing'' your coach would ''do'' at say seventy mph?
I lost a inside duel on my Pace Arrow and it dang near ripped off the floor of the compartment behind the tire.
Just curious............. Be safe in your travel..........
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Found a neat article on this matter:

Single-Minded | Overdrive - Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

The author's pros & cons:
  • SUPER SINGLE PROS
  • Up to 5 percent more fuel-efficient.
  • Can save up to 1,000 pounds on tractor-trailer.
  • Easier to maintain four tires instead of eight.
  • Better handling and ride.
  • Lower inventory costs for fleets.

  • SUPER SINGLE CONS
  • Truck cannot limp to next truck stop to replace a blowout.
  • Expensive to replace if damaged.
  • Heavy tire is hard for a single person to change.
  • Availability of replacements.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:54 AM   #5
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Found a neat article on this matter:

Single-Minded | Overdrive - Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

The author's pros & cons:
  • SUPER SINGLE PROS
  • Up to 5 percent more fuel-efficient.
  • Can save up to 1,000 pounds on tractor-trailer.
  • Easier to maintain four tires instead of eight.
  • Better handling and ride.
  • Lower inventory costs for fleets.

  • SUPER SINGLE CONS
  • Truck cannot limp to next truck stop to replace a blowout.
  • Expensive to replace if damaged.
  • Heavy tire is hard for a single person to change.
  • Availability of replacements.
thanks for this info.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:54 PM   #6
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Let me add, from personal experience, that putting snow chains on super singles is hard work, they are heavy!!!
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