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Old 10-23-2011, 11:37 PM   #43
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Having worked for the last year for a company that only runs SS on their tractors and trailers.They have 2500 tractors and almost 12,000 trailers all with SS. I can say that I am one that has changed my mind on them. The ride is much better than any duals I have run in the last 37 years and nearly 4 million accident free miles. There are far fewer blowouts with because you can see when a tire is low. I found that the SS work very well on snow and are not any worse in rain. Nothing i have found works well on ice! As far as a commercial truck running in on a single the new CSA 2010 rules makes a flat an out of service violation and puts 30 point on your score.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:22 AM   #44
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Some tried it in the trucking industry and found that the axle was not built for a single tire. Lead to wheel bearing problems, bent axle tubes, and tire wear problems. Bottom line is you have to use an axle that is designed for it.
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Or a wheel that sets in a few inches to off load the bearings..
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #46
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Some tried it in the trucking industry and found that the axle was not built for a single tire. Lead to wheel bearing problems, bent axle tubes, and tire wear problems. Bottom line is you have to use an axle that is designed for it.

I would think that if the wheel has the correct offset, the axle would not be affected as it would place the same stress as duals. I believe these tires would have to be 50 or 60 series and would be almost as wide as a set of duals anyway.
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Considering the cost of new wheels and tires, the availability of getting a new tire if you have a blow out and the fact that in order to have a spare you would have to carry 2 tires I'd pass....
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Considering the cost of new wheels and tires, the availability of getting a new tire if you have a blow out and the fact that in order to have a spare you would have to carry 2 tires I'd pass....
Availability is no longer a problem. Every truck tire dealer seems to have them in stock. I don't think that most people will put on enough miles to see a benifit from the fuel savings of SS. I don't know many RV'ers that put 100,000 miles a year on their rigs.
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Agreed... Even Double-Coin has a SS

But, on RV's, I would think that an increase in MPG would'nt be the big draw, but the improvement in ride would.
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We run them on our 4 axle chassis. They don't get tore up as bad turning as the duals do. Blowouts have not been an issue. If you have a tag axle I think I would certainly do it.
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Availability is no longer a problem. Every truck tire dealer seems to have them in stock. I don't think that most people will put on enough miles to see a benifit from the fuel savings of SS. I don't know many RV'ers that put 100,000 miles a year on their rigs.
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Ok, but 2 out of 3 is still bad. The org. cost and having to carry 2 spares?

What are you really going to gain?
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Ok, but 2 out of 3 is still bad. The org. cost and having to carry 2 spares?

What are you really going to gain?
Not many of the class A with 22.5" tires carry a spare. The majority of class 8 trucks whether running duals or super singles carry a spare. Just call road service. The longest to wait was in the backwoods of Tennessee and that was about a total of 2 hrs for the service truck to bring a new SS and put it on. Most people are not capable of changing a 22.5" tire, so they are going to have to wait for a service truck anyway.
Like I said I don't see where the fuel mileage gain would off set the cost of changing to SS. Now if they came as original equipment that is a different story.
The only gain would be in ride quality.
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Not many of the class A with 22.5" tires carry a spare. The majority of class 8 trucks whether running duals or super singles carry a spare. Just call road service. The longest to wait was in the backwoods of Tennessee and that was about a total of 2 hrs for the service truck to bring a new SS and put it on. Most people are not capable of changing a 22.5" tire, so they are going to have to wait for a service truck anyway.
Like I said I don't see where the fuel mileage gain would off set the cost of changing to SS. Now if they came as original equipment that is a different story.
The only gain would be in ride quality.
I think Billieg is saying you would now need to carry a SS AND a standard tire for the steer..
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I think Billieg is saying you would now need to carry a SS AND a standard tire for the steer..
Ya, we have been down that road before.
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I have yet to see a class A carrying a spare ( 22.5 ), am I missing something?
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I have yet to see a class A carrying a spare ( 22.5 ), am I missing something?
I agree not many people are going to be able to wrestle a 150 lbs of tire and wheel around and if they have steel wheels it will be closer to 180 lbs. These weights are for duals.
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