Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2015, 04:00 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 3,450
Another way is to refuse to buy their crappy product. I don't trust NHTSA, they already screwed the Duramax owners on their rusted brakelines. They blamed it on us because we didn't wash the salt off good enough. And this is after crashes and multiple complaints.
Frank
__________________

__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-02-2015, 04:33 AM   #58
Senior Member
 
Kevinc2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franka548 View Post
Another way is to refuse to buy their crappy product. I don't trust NHTSA, they already screwed the Duramax owners on their rusted brakelines. They blamed it on us because we didn't wash the salt off good enough. And this is after crashes and multiple complaints.
Frank
That my friend was one arm of the Government, scratching another arm of the Government. I will NEVER buy another Government Motors vehicle again! I gave away a Government Motors truck after I ran the third stop sign without getting hit during their Master Cylinder fiasco that they refused to fix. I have not owned another since!
__________________

__________________
2014 Ram 3500 CrewCab MAXTOW DRW, 2015 Forest River Dynamax Trilogy 38RL
Kevinc2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2015, 08:18 AM   #59
Senior Member
 
drfife's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Posts: 2,123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevinc2011 View Post
That my friend was one arm of the Government, scratching another arm of the Government. I will NEVER buy another Government Motors vehicle again! I gave away a Government Motors truck after I ran the third stop sign without getting hit during their Master Cylinder fiasco that they refused to fix. I have not owned another since!
Don't fool yourself.

The Big 3 US automobile manufacturers all feed from the government trough. No difference between GM, Ford and Chrysler/Dodge.
__________________
Russell
'13 Excel Winslow 34IKE

'16 GMC Sierra 3500HD
drfife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #60
Senior Member
 
caissiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,312
I always buy on price and so fare have not been really caught.
They are all assembly of manufactured parts build on best price. Business could not survive without it.
So if one part caused weaknesses then I needed to fix it with a better part.
All my vehicles lasted past 10 years and 200k miles and either the body was gone or I needed a stronger one.
__________________
Barbara and Laurent, Hartland Big Country 3500RL. 39 ft long and 15500 GVW.
2005 Ford F250 SD, XL F250 4x4, Long Box, 6.0L Diesel, 6 Speed Stick, Hypertech Max Energy for Fuel mileage of 21 MPusG empty, 12.6 MPusG pulling the BC. ScangaugeII for display..
caissiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 05:50 AM   #61
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 9
Yesterday morning I was driving down I90 near Rockford, Ill., in my SUV, not towing, cruise set on 70. Guy driving an F350 towing a Cougar fifth wheel blew by me. No doubt the dude will soon be posting here about his China bombs.
__________________
earlvillestu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #62
Senior Member
 
caissiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,312
Was driving north on I95 today in S and N Carolina and did an observation.
2 trailers passed me doing more then 65 amd one more on the south lanes.
I all 4 trailers with flat tires in 400 miles of travel.

But the kicker is that there must be at least 100s more trucks and 1000s more cars and one only was on the side of the road with a failed spare tire.
When is anyone going to realise the problem of owning and traveling with ST tires.

Anyone in favor of ST tires think about it this way, 1000 to 1 and one spare tire flat only and 4 trailers on the side of the road. And dangerously changing a tire, which also mostly require trailer repairs.
__________________
Barbara and Laurent, Hartland Big Country 3500RL. 39 ft long and 15500 GVW.
2005 Ford F250 SD, XL F250 4x4, Long Box, 6.0L Diesel, 6 Speed Stick, Hypertech Max Energy for Fuel mileage of 21 MPusG empty, 12.6 MPusG pulling the BC. ScangaugeII for display..
caissiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 08:51 AM   #63
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 204
The side of my tires says " max speed 65 m.p.h.". Period, just because you can pull at 70+ doesn't mean the equipment can take it. Geez!
__________________
tucsonrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #64
Senior Member
 
Kevinc2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 170
The GoodYear Marathon ST235/80R16E tires that I just put on have a speed rating of R by referencing the Goodyear RV tire website.. Said that was 104 MPH speed rating.
__________________
2014 Ram 3500 CrewCab MAXTOW DRW, 2015 Forest River Dynamax Trilogy 38RL
Kevinc2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 09:29 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Central Vermont
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by tucsonrv View Post
The side of my tires says " max speed 65 m.p.h.". Period, just because you can pull at 70+ doesn't mean the equipment can take it. Geez!
Nor does it mean you should. There is a reason the California speed limit for towed vehicles is 55 mph. More stability, more time to react, quicker to stop.
__________________
2015 F350 XLT PSD CCSB SRW, Andersen Ultimate hitch
'12 Cougar High Country 299RKS, Mor/Ryde Pinbox
1/77 Armor Bn, 5th Mech, I Corps
SkiSmuggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 05:38 AM   #66
Senior Member
 
Kevinc2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 170
We all see campers on the highway that are REDICULOUSLY overloaded and should not be going over 10 MPH. References here are intended for Properly sized tow vehicles that are pulling a load that is WINTHIN MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS. Not an oversized load, or an over capacity load. A properly equipped truck should be able to run the speed limit, not be limited by CHEAP CHINESE TIRES that were put on the camper by the Cheap Manufacturer. I learned the lesson about my Towmax Power King tires the hard way, but I do not remember a 65 MPH speed limitation on the tire sidewall. I cannot look now because they have gone to the great tire shredder, the correct destination for all Power King tires!
__________________
2014 Ram 3500 CrewCab MAXTOW DRW, 2015 Forest River Dynamax Trilogy 38RL
Kevinc2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 10:44 AM   #67
Senior Member
 
Appy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pa
Posts: 104
Just received tires today. Sailun S637 St235/85 R16 lrg 4080 lbs @110 psi speed rating L which is 75 mph. I don't drive that fast towing though, just not safe. Anyhow my concern is that I ordered an LT, should I be concerned or just go for it and have them mounted. Mayb e tireman9 or fasteagle will chime in. Any input is appreciated.
__________________
2008 GMC Duramax 3500HD CC,LB,DRW With some hidin power mods 2007 Mobile Suites 36 SB3
Appy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 12:06 PM   #68
Senior Member
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 1,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevinc2011 View Post
The GoodYear Marathon ST235/80R16E tires that I just put on have a speed rating of R by referencing the Goodyear RV tire website.. Said that was 104 MPH speed rating.
Normally I would not depend on a tire size search on eBay for accurate technical information.
From Goodyear company web site for RV tires on pg 9 I see 65 mph.

Even if the eBay site listed the size correctly "
2-New ST235/80-16 Goodyear Marathon Trailer 123Q E/10 Ply Tires"

Speed symbol Q is 99 not 104.


I suggest you get something in writing directly from Goodyear that your new Marathons are approved for 75mph or higher and what load and inflation adjustments are needed.
__________________
Retired Design & Quality Tire Eng. Read my tire blog RVTireSafety.NET to learn more about RV tires, valves & wheels. Read THIS post on why Tires Fail
Tireman9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 12:25 PM   #69
Senior Member
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 1,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Appy View Post
Just received tires today. Sailun S637 St235/85 R16 lrg 4080 lbs @110 psi speed rating L which is 75 mph. I don't drive that fast towing though, just not safe. Anyhow my concern is that I ordered an LT, should I be concerned or just go for it and have them mounted. Mayb e tireman9 or fasteagle will chime in. Any input is appreciated.
Interesting. According to some other information I have an ST235/85R16 LR-G is rated 3960# at 110 psi. Have to wonder if Sailun is playing games and bumped the claimed load capacity to cover 8,000 axle rating.

RE switch to LT235/85R16 LR-G gives a rating of 3,750# at 110 psi on Goodyears.

On Sailun web site from Canada they choose to not properly identify if they have LT or ST type tire but based on the stated load capacity I would guess LT. BUT it says trailer application only so maybe it is an ST.
The web site for the US importer does not have the trailer only restriction Who knows. Just sloppy work IMO. Hope the tire quality is better than the quality of their technical literature.
__________________
Retired Design & Quality Tire Eng. Read my tire blog RVTireSafety.NET to learn more about RV tires, valves & wheels. Read THIS post on why Tires Fail
Tireman9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 01:40 PM   #70
Senior Member
 
Appy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pa
Posts: 104
Thank you for your reply. All info I have is directly from the tire. ST235/85 R16 Lrg 4080 lb @110 psi 129/125 L. Date code is 1015, so maybe engineering and construction standards have increased the quality of these tires. I am going to have them installed and report in the future of my results.
__________________

__________________
2008 GMC Duramax 3500HD CC,LB,DRW With some hidin power mods 2007 Mobile Suites 36 SB3
Appy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tires



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
19.5" Truck Wheels and Tires drfife Excel Owner's Forum 26 11-25-2014 04:09 PM
Trailer tires on a coach 2Bargos Class A Motorhome Discussions 20 08-19-2014 11:26 PM
Anyone running Samson GL283A tires?? 70gsconvt Class A Motorhome Discussions 28 08-15-2014 07:55 PM
Upgrading Axels, Wheels, Suspension & tires Big-Foot 5th Wheel Discussion 7 08-14-2014 06:04 AM
New Tires Beowulf2 MH-General Discussions & Problems 1 03-20-2014 07:35 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.