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Old 04-03-2012, 01:43 PM   #15
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OK I know this has been asked a lot . Took the cover off the 5th wheel on the weekend. Checked the tires 1 is starting to crack on the sidewall.They're
Goodyear Marathons but are only 3years old according to the date code on the tire. We will be putting on 12000 miles this summer traveling to Alaska & back.
Is it advisable to just change 1 tire or replace all 4 with the same tire or go to a
LT tire? I've looked at goodyear G614's they are a little pricey but would they give us peace of mind. Loaded Trailer is 14,000 lbs with 6,000 lb axles.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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Going to Alaska...you should have good tires all the way around with at least 1 good spare with the ability to change the tire yourself.

Not sure of your abilities so...things you need to change tire on double axle RV: 4-6" Block to drive good tire on to (or you can buy the ramp made for this - link below), good jack for bad tire axle, and lug wrench. Would also travel with tire plugs/repair kit and extra valve stems with the special screwdriver needed to change them - often comes as a kit as well. Also, have at least a portable 12 V air compressor/pump capable of inflating to 80 PSI. I have since installed an On Board Air system on my truck though.

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I have done that drive twice - once without the RV and once with the RV and had a blow out on the RV during the trip. Once you get into the Yukon, services are very limited to non-existent for hours.

Very nice drive though...watch out for the wildlife; I passed 11 bear in one day on the drive having to stop for 2 to cross the road immediately in front of my truck.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #16
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On tire pressures anyone. Mine call for max 80 cold. I am carring 75. Is this ok ?
On truck, only have 60 in front and 70 rear. Also 80 cold max.
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On tire pressures anyone. Mine call for max 80 cold. I am carring 75. Is this ok ?
On truck, only have 60 in front and 70 rear. Also 80 cold max.
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60 front 80 rear 80 on 5th wheel
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Going to Alaska...you should have good tires all the way around with at least 1 good spare with the ability to change the tire yourself.

Not sure of your abilities so...things you need to change tire on double axle RV: 4-6" Block to drive good tire on to (or you can buy the ramp made for this - link below), good jack for bad tire axle, and lug wrench. Would also travel with tire plugs/repair kit and extra valve stems with the special screwdriver needed to change them - often comes as a kit as well. Also, have at least a portable 12 V air compressor/pump capable of inflating to 80 PSI. I have since installed an On Board Air system on my truck though.

Amazon.com: Camco® Trailer Aid Plus: Automotive

I have done that drive twice - once without the RV and once with the RV and had a blow out on the RV during the trip. Once you get into the Yukon, services are very limited to non-existent for hours.

Very nice drive though...watch out for the wildlife; I passed 11 bear in one day on the drive having to stop for 2 to cross the road immediately in front of my truck.

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