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Old 08-24-2015, 08:44 PM   #15
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Cracked steel wheels still happen but not near as much as 25-30 years ago.
Ran LTL commercial for many years and have had my share of split rims around the bead seat flange and cracked centers from overload and or over pressure on truck and trailer wheels. Most RVers never see a wheel failure. Their simply not on the road hauling daily or around a truck tire shop almost weekly.

With five one ton DRW truck on the road sitting on 30 tires pulling five trailers with 28 tires on the road I and my drivers spend a lot of time at tire dealers on the road or at home. We see lots of ruined wheels and tires usually out behind those shops. Each have some type of abuse story says tire shop folks.

Be aware of load and pressure rating. They are there for a good reason.
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The other part to this story is the truck/camper/trailer combo only gets about 1000miles a year. that doesn't give much time for fatigue to kick in.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:54 PM   #17
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The other part to this story is the truck/camper/trailer combo only gets about 1000miles a year. that doesn't give much time for fatigue to kick in.
Good point. Never had wheel issues till they had lots of miles on them. And I think todays wheels use a better steel alloy along with better weld tech and mfg standards/practice.
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How about strapping a water tank under the trailer or 55 plastic water drum on trailer? A little 12 volt pump will fill the camper up while unloading your toys.
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not a terrible idea, its something to consider. thanks!
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