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Old 07-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Tires and Wheels?

I have a 2010 montana mountaineer 345dbq. I just went on a quick 190 mile each way trip and I always check tire pressures and and look over the tires before leaving on trips. I spent the week at the camp ground and when getting ready to go home I noticed that the left rear wheel of the fifthwheel was worn down smooth on the inside. It was fine when when we left for the trip. so my question is two part,

1. do trailers with two or more axles need to be alligned once in a while like vehicles?

2. What is recommended for new tires for this trailer with a 14,100 gvw? I plan on replaceing all 4.

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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I have a 2010 montana mountaineer 345dbq. I just went on a quick 190 mile each way trip and I always check tire pressures and and look over the tires before leaving on trips. I spent the week at the camp ground and when getting ready to go home I noticed that the left rear wheel of the fifthwheel was worn down smooth on the inside. It was fine when when we left for the trip. so my question is two part,

1. do trailers with two or more axles need to be alligned once in a while like vehicles?

2. What is recommended for new tires for this trailer with a 14,100 gvw? I plan on replaceing all 4.

Thanks
Greg
If you donít have one here is a reference to read over. Pay particular attention to ďtire sizeĒ, itís mandated by the DOT to be there and worded that way.

http://www.keystonerv.com/media2/man...e%20Safety.pdf

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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1. Only if a tire(s) shows a abnormal wear pattern similar to yours. The wear pattern sounds like a bent axle stub or the axle tube, allowing the tire to lean in at the top causing the inside of the tires tread to wear. A large big rig trailer repair shop can bend the stub or the axle back to specs. I've had more than a couple of my equipment trailer realienged this way when a axle gets bent. No issues.
Or it can be a tread belt seperating causing the tire to wear that way.

2. When replacing tires on a trailer the owners only responsibility is to have enough capacity for the axle load which is usually the same as the axle ratings.

If you have 6k axles or smaller any of the LT E at 3042 lbs work great.

If the axles are 7k the Goodyear G614 @ 3750 lb works fine.

Some folks move up to the 17.5" wheels and commercial grade LT tires.

I wouldn't put a ST tire on a trailer that size.
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I have a 2010 montana mountaineer 345dbq. I just went on a quick 190 mile each way trip and I always check tire pressures and and look over the tires before leaving on trips. I spent the week at the camp ground and when getting ready to go home I noticed that the left rear wheel of the fifthwheel was worn down smooth on the inside. It was fine when when we left for the trip. so my question is two part,

1. do trailers with two or more axles need to be alligned once in a while like vehicles?

2. What is recommended for new tires for this trailer with a 14,100 gvw? I plan on replaceing all 4.

Thanks
Greg
At a minimum get what came with the trailer; or go with E load rating and 115 or 120 load index. You will be covered.
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