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Old 03-10-2019, 05:18 PM   #1
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Distance for Traveling on TT Tires

How far do you travel before resting your trailer tires in the heat, cold or normal weather? Any suggestions?
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I don’t stop for tire brakes, just fuel, food and bathroom breaks. I had the dreaded “China bomb” Towmax tires on our last camper and never had an issue with them in 5 years. We drove 450 miles one July day in 95 degree weather from Colorado Spring to Kearney, NE with no issues. You might want to invest in a TPMS for some peace of mind .
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I only stop when I need fuel or arrive at my destination or other place of interest.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:58 PM   #4
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I only stop when I need fuel or arrive at my destination or other place of interest.
Same. We typically drive 300 miles per day as a general rule, but only because we want to stop in time to have dinner and enjoy some time before sleeping for the night not because we are concerned for our tires.
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I'm planning on traveling about 8 hours a day at 60 mph (top speed). Hopefully I can cover 350 miles a day, depending on several factors.
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How far do you travel before resting your trailer tires in the heat, cold or normal weather? Any suggestions?
I don't rest my tires. Hitch up and go whether it's 100 miles or 400 miles in a day.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:48 PM   #7
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My trailer tires have TPMS on them. No need to think about "resting" them as long as they are holding their max inflation pressure and they aren't overloaded.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:09 PM   #8
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Distance for Traveling on TT Tires

Agree with others. I travel almost annually from the NE to Florida during peak summer months. Outside temps in the 90’s. Trip is About 950 miles. I break it up into 2 days and during my travel days I only stop for gas. I do a thorough walk around every time I gas up and check tire pressures once a day while traveling and again before I leave in the mornings. I try and keep her at 65 mph. Never had any issues.
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A TPMS is nice, but expensive. I carry an inexpensive infrared laser thermometer and check the tire and bearing temperatures whenever I stop for gas or whatever. I purchased mine on sale for $25 from Harbor Freight, but I'm sure there are less expensive ones from other vendors.
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I carry an IR thermal gun as well and check the tire temps and bearing/hub temps pretty much every stop we make. As long as the temps are within what I consider normal I don't worry about it. On my rig those temps tend to run ~10-15 degrees above ambient temp. If you run for an extended period of time with one side in the sun expect that side to be a bit hotter as well. I've had 650-700 mile days in 90-100+ temps with no issues. The important thing to do is develop good tire maintenance and monitoring habits and stick with them. Learn what normal temps are for your tires/bearings/hubs so that when something does start to have an issue you can identify it. Check your tire pressure every morning before heading out and adjust as needed.
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How far do you travel before resting your trailer tires in the heat, cold or normal weather? Any suggestions?

How far do you travel before resting your 'vehicle' tires?


tires don't get tired

You're over thinking



Hitch up, check tires (vehicle & trailer) then GO


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X3 on the infrared gun, TV also.
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We try to use the 3 rule, 3 hundred miles or 3 o’clock whichever comes first. Most days it’s 3 o’clock. It has nothing to do with the tires, but by 3 the drinks in the fridge are ready for happy hour.
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I like your train of thought
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