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Old 09-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #15
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Very happy with set of Hercules, 5K miles on them, "E" class ran me $425 for four out the door.
How much weight is on them?
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #16
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I bought the trailer last summer. It is a 2006 Thor Tahoe, empty weight on the sticker is 5,600 lbs. It had been sitting for around three years. It has the original tires on it and they are severely dry rotted on the sidewalls. They are Hiway Master ST 225 75R15 load range D. The trailer has some pretty nice chrome wheels, so I don't want to change out the wheels. My use, unfortunately, is going to be occasional trips only, fairly close to home. Looks like my best bet will be to go with the Maxxis.

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #17
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Go to -- tire rack. Com see a lot of totes and reviews
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #18
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I wanted to say THANK YOU to EVERYONE for the input on my tire question. I have found this to be a great and informative site. It has always seemed to me that people that get outdoors and especially people that camp are usually pretty nice and helpful people. I also realized that a majority of the responders were from Texas. Happy trails and great camping to you all.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #19
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I was way under the limit and LREs still failed. I always checked tire pressure before/during each trip and was careful not to scuff or drag the tires when I had to make a tight turn.
You didn't say why they failed or what they looked like after the failure. Have any pictures?
You might find this post informative RV Tire Safety: Why do tires fail?

And this one that identifies the real reason even when the owner insisted they had checked their tires that morning.RV Tire Safety: "Blowout" A Real Life Experience


RE checking tires vs having TPMS. If you think checking in the AM or at gas stops is sufficient they why do you bother to have engine temperature and oil pressure gauges? Why not just check the readings in the AM after warming up then shutting off the gauges?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #20
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You didn't say why they failed or what they looked like after the failure. Have any pictures?
Probably because they had ST imprinted in the sidewall and/or were made in China or just plain road hazards.

No pics, but they were shredded and tore up my fenders and sheet metal. The last thing on someone's mind when they have a tire fail is to take pictures. Myself, I want to replace it, get back on the road and get a new spare ASAP.

BTW, I always carry two spares for any trailer I have owned. Nothing like the feeling of having a flat and not knowing if you can get back home or have the spare replaced before you have another ST failure.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #21
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I'm done with ST tires; had 2 chinese bombs blow up on my boat trailer, $3500 damage and there was nothing left of the tires. Before I towed my Everest off the lot I had them put on Michelin LT's. So far, so good.
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