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Old 10-18-2016, 09:18 PM   #29
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I am not defending China tires. They are lacking but I never see anyone mentioning the hitch height as a contributing factor to tire failures. I see dual wheel TT's and 5er's speeding down the highway with the trailers not being towed level. Many are hitch high or low. This puts weight on the rear axle(hitch high) or front axle(hitch low). The tires on those axle's are under more stress from loads that are not balanced as they should be. I often see this and wonder why the tire gets blamed after being abused this way.

X2 - if it's not level the weight isn't distributed correctly.
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Sailuns are very well rated and are made in China.
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:35 AM   #31
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X2 - if it's not level the weight isn't distributed correctly.

Yep, totally agree, you could be 1000# under gross trailer weight, but 1000# OVERWEIGHT on a particular axle if not level!
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Yep, totally agree, you could be 1000# under gross trailer weight, but 1000# OVERWEIGHT on a particular axle if not level!
That could be true with torsion axles, but with axles that have the rocker equalizer, they will ajust to compensate up to the point where it can't move any further and that is a lot. If you don't believe it take one with a high front end to the scale and weight with just all tires on the scale, then move forward so just back axle is on scale. It will read close to half of first reading.
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What about lack of remaining movement of rear axle when hitting a bump? Would not that axle tend to bottom out sooner than the front axle, resulting in more stress on the tires on that axle?
Turning sharply also might come into play more on the rear axle when towing high?

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