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Old 09-28-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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I need some input from the pop-up crowd... I have noticed that after pulling my Jayco 12FSO, that the tires and wheel hubs get VERY HOT to the touch. I am not talking about normal tire heat, as compared to the tow vehicle tires. This heat occurs even after short distances (in town) of about 35 miles. The trailer is a little over a year old. We have towed it a total of about 1500 miles since we bought it. (I know, that is not nearly enough).
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I need some input from the pop-up crowd... I have noticed that after pulling my Jayco 12FSO, that the tires and wheel hubs get VERY HOT to the touch. I am not talking about normal tire heat, as compared to the tow vehicle tires. This heat occurs even after short distances (in town) of about 35 miles. The trailer is a little over a year old. We have towed it a total of about 1500 miles since we bought it. (I know, that is not nearly enough).
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:51 PM   #3
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Check bearings.Sounds like either that or tire pressure
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:09 PM   #4
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Your tires and hubs WILL be hotter than a regular car tire and hub. Which is one of the many reasons it's important to pay attention to overloading, underinflation, and to repack your bearings yearly. brakes that are set too tight or brake controllers that are set too strong will also add heat.
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Sounds like one of the brake shoes might be stuck and not releasing properly. Whatever is causing it you need to check it out before losing a tire .... Pretty easy to check and repack if needed ....
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:36 AM   #6
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Sometimes the factory grease job on the bearings is not too good. Check/repack the bearings.
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Old 10-02-2005, 05:02 AM   #7
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Thank you for the information. I am going to attempt to check the bearings today, time permitting. I check the tire pressure before each trip and the camper is not overloaded, so I was leaning towards the bearings to start with. I have not checked them since we purchased it a year ago.
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Old 10-18-2005, 03:51 AM   #8
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Update:

Bearings were greased and pressure adjusted to the maximum 50 psi indicated on the sidewalls. Brakes didn't seem to be an issue, could easily rotate wheels by hand when jacked up.

"01Trooper" headed out on his trip from GA to OH this past Thursday and made it only as far as KY before the first tire blew out. After installing the spare, his second tire blew in less than 20 miles. The camper is a single axle so there he sat alongside I-75 with a 3 year old baby and blown Carlisle tires.

I looked at the bad tires the following day, they had powdered rubber rolling around inside the casing which apparently was material from the inside of the tire. I'm sure he'll post additional information on this after he gets home to keep us updated.
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What was the date of mfg. on the tire? Was it overloaded?
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:00 PM   #10
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Greetings all...just to add a little to what Hitchhiker has already posted...

The I pulled into a Flying J and had the trailer weighed, after installing the new tires since I thought, all I could do is rule that out. I was under weight by roughly 60lbs. The date stamp on all the carlisle tires were within the last 2 years. I do not remember exactly. Hitchhiker read them when we met up in Ohio.

I made it all the way home on a new set of Denmar tires compliments of NTB.

They seem to get hot as well, but not quite as hot as the carlisle tires.

I have not yet had time to contact Carlisle or Jayco ( I was on hold for them for 20 minutes before hanging up while I was driving yesterday).

I think I know the fix for the problem though Need a new set of 4 tires that come with a higher weight rating...probably attached to 2 axles instead of 1, which will probably be attached to a new hardside instead of the pop-up. My wife wants a bathroom...minus the view.

I still would like to hear ya'lls suggestions though.
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Just an FYI...I just posted an email to Carlisle tires via their website and let them know in a nutshell what has happened and that the RV'ing community here was anxiously awaiting their response. We will see what they say.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">they had powdered rubber rolling around inside the casing </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This means the tires were run flat or very very low at one time in their life. Did you buy this thing used?
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This camper was purchased new. I guess they were run flat as I was pulling off the highway into the emergency lane. Other than that, they have always had air in them that I know of.
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Old 10-19-2005, 08:05 AM   #14
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You might want to read these threads to get a better insight into other iRV2 members' experiences with Carlisle tires. There are more threads on this, I got tired posting after listing six:
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<LI>Carlisle tire thread #1

<LI>Carlisle tire thread #2

<LI>Carlisle tire thread #3

<LI>Carlisle tire thread #4

<LI>Carlisle tire thread #5

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You know, what really amazes me is how a company such as Carlisle can keep on pushing out this junk onto unsuspecting RV'rs and getting away with it. These problems with Carlisle tires go back several years and we're still seeing brand new rigs delivered with an inferior/defective tire.



Does someone need to get killed before they wake up and pull this junk off the market?
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