Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 3
Will tires hold up on my pop up camper?

Newbie here. Purchased small pop up last year, used. Weight is listed at less than 1400lbs. It needed new tires so I installed new wheels and tires, 5.10 x12 load D. Thinking of traveling from Pa to Colorado next summer. Are these tires going to make the trip, both ways? Canít help but think going to a better tire on a 13 in wheel would not be going around so fast etc. Or should I be okay with what I have?
__________________

__________________
solo camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-07-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dropthejacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Liberty, NC
Posts: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by solo camper View Post
Newbie here. Purchased small pop up last year, used. Weight is listed at less than 1400lbs. It needed new tires so I installed new wheels and tires, 5.10 x12 load D. Thinking of traveling from Pa to Colorado next summer. Are these tires going to make the trip, both ways? Canít help but think going to a better tire on a 13 in wheel would not be going around so fast etc. Or should I be okay with what I have?
I don't think the install of a tire with one more inch of rim diameter will make a difference in the overall scheme of things. What I would do is #1) make sure they are properly inflated to max psi as listed on the sidewall of the tire #2) Carry one or even two spares along since they can't be that expensive and have the necessary equipment to change them myself #3) Follow the guidelines from the manufacturer for the max speed rating of the tire (if it is 65mph, don't run 75) The new tires you have are certainly capable I feel of providing you with safe travel for several years to come with the correct amount of maintenance and upkeep. Get out there and enjoy your trip.
__________________

__________________
2016 Keystone Outback 328RL
2016 RAM 2500 Cummins Equipped
2 Slobbering English Bulldogs for ballast
Dropthejacks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 07:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
baraff's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,501
What he said^^^
I would add, be sure to check your wheel bearings before the trip. Inspect and repack them with fresh grease.
__________________
Burns & Diane
2005 Winnebago Aspect 26A/2012 Subaru Impreza toad
Illinois! - Where the politicians make the license plates......
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
baraff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 10:03 AM   #4
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 27,567
Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!


Sorry I can't answer the tire question! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 10:04 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by baraff View Post
What he said^^^
I would add, be sure to check your wheel bearings before the trip. Inspect and repack them with fresh grease.
Totally !!!! those little wheels will be spinning very fast ! Check/repack those wheel bearings ! Cost, small up front.... Weight on your rig I would not worry about. As said take a spare.... Monkey
__________________
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS
1ST CAV
monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 06:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Superslif's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NE. Ohio USA
Posts: 4,849
At least you are smart enough to buy new tires. Be sure you know what the weight rating is in them and keep it under 65. Years ago the small / fat pop-up tires used to have blowout issues because they built up so much heat.
__________________
Jim, Diane & Robert ~ NE. OH.
2018 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24 RKS
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L
IRV2 Photo Album ~Let's Go Places~
Superslif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 08:23 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 130
Years ago I upgraded tire size like you have asked. My answer is a HUGE improvement in towing and tracking! And both the tires and bearing temperatures dropped quite a bit! It was a HUGE improvement.
__________________
Bahamaniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 09:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 11,225


Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

Happy Trails!!!
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 09:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 29,510
from WA State.
Glad you're thinking ahead for safety. Run the tires at the pressure on the sidewall, keep the speed within the max speed and check them whenever you stop if yo don't have a TPMS.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 10:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
FastEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 866
Your new tires probably have 1220# of load capacity at 65 PSI which is surely enough for the full loaded trailer you describe. Make sure your valve stems can handle the 65 PSI.

Almost all ST tires now have speed letter ratings on their sidewalls. Most are around 75 MPH. Without the letter they default to 65 MPH.
FastEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 01:12 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 142
Will tires hold up on my pop up camper?

Load range D tires for a small popup like yours are awesome. You will have no problems at all if you keep cold tire pressure at max sidewall rating and stay at 65mph or less. I have done this with load range C tires on my 2,000 lb píups for almost 50 years with only one tire issue (didnít even go flat...was a tread separation). Baraff hit it on the head...grease your axle bearings. And check them nuts! Lug nuts that is...
__________________
2000 Coleman Tacoma Pop-Up
2006 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0L-V6, 4x2
Desert Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 01:32 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 6,112
What size tires and wheels were on it when you bought it?
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS

Don't know where I'm going, spose I'll get there anyway.
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 10:11 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 142
Iíll bet they were 10 inchers, or maybe even 8 inch. Especially if it is an old trailer, small wheels were common back then.
__________________
2000 Coleman Tacoma Pop-Up
2006 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0L-V6, 4x2
Desert Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 07:03 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 3
I installed same size that was on it, 5.10-12. Would like to be able to run 70 mph or bit more going cross country.
__________________

__________________
solo camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tires


« Project! | - »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone convert from a pop up camper to "pop up concession"? xJoey Dubsx Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 3 08-19-2013 08:22 AM
Replacing the roof on a pop up camper JFL Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 23 02-21-2013 10:23 AM
Bedroom slide makes pop pop noise rvtips Monaco Owner's Forum 5 12-08-2011 08:38 AM
To Pop out or Not to Pop Out BluesCruiser iRV2.com General Discussion 18 08-13-2010 04:10 PM
Pop Up camper ( soft side upper ) looking Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 6 06-16-2009 10:23 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.