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Old 06-27-2016, 01:41 PM   #15
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I hear what you all are saying, but all of the information I can find such as the pressure charts all top out at 80 PSI for the Geolanders. These are also not "truck" tires in the sense of over-the-road trucks - it's light-truck.

I trotted the motor home off to the alignment shop this morning for a go-over. They confirmed that the front end is in good shape and they made a couple of small adjustments to toe and caster. Time will tell how these tires do.

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Old 06-27-2016, 06:51 PM   #16
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I think in 16" is all you can get in light truck tires otherwise you'd need some 17.5 or larger rims for a true tubeless truck tire.

I Still think you should get all 4 corners weighted, at the very least each axle.

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That is certainly not good, and glad that the post-blowout subsequent body and tow dolly damage was not too bad. It would be good to get some axle weights, and then see how that compares to your tire rated load capacity. I agree with others, and would bet money, that you are very close to the max load on the front tires. Always good to have some margin, and if running at or even over the load limit, the result might be exactly what you experienced. I do believe that the 16 inch tires are undersized for adequate safety margin.

FWIW, I had a front tire catastrophic blowout on my MH, cruising at 70 mph. Definitely not a fun experience. I ended up like you buying a replacement without much options - mine has approx 400 miles on it. Ultimately I decided my tires were too close to max load and upgraded to a larger and higher load range tires on my front axle.

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