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Old 07-18-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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Toad Front Tire Temperature

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I was towing my toad for the first time today and was experiencing elevated temperature in my right front tire. It got to 115 degrees by the end of a 1 hour trip. The left front tire temperature reached 100 degrees and both back tires were at 85 degrees. All 4 tires started with 32 lbs. of air in them. The fronts climbed to 35 lbs. and the backs to 34 lbs. I am using the EEZ-RV TPMS on the rv and toad. Some particulars:

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Toad 2012 Malibu 75k miles
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Traveling on interstate 65 south going 60 mph with the sun on the left side.

Since this is my first RV I don't know if this is normal or if I have a problem. I would think the front tires would get a little warmer since they turn but 115 degrees seems high. Also it's only the right front

Any help will be appreciated
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:31 PM   #2
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Another poster mentioned his exhaust pipe was hitting 1 front tire, causing the extra heat. See where yours is.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:45 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will check that. Makes sense
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:44 AM   #4
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My exhaust comes out on the right rear also and heats up the right front tire of my toad. I was surprised of the temp also then I remembered the exhaust comes out on that side.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:54 AM   #5
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Thanks. Appreciate the help
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:06 AM   #6
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You might want to check the alignment too. I can see the exhaust affecting the one front, but what about the other? All my tires run with-in 5 degrees or so of each other. That includes the tires on the MH. The most difference that I see is when there is strong sun on either side. Then all of the outside tires run a little hotter.
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I ran the car back home on the interstate and all tire temps were within a few degrees of each other.
One thing I did notice was the ball pivot on the blue ox was a little stiff. I plan to lube it and check all my connections to make sure everything is correct the next time I go out.
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Our right front tire got to 113 but it wasn't in the sun. The left front didn't get as high but was higher than the back tires. The pressure also increased but that is to be expected.

The exhaust really heats up that tire and I think the heat from the engine fan adds a few degrees as well.
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Don't lube your Blue OX ball&socket joint. It will loosen up after a short while, but it is NOT something to be lubricated.

I suspect your toad may need a front end alignment.
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Don't lube your Blue OX ball&socket joint. It will loosen up after a short while, but it is NOT something to be lubricated.

I suspect your toad may need a front end alignment.

Thanks for the heads up on lubing the blue ox. I will get the toad checked
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On my tow cars both left tires run hotter than the passenger side. The RV exhaust is on the drivers side of the RV so that heat seems to heat up the drivers side tires. The front is usually several degrees above the rear tire on that side.
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