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Old 02-16-2016, 02:14 PM   #99
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A Ford Edge can be towed four wheels down. You don't need a blankety, blank tow dolly that you are constantly finding a place to stick it while in a park setting. Three pages of discussion about a device that you don't need when towing a Ford Edge.
The downside being you have to drive a Ford Edge.
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Just wanted to update, my warranty replacement tires arrived from Kenda yesterday.
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With all the problems with the ST tires, is it possible to put a set of six ply truck tires on the trailer? I don't even know if they make them that small, but it seems like a truck tire is more than up to handling the stress on the dolly.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:48 AM   #102
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Just wanted to update, my warranty replacement tires arrived from Kenda yesterday.
Take a good look at the tires you remove. It occurred to me that since the same tire design from KENDA is available in 6 and 10 Ply rating it is perhaps possible some 6's were molded / marked as 10's. There is some reason for this rash of failures.
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Good afternoon everyone! Acme Tow Dolly here. Although this issue has affected a small percentage of customers we take all customer feedback very seriously. We want you to know that we are currently researching the resolution for everyone. We are currently testing a new tire and wheel combination which is a ST145 R 12 10 Ply Radial tire. We are looking for a dozen customers who are wiling to field test these tires for us. We will ship you a set of these new tires free of charge, and we simply ask for your feedback in return. These tires fit on the dolly as is and only raise the height 3/8". We have included a couple photos showing the new tires on the dolly. The ideal candidate will be someone who is planning on traveling a decent amount of miles. If you would be interested in field testing for us please email us directly.

Happy and Safe Motoring!
Maybe some people missed this post by EZE tow. I think they are very proactive in listening to the customers on this forum and have offered the exact question posed by barmcd and a few others.
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Take a good look at the tires you remove. It occurred to me that since the same tire design from KENDA is available in 6 and 10 Ply rating it is perhaps possible some 6's were molded / marked as 10's. There is some reason for this rash of failures.

Not sure how to tell, but they do show 10 ply on the side wall and appear to be the same stiffness as the new tires in the side wall. I can't tell any difference.
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Acme EZE Tow Offer and TPMS

Got my replacement tires from Kenda last week. They're installed and aired to 75psi. Haven't had them on the road yet. I took Acme up on their offer to field test the different tire/wheel combo. Those tires should be coming in soon. I'm also adding a TPMS to the coach and dolly. I went with the TST system based on because I went with the TST system. Of the highest rated I couldn't find any difference between systems so TST seemed to meet my needs.

As for knowing if the tires are 10 ply or not you could cut one in half and count the ply's. But then that would only prove that tire. No, I believe the DOT has regulations that if found to be violated causes hefty fines and many civil suits to be filed. I doubt Kenda has made such an error but it is possible.

I don't think truck tires come small enough to fit the dolly. Then it would depend on the load rating they are made to. My pick up tires are rated to 2200 Lbs but only have 2 ply's on the sidewall and 5 on the tread. I think in order to fit the dolly the smaller tire needs more ply's to hold the load under the conditions applied.

Based on my experience with 4 tires failing on my dolly I feel it would behoove some of you to take Acme's offer and try the larger tires for a while. Since I'll have a TPMS installed my plan is to record operating temperature and pressure at different speeds, time, and mileage along my route. I will post the results as I go.
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I got my replacement tires from Kenda also. How did you replacement tires look? Mine were tied together so tight with binding tape that it folded the tires in the middle like a pancake to the point it could have damaged the belts / plys.

c92vette, where did you get the replacement tires mounted? I was going to try discount tire.
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The fact that Acme decided to sell the tires at what has to be their cost confirmed for me what everyone has been saying about their culture of customer service. If their dolly is as solid as their ethical standards I think I will be very happy with my purchase.
I fully agree. Thank-you Richard. I am 5 year satisfied customer - I've always used 75 PSI and so far no cracking noticed, but I'll do a better inspection in April when I prep for the next trip.

I use a TST on my dolly and have never experienced excessive heat, but I have a small 2500 lb toad. I only tow about 2,000 miles a year in spring/fall - not on hot summer days.
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I fully agree. Thank-you Richard. I am 5 year satisfied customer - I've always used 75 PSI and so far no cracking noticed, but I'll do a better inspection in April when I prep for the next trip.

I use a TST on my dolly and have never experienced excessive heat, but I have a small 2500 lb toad. I only tow about 2,000 miles a year in spring/fall - not on hot summer days.
I just inspected mine and no cracks - date code is 4810, so about aged out (16" hitch height).
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Thanks for the feedback. Guess I will set mine at 75 psi for our spring trip. My car is around 3,750 lbs so a tad bit heavier.
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hdzcar,

I mounted the tires myself. But when I encountered the issue last summer on the road I went to the John Deere dealer after trying a regular tire store. There's a place on 41 hiway, Cobb County Tractor, just past 3 Way Camper out in the Marietta/Kennesaw area. You might give them a try if you are close.
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I got my replacement tires from Kenda also. How did you replacement tires look? Mine were tied together so tight with binding tape that it folded the tires in the middle like a pancake to the point it could have damaged the belts / plys.

c92vette, where did you get the replacement tires mounted? I was going to try discount tire.
This a fairly typical way that tires are shipped. Especially if they are shipped from overseas.

Rest assured that that won't damage the belts or any of the tire internals.

I know it looks awful and can make the tires hard to inflate after mounting
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I spoke to Kenda over concerns on the squashed tires. I was told its not an issue and warm temperatures would bring them right back. They do look better now than when they arrived.
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