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Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,277
Posted By Tireman9
Haven't heard of this type of failure. It almost...

Haven't heard of this type of failure. It almost sounds like the sensor was over-tightened. Should only need 1/2 to 3/4 turn after air leak has stopped. Did your TPMS MFG stand behind the product? I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,748
Posted By Tireman9
First that is not how balance of a tire works. If...

First that is not how balance of a tire works. If you place 5oz in the tread area that would be about 100 inch-OZ out of balance ( 5oz at 20" radius).


Tire ride is complex. Ride disturbance can...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,095
Posted By Tireman9
2016 22QB Chevy 4500 chassis w/ 6.0L Documented...

2016 22QB Chevy 4500 chassis w/ 6.0L Documented 10 MPG at 12,500 mi




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Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,277
Posted By Tireman9
So having a TPMS clearly paid for itself and you...

So having a TPMS clearly paid for itself and you still have it. You saved the $hundreds in RV damage. You were able to save the cost of the tire too.


Seems like much better than 100% return...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,277
Posted By Tireman9
As far as I have seen the regular bolt-in metal...

As far as I have seen the regular bolt-in metal stems meet Tire & Rim Standards. As I pointed out the center pin being at an incorrect height might be a reason for some people to have problems with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,748
Posted By Tireman9
Hub Centric AKA Hub Pilot are less prone to off...

Hub Centric AKA Hub Pilot are less prone to off center wheel/hub mounting issues.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,748
Posted By Tireman9
Yes. In general larger RVs only need the fronts...

Yes. In general larger RVs only need the fronts balanced.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,748
Posted By Tireman9
"Shimmy" would suggest that the tire/wheel assy...

"Shimmy" would suggest that the tire/wheel assy was not mounted correctly to the hub, or tire not centered on the wheel which is easy to get wrong with 16.5, 17.5, 19.5, 22.5, and 24.5 sizes.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,277
Posted By Tireman9
As covered in my blog as early as March 2011 and...

As covered in my blog as early as March 2011 and as recently as last Aug, and many times in between, I have advised that people use bolt-in metal valve stems with their TPMS sensors. In some 2020...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-14-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,277
Posted By Tireman9
I have over 400 posts on my blog with 50 focused...

I have over 400 posts on my blog with 50 focused on inflation.


If you know the actual load on the tire then you can use the tables BUT you should include at least 15% margin with 25% being...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-14-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,748
Posted By Tireman9
Out of round and out of balance are two different...

Out of round and out of balance are two different things. A spin can reveal out of round. OOR can be caused by the wheel mount to the hub being wrong or the tire to the wheel being wrong or the tire...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,277
Posted By Tireman9
Was the extension bolted down at the outer end as...

Was the extension bolted down at the outer end as seen here?...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,748
Posted By Tireman9
balance

First I would confirm OOR so you know the tire is properly mounted and the beads are properly seated and the tire is actually round.

As I showed on my blog you can balance a cement block but I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-08-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By Tireman9
Side issue on minimum inflation. Tire...

Side issue on minimum inflation. Tire Load/Inflation charts all have a minimum inflation number. No tire, no matter the load or speed should ever be driven below the minimum inflation in the tables...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-08-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By Tireman9
I think this is a Trailer Tire thread and we are...

I think this is a Trailer Tire thread and we are talking about ST type tires. The formulas for load capacity as printed in the charts are based on a max operating speed of 65 mph. This covers ALL ST...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-08-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,064
Posted By Tireman9
Not quite. Yes the RV mfg has the responsibility...

Not quite. Yes the RV mfg has the responsibility for selecting the OE tires and for identifying the MINIMUM pressure needed to support the stated GAWR.
BUT you are the owner and can adjust the tire...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-02-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,783
Posted By Tireman9
Not sure if there was or is now an RVIA...

Not sure if there was or is now an RVIA requirement for there to even be a spare. BUT I doubt an RV would be considered to be in compliance with the RVIA Standards if the spare tire did not have a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-01-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,783
Posted By Tireman9
Not quite sure if i agree. Tire industry says...

Not quite sure if i agree. Tire industry says you should always have AT LEAST as much pressure as shown in the published Load/Inflation tables for the load you are putting on the tire.


DOT regs...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-31-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,783
Posted By Tireman9
Almost everything in life is a trade-off. Tire...

Almost everything in life is a trade-off. Tire inflation is one of those things.


RE "4-corner weights" or getting the load on each tire position.
The objective here is to try and learn which...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,783
Posted By Tireman9
Yup, That's the concept. With current car...

Yup, That's the concept.


With current car design the results of a frontal impact is much more "survivable" so if you lose control it is "safer" to go off head first than to spin out and hit rear...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-25-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,783
Posted By Tireman9
The idea is that with shallower tread and in wet...

The idea is that with shallower tread and in wet conditions there is an increased possibility of losing traction. If you lose traction in the rear. no matter FWD or RWD or AWD decreased traction in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-24-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,783
Posted By Tireman9
The usual advice is to place the newer tires on...

The usual advice is to place the newer tires on the rear to prevent "oversteer" in the wet which could result in a loss of control.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-24-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tireman9
First I need to let people know that I volunteer...

First I need to let people know that I volunteer on FMCA Technical Advisory Committee as the tire expert. I give multiple seminars at the large Int'l conventions such as Minot, Perry Gillette,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-22-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,783
Posted By Tireman9
RE Pressure gauge accuracy. I have written...

RE Pressure gauge accuracy.

I have written a few times in my RV Tire Safety blog on this even included the results of "Gage Checks" I do at FMCA Int'l Conventions so we can see the results of...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-13-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,433
Posted By Tireman9
No side effects for me or wife.

No side effects for me or wife.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,456
Posted By Tireman9
TP EMS Surge Guard TPMS Water hose &...

TP
EMS Surge Guard
TPMS
Water hose & filter
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
I have also talked with Eric at TecnoRV about...

I have also talked with Eric at TecnoRV about ambient not being any specific temperature. He seemed to understand the issue. Don't know if/when he will update his video.


Pressure is really...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Ambient IS NOT 70įF. I have contacted the author...

Ambient IS NOT 70įF. I have contacted the author and publisher of that incorrect information.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Note the pressure molded on the tire sidewall is...

Note the pressure molded on the tire sidewall is actually the Minimum needed to support the Maximum load. You can confirm by looking at the numbers in the tables.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,875
Posted By Tireman9
Funny statement about clocks. But the reason I...

Funny statement about clocks. But the reason I have 3 is that I am confident that if one goes bad (off calibration) it will be different than the other 2.


Don't know how the temperature changing...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Yes tire pressure changes by about 2% for each...

Yes tire pressure changes by about 2% for each change in temperature of 10F.


Please tell me you are not depending on tires to heat up to get to your goal tire inflation pressure. Tire pressure...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Yes for Heavy trucks that are normally operated...

Yes for Heavy trucks that are normally operated at full load use the pressure molded on the tire sidewall associated with the tire max load.



I find that a good number of RV owners complain...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,875
Posted By Tireman9
Granger Supply has some rated for 150 psi.

Granger Supply has some rated for 150 psi.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,875
Posted By Tireman9
Have you checked your "gold standard" gauge...

Have you checked your "gold standard" gauge against a certified digital gauge? Does it have a certification sticker? What is the date on the sticker?

I have 3 Accutire digital gauges that have...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-14-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,875
Posted By Tireman9
I made my own air "dryer" using filters used when...

I made my own air "dryer" using filters used when spraying paint. Published a blog post with pictures. BUT you need filters rated for the high pressure you are using. My Harbor Freight filters were...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-12-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,875
Posted By Tireman9
"Fill" a tire ?

If you are just topping off (adding 5 to 10 psi) pr are you inflating a "flat" tire?


The Viair should be just fine to top off your tires. Don't know how tire size would affect the max pressure....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-11-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
On Friday Sept 18 2020 I wrote: ...

On Friday Sept 18 2020 I wrote:

Don't get your shorts in a bunch about tire inflation. BUT you still should consult the inflation tables....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-09-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,106
Posted By Tireman9
When did you report the error to Garmin? I have...

When did you report the error to Garmin? I have found that it might take a couple of map updates (I usually get a Garmin map up-date 3 or 4 times a year) but the problems I reported get fixed.

...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-08-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,106
Posted By Tireman9
GPS updates

I am wondering how you would expect any commercial GPS to be 100% up to date on all road closings and construction. Even checking a state DOT database will not give 100% current accurate information....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-31-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,515
Posted By Tireman9
From my RV Tire Safety blog Friday, July 31,...

From my RV Tire Safety blog
Friday, July 31, 2020

Can't "Balance" your tires? Bad ride?


Can't remember the number of times I have seen someone post about...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Not all gauges are accurate because they are a...

Not all gauges are accurate because they are a manufactured item which means there are variations in components. Different companies select different components.
Dial gauges can vary in their...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
What does Spartan say when you point out that...

What does Spartan say when you point out that their "Safety" device doesn't work at higher operating temperatures?
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Not quite. The Max Load number on the tire...

Not quite. The Max Load number on the tire sidewall is just that. The maximum you should ever place on a tire. The pressure associated with that Max load is actually the MINIMUM pressure needed to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-26-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,500
Posted By Tireman9
Cracks in them selves are seldom a problem. They...

Cracks in them selves are seldom a problem. They are a possible indicator of internal issues. You didn't say how old the tires were in the pictures but a review of the Michelin guide would suggest...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-26-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,500
Posted By Tireman9
To clarify. The 10 year is a Max age. Similar...

To clarify.
The 10 year is a Max age. Similar with GY.
Even if you have a tire inspected and it looks OK you should replace at 10 years.
If an earlier inspection reveals a problem you should...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Incorrect. I will notify him as such,

Incorrect. I will notify him as such,
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Get a different TPMS.

Get a different TPMS.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
This is not the correct way to set and run...

This is not the correct way to set and run pressure. You should NEVER depend on the road heating to get to your goal pressure. If you are doing that you are intentionally running underinflated. Not...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Why do you think your TPMS are accurate. In my...

Why do you think your TPMS are accurate. In my TPM comparison test I found the numbers were off by a few psi
This data compares the two TPMS with my accurate hand gauge with the tires all set to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,059
Posted By Tireman9
Why do I find many gauges reading 5 to 10 psi...

Why do I find many gauges reading 5 to 10 psi wrong when compared to a certified gauge?
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