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Old 09-11-2020, 06:56 PM   #1
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To upgrade or replace, that is the question?

So, after the second episode of tire failure (both rears on the Seville), I've concluded that the tires, axles, and springs are probably not what they should be. I watch the tire temps and I'm concerned with how they go up based on the loading and roads.

It looks like I have 4 options, 1) do nothing and potentially get to do body work every 4 years from blowout damage; 2) upgrade the axles, springs, and tires with new Dexter axles, Roadmaster slipper springs & shocks, and new tires & rims; 3) upgrade to MorRyde independent suspension, tires, and rims; or 4) look for something new with better axles & tires.

I know I need to weigh each wheel, but can't seem to find somewhere to do that.

Suggestions and comments welcome.
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Old 09-12-2020, 07:37 PM   #2
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What brand tires are you using now?
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:37 AM   #3
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Go to Goodyear Endurance tires.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:13 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Papa-T View Post
Go to Goodyear Endurance tires.
I agree on my last fifth wheel I put them on and never looked back. might bee an illusion but the unit seem to tow better
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:01 PM   #5
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I agree, install Goodyear Endurance tires. I installed these on our 5th wheel, no regrets.
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:23 PM   #6
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I would go up to a G rated tire like a Sailun or Goodyear G-614. That's where I would start. Bigger springs and axles aren't going to keep the tires from blowing out.
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Old 09-17-2020, 08:10 PM   #7
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I think most trailers list 8 ply as the recommended tire. I have gone to 10 ply. The cost is just a little bit more but the carry weight is quite a bit more. Well worth the money. Just remember to run them at 80psi.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:34 AM   #8
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Are your tire wearing evenly across the face? If so then you definately need to upgrade the tires. If they are wearing unevenly, then your axle is either bent or misaligned. Take it to a shop that specializes in truck alignments and have them look at it. May need an axle replacement or possibly an alignment kit and an alignment after.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:08 AM   #9
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A couple of things
1. When you replace the tire go up a load rating if possible, eg. E to F
2. If you are hitched nose high then there is more load on the rears
3. I consider the tire a cheep investment compared to repairs and replace far earlier than wear patterns indicate as the last 50% can disappear in 1 after noon (have experienced this and resulted in a blow out and replacing all 4 tires in the middle of a vacation.

4. purchase a infrared temperature such as the "Fluke 62 MAX IR Thermometer, Non Contact, -20 to +932 Degree F Range". On a walk around such as a fuel stop a quick read of the tires and wheel hubs can give an indication of a problem before you are at the side of the road with a breakdown. during this also check your tow vehicle tires and hubs, break temp.
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