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12-16-2019 06:39 AM
onecrazyfoo4u
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Originally Posted by cletusjermal View Post
Iím assuming they figure the hitch weight into it. So if the GVWR is 16,000 lbs and the hitch weight is 2,000. You only need 2x 7,000 pound axles for 14,000 pounds. That is how my camper is.
Yeah I could see that...but they are right on the limits if that was their intentions. I guess they meet the bare minimum legal requirements that way...just no margin at all. I like to have margin on all the running gear just to be extra safe.
12-14-2019 05:56 PM
The Evil Twin
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Originally Posted by beamer View Post
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Interesting. The Providers have a pretty good reputation. On my second set.
I am glad you have had good results. Keep an eye on things as these tires can easily go wrong in a few miles.

BTW... I had maybe 7K miles on my first set, and right at 5K miles on this set when I had problems. The tread is in beautiful condition with no unusual wear at all. No curbing on them either. They are just junk for tires.



Mike
I really think all trailer tires are a crap shoot. So many variables. Trailer tire threads can be like oil threads at times. I always inspect my trailer tires at every stop no matter what brand they are. Having G rated treads kinda leaves me limited on what is out there and I took a gamble with the Providers. So far so good. Sounds like their customer service is less than good though. Sucks you had such a bad experience with them.
12-14-2019 08:15 AM
beamer
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Originally Posted by The Evil Twin View Post
Interesting. The Providers have a pretty good reputation. On my second set.
I am glad you have had good results. Keep an eye on things as these tires can easily go wrong in a few miles.


BTW... I had maybe 7K miles on my first set, and right at 5K miles on this set when I had problems. The tread is in beautiful condition with no unusual wear at all. No curbing on them either. They are just junk for tires.



Mike
12-14-2019 07:03 AM
cletusjermal
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Originally Posted by onecrazyfoo4u View Post
It baffles me what camper manufacturers are allowed to put in there for axles, brakes, leaf springs, and tires. When we were shopping, every single one we looked at were way under-sized. Meaning if your camper dry weight was 6,000lb, they would size the axles and tire load ratings for just barely above that dry weight. Once you load up 1,000lb of gear and 500lb in water, even though you were under the GVWR of the trailer, you were over the tire and axle ratings. How the hell is that freaking legal? They should be mandated by law to size to a GVWR of the trailer at a minimum.

But most trailer purchasers don't even look at those numbers. Luckily we found a trailer that had already had the axle flip done, and the axles were sized to just above the GVWR. Tires were still underrated, so a new set of wheels and tires were the first thing done. Now after 4 years my leaf springs are flat, cause those are freaking under weight rated...time for bigger rated leaf springs in the spring. I wish trailer manufacturers had to go through the same safety mandates as auto manufacturers. Way too dangerous.
Iím assuming they figure the hitch weight into it. So if the GVWR is 16,000 lbs and the hitch weight is 2,000. You only need 2x 7,000 pound axles for 14,000 pounds. That is how my camper is.
12-13-2019 10:09 PM
tomshep I gave up on trailer tires on my car hauler. I am right at 10,000#s. I went from 15" tires to 16" tires and run BGF Commercial LTs. I've been running them for about 10 years and gone through a few sets due to age but haven't had a failure yet.

Tom
12-13-2019 03:43 PM
The Evil Twin Interesting. The Providers have a pretty good reputation. On my second set.
12-13-2019 12:25 PM
packratt I run Maxxis load range E with good luck on my car/equipment trailer and it gets loaded heavy most of the time. I will check out the Goodyear Endurance.
12-13-2019 12:15 PM
onecrazyfoo4u It baffles me what camper manufacturers are allowed to put in there for axles, brakes, leaf springs, and tires. When we were shopping, every single one we looked at were way under-sized. Meaning if your camper dry weight was 6,000lb, they would size the axles and tire load ratings for just barely above that dry weight. Once you load up 1,000lb of gear and 500lb in water, even though you were under the GVWR of the trailer, you were over the tire and axle ratings. How the hell is that freaking legal? They should be mandated by law to size to a GVWR of the trailer at a minimum.

But most trailer purchasers don't even look at those numbers. Luckily we found a trailer that had already had the axle flip done, and the axles were sized to just above the GVWR. Tires were still underrated, so a new set of wheels and tires were the first thing done. Now after 4 years my leaf springs are flat, cause those are freaking under weight rated...time for bigger rated leaf springs in the spring. I wish trailer manufacturers had to go through the same safety mandates as auto manufacturers. Way too dangerous.
12-13-2019 12:03 PM
JustinOOO9 I have ran Carlisle tires (made in china) on equipment, flatbed,5th wheel, and currently a tandem utility axel trailer with good results. I typical always went with their E-rated ones just in case and have zero blow outs, tread issues, bubbles, flat spots etc. Now I will say you gotta get the right speed rates though. I got some 65mph rated tires on accident and above 65 I got some vibration but nothing to be scared about etc.

I have actually had some crazy experiences with name brand and Chinese tires lol...

I had some off brand china tires work very well on on beater car and some vibrate like crazy at 55+mph despite re-balance, rotate on wheel etc. Then I've had some Kumho tires explode after 20k miles (you'll see from many of my threads im a more ocd maintenance guy with my vehicles, equipment, and trailers etc. Tire pressure checked regularly, fluid filters, maintenance logs and the works etc.

I've seen people rant and rave their pure hatred for BFG tires yet I run them on my trucks almost exclusively lol. Same for off brand china tires lol.


It sucks not knowing if you are going to get a good tire. there is a crazy thread for a forum regular here about a crazy experience with Cooper tires in a bad way too.
12-13-2019 11:25 AM
beamer
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It's sad that most trailer and RV companies put crappy tires on their units, we switched our 5th wheel tires over to the new Goodyear Endurance tire and have had great performance from them, they are made in the USA and have a speed rating of 86mph which most camper tire is only 65mph and we know most travel faster than the tire is rated.
That is exactly what I just put on my trailer.

Mike
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