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https://yourfulltimervliving.com/rv-resources/rv-trailer-tire-when-should-you-replace-tires-on-your-rv-trailer

 

The comments are interesting.

 

Note that he is talking about heavily loaded fifth wheels; your Ollie has a large reserve weight capacity, if the tires are not allowed to get low on pressure.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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He states that the useful life of an ST tire is between five and twelve thousand miles.

 

“Believe it or not, RV trailer tires are designed to not wear out. It’s life is determined by time and the number of duty cycles. They are designed to last 5k to 12k miles!”

 

If I followed these recommendations, I’d have to buy new tires before every trip.


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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If I followed these recommendations, I’d have to buy new tires before every trip.

Are you running ST trailer tires? If so, why? Oliver does not install these on the production line.

 

Thanks.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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Found the article interesting, too:

 

"So, when should you replace tires on your RV trailer is something that I know everyone has an opinion on.  I know when I go to replace mine I will get another RVer saying something like “why would you want to replace those?  They look like new!”

 

And they are right.  They do!  But all evidence to the contrary since one of them blew out just a few weeks ago.  So, I am looking for a good RV ST trailer tire to replace my five-year-old LT tires.  As an RV inspector, I can tell you that five years is the amount of time I recommend for a replacement. When there is so much riding on your tires it is not worth taking a chance.  I am not a gambling man like some are".

 

Sounds like the writer is going to replace LT tires with ST tires, too.

 

I'm happy with the LT radial tires installed on the 2015 Ollie so far, they are about 4 years old, plan to replace at about 5 to 6 years as per DOT manufacture code with LT tires.


Bill

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If I followed these recommendations, I’d have to buy new tires before every trip.

Are you running ST trailer tires? If so, why? Oliver does not install these on the production line. Thanks. John Davies Spokane WA

 

No, but if I followed these recommendations, I would be...


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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My 2 cents and just for fun.

 

The debate between ST tires and LT tires on a TT has been going on  for some time.

 

I am not currently an Oliver Trailer owner, but It's on my bucket list. Maybe Oliver uses LT tires because they are made in the USA! There may be other reasons and I am not a tire expert. It would be interesting to learn more on why Oliver has made that decision. Also I am neutral on the subject between ST or LT.

 

But I have not had good luck with anything made in China.

 

I recently had a tire less then three years old blow out on my current trailer. I have since purchased a tire pressure monitor and I will never tow again without one.

 

I have never overloaded my current trailer and I have weighed the trailer before each trip, I am always well under the maximum axle and GVWR load. But my trailer manufacture installed four D rated tires on dual 5200 LB axles. D rated tires are designed for a maximum load of 2,540 ea. X 2 = 5,080. A little short of 5,200 Lbs. must be some kind of new math! So after the tire blew, I went with ST, E rated tires. I could not find one made in the USA, so at least I chose a name brand.

 

The next year I had two aluminum wheels crack, they were on the opposite side of the blown tire. Again, they were genuine Cheeena brand, you call it China, I call it Cheeena for CHEEP.

 

Now Goodyear has come out with a Made in the USA ST tire, the Endurance. It will be interesting to see if Oliver make a switch.

 

PS: There is no warranty expressed or implied to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information provided and the user assumes all risk with its use.

 

 

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GeoFish,

 

Been reading about the new Goodyear Endurance ST tires, looks like a fine ST tire. I have radial ST tires on another trailer and have not had any issues with them, so far.

 

Have not had issues with BF Goodrich LT tires on my Ollie so far and plan to install Michelin LT tires on Ollie in the future. My Ollie's wheels have a 60PSI maximum pressure stamped on the casting. Like to look at the following charts for application.

 

Here's a Goodyear Endurance inflation chart, don't see the same size as the LT tire used on my 2015 Ollie.

 

https://www.goodyearrvtires.com/pdfs/rv_inflation.pdf

 

Here's a Michelin Truck inflation chart, could not find the chart for Michelin LT model tires currently installed on Ollies:

 

https://www.michelintruck.com/reference-materials/manuals-bulletins-and-warranties/load-and-inflation-tables/#/

 

EDIT: Found this thread on Air Forums about Goodyear Endurance ST tires, looks like several there started using them:

 

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438/goodyear-endurance-st-tires-made-in-usa-157249.html


Bill

LE2 Tundra

 

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After the G159 scandal, I wouldn't trust a goodyear tire on my wheelbarrow.

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Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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Plan to install Michelin Light Truck tires on our Oliver when time to replace tires, but it's worthwhile to continue watching for improved quality tires as they become available for any trailer.

 

Here's a quote from the following article about the new Goodyear Endurance tires:

 

"And it’s not just consumers who have taken notice. Several RV manufacturers outfitted their product with the Endurance as standard equipment including Jayco Inc., Airstream Inc. and Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp., to name a few".

 

http://www.rvbusiness.com/2017/10/buzz-goodyear-gaining-traction-with-endurance/

 

 


Bill

LE2 Tundra

 

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Tire Sale Upcoming: A bird told me that Michelin truck tires will go on sale at Costco around 15 April 2019.   The Bridgestones are on sale now, but i prefer the former.

 

Stay well, Vector.

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