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Thermoguy

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For those of you using a temp gun. What are you looking for? What is a normal temp? Are you looking at the tire, the brake drum or something else?

I would imagine the temp of the road surface of the tire is much different than the sidewall. Just curious, I have a temp gun that shows a picture, but I have never used it on one of my tires when on a trip.

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larry barnhart wrote:

We have the TST systum but often I use the heat gun to check the brake drums. Used to us a finger but it was a poke and back incase of any heat. Never had a tire issue either.

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Please let us know what brand tire you are running?


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Thermoguy wrote:

For those of you using a temp gun. What are you looking for? What is a normal temp? Are you looking at the tire, the brake drum or something else?

I would imagine the temp of the road surface of the tire is much different than the sidewall. Just curious, I have a temp gun that shows a picture, but I have never used it on one of my tires when on a trip.

thanks


I hit the center or the tire along with the hub. Tires should all be similar temp. There will be variables. Rear tire on tandem axles will run warmer. Road shoulder being lower may cause that side to be warmer. Sun hitting may be warmer.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

larry barnhart wrote:

We have the TST systum but often I use the heat gun to check the brake drums. Used to us a finger but it was a poke and back incase of any heat. Never had a tire issue either.

chevman


“Never had a tire issue either”

Please let us know what brand tire you are running?



You should know you picked the tires up at my house for your son Goodyear G- 614's. chevman


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You should know you picked the tires up at my house for your son Goodyear G- 614's. chevman



Yep! He used them for many miles on his 14k dump trailer til jackhole stole it!

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Proper pressure for load set before each trip. Visual inspection and heat gun at every stop. At a minimum 100,000 towing miles with one tread separation and never a flat.

How is that possible without a TPMS???


How is that possible ,extremely lucky.

Had the same attitude until I lost a tire due to a road hazard, IMO If I would have had a TPMS I would of been warned ,and not have ruined the tire.

The TST 507 I bought was cheaper then the tire I had to replace, and considering the other ran with all the weight on it, hard to say if it was damaged. I put another 1000 miles on it ,but decided to replace it also ,and make it a spare. The original spare was pretty old anyway.

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"How is that possible"

Chalk it up to "Good Clean Livin"

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"How is that possible"

Chalk it up to "Good Clean Livin"



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Thermoguy wrote:

For those of you using a temp gun. What are you looking for? What is a normal temp? Are you looking at the tire, the brake drum or something else?

I would imagine the temp of the road surface of the tire is much different than the sidewall. Just curious, I have a temp gun that shows a picture, but I have never used it on one of my tires when on a trip.

thanks


I do the same as Cummins12V98 . . I am really checking for something that looks out of the normal.. Pretty much all 4 tires should be close to each other, if 1 is running hot, that will tell me to start looking into it deeper..

Also ping my hub, and rotors as well


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Rear trailer tires will run slightly warmer than fronts that get direct air flow. Driving East of West the sunny side tires will be warmer that the shaded side. However a strong wind against the sunny side can make the shaded side tires carry more load and be warmer. I saw this for Phoenix to Palm Springs with 40 MPH wind out of the South on the 6 hour run.

Fold up stairs right in front of the door side tires can cause them to run slightly warmer.

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