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fj12ryder

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Posted: 12/30/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, I would definitely dump "The Club". Unless you've checked at every 5 psi of pressure and can tell the difference between 80 psi and 110 psi every time, the club isn't doing you any favors.

The suggestion to get a TPMS is an excellent one.


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Me Again wrote:

You probably shorten it's life considerably. I would ask for a replacement tire for the kid's company.


Do you know outside temps, speed towed or weight? Without that data, you can't make a blanket statement like that.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Yeah, I would definitely dump "The Club". Unless you've checked at every 5 psi of pressure and can tell the difference between 80 psi and 110 psi every time, the club isn't doing you any favors.

The suggestion to get a TPMS is an excellent one.


Absolutely! If you can't tell a 40 psi difference by banging the tire, may want to get your hearing checked. [emoticon]

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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???


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Tireman9 once made a observation that tire abuse is like a burnt hot dog. Once its burned you can't make it new again or something along that line.

Now how much abuse the tire has taken is a guess.
Look at the sidewall where the low pressure bulge is out the farthest and look for a smudged area or difference in the tires surface at that bulge point all around the tires (back side and front side). No one knows how many miles it take to damage a tire ran with low pressures or how much damage was done.

If I was using Goodyear tires on my trailers they all would have a TPMS on all the tires.


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Posted: 12/31/19 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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???


I use the infrared heat gun at most stops also. I shoot both the tread and the hubs. Chris

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Me Again wrote:

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???


I use the infrared heat gun at most stops also. I shoot both the tread and the hubs. Chris


Me, too. All 8!

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Posted: 12/31/19 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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This is why you need a TPMS.

My TPMS notified me that I had a tire going low about 100 miles into a trip. Had I waited until my next fuel stop (which for me is about 250-300 miles) I suspect the tire would have been ruined with possible damage to the trailer.

I doubt anyone checks their tire pressures by what ever means more often than 100 miles.

In my case I was able to find a safe and shady place to put on my spare. Tire was repairable and was moved to the spare position.

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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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OK,

Seams as though this thread turned into why I don't use a TPMS...

I called my tire guy and I will have a new GY next week at no cost..

NOW, BACK TO TPMS..

My plan WAS to get one this summer, been camping for 30+ years and had one years ago that left a bad taste in my mouth... lost air in 2 tires overnight while stopped.. The caps were allowing air to somehow release... Removed the system and never an issue again...

pressure gauge before leaving... club and Infrared temp gun at each stop..


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