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Gulfcoast

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Nothing is perfect....

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Lynnmor wrote:

Gulfcoast wrote:

Last summer my tires were running about 110-degrees on a 90-degree day.

Get a TPMS and you will know exactly.


You will know exactly what the temperature of the sensor is, the tire temperature may be quite different.


correct. but what a TPMS will provide is comparison of all the tires. If one starts running much hotter than the others, well, then worth a stop to see why.


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One could also asked, why is it wrong to use the trailer industry standard ST tires, that finds service in everything from horse trailers, mobile dumpsters, grain wagons, utility trailers, in addition to the 2 million TT tire every year; yet settle for the latest LT tire on sale at the Discount Tire store, rather than a top of the line, Michelin?

We buy what we feel confident will do the job. If you are more confident in an LT over an ST. There is absolutely no reason to stay with the industry standard.


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Posted: 02/20/20 11:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We need to consider the RV "industry standard" of using the cheapest allowable components available.





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Posted: 02/20/20 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gulfcoast wrote:

Last summer my tires were running about 110-degrees on a 90-degree day.

Get a TPMS and you will know exactly.
What do you think they would run on a 115 degree day?


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Hunting dog, If your TT tires were 110 degrees what was the temperature of your Tow Vehicle tires?

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rbpru wrote:

Hunting dog, If your TT tires were 110 degrees what was the temperature of your Tow Vehicle tires?
That was Gulfcoast that took the temps. I never have.
I am curious just how hot is considered OK.
I often tow at 110 degrees, and have done it at 115 or more... obviously the tires will be hotter than that.
This may be why my STs failed. And LTs with their being able to handle heat better work for me.
Living in Phoenix towing in high temps is just a fact of life... And a major reason I have a TT.. To go somewhere cooler for awhile.


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I just did some searches. Most say that tires temps will rise by 50 degrees in a half hour at highway speed.

Wow! That would put my tires at 160-170 degrees!

I do belive it though. My last Blowout was a brand new Marathon LRE, in the summer heading north from Phoenix. The pavement was so hot, I had to take the floormats out of the truck to rest on changing the tire.
DW whent behind to wave traffic over as the TT was rocking pretty bad from the windblasts.

After getting back on the road, she was really upset about all of the issues we had experienced, and wanted to know what else we could do... I told her about reading here on LTs, and that it would be an expensive swap, but it was the only thing left to do.... She said do it, I don't care what it costs. That was in 2006. No more failures.


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Posted: 02/20/20 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

Gulfcoast wrote:

Last summer my tires were running about 110-degrees on a 90-degree day.

Get a TPMS and you will know exactly.


You will know exactly what the temperature of the sensor is, the tire temperature may be quite different.


IMO the tire temp will be very, very close to what the TPMS measures since it uses the internal air temp and the most important thing is the TPMS will show variations between the tires which is very useful. I have noticed that tires on the sunny side typically measure approx 10deg higher than those on the opposite side.

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Now, I’m curious. I’ll have to get out the temp gun and compare it to the TPMS reading. We are scheduled to leave tomorrow, but, of course, we got snow yesterday. We have a pretty steep grade to get off the mountain, so we’ll see how slick it is.
If I remember, I’ll post some figures.


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