tireman9

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  1. Long-term Parking - Tires On Plastic Or Wood?

    A yes inflate the tires to the sidewall max if parking for more than a couple weeks. This will decrease "flat spotting (tire gets a permanent or semipermanent set. In order of priority to avoid for what to park on 1. Oil based stuff 2 Stuff that holds or transfers moisture (dirt and sand fall in this category) 3 Concrete that was poured os set directly on wet sand/dirt and is not well drained. Then much further down the list (not such a big deal) everything else like wood and such. My 'SHED" is open and the ground under it was wet sand. I had 4" or crushed concrete placed on top of the sand and I have 6 pieces of treated 2x8x12 boards that fully support the tires on my Class-C. I have never seen the boards appear wet so I am satisfied all is OK We really do not need to make this such a big deal if we use some common sense.
  2. Schwintek I Wall Slide Out System

    I watched the videos and discovered the problem was the motors were "out of sync". This is something I should have been told about by dealer - General RV, and the manuals should have been included with the Forest River purchase but no manuals and no instruction were the cause of the problem. Luckily the error was fixable without a trip to the dealer and $70 - $100 /hr labor to fix the problem they caused.
  3. Roadside Assistance: Mounting Replacement Tire

    Good info. I note they are including the proper "Patch' type repair that requires dismount and mount. If "roadside" service would tell you they "plug" tires you might point out that by doing that un-approved method they are accepting responsibility for any subsequent failure or loss of warranty from the tire Mfg for the use of "improper" repair. Those that have attended my seminars know why plugs are not considered a proper repair.
  4. FMCA Gillette 2018

    Ya this is way early but I will be at Gillette. Am planning on giving my two different Tire seminars and 3 or 4 on Genealogy. Hope some of you stop by and say Hi. Also, hope to be able to again offer my pressure gauge accuracy check.
  5. FMCA Perry GA 2018

    I will be at Perry. Am planning on giving my two different Tire seminars and 3 or 4 on Genealogy. Hope some of you stop by and say Hi. Also, hope to be able to again offer my pressure gauge accuracy check.
  6. If you have a Kidde brand or fire extinguisher made by them and sold under another label you should check the info on THIS web page. I discovered I have one model so it is being replaced.
  7. Roadside Assistance: Mounting Replacement Tire

    While I haven't used roadside assistance my self, changing a "truck tire" on the side of the road should be a relatively easy task for a properly trained service person. Your plan to carry your own un-mounted spare is a good one. While you already have your tire others may want to consider getting a used tire to carry around. Less expensive, a little lighter and you won't be aging a "new" tire. You really only need the spare to get you home so you can review your tire situation and shop for a good deal.
  8. Tire Air Pumps

    Will admit I don't work with Class-A air brake systems but I assumed they have an air dryer system. Do they?
  9. Tire Pressure Monitors

    You need to know that identifying the minimum CIP in trailer application is different than how you identify the minimum for MH. I have a number of posts specific to trailer application. Rather than take up space and go off topic I suggest a visit to my blog and use the list of topics on the left side.
  10. Tire Pressures When Tires Hot

    x2 to Brett's comment A few more blog posts that may provide answers to some questions Ambient Cold Inflation and part 2
  11. Schwintek I Wall Slide Out System

    There are a number of Youtube videos on the various systems from Lippert such as Schwintek. These include how to check the error codes, how to get to the slide motor so you can push the slide back in. My Schwintech slide failed this weekend. (less than 20 uses but of course out of warranty.) Luckily ? it failed when closed so we could return home with no real problems. Weather is supposed to be better tomorrow so will be digging into the system myself.
  12. Tire Pressure Monitors

    I have a number of posts on my RV Tire Blog that mention TPMS including one titled "Best TPMS". There are many reasons for the best system for me is not the best system for you just as there is no "best" tire or "Best" RV or even "best" pizza. I do suggest that no matter which brand of TPMS you or anyone else ends up with you at least review THIS post on how I suggest you adjust the settings on your system.
  13. Tire Pressures When Tires Hot

    You didn't provide the numbers. The % or psi increase can be used as a rough indication of how correct your cold inflation is based on your actual load. It's hard for me to guess as your "1 psi" margin might be the result of a pressure increase of 10 psi or of 20 psi. If you are seeing a pressure increase of 20% you need to have things checked out.add link What were your TPMS Temperature and pressure readings in the AM before you started driving and before the tires were in direct sunlight? What were the readings 2 hours later? It would help me if you could also provide tire size, Load on each end of each axle if you have a tag. Here is a link to posts related to temperature and pressure growth. HERE is a post on Max pressure.
  14. Tire Air Pumps

    Hopefully, you are adding less than 5 psi only a couple times a season OR LESS. If more or more frequently I think you may have a problem and it should be fixed. I would also hope you are running a +10% cushion above the minimum inflation needed for your coach based on your measured load on the heavy end of each axle. For example, 275/80R22.5 LR-H is rated 6,610 @ 120 psi I recommend a +10% cushion but you should not exceed the 120 on the tire sidewall. 90% of 120 = 108psi At 105 the capacity is 5,980# and at 110 the capacity is 6175 so if your measured heavy load is between 5,981 and 6,175 your minimum psi should be 110 psi and your set morning CIP would be 110 + 10% of 110 or 121 but you don't exceed 120. I would consider a working range of 5 psi so as long as you have 115 to 120 psi all is good. You would only need to add 5 to psi if and when the CIP drops below 115. If your load is lower than 5,981 to 6,175 you could, of course, have a lower CIP but you should still have a cushion in the +10% range. If your measured load is above 6,175 then you need to shed some weight or up size your tires or shift some weight from the heavier loaded area to a lighter loaded area of the RV.
  15. Tire Inflators

    For 19.5 and 22.5 size tires If you need to add more than 15% of the pressure needed I would rely on a service truck. If you have lost that much air there is some problem that needs to be fixed and just adding air will not fix whatever caused the air loss in the first place.