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DickandLois

Performance Tires

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Tireman, I just had to post this, the devil in me is coming out !

Wonder if we could get a few laps in, driving an RV with different tires. After all, all of them are not all created equal, but then it might not be the best way to test larger tires!

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/performance-tire-throwdown-212937216.html

Rich

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Be careful.

Roger (Tireman) just got back from a run at Nurburing-- and rumor has it that it was NOT in an RV.

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<p>Bit out or ordinary for FMCA, but DickandLois started it. <img class="bbc_emoticon" src="http://community.fmca.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif" title=" :rolleyes:" /></p>
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<p>For those that don't know about "<a data-ipb="nomediaparse" href="http://www.caranddriver.com/news/10-nurburgring-facts-revealed-car-news"><strong>The Ring.</strong></a>"</p>
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<p>Yes, you can take your RV to Germany and drive "The Ring." Here is Volvo tour bus at speed (about 35 mph):</p>
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<p><img alt="2aafqfn.jpg" src="http://i62.tinypic.com/2aafqfn.jpg" /></p>
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<p>I had trouble deciding what I wanted to drive</p>
<p>Ferrari or McLaren ?</p>
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<p><img alt="2ui81fl.jpg" src="http://i61.tinypic.com/2ui81fl.jpg" /></p>
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<p>Turns out both were in for service. But took 7 laps anyway in a Renault Sport Megane R26.R ( #6 on <a data-ipb="nomediaparse" href="http://www.rsrnurburg.com/car-rentals--prices/race-car-rentals">THIS</a> list).</p>
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<p> I was a bit tentative as the 17 mile track with 80+ turns and most are blind is a challenge to learn and at $35 a lap "toll" plus car rental @ $125 per + a "you break it, you bought it" for repair + you pay for damage to guard rail at $1400 per section you do not want to mess up.</p>
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<p>Would have prefered to be driving my Camaro ...</p>
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<p><img alt="9sgpar.jpg" src="http://i39.tinypic.com/9sgpar.jpg" /></p>
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<p>but, you can see a slow lap<a data-ipb="nomediaparse" href="http://youtu.be/dXe-quGlT4k"> HERE</a> if interested.</p>
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<p>Not sure what the "Toll" is for a Class A, but would guess about $150+ per lap.</p>

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Roger, It was just a thought, but the other item I was thinking about. We often spend time considering a number of issues concerning what tires are best suited for each coach.

Should we consider how different tires on our towed vehicle respond when being towed versus being driven.

We often load them with items and the weight could very considerably from the weight when being driven.

Rich.

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DickandLois,

Not knowing what your toad is or how much "load" we are talking about makes offering an informed observation difficult.

If you are using the toad as if it were a trailer with lots of stuff you need to be sure you are not overloading it's tires. This is not hard to do as even some SUVs have relatively small load capacity. The good news is that you do not need "corner" loads as the side to side difference of cars, SUV & P/U are reasonable balanced. Note F & R are probably quite different. A quick visit to a standard truck scale like CAT will let you compare the actual axle loads to the GAWR for each axle of the toad. With that info you simply look at the vehicle placard (usually on driver door jam) and confirm you are not overloaded and that you have at least the minimum air pressure the car mfg suggested.

One other thought: Even if the toad has an OE TPMS it would be a good idea to get 4 extra sensor and have them show on the monitor in the RV.

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