Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 73 - Sunriver, OR

Based on yesterday's post, you can probably guess how I spent my morning. We now have five new ST trailer tires, load range E, and speed rated to 75 mph. The tech said that the DOT code on the old tires indicated a manufacturing date of only 3 1/2 years old so age wasn't the issue. He also mentioned that they did not have a speed rating then the default is 65 mph or possibly 100 km/hr. Anyway, I feel better having the new tires as does Bridget.

We are back at our friends home with full hookups. Tomorrow brings some more exploring around the area and possibly another moto-blogger meetup.

11 comments:

  1. How much air pressure do you have to have in the new tires ??

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    1. The tech said he put in 80 psi. The TPMS system says that they are all at 76 psi.

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  2. Hooray for new tires. Those should see you home.

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    1. Should. Only a couple more weeks...

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  3. I keep the trailer tires at max rated pressure regardless of load.
    What brand?
    Did it have LRE before? or D?

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    1. It had LR E before as well. They say Power King TowMaxx STR, ST235/85R16 load range E, 3640 lbs at 80psi.

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  4. Job well done. Worth it for the peace of mind.

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    1. I think so. Not outrageously expensive for 5 tires.

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  5. Peace of mind is a good thing. I've purchased the TPMS system you have, it'll be installed before my next RV trip with Martha. Presently boondocking in Buena Vista by myself. Testing out the utility of the Honda 1000 generator to supply power for everything but AC and Microwave, as it's less thirsty than the Onan 4KW onboard generator.

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    1. Yes, peace of mind is a good thing. And, if you never need the TPMS system, that's a good thing as well.

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