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Old 08-21-2016, 03:10 PM   #21
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Default Psi for my "C" rated tires?

Each rim of my '96 FunLite 24' says "50 lbs max psi"

My tires are mismatched and look good except for one.

I only want to travel 20 miles to Kissimmee State Park and then back home.

I will not exceed 50 mph

So, am I OK with 50 lbs cold psi?

Yes, I know I need new, matched tires, but money is short.

BTW how much does a Maxxis 13" tire cost? Sounds like the one to get

I'm learning guys and gals......slowly. Thanks for your patience.

Jerry

Winter Haven, FL (midway between Tampa and Orlando)
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:24 PM   #22
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Jerry, you're probably OK with your plans. 20 miles is not a very big distance. Heat is probably your biggest concern. A slower towing speed will minimize that.

If you have Discount Tire where you live, try them for the Maxxis tires. I like their work and their prices.

I upgraded my 15" rims when I went to Load Range D. I don't know how dicey it would be to inflate a tire to 65 psi on your rims. My gut feeling is, you'd be OK, but I have nothing to back up that feeling except that metal is pretty strong. I put higher load range tires on my old truck without changing the rims and it did fine with them inflated to a higher pressure.

I had quite a bit of trouble locating 65 PSI rims in the 15" size, so, I don't know how easy it will be for you to change yours. And, I don't know if the limit shown on your rims is really a "rim limit" or if it's based more on the tires that were mounted on them.

Could you swap your "poorest" looking tire with the spare? Or, is it in bad shape too?

50 PSI in your tires will effectively give them the load capacity of Load Range C. That will be fine, but I'd probably go to at least 60.

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Old 08-21-2016, 03:36 PM   #23
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Each rim of my '96 FunLite 24' says "50 lbs max psi"

My tires are mismatched and look good except for one.

I only want to travel 20 miles to Kissimmee State Park and then back home.

I will not exceed 50 mph

So, am I OK with 50 lbs cold psi?

Yes, I know I need new, matched tires, but money is short.

BTW how much does a Maxxis 13" tire cost? Sounds like the one to get

I'm learning guys and gals......slowly. Thanks for your patience.

Jerry

Winter Haven, FL (midway between Tampa and Orlando)
Jerry, Treeclimber gave me the following information when Beach and I were stuck in Orlando without a spare tire (He is from Florida also.):

Maxxis M8008 ST 205/75R 15 Load Range D
tires each $106
mount each $10
balance each $5

$121 X 4 equals $484

While we were in Orlando area, we found branches all over the place of a company named Discount Tire. I'm sure you should have one in Winter Haven. We called them for Maxxis, but they would have to order them with a 5-day wait. We were visiting the area and could not wait on the tires, but since you live in the area, you can.

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Jerry, Treeclimber gave me the following information when Beach and I were stuck in Orlando without a spare tire (He is from Florida also.):

Maxxis M8008 ST 205/75R 15 Load Range D
tires each $106
mount each $10
balance each $5

$121 X 4 equals $484

While we were in Orlando area, we found branches all over the place of a company named Discount Tire. I'm sure you should have one in Winter Haven. We called them for Maxxis, but they would have to order them with a 5-day wait. We were visiting the area and could not wait on the tires, but since you live in the area, you can.

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Discount Tires in parts of the U.S., American Tire Stores elsewhere. All the same company.
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Thanks guys. Yeah we've got a Discount Tire store right next to the old Cypress Gardens Park which is Now LEGOLAND....and I live very close, but cannot afford to buy 4 new tires now.

Good idea to replace the worst tire with spare which is brand new.

Could I build a simple ramp (Trlr Aid) with 2 X 6 boards? I do want to be prepared in the event of a flat

Our Hi-Lo is coming together. Thanks.

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Thanks guys. Yeah we've got a Discount Tire store right next to the old Cypress Gardens Park which is Now LEGOLAND....and I live very close, but cannot afford to buy 4 new tires now.

Good idea to replace the worst tire with spare which is brand new.

Could I build a simple ramp (Trlr Aid) with 2 X 6 boards? I do want to be prepared in the event of a flat

Our Hi-Lo is coming together. Thanks.

Jerry
You could, but you would have to make the ramp short enough so it does not interfere with the deflated tire. The Tire Aid sorta wraps itself around the tire you drive onto the ramp, thereby not interfering with the deflated tire. Measure the ground level distance between your tires, and the base of the incline on the ramp would need to be a little less than that distance.
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Thanks Garry. I'll see that ramp length does not exceed distance between tires.

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Thanks Garry. I'll see that ramp length does not exceed distance between tires.

Jerry
You don't really need much of a "ramp", Jerry. You can pull/push your trailer up onto a "rampless" block with your tow vehicle without too much trouble. It just has to be high enough to get the other tire off the ground (when inflated, so you can get the spare on). This is something you can check and build at home before you start out.

Two inches MIGHT be just high enough, but I don't have tandem axles, so I can't say this with certainty.

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So Jack, I might be able to drive up/back up onto a length of 4" X 4"? This height would possibly be enough to bring flat off the ground.

I'll try this and let you know, as I want to replace worst tire with new spare and this will be a good test.

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After I had a flat on the interstate, I installed sensors on all my camper and all my van tires. I bought all new tires first. For piece of mind - because I don't want to go through it again if it can be helped.
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