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Old 11-12-2009, 04:59 PM   #43
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Yep! I had just got on I-35W in the still wee hours of the morning. I usually don't drive in the right lane on a multi (more the 2) lane highway in stop/go rush hour traffic, but for some reason I stayed in the right most lane. My lights blinked once then I was blacked out in the dark. I did get all the way to the shoulder before she stopped moving. These thinks only happen in the freezing rain, with the wind at 30 mph, in an unfamiliar place. Battery cable shorted to the front shock mount bolt. All 3 batteries died in seconds. Another idea added to the inspection list.
What did happen with the tire? Think I'm lost now
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:46 PM   #44
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makes me want to put the 345 in storage and go back to the travel easy system after seeing all of your break down stories !!!
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:32 AM   #45
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makes me want to put the 345 in storage and go back to the travel easy system after seeing all of your break down stories !!!
Naw, just trading war stories...the stories you aren't reading about are those that end so well it makes it worth going through a few hassles...and there are so many good stories...
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:52 AM   #46
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Naw, just trading war stories...the stories you aren't reading about are those that end so well it makes it worth going through a few hassles...and there are so many good stories...
yes, we keep Ten Semi's and trailers on the road for the farm so Yes, Service, preventative Maintenance service! and a vehicle towed for parts runs as needed I do Understand !!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:20 AM   #47
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Wink bringing this thread back to tires...

I am about to put new rubber on our Excella 280 (per the date codes I can read, the front two are from early this decade). It sounds like going with Michelins, 225/70R19.5s on the front and 8R19.5s on the rear would work good. The current tires are all load range F. Is that what I should stick with? Also seeing as we have a 280 vs. a 310 or 345 there is no tag axle. Does this make any difference in the tire replacement philosophy?

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:27 AM   #48
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I've been more than happy running Goodyear 8R 19.5 G 647-RSS tires, been getting around 80K out of them. Most 310 coaches did not have a tag, to my knowledge. Stick with the load range "F".
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:39 PM   #49
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Getting quotes

How are these prices? Good or out of line?

Camping World, Good Year G647 - ~$1850
Redburn (Tucson), Michelin XZA & XZE/XZA mix - $2117 to $2130.

Redburn also sells Bridgestone, General and others so they're calling me back with more quotes. A lot of cash for the Michelins for a non full-timer.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:41 PM   #50
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I don't trust CW; try a Goodyear dealer.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:34 PM   #51
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Mike,
Goodyear lists Camping World as an authorized dealer for G647. And I'm neutral on the Mesa store. Anyhow Pucells in Tempe gave me a substantially lower quote - $1725 out the door for 6. Best so far.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:44 PM   #52
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Do it; Goodyear dealers will be a lot happier to fix any problems if they know you bought the tires from one of their outlets, rather than the RV big box store. Come visit when you get new shoes; we're here for the winter,
give us a pm, we'll make it happen for you guys to park next door.
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Question Psi

What are you guys/gals running for PSI? I realize a 345 might be a bit different then our 280 and we're running the Goodyears. The Airstream spec numbers seem a bit dated. The PO told me 80 PSI all around but that seems a bit high. I think the Goodyear dealer set us at 70/75 F/R.
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I have been told that the 'proper' way to select tire inflation is to weight each axle, then use capacity/inflation information supplied by the mfg. Here's a link to the Goodyear info for RV tires:

http://www.goodyear.com/rv/pdf/rv_inflation.pdf
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That's a neat tire link, thanks. I run 80 in the front and 90 for the duals. If I'm blasting down I-5, I'll increase the pressure 5-10 psi. I get around 80K out of my Goodyears.
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I agree, good link. Looks like 80 PSI is pretty close. Good place to start anyway.
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