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Old 04-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #29
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Hi Terry,
Thanks for the help on the window seals! I have repaired most of them now, the material you suggested worked great.

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I'm still (more than 4 hours now) researching what I said about the NC regulations. I have even done a query to NCDOT. Since I am having difficulty locating this info in the general statutes, I am starting to think this regulation may have been repealed or revised. When I find out I will post the results.

I hope I do not have to get my big foot out of my mouth!
I'm glad the 3/8" D gasket worked like we hoped.

I inserted my foot on another forum when I made a statement based on outdated regulations. The laws can change almost daily. I have a very old book floating around somewhere that shows all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards--for 1976... In that year it was mandated all tractor- trailers would have ABS. That's just one thing that never happened or was repealed later, with any luck the ST regulation is anither one locally, or at lwast is one of those unenforced "blue laws".
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:16 PM   #30
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I have the answer

I have the answer. I talked to an enforcement officer from NCDOT just now. He told me the law in NC has been changed regarding trailer tires, apparently years ago. The verbiage in the General Statutes was revised. The tire type designation or weight carrying capacity is no longer stated there (except reference to Federal regs). For tires on privately owned trailers under 10,000 lbs GVRW, the laws of NC require only minimum tread depth and prohibit using tires with certain types of damage. Other than that you can do what you like.

OK, I admit I was wrong. (big foot in mouth removed)
I withdraw my statement, exit with my tail between my legs like a scolded dog, eat my hat, and move on with my head bowed in humility!

But, glad I am somewhat more educated!
Thanks, to you who set me straight!
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From what I have read, ST tires are "LOAD" rated at 65mph. Only passenger tires have a speed rating. I believe there is a chart that tells you what pressure you need and the decreased "safe" load rating if you are towing at speeds above 65mph. Increased speed=decreased load capacity.
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There is no way, law or no law, I would ever use ST tires on my trailer. First off they are not made with a rating above C,


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I don't thing that this is quite right.

My Classic 30 came with "D" rated GYM ST tires and I have just replaced them to Towmax "E" rated ST tires that I bought at Jackson Centre.

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It is speed rating that is the issue

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From what I have read, ST tires are "LOAD" rated at 65mph. Only passenger tires have a speed rating. I believe there is a chart that tells you what pressure you need and the decreased "safe" load rating if you are towing at speeds above 65mph. Increased speed=decreased load capacity.
Take a look at the attached weblink, http://www.maxxis.com/Repository/Files/m8008load.pdf
There is in inflation chart. It definitely says "MAX SPEED RATING". This speed rating is the same on every ST trailer tire regardless of air pressure or load rating. From every manufacturer's load chart that I have looked at, this is true, for every ST type tire. The tires' load capacity changes as air pressure is varied, not speed rating.
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I find it interesting that an ST tire will always be rated to carry more weight than even an LT tire of the same size and weight range (C,D, etc).

Don't know, but it seems to me the tire manufacturers get the added weight capacity in an ST tire by limiting the speed to 65 MPH. Again, don't know, it's just a theory of mine.
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S Goodyear does on its website say what pressure to use if you have their tires and want to go 75.

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I've seen it somewhere. I'm sure 2Air posted a link about it here...
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I've seen it, and it is 75 Lbs in a "D" ST tire.

That tells me they are concerned about the heat.
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I routinely tow through a stretch of desert that can hit 115+ degrees during the summer. My P rated tires on my 1/2 ton truck were like marshmallows in the heat compared to winter months. Switch to LT rated tires made a big difference. I wonder what the effective load/speed rating of these ST's are when it's that hot?
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I routinely tow through a stretch of desert that can hit 115+ degrees during the summer. My P rated tires on my 1/2 ton truck were like marshmallows in the heat compared to winter months. Switch to LT rated tires made a big difference. I wonder what the effective load/speed rating of these ST's are when it's that hot?
I think they become "MayPops".
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I put on a set of Towmax E rated ST's a few weeks ago. I wish I had known then that the LT's were ok to use, I would have changed. Guess I've got 5 or 6 years to think about it now.
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5 or 6 years would be a great run. I would kill to get 5 or 6 years out of trailer tires. 7 tread separations in 6 1/2 years. Good luck with the Towmax E's.
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