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Old 08-31-2017, 03:06 PM   #21
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This might be a dumb question but on a tandem axel trailer is it obvious (from a driving perspective) when one tire is flat? Luckily we haven't had any tire issues yet but it sounds like it is just a matter of time.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:14 PM   #22
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On a dual axle rig, its rather hard to tell, unless you have TPMS or happen to see the chunks of rubber flying off. When he blew a streetside rear tire, son did not immediately realize it had happened.

One of the good/bad things about dual axles is that you don't get immediate handling changes if one tire lets go, so you tend to keep going. That's how the GYM that went totally flat and threw the tread managed to do $4,000 worth of damage to our family AS one time. Fortunately the insurance covered full cost of repairs....

And why we no longer run GYM tires...
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:27 PM   #23
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Maybe in the not too distant future we will have other options

https://www.wired.com/2015/07/futuri...never-go-flat/
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:44 PM   #24
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The trailer is a 1969 23' Safari with a single axle. I do use a weight distribution hitch. Speed I dont exceed 60mph, Im towing with my 1970 chevy c10 pickup. The tires are made in China, not saying good or bad about that.

Question, Do 16" rims and tires fit in a 69 single axle wheel well. Where do I find the replacement rims for this.
The 16" wheel and tire combination will only be 1/2" bigger in diameter.
Do you have more than 1/2" clearance between the current tire and the fender/wheel well?
The wheels will have zero offset, but you will have to know the bolt pattern (6 on 5 1/2 or something like that) and center bore diameter.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:59 PM   #25
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On a dual axle rig, its rather hard to tell, unless you have TPMS or happen to see the chunks of rubber flying off. When he blew a streetside rear tire, son did not immediately realize it had happened.

One of the good/bad things about dual axles is that you don't get immediate handling changes if one tire lets go, so you tend to keep going. That's how the GYM that went totally flat and threw the tread managed to do $4,000 worth of damage to our family AS one time. Fortunately the insurance covered full cost of repairs....

And why we no longer run GYM tires...
So maybe the TPMS is worth the cost? Do you know how much they are to add?
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:15 PM   #26
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I have been looking at tpms and found the TST brand for $233.00 and the Tire trecker for $289.00. I know there are others but here are two to look at. Dave
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:43 PM   #27
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I have been looking at tpms and found the TST brand for $233.00 and the Tire trecker for $289.00. I know there are others but here are two to look at. Dave
Thanks for the information!
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:33 PM   #28
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My Dill TPMS might have been $179 from tirerack.com 2 years ago.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:21 PM   #29
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blow out bad rim

just had my first blowout on my 1 axle 58, bad traffic, construction area so no real shoulder in ohio. trailer felt weird then looked in the rearview to see smoke out the wheelwell. found a spot finally to coast to on the side. my AAA would not swap my spare so i felt bad for a few min and got all my tools out. semi's flying by 2 ft away and a state farm road asst stopped and said "dude you are in a really dangerous spot, let me put some cones out and let me know if you need help with anything" George was the most helpful person at the right time.

i put my old a$$ spare on and got to a tire place, turns out the cheap a$$ Chinese rim had a manufacturing flaw and a crack that deflated the tire and wrecked it. it was an ST radial. rim and tire less than 2yrs old. so not always the tire or load, bad rim.

i'm thankfull for helpful people///
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:32 PM   #30
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Question, Do 16" rims and tires fit in a 69 single axle wheel well. Where do I find the replacement rims for this.
i replaced my 14.5 with 15, they fit fine in my 58, problem is you have to have a tall jack to change tires to get into the wheel well///
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:39 AM   #31
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I purchased the TST 507 system. I paid extra for the flow thru sensor and would stick with the standard pressure sensor. The flow thru is hard to get an accurate setting. I really enjoy knowing whats in the tires and the temperature as well. Great system!
Customer service is spot on as well...
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