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#31 Don in OKC

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (ronhk @ Jun 28 2007, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bought a 1986 casita 16 foot long. it has 15" tires but the are wearing bad on the outside edge of the tires.
the sticker on the camper reccomends 30 psi Ive noticed some people run 50 psi
any ideas on this


You have different wheels/tires than came with your trailer when built (13").

50 psi is for ST205 x 14s as come on most 16 and 17' Casitas for the past 6 years or so. So there's a lot of reference to this psi.

Torflex axles can go 'dead' over time, depends some on wear and tear. Also it's possible you could benefit from having the wheel/axle alignment checked. When I first heard of 'aligning a single axle trailer' I thought it was a spoof, but several folks claim it helps. biggrin.gif

Edited by Don in OKC, 28 June 2007 - 06:47 PM.

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#32 LindyW2

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:26 AM

QUOTE (ronhk @ Jun 28 2007, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bought a 1986 casita 16 foot long. it has 15" tires but the are wearing bad on the outside edge of the tires.
the sticker on the camper reccomends 30 psi Ive noticed some people run 50 psi
any ideas on this


Ron
You are way under inflated and it causes center of tire to invert .

Also be sure you have Trl tires as car tires at 50 psi could be a problem
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#33 cdsmith

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 05:32 AM

Ron, when I purchased a set of Marathons (pre-Casita Club membership) from Casita in Rice, they were inflated to 35 lbs. It was at the 2006 Bluebonnet that I learned the proper (50 lbs.) for those tires.

Even though tire wear has been fairly uniform, I still rotate them every spring. They are now approaching 15,000 miles with no problems.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE (wampam1 @ Jun 25 2007, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pedal, wait til you see the difference in the tires. The Kuhmo are substantially more tire, while still fitting well. I have both the Carlyle and Marathon and after a side by side comparison with the Kuhmos I wonder why anyone would use the other tires for the most critical component on a single axle trailer....The cost difference can be as little as $20 or $30 depending on when you do the change out. Pretty cheap peace of mind in my view...


Whoa!! My tires came in and you are so right!!! There is a substantial difference in the tires.

I had my local tire dealer mount and balance them today and added metal stems. May be my imagination, but it seemed to be a smoother ride home... I am very pleased!
Going for an ~2K trip in a couple of weeks and I feel good about my decision to change to the Kumho 857s.

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