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Thursday, May 21, 2015

LT225/75R16 recall

 Now since this an "AT" design it most likely is a traction design used on pick-up tow vehicles
 but I do know that a few RV trailer owners have chosen a traction design
NHTSA Campaign ID Number :15T009
Synopsis :Shandong Jinyu Industrial Co. LTD, (Shandong) is recalling certain Jinyu YS78 and Evergreen ES89 AT tires, size LT225/75R16, manufactured April 1, 2011, to August 31, 2014 (DOT date codes 1611 through 4314). The affected tires may not be able to properly dissipate heat, and as a result, the tire belts may separate. If the tire belts separate, the tire may suddenly lose air, increasing the risk of a crash. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Shandong customer service at 1-786-521-1296.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

If your RV came with Bias tires you need to read this.

SEMA, or Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association, put out a nice document explaining why it is important to understand that mounting radial tires on old wheels that were originally designed and built for Bias tire application may not be a good move.

Now this really only impacts people with "Classic" RVs but maybe some have a hobby that involves old classic cars.

If so I STRONGLY suggest you download and review THIS information.

While we are on the topic of Bias tires there is one very important thing to remember if you decide to keep running them on your vehicle. You should NEVER mix Bias and Radial type tires on an axle of your motorhome, and if you have a multi-axle trailer never mix the two different types on the trailer.

The sidewall stiffness difference can result in handling or braking problems and even tire failure in an extreme case.

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