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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 10:51:06 am »
Ron,
This link appears to have a lot of tire info including a recommended pressure gauge as you inquired about which coincidentally is the same gauge I use.  I am not a tire expert so I cannot attest to the info on the site but it appears to have been compiled by someone with considerable experience in tire construction and failure analysis.

http://www.rvtiresafety.net/search/label/Gauge

This is an Amazon link to the pressure gauge.

https://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-4021B-Digital-Pressure-Gauge/dp/B00080QHMM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494687316&sr=8-1&keywords=accutire+digital+tire+gauge
I've had my eye open for a good digital tire gauge, an easy-to-read, easy-to-use one that covers the gammet (5 to 150psi).  I did a quick search on Ebay and found the one your article had recommended for $8.62 with free shipping HERE.  I took the plunge and bought 4 of them for they are what I had been looking for.

1 for our PC
2 for my garage tool chest
3 for my bike bag
4 our Jeep Liberty

When I get them, I will check the pressure using each of the 4 gauges to see if they vary.  If the 4 digital gauges are consistent, I will use that as a base line to check all other gauges around the house...and I have a whole lot of gauges.  Anything not within a certain percentage of accuracy will be discarded.

Thanks fandj for the information.
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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2017, 11:09:28 pm »
Okay.......

The 4 Accutire digital gauges arrived, the ones that were endorsed on that website.  I pulled out every tire gauge I could find around the house and in vehicles.


I set one of my PC tires to 50psi because some of my tire gauges go only that high.  I learned that all 4 Accutire gauges were spot-on with each other.  My Slime digital gauge was only 0.5 lbs different from them so I used the Accugage as my baseline to compare all other gauges to.  I was surprised to learn that what I thought was my best gauge (the costly long handle truck gauge) was in-fact off by 9 psi.  No other tire gauge came close to it.

The gauges on the left side of this picture, I tossed them in the trash.  The ones on the right were within what I considered to be acceptable, not worse than 3 psi off the digital gauges.


I opened the battery compartment to learn that the Accutire gauge uses 3 button cell batteries as shown.
BTW, that clear label you see is easily removed.  It states something about passing frequency interference to other electronic devises.



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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2017, 06:13:31 am »
Nice test and report Ron.

Now can you run the same test at 70 and/or 80 PSI, which is what most of us run our tires. I am not worried about the gauges that don't go that high.

Maybe you can start a new tread so we don't steal this one.

Thanks.
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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2017, 09:35:16 am »
Nice test and report Ron.

Now can you run the same test at 70 and/or 80 PSI, which is what most of us run our tires. I am not worried about the gauges that don't go that high.

Maybe you can start a new tread so we don't steal this one.

Thanks.

I will do that Tom.
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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2017, 08:18:40 pm »
Nice test and report Ron.

Now can you run the same test at 70 and/or 80 PSI, which is what most of us run our tires. I am not worried about the gauges that don't go that high.

Maybe you can start a new tread so we don't steal this one.

Thanks.

Where do u buy the Accutire gages?

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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2017, 11:22:38 pm »
Scroll higher up to read where.  :)
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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2017, 07:58:42 am »
GREAT INFO Ron!!! And, as a FYI, Amazon has 4 different models of Accutire gages - one programmable - but bay's price is lower.  Anyway, thanks -- I ordered 2 - you should get a commission!!!

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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2017, 08:10:22 pm »
Maybe you can start a new tread so we don't steal this one.

Thanks.

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Re: Four-year-old tire failure after 14,000 miles
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 08:20:06 am »
I am amazed at all the comments particularly on ride. This is a truck not a limo so a soft ride is not that important. You are transporting your bed to the next stop then you worry about comfort. We use the 80 pounds as suggested and it handles well at that when all are same. We have commercial grade air hoses at our home parking location so airing up is not a problem. As for tires wearing or giving out.. 6 years is considered the max for a "truck" tire no matter what the mileage. This is not an automobile the number of miles is irrelevant. If you were commercial you would see the info changes from 4 wheeler info.
We changed out the class A tires and that was a pricey move before we traded it in. We never had a failure but age was a factor. Hit the road Sunday and aired up so we go. And keep a close eye on tires and 4 wheelers who do goofy things  on the road. Where's my air horn. My husband does not like this tire he likes another one with better load range  and other construction details. And one day soon we will have 6 of those on the ground I am sure. The options in this tire size are few so that's a factor too in the search. Good luck all. Honk if you see us.
P S the date of manufacture is the origination date and it is on every tire. Find that date at the edge and that is the determining factor as to birthday of your tires and then you can determine if too old for on the road. Age not mileage is the key. this is a truck not a car. They are not the same. Be safe.
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