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To minimize the potential for blowouts the trailer is getting commercial tires.

The Boar 19.5" rims came back from the anodizer with UV stable black to match the trailer color scheme.

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On the rims I mounted internal TPMS sensors from TST. This way I'll have advanced warning of any slow leaks or heat build ups.

Going on the rims are Goodyear Fuel Max RSA ULT tires in 225/70R19.5 (aka 33" tires to us Jeep guys).

These are a regional steer tire for the front of UPS trucks basically. I chose these because they are a brand name, rated to 87mph, and M+S rated for ice. Anything I can do at this point to avoid a blowout on the side of the road is worth it to me.

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There has been a bit of a learning curve with commercial tires.

Discount Tire told me over the phone that they can mount and balance commercial tires so I dropped them off yesterday. They called me up to tell me that they gouged a rim while mounting and that they can only balance them with beads since commercial tires are too heavy for their machine. I think they would have paid more for the damage, but they'll eventually get scratched anyway so I figured I'd be realistic and ask for a refund on just the mounting fee.

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With the internal TPMS sensors beads aren't an option so I found another shop for balancing and I went today.

They could only static balance them with stick on weights and said that they have a lot of lateral runout. They said that trailer rims tend to be that way. I'm not sure how much is acceptable, so hopefully it won't be a problem. I feel sick about it. 🤮

Most, but not all, of the weights are placed by the valve stems opposite of the TPMS sensors.

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PS - It's great to own a truck!
 
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There has been a bit of a learning curve with commercial tires.

Discount Tire told me over the phone that they can mount and balance commercial tires so I dropped them off yesterday. They called me up to tell me that they gouged a rim while mounting and that they can only balance them with beads since commercial tires are too heavy for their machine. I think they would have paid more for the damage, but they'll eventually get scratched anyway so I figured I'd be realistic and ask for a refund on just the mounting fee.

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With the internal TPMS sensors beads aren't an option so I found another shop for balancing and I went today.

They could only static balance them with stick on weights and said that they have a lot of lateral runout. They said that trailer rims tend to be that way. I'm not sure how much is acceptable, so hopefully it won't be a problem. I feel sick about it. 🤮

Most, but not all, of the weights are placed by the valve stems opposite of the TPMS sensors.

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PS - It's great to own a truck!

So,,,,you’re gonna balance ‘em with concrete???

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One of the stick on weight strips fell off while unloading 😩. Since balancing these seems to be a hassle, if there's balance issues later on I'm thinking about using Centramatic balancers in addition to static balancing. Normally I wouldn't go with Centramatic balancers because they don't balance out until higher speeds but 99% of the miles on this trailer are going to be 55mph+ anyway, only slowing down to get fuel, through small towns and into camp itself, so it might actually be a good option.
 
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They said the build is going slow lately and we're looking at mid-November now. But I did get some more pictures which helps make the wait bearable!

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It looks like the new wheels made it on!

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Power outlets in the cabinet for charging batteries:

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They said the build is going slow lately and we're looking at mid-November now. But I did get some more pictures which helps make the wait bearable!

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It looks like the new wheels made it on!

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Power outlets in the cabinet for charging batteries:

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Looks great, how does the rear door open?
 
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Looks great, how does the rear door open?

I wish they had higher resolution pics. Here's one that I found on the internet.

From what I've seen and understand, the latch is basically an offset oval that tightens as it rotates. So you unlock the leveler, and then lift up to rotate the bar that goes across which rotates the oval and loosens the door until it fully disengages.

Then there are cables and support springs (like a garage door) that assist with the weight. It looks like they are currently missing from mine. I also have a pull down screen door going in for nice but buggy weather.

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I wish they had higher resolution pics. Here's one that I found on the internet.

From what I've seen and understand, the latch is basically an offset oval that tightens as it rotates. So you unlock the leveler, and then lift up to rotate the bar that goes across which rotates the oval and loosens the door until it fully disengages.

Then there are cables and support springs (like a garage door) that assist with the weight. It looks like they are currently missing from mine. I also have a pull down screen door going in for nice but buggy weather.

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Much clearer picture.

Then the door hinges down like a ramp?
 
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