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Old 04-14-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Getting ready for lap one of the country with my 214 WSD

I've got a few mods planned before hitting the road for the summer.


I tow with a '14 Toyota Tundra, and will add a set of Firestone air bags. With the smaller 189FBR, I didn't bother mounting the bags on it, though I did have them on the Toyota Tacoma that I'd used previously.

The shackles on the leaf springs will get an upgrade to a heavy-duty set, as well as wet bolts for easy maintenance (and fewer squeaks).

Over the bed, I'm planning on swapping in a Maxx Fan ventilator (with remote) to replace the wimpy stock fan. I'll leave the stock one in the bathroom for now, but will likely add a remote-less Maxx Fan back there later. Those things move some air, and are generally quieter than the stock fans. I also like that I can leave them open while on the road, and in any kind of weather.


I'm still debating on whether to swap out the new original tires for a set of Goodyears before I go. I had good luck with them on the previous trailer.
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Guy, what brand are the original tires? Ours were some Chinese off-brand -- they wore out fast. I replaced them with Goodyear Marathons. Yes, I know they are also made in China, but they are made to Goodyear specifications. After 25,000 miles, they still look great.
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Ihool (?) Vail Sport Radials.

With the Goodyears, I generally would leave them on for two trips around the country. That's coast-to-coast stuff. I'm less worried about fast wear, than I am about one coming apart and messing up the trailer. But I've only had them out on a handful of close-to-home trips since I bought the trailer.
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When it comes to tires I am one that believes in changing from ST tires to commercial LT, or regular LT tires.

It's a controversial subject on some forums. I use what works for me on all my trailers (camper, horse, and equipment trailers ), forum controversy be darned !

Have fun on your trip.
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I've read lots of posts about tires ... ST vs LT and brands. As for brands, many believe Maxxis tires are the best but everyone has to decide for themselves.
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