Originally Posted by boudie
I recently had a tire blow out my (33 foot) 2014 Coachmen 320bhds Freedom Express TT- rear axle passenger side.
It was bad enough that it damaged the flooring above and ripped down some wires and cut some rubber hose. My kitchen slide is located above the wheels (fridge and stove) and u can see right thru the floor.
I am wondering if anyone else has had this happen??
How long did repairs take??
And what tires should I be out buying right now??
Thanks in advance.
I had a tire failure on my 2010 318 SAB Cougar in 2011 pulling out west. The tire that failed was only two months old; as I had to replace the original tire that was on this trailer. The failure was a catastrophic failure happen just 10 min's after we pulled out on to I 80 at 8:00 in the morning. I had just check the tires for proper air pressure and the wheels for the correct tightening torque for the lug nuts. TPMS would not have caught this it just exploded.
When the tire exploded this took out the sheet metal, plastic wheel covering and along with some underside damage to the trailer. Insurance paid for all of this but the deductible on my trailer. This is a common occurrence with ST tires that are made in China.
I replaced my tires with Michelin XPS Ribs which are an all position tire and the size I used was LT 245/75R/16E tire. These are meant for trailers and can be used on most trailers with 6,000 LB axles. I never had a tire failure after that and one thing I notice was these tires never lost air pressure. They would sit in the storage lot on boards covered during winter and they would still be at 80 PSI as the same pressure as I put the trailer away with when I took the trailer out in the spring. Even after four years they still would hold their tire air pressure.
My current ST tires on my new trailer loss about two to three pounds of air pressure a week. They will be replaced with LT rated tires next spring.