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Old 06-02-2019, 04:03 PM   #1
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Blown Tire

Finally happened to me, blew a tire not 30 min from leaving to return home from a long weekend. Left home on Friday tire pressure 80lbs, arrived at campground no issues at all, left campground this morning after about 30 min on road I started feeling a vibration in steering wheel and seat, at first thought is was the road, after several lane changes looking for smoother road I decided maybe it is a tires issue, I pulled over, felt and looked at all the tires, nothing abnormal, got on the road again but kept speed down to around 55 about 15 min later tire blew. Got spare on and made it home. These tires are TOW MAX STR "Power King" 2017 on side wall no more than 3000 miles. Now im paranoid, want to replace all 4.

Trailer is not overloaded, weighs 7800 lbs, gross is 9800.

Anyone using Goodyear Tires, maybe endurance. Looking for load rating E
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:10 PM   #2
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Put Endurance on ours last July, good so far!

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Old 06-02-2019, 04:32 PM   #3
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Yep, replace all FIVE. Maxxis M8008 or GY Endurance.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:19 PM   #4
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That vibration you felt was a separation that was just starting to grow larger.

If, when you stopped it was on the bottom you wouldn't have felt it. When feeling vibration and stopping to check tires it's a good idea to check twice. Once when you stop and once again when you move vehicle until wheel has turned 180 degrees. I'm guessing that the separation you had would have felt like a pretty good lump on the tire, often near the shoulder on one side or another.

If you think you've felt a lump, jack that wheel up and spin the tire/wheel while using a reference point on frame, etc, to see if there truly is a lump. If it's a separation starting the tire will definitely show as out of round. Not just a little either.

Catching these separations before the tire self destructs definitely cuts down on the potential for damage.

BTW, ANY tire can separate. If Tire Companies made perfect tires there'd be no need for a warranty.

If this is a 2017 tire you might be able to get some consideration through a warranty claim.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:36 PM   #5
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thank you for the replies, New GY endurance going on on Wednesday.
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