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Old 08-24-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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New Member, Two blowouts on delivery

While awaiting my delivery of our new 22rks Wildwood this morning the delivery company has informed us that the tt has had 2 tire blowouts on his way from Forest River in Rialto. I have been in contact with my dealer and the factory, both have said not to worry. The trailer was at the factory having a new roof installed after ballooning up during our trip home from the dealer who is about 40 miles from here.
The issue is what kind of damage should I look for when the tt gets here? The tires are Trail America ST 205/75R 15. My wife will not even think about going anywhere with these tires. What is a good replacement tire for this rig? My dealer has said he will put on whatever we want and make it right. The factory said the same thing.
Just for reference the factory is less than 500 miles from here, so total tire life is less than 1500 miles total.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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I would at least check for skirting damage.
as far as tires you'll get lots of answers.
Call a good heavy duty tire shop and get there recommendation. After all they do know tires.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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These blowouts are definitely premature. Might be worth inspecting the tires for some abnormal wear pattern. Maybe they drove through some construction waste or broken glass or something. I'd prefer this over not knowing the cause.

Sounds like you have a stand-up dealer there.
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Thanks for the advice. We are still waiting for the tt to get here. May have blown the rest of the tires by now, only 50 miles away as of an hour or so.
Both the dealer and Forest River are on top of this situation, so no complaints in that regard.
Just want to go camping!!!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
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You can bet that the delivery guys drive faster than the tires are speed-rated for, and that could be the cause. I wonder when FR is going to smarten up and start putting decent tires on these units? Just how cheap are the ones they are using?
I switched my brand new Duros to Maxxis tires, and bumped them up to load range 'D'.
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to the forum and congrats on your new trailer.

Too bad about the problems you're having. Sounds like your dealer and FR are trying to make things right.

Check the axles, especially the alignment. Could be off causing the tires to blow prematurely.

You'll want a complete and thorough PDI when it gets back to your dealer. Since you've had roof and tire problems this soon there may be some other problems you haven't spotted yet.

If nothing else, see if FR will give you the second year warranty. Might give you and your wife a little peace of mind.

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You can bet that the delivery guys drive faster than the tires are speed-rated for, and that could be the cause. I wonder when FR is going to smarten up and start putting decent tires on these units? Just how cheap are the ones they are using?
I switched my brand new Duros to Maxxis tires, and bumped them up to load range 'D'.
And from what I have seen around here, a lot of the delivery drivers I see are not real interested in leveling the trailer or fifth wheel before they start driving.
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gotta check the air pressure every time you hook-up..
Number one cause of tire failure is low pressure...
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