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Old 05-19-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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Stuck in WV for tonight after a blow out :(

Well only took 10 years of the trailer life before we suffered not one but TWO tire issues...

Leaving this morning from Mammoth Cave NP we had a tire on the passenger side go down to 30psi... Pulled over and yep it was flat, no obvious signs of an issue or nails so aired it back up. The valve sensor was barely on so I though maybe it was leaking the air out... Held air and we moved on. As we stopped for lunch it lost all its air again but was FINE when underway. Got out some simple green and sprayed the wheel.. Yep rim is leaking air from one of the welds... Good old China CRAP!
20180519_123729 by doc736, on Flickr

So a quick use of the trailer aid and the tire was swapped out..
20180519_123742 by doc736, on Flickr

SO a quick 15 minutes longer than the planned stop and back on the road.

All was well until about 4 or so when I saw a cloud of rubber and smoke out the DRIVER side. So we get pulled over off the interstate and into a Pilot. I found the rear tire tread separated from the tire taking out my fender well and breaking a nonstructural support to the tire skirting. I cannot see anything else at the moment between truck traffic and rain! ARG! So now I have NO SPARE since the rim failed (thank you FR for cheap crap) and now I have a busted tire and damaged RV.
20180519_182014 by doc736, on Flickr

20180519_181950 by doc736, on Flickr

SO as we sit we called GS Roadside and within an hour they had a two tires and a repair guy on the way to get us fixed up so a win there! $300 for the service but it sure beats being stuck in WV in the middle of no where for who knows how long. Needless to say.. GY Endurance have been ordered while we wait along with a new rim for the busted one!.

Guess I have some work ahead of me before the two rally and the international rally!

On a side note does anyone know where to get the plastic tarp looking stuff to make the repair to that? Sheet metal is easy enough and I might be making field repairs pending if we submit the damage to insurance. And yes a TPMS was running and detected no problems I was actually looking at it and all appeared well until the boom!
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss.
Adds to my concerns.

Just for reference:
How many miles on those tires?
What is your normal traveling top speed?
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Had the trailer since November, maybe 3000 miles. Cruising speed was somewhere between 65 or so (on a 70mph interstate with mountains so I am not going for world records).
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:34 PM   #5
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Oh I am sure there is... I was just happy the tire was in a good enough shape so we could get off the interstate.
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Have a friend with TPMS who had the tread totally come off the tire and the TPMS was silent because there was still air in the tire.

Glad you're ok.
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Know how you feel. On ou trip home this spring,lost two tire treads. Everything normal, nothing, no warning till it happened! Almost $3000.00 damage done.
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The leaking rim didn’t care what kind of tire installed but curious about the brand of the tire that failed? I assume it was one of the notorious China Bombs.

I was at a campground in Colorado last week and saw three brand new Lance trailers. All of them had GY Endurance tires when delivered from the factory. Also saw a new Airstream with the Goodyears installed when delivered. Maybe some manufacturers are starting to do at least something right.
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The leaking rim didn’t care what kind of tire installed but curious about the brand of the tire that failed? I assume it was one of the notorious China Bombs.

I was at a campground in Colorado last week and saw three brand new Lance trailers. All of them had GY Endurance tires when delivered from the factory. Also saw a new Airstream with the Goodyears installed when delivered. Maybe some manufacturers are starting to do at least something right.
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Have a friend with TPMS who had the tread totally come off the tire and the TPMS was silent because there was still air in the tire.

Glad you're ok.
Yep tire was at full pressure
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