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Old 08-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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blew a rear tire on my 3170 today. got spare on no problem but what bothered me is the tire had no weather checking or obvious faults and all other tires look the same . two questions how many miles should you get out of a set of tires on a class c and does anybody have recommendation on brand of tire. mh is a 2011 tires are a Michelin ltx lt 225/75 r 16 with 35000 miles. i assume these are original tires i bought this used last February. thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Firestone Transforce has been the best tire for me. I don't think you can really put a mileage figure on them. It all depends on how you take care of them when it's parked. I have 3 years and roughly 15000 on my Transforce and they are showing no signs of wear or weather cracks. I do keep them up on wood and covered at all times when it is sitting.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Tough to say since you don't know if the tire was run with low air or overloaded before you got the coach. Did you inspect the tire inside and out to try and determine the cause of the failure? Do you have a tire monitor and know it just wasn't low air pressure? There are estimates that as many as 40% of the RVs on the road are overloaded and the owners don't realize it. Large Class Cs are easy to over load so I would suggest weighting each axle and tire. My brother has an MH which is over 1000 pounds heavier on the left side when the coach is empty. Now that he knows that he stores as much as possible or at least the heavier stuff on the right side.
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I'm overloaded and I realize it! That's part of the reason I have been happy with my choice. I'm not a little over, I'm a lot over and they have been great.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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I'm overloaded and I realize it! That's part of the reason I have been happy with my choice. I'm not a little over, I'm a lot over and they have been great.

You sure are running a risk not just to yourself but others on the road. If you get in a bad accident and the other guy's attorney can find a way to someway relate the accident to being overweight you will be in deep financial and maybe criminal trouble if they can show you knew it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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thanks for the responses. haven't had tire man look at it yet so not sure what caused it no tpms yet but will be when new tires are put on. it is stored inside when not in use and i check tire pressure before every trip as my dw takes it out a lot by herself . maybe she hit a curb or something on the road but any way they look like to good of a tire to just blow out. and i have never weighed the mh .
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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one other thing on the weight issue. tire load rating for e rated tire is 2670 single 2480 duel so the 6 tires on my mh have a total load rating of 15260 lb gcwr on a 3170 as listed on forest river website is 22000 lb. so if you load it to 22000 lb you are over tire load rating by 6740lb. how can they have a larger gcwr than tire load rating or am i missing something.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:48 PM   #8
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You sure are running a risk not just to yourself but others on the road. If you get in a bad accident and the other guy's attorney can find a way to someway relate the accident to being overweight you will be in deep financial and maybe criminal trouble if they can show you knew it.
It's not something I worry about. I have a family member at Ford and a friend that used to work at Reese. I'm still within the full capabilities of what the vehicle, hitch, and trailer can handle. I said before that those numbers are just suggestions by the company's lawyers. I haul around a wife, 2 kids, and our dog. If I felt I was putting them in any danger I wouldn't do it. I've been towing race cars since I was 16, 25 years, everything I've towed has been over weight and I've never even had a tire blow out on me......knock on wood.

Back to the OP, what did you run for tire pressures?
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followed door sticker 80psi rear 75 psi front have never added over 15psi to any of the tires to get them to that.
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followed door sticker 80psi rear 75 psi front have never added over 15psi to any of the tires to get them to that.
That's exactly what I run in mine. It does seem like something had to compromise the tire. My Sunseeker had the Michelins when I bought it and they were wore out and dry rotted and I drove on them for 6 months with no problems before I could afford to change them.
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