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Old 03-21-2015, 03:41 PM   #61
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Maybe some of you folks who have had good service out of tires that are considered very poor products would report this, it may give the rest of us some peace about the tires that we run. If not, this thread will no doubt go on for ever.

P.S. I do tend to agree with Oaklevel, Old Coot & Hat6mike. We sure can become fanatical about things.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:38 PM   #62
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We just had our second blow out on I95 coming south. Picked up my 2014 3008W Windjammer in July 2013, had our first blowout in June 2014 and now this one. Kept one of the original as a spare and changed the rest to Carlisle trailer 8 ply tires.


*We need to pass the word on do not accept a trailer with made in china tires.


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Old 03-30-2015, 08:48 PM   #63
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Say Trbo..at least we KNOW the B29(yup...SuperFortress!) tires were NOT made in you-know-where, then? And...
I don't think they flew at their MAX service ceiling height of approx. 36,000 ft. unless they were in dire danger (Google this!), then all bets were off anyway! Normal bombing-run ceilings were a purported 29,000', more or less. So, I think Mike makes a point too? Interesting point you made... PB :}
What does flying at 36,000 ft' got to do with blowouts?
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #64
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We just had our second tire to blow coming down I95 to Florida, no fun changing a tire on I-95. Lucky the tire blew when there was no vehicle along side. Parts of the tire and trailer blew out across the road. ---Picked my unit up new in 2013, I my first blow last summer. Have now changed my tires to Carlisle 8 ply trailer tires. --It is my opinion that the original tires where to light for a 3008W model. Never had a trailer tire to blow for me before and we have been road for many years. -Mike
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:57 PM   #65
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Maybe some of you folks who have had good service out of tires that are considered very poor products would report this, it may give the rest of us some peace about the tires that we run. If not, this thread will no doubt go on for ever.

P.S. I do tend to agree with Oaklevel, Old Coot & Hat6mike. We sure can become fanatical about things.
I'm not fanatical about GY Marathons, I've been using them for over 25 yrs with no problems, so until I have a problem, I'll stick with them. I've run GY tires on all my vehicles since 1964 with the exception of TOWTA's old junker and put Michelins on it to get her mandatory white walls.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:05 PM   #66
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I also reported this tire problem and will post Forest Rivers response when received. ---Mike
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:36 PM   #67
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I just got back for a trip to GA and back with the fiver. Round trip I saw 3 RVs on the side of the road with blow outs and one at the site when he came in with the reminance of the blowout and a missing fender....

Not us man. The LTs are solid as a rock.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:38 PM   #68
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Going on year five for our tires and I have been pricing Maxxis ST8008. My tires (Karrier) still have plenty of tread, but I'm going to play it safe. I just returned from a trip to the Keys and did not see any DAV TTs, but did see both a Class A, and a FW stopped on the shoulder of the highway but could not see if it was tire related.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:50 PM   #69
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There is the complete emails with Forest Rivers:


Mr. Eyler,


We are aware of what is being posted on the internet. We are and have been monitoring tires issues that are reported so that we can know what is going on and make corrections if necessary. I understand your concern and I appreciate you letting us know what you have experienced and your concerns. I will pass this information on to the proper channels for consideration and documentation.


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Rockwood & Flagstaff
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From: Mike Sr. [mailto:m.eylersr1@verizon.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:37 AM
To: Roger Beiler
Subject: Re: RL1851660 RV Site - Windjammer - Contact Us: "Tire Blowouts"





Good morning Mr. Beiler,



I’m under the 1000 pound load weight and with no water I’m well under the max weight.



After reading the reports on the Forest River Forum I’m now aware that is not a new issue. For what we pay for these units good tires are a minor cost. We where very lucky that our blow out on interstate 95 did not cause an accident as parts of the trailer and tire where shot out over two lanes.


The number of blowouts being reported indicates a tire problem. Or see note.



Note: This unit was recalled because the tires rubbed/impacted the undercarriage when going over bumps. Since both tires where rear tires there could be a relationship to the blowouts.



PS The wife and I really enjoy the unit. We have replaced the tires with good Carlisle trailer 8 ply tires. And of course I will pass the tire problem on to my dealer and anyone who is thinking of buying a trailer with factory tires installed by Forest River.



Mike Eyler



I make From: Roger Beiler ver

Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:47 AM

To: m.eylersr1@verizon.net

Subject: RL1851660 RV Site - Windjammer - Contact Us: "Tire Blowouts"






Good morning Mr. Eyler,
I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with the trailer. Have you had the trailer weighed so that you know for sure how much it weighs when you are towing it to go use it? There are a lot of factors that can contribute to a tire blowout as you know.
I appreciate the feedback and letting us know about this concern. Please let me know if you have any more questions or concerns.

Thank you.
Roger Beiler
Warranty Administrator
Rockwood & Flagstaff
Forest River Inc.
Phone: 574-642-8931
Fax: 574-970-6881


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From: Mailform@forestriverinc.com [mailto:Mailform@forestriverinc.com]
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 7:48 PM
To: Roger Beiler; Chris Hollowell; Fred Yoder; Mark A. Akins
Subject: RV Site - Windjammer - Contact Us: "Tire Blowouts"

Michael Eyler Sr [ m.eylersr1@verizon.net ] Michael Eyler Sr has sent the following message in regards to Windjammer:

" Purchased my trailer in July 2013. In the summer of 2014 on trip to Gettysburg, Pa. blew out the left rear tire. On my current trip to Florida, blew the right rear tire on I95. My travel speed is about 65 on interstates and I do not carry water. Maintain an air pressure of 50.

The first tire I replaced with a Carlisle 8 ply trailer tire and this time I replace the other three with same.

I think there may be a problems with the tires!!! "
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:13 PM   #70
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If the tire is rated for a higher speed you should not have a problem. Most tires are currently rated for 65, give or take 5 - I would stay 65 would be my max. The problem is units are coming with cheap tires, tires with brand names that no local tire dealer is selling. --Mike
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