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Old 08-26-2016, 01:14 PM   #11
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I realize that folks like be very conservative with tires, but a well maintained tire should last at least 5 years. Ours were younger than that.
According to your post, the trailer is a 2012 model, so the tires are were at a minimum 4 yrs old and probably older than that coming from the factory.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:20 PM   #12
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What a scary situation. I am glad nobody was physically hurt although it may be hard for you to ever tow A TT again with out serious worry.

I hope others resist the need to "pile on" you have been through enough already. I will say it is a story like yours that led me to replace my tires when only 2 years old and around 7K miles.

Since both blew up in such a catastrophic fashion, it almost sounds like a road hazard thing to me.

Anyway... you've been given some good claim filing advice and I wish you well.

BTW... meant to ask you what you mean by "well maintained"?
By well maintained, I mean always kept properly inflated with trailer stored on absolutely level surface, trailer moved every 60 days in order to exercise tires and while in storage, tires visually inspected, physically covered and treated with aerospace 303 in order to protect from UV.
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Thank you all for your helpful comments and genuine concern...I'll try to keep the board posted regarding the process and outcome of this tire issue.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:34 PM   #14
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Your tires have a one year warranty, that's over.
Your camper had a one year warranty, that's over.
Since both blew out I have to wonder if you hit something, maybe not.
It's up to you and your insurance agent at this point.
Glad no one was hurt.


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Old 08-26-2016, 03:39 PM   #15
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Glad no one was hurt. I still think its horse crap that tires aren't made to last longer than 3-4 years.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:45 PM   #16
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Put LT tires on it and be done.
Little less capacity but if your under it shouldn't matter.


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Glad no one was hurt. I still think its horse crap that tires aren't made to last longer than 3-4 years.
I agree it's horse ----, but it's a fact of life.
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #18
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Glad no one was hurt. I still think its horse crap that tires aren't made to last longer than 3-4 years.
I chose to replace my no name Chinese tires on my Rockwood after 1 year and 2000 miles. To me, the peace of mind was worth $300 + or - for a new set of Carlisle radials. I will replace them again when they are 3 years old.
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Thank you all for your helpful comments and genuine concern...I'll try to keep the board posted regarding the process and outcome of this tire issue.

I'm glad no one was hurt, camper can be replaced. The next camper you get buy a TPMS that you trust to give some warning. ST tires are all made in China or someplace close, so buy some piece of mind and install a TPMS on the China tires


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Yes, TPMS , and get a higher load range tire. If you had LR C get LR D or maybe even LR E. Factory tires not only are junk, but do not really have sufficient load capacity.


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