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Old 08-27-2016, 09:26 AM   #21
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Glad all are ok, and sorry about your experience. We also recently had a tire failure with some damage. (much older tire). In researching new tires, I have found that my 06 Cherokee ( which we bought used ) has the wrong size and load range tires and wrong size wheels on it. In researching tires, I have found it also has the wrong axles (under rated). Still waiting on FR to respond as this was an unsafe situation from the factory. Before you replace tires, make sure that you have the right size. Listed on certification decal on trailer will have size,psi,load range info. Good Luck.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:46 AM   #22
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Sorry to hear of your tires blowing, but glad your safe. A trailer can be repaired or replaced. It sounds as if you did all you could to keep them running after the magic 4 year mark. It sounds like you hit something in the road for both to go, No matter what anyone says TST system would not have helped at all in what you have described. Make sure you save the threads and let the ins. co. handle it. You did nothing wrong, you probably did more them most but things happened. Don't beat yourself up, but sorry about your trailer...
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:01 AM   #23
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Just wanted to clarify...upon close inspection it looks like the right rear tire exploded, and then debis from the TT's under carriage and flooring took out the right front tire. Really don't think there was any junk on the road surface that we ran over. Again, thanks to all!
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:06 AM   #24
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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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Just to clarify...looks like the right rear tire exploded and then debris from the travel trailer took out the right front tire. Pretty sure we didn't run over anything lying on the highway...
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:14 AM   #25
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Display and delivery tires. Anyone that reads any of these forums should understand that these tires should come off the day you buy the trailer. Sorry for your problem but it's not like it wasn't to be expected.....
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:53 AM   #26
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Sorry to hear of your tires blowing, but glad your safe. A trailer can be repaired or replaced. It sounds as if you did all you could to keep them running after the magic 4 year mark. It sounds like you hit something in the road for both to go, No matter what anyone says TST system would not have helped at all in what you have described. Make sure you save the threads and let the ins. co. handle it. You did nothing wrong, you probably did more them most but things happened. Don't beat yourself up, but sorry about your trailer...

The op said the first tire exploded and sometime later the other one went, it may have been a few seconds or longer but my TST 507 would have sounded the alarm when the first tire went out. But it seems like most campers don't have TPMS on the trailer tires or if like my Silverado 3500 don't even come with them installed on the truck


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Old 08-27-2016, 10:58 AM   #27
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The op said the first tire exploded and sometime later the other one went, it may have been a few seconds or longer but my TST 507 would have sounded the alarm when the first tire went out. But it seems like most campers don't have TPMS on the trailer tires or if like my Silverado 3500 don't even come with them installed on the truck


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If it was caused as he said, TST still would not have helped. The first tire blew into the second tire within seconds. You wouldn't even beable to stop in time. TST system is a AID not a prove all protector. If both happened at the same time the TST system would have been useless except to let him know that he had rapid air loss.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:00 AM   #28
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Display and delivery tires. Anyone that reads any of these forums should understand that these tires should come off the day you buy the trailer. Sorry for your problem but it's not like it wasn't to be expected.....
Now you must be kidding his tires were 5 years old. Not all tires are bad and shouldn't be lumped together.. He could have bought the best tire made and in 5 years the same thing could happen...,
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:07 AM   #29
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As a general rule, the factory tires are not very reliable, I've only had one out of 7 new trailers that didn't have to have the factory tires replaced within 2 yrs for numerous reasons, none of which were from hitting something on the road. Trying to get over 4 yrs on factory trailer tires is a dream.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:36 AM   #30
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Display and delivery tires. Anyone that reads any of these forums should understand that these tires should come off the day you buy the trailer. Sorry for your problem but it's not like it wasn't to be expected.....


Can't agree more. Mine came off after 40 miles, which is the distance from the dealer to my home.

Bought new wheels and tires -- went from 15" to 16".

Did I want to spend $1,500 on that? Not really. But I don't worry about blow-outs or the $$$ damage caused to the trailer by them.


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