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Old 09-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Finale got the estimate for blown tire damage

$6,530.70... Thats what one China made tire can do for ya...
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Wowers... does insurance cover it (hopefully??)
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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yea insurance is coving it.. And just got an amended estimate... Just a little over $7,000..
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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OUCHOUCHOUCHOUCH. Sorry I was limited to only four images!
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i think a 'holy crap' is in order.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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Makes my $1000 investment in new (non-China) tires and a tire pressure monitoring system look like a pretty darn good deal!
Even though the Duros that came on my new fifth don't have the worst history, the Maxxis that I replaced them with are a billion times better.
Anyone need an almost-new set of Duros?
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:21 PM   #7
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I will thrown in four almost new Road Ryders....
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #8
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Makes my $1000 investment in new (non-China) tires and a tire pressure monitoring system look like a pretty darn good deal!...
Mind sharing your source for non-china Maxxis (& the DOT code) and also what tire- monitoring system you are using???

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Old 09-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
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I'm sorry to hear about your damage but glad to hear your insurance is covering!

On a tangent, the whole "Chinese tire bomb" thing seems way over used. I firmly believe if the tires are used (not just sitting for months on end), inflated to the right specs, 5 years old or younger, loaded at the max or below, and run at 65 or below they will have little to no problems. Take care of them and they'll take care of you. There are always exceptions to the rule, and maybe the OP is the exception in this case, but I haven't read many threads with an OP admitting fault.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #10
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I'm sorry to hear about your damage but glad to hear your insurance is covering!

On a tangent, the whole "Chinese tire bomb" thing seems way over used. I firmly believe if the tires are used (not just sitting for months on end), inflated to the right specs, 5 years old or younger, loaded at the max or below, and run at 65 or below they will have little to no problems. Take care of them and they'll take care of you. There are always exceptions to the rule, and maybe the OP is the exception in this case, but I haven't read many threads with an OP admitting fault.

I sort of agree with you here - I have read some good things about the CB's and mostly bad things about them.

My own experience with the tires installed on my new 2102 Silverback is as follows:

The tires were Trail Express ST235/R16 Load range E (I know there are more digits/letters there, but I don't have that info here now. I inflated them (cold) to 80 PSI and never traveled above 65 MPH.

I keep a mileage log of how far I pull my 5FW and the right rear tire blew at 8,868 miles and I replaced the remaning three at 9,032 miles. This was in Colorado coming home after traveling in very hot weather in TX,NM,AZ,CA,UT,and CO this past July.

I have been told that 2 years and/or 10,000 miles is what you can expect out of any RV tire that is kept properly inflated, not overloaded and pulled at or below the rated speed limit.

Did I do good or was I just lucky? I don't know, but that is my experience.
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