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Old 10-28-2017, 08:45 AM   #1
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Blew tire on Puma, kudos to tire vendor and Puma

On a return trip from Arkansas last Monday we had a right rear tire failure on our TH. We are still running the tires that came with the trailer, Castle Rock tires from Lions Head. When it went it took the skirt above the tire and ripped loose the bottom section of the siding on the trailer above the tires. We were lucky that was the extent of the damage.

I want to give kudos to Lions Head and Puma, we are still in our first year of warranty and they both are stepping up to take care of the damage and replace the tire. LH is replacing all four tires as they feel the other tires may be compromised from stress of the blow out.

Eventually I am going to replace these "China Bombs" with USA made tires but I am impressed that the vendors involved are correcting this issue in a timely manner.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:14 AM   #2
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I see you have 6 lug wheels but what size Tires came on your Puma? Youroo!!
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:31 AM   #3
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It is good that you are safe. Any tire failure is very danger es.

Do you have a tire monitoring system? if not... why not?

Would have told you the tire was low on air and/or the instant the tire let go. From the looks of the tire and damage, you drove on that a good amount of distance before stopping.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:45 PM   #4
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Had the same tire position fail 1st trip with our new TH,,only damage was a small dent on bottom of the metal skirt and the outrigger just behind the tire is slightly bent. So nothing really worth fixing. Replaced all 4 tires with LTs.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:12 PM   #5
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I see you have 6 lug wheels but what size Tires came on your Puma? Youroo!!
They are 235/80/16

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It is good that you are safe. Any tire failure is very danger es.

Do you have a tire monitoring system? if not... why not?

Would have told you the tire was low on air and/or the instant the tire let go. From the looks of the tire and damage, you drove on that a good amount of distance before stopping.
Don't have a TPMS yet, no good excuse other than no spare cash to spend at moment. I stopped right as it blew, was going about 65 mph on I-40, was pretty obvious when it went.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:34 PM   #6
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I realize a good tpms would have it's benefits. That's what my buddy keeps telling me, even AFTER his tire blew and his tpms alarmed about 20 seconds AFTER the fact.

Tpms is good insurance, but won't catch everything.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:36 PM   #7
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Don't have a TPMS yet, no good excuse other than no spare cash to spend at moment. I stopped right as it blew, was going about 65 mph on I-40, was pretty obvious when it went.
You should inspect the trailer for additional damage. Yesterday I found additional problems, not serious unless left un-repaired. The plastic underbelly fabric above both tires was torn from the blow-out. This exposes the wood floor framing and insulation that is directly under the exterior wall. And being directly above the tires, towing on wet roads will soak the wood and insulation leading to rot and mold.
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I think TPMS sensor is a must on a trailer and specially the bigger ones. You get that 5th wheel swaying and it's not fun.
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I think TPMS sensor is a must on a trailer and specially the bigger ones. You get that 5th wheel swaying and it's not fun.
Sway ??? 30 years towing fivers and no sway, not the way they are set up.
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Sway ??? 30 years towing fivers and no sway, not the way they are set up.
True that I never really did much towing with %th wheel always bumper pull so I forget the difference
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Hello,

Please feel free to contact me at 210-420-0132 if you all have any questions on the TST TPMS. Many FROGS rely on TST to alert them of a tire with low PSI, Fast Leak or High Temp.

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