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Old 07-06-2018, 10:45 PM   #1
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Akuret tire exploded while sitting

I've pulled my 38' Infinity by Dutchman several thousand miles, the most recent move was three weeks ago. I came home today and noticed my generator that is chained under my slide was moved. I figured someone was "looking at" while I was out of town. When I was moving it back I noticed the tire had exploded while sitting on my pad. I've never heard of this happening before. Pic attached!

Is this common? Do tires just explode like this?
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:29 PM   #2
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Do you have ST or LT tires? Also how hot would you say it was when this occurred. I have heard that concrete is one of the worst for tires to sit on in hot weather. Do you use tire/wheel covers?
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:44 PM   #3
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ST. I wasn't here when it happened, but would assume high nineties. I live in Houston, the RV park here is almost all concrete. I have tire covers but haven't put them back on yet since my move back here three weeks ago. Should I put something under my tires to keep them off the concrete?

I'm relatively new to the RV world. I've been in this one for almost 3 years. I got tired of wasting my per diem on hotel/motel costs.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:45 AM   #4
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Did you find a "Bullet"inside or near by? Youroo!!
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:23 AM   #5
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Many years ago I had the spare on my TT explode sitting in the sun. (Goodyear Marathon) It was probably between 5 and 10 years old so should have been replaced. This is what Michelin says about long term storage.....some
storage surfaces can cause tires to age faster. Thatís why
Michelin recommends placing a barrier (cardboard,
plastic or plywood) between the tire and the storage
surface.

https://www.michelinb2b.com/wps/b2bc...s_Brochure.pdf
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:59 AM   #6
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On our previous fifth wheel it came with Akuret tires and two of them blew out (but it was going down the road). I got rid of the Akurets after that.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:39 AM   #7
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Suggestion: Go to Wally World, or anywhere you can find a large plastic cutting board. Buy four of them, place on whatever surface your tires will be parked on to prevent the tires from direct contact. I park my TT in my back yard with the tires on 2x8 PT boards but also have the cutting boards between the tires and 2x8's. I got rid of the "Constancy" branded tires on my TT ASAP after the purchase, went with Goodyear Endurance
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Did you find a "Bullet"inside or near by? Youroo!!
I thought about a bullet or some projectile possibly causing the explosion. I'm about to take it off and get it replaced.
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Suggestion: Go to Wally World, or anywhere you can find a large plastic cutting board. Buy four of them, place on whatever surface your tires will be parked on to prevent the tires from direct contact. I park my TT in my back yard with the tires on 2x8 PT boards but also have the cutting boards between the tires and 2x8's. I got rid of the "Constancy" branded tires on my TT ASAP after the purchase, went with Goodyear Endurance
That's a great idea! I live across the street from a Walmartistan. I'll pick them up on my way back with the new tires.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:06 PM   #10
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If you can’t find any reason for the failure, when you replace the tire, you can request a DOT failure card. DOT gets enough of the cards, they might do something about it.
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