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Old 11-22-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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Can I replace just one tire?

We arrived at St George Island State Park yesterday afternoon. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from home. When I came out of the Ranger Station I thought one the of tires on my 5ver looked flat, upon inspection it was the sidewall separating. The tire was still fully inflated (I have a TPMS) and I decided to wait until I got the 5ver on the campsite to mess with it. Got the 5ver parked and decided to wait until today to mess with putting the spare on it as it was rainy. This is the second time this has happened ironically it was Thanksgiving week last year except then it separated and blew on I 75. I have the Towmax tires from the factory on it and want to change to another brand. If I can avoid buying 4 new tires right now it would be nice. If I buy just one tire now and replace the others over the next few months am I asking for trouble? I mean will there be any issues with towing as long as I get the same size tire. Also looking for recommendations on what tire I should go with. BTW the 5ver isn't even 2 years old yet.

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Old 11-22-2015, 03:05 PM   #2
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The age of the trailer is not the date you need to go with.

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The blowout you had before, was it on the same axle?

If you feel safe with buying just one then do so, myself I would buy two.

Any idea what tire dealer you will buy from and what ST brand they carry?
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We arrived at St George Island State Park yesterday afternoon. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from home. When I came out of the Ranger Station I thought one the of tires on my 5ver looked flat, upon inspection it was the sidewall separating. The tire was still fully inflated (I have a TPMS) and I decided to wait until I got the 5ver on the campsite to mess with it. Got the 5ver parked and decided to wait until today to mess with putting the spare on it as it was rainy. This is the second time this has happened ironically it was Thanksgiving week last year except then it separated and blew on I 75. I have the Towmax tires from the factory on it and want to change to another brand. If I can avoid buying 4 new tires right now it would be nice. If I buy just one tire now and replace the others over the next few months am I asking for trouble? I mean will there be any issues with towing as long as I get the same size tire. Also looking for recommendations on what tire I should go with. BTW the 5ver isn't even 2 years old yet.

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You can get the same tire and put it on NO harm there, then save up and get the other 3...
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #4
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The blowout you had before, was it on the same axle?

If you feel safe with buying just one then do so, myself I would buy two.

Any idea what tire dealer you will buy from and what ST brand they carry?
I really don't remember which axle but it was on the same side I'm an old fart and don't remember details like I used to. I am so far from anything at the moment and figure that I will wait until I get home, spare is like new (not leaving here until next Sunday) so I can get pretty much any St brand as our next trip is not planned until Christmas.
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You can get the same tire and put it on NO harm there, then save up and get the other 3...
After having two of these Power King Tow max separate in less than 5000 miles I want to go to another brand. Are the Goodyear Marathon tires good?
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We had one on our Crusader get a bulge on the sidewall, milked it home with no problems and replaced all 4 with a higher load rating with Maxxis. We didn't put the spare on because the build date put it at 6 years old IIRC, I would suggest you do the same, we feel much more comfortable knowing we have a higher load rating tire on it, and these tires are wearing much better than the OE tire. FYI, FR was great and reimbursed us for the tires. No one knows how an old tire made it onto our new 5er.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:40 PM   #7
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N0 problem as long as you replace it with the same size!
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:02 PM   #8
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I'm kinda liking these Provider ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range E Taskmaster Tires and Wheels TTWTRTM2358016E anyone ever try them?
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:11 PM   #9
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Another no name brand...won't cost you that much more to go to a brand name such as Goodyear or Maxxis...none of which are made domestically, but if I had to choose I would go brand name, they at least seem to have a better batting average and I tend to think the better known quality ones at least have some amount of quality control that many of the others appear to not have at all.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:59 PM   #10
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On my old Puma, I suffered a blowout on my drivers side axle driving the freeway. It took me a minute to make my way over to the shoulder and stop. I changed the tire out for my spare and thought all was good. The next weekend the OTHER tire on the same side blew! All I can figure is that the remaining tire from my first blowout incurred so much weight and heat that it weakened it so it blew the next time out.

Moral is to replace them in sets. A side note: my replacement Carlisle LRD tires are excellent after 2 years, 95 nights camping, and 1000's of miles.
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