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Old 10-08-2016, 11:13 PM   #1
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First blown tire.

My day had finally came today. I blew the right front tire on our Surveyor. Our tires are the OEM tires, Towmax STR power king. Our TT is three years old and we agreed we would replace them next year. Well this morning on I-75 S just after we left Cordele, GA. Tire pressure was checked yesterday prior to heading out. Cruise control was set at 65, in the right hand lane. We heard a pop and I felt the TT "wiggle" a bit. DW asked what was that, I told her we blew a tire. I was off the road and parked in short order. We don't have TPMS, but have been thinking about installing a system. Not sure if it would have helped today. I use a laser thermometer and check tire temps at each stop.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:43 PM   #2
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Any damage to the trailer or just a blown tire? Sounds like you handled it well.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:45 PM   #3
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I think you were very lucky getting 3 years out of those blowmax tires AND you seem to have had minimal damage. Congrats!! It is sad when the life expectancy of ST tires is 2 years. So what new tires are you looking at?
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I'm absolutely amazed that your Towmax tires lasted that long. I blew all 4 of mine the first year in less than 2,000 miles. Those tires are just enough to get the TT off the lot and not much more.
Please make sure you record all the info on the sidewall and report it to NHTSA so something can be done about it. If people don't report the blowouts, we will still see this garbage coming out of the factories. Take lots of pictures of all the numbers on the edge of the sidewall so you can send them to NHTSA.
You need to give some serious thought to replacing all the other tires ASAP.
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Zero damage to the trailer, sorry I should have gotten that in there first. We have had some issues of throwing money out the window this year which trumped replacing the tires this year. So we are getting tire put on here in Tampa at a Goodyear shop. That one will be the spare till we get home. Then I will research tires and replace all tires at home.
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Give Maxxis M8008 a look. Great tires IMHO.
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:41 AM   #7
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Pretend I am a see'er. Ha ha

I am thinking cord separation or impact damage.

Will see what someone who actually knows says.


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Zero damage to the trailer, sorry I should have gotten that in there first. We have had some issues of throwing money out the window this year which trumped replacing the tires this year. So we are getting tire put on here in Tampa at a Goodyear shop. That one will be the spare till we get home. Then I will research tires and replace all tires at home.
I hope it is not far to home. In my experience, one flat has always turned into two (tire on the same side). Don't know whether the first flat damaged the other tire or the stress of all the weight being on the remaining tire caused the failure. It has happened that way to us 3 times over the years. Each time it was always at least 100 miles to the next town where we could buy tires, and we just didn't make it. Hope you have better luck!
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Give Maxxis M8008 a look. Great tires IMHO.
X2!! And LT tires are even better
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I hope it is not far to home. In my experience, one flat has always turned into two (tire on the same side). Don't know whether the first flat damaged the other tire or the stress of all the weight being on the remaining tire caused the failure. It has happened that way to us 3 times over the years. Each time it was always at least 100 miles to the next town where we could buy tires, and we just didn't make it. Hope you have better luck!
That is my fear as we will not leave here without a new spare. From Tampa we head to Ft Wilderness for family fun. I am going to read, research, poll everyone, Google and pray when the search for new tires are going to happen the week we get home.
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