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Old 08-05-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Report your tire blowouts?

I am looking at the tire choices for my travel trailer. There are SO many threads and complaints about blowouts, it is downright scary making any choice at all. The recall thread sticky is great, but I wonder how many actually get reported to the NHSTA in the first place. I WAG that 9/10 of the people who have blowout change/fix it and move on. I think anyone and everyone that has an RV tire blowout should report it. It will still take forever, but eventually maybe we will see better tires.



https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml

For that matter, maybe all the problems with new RVs should be reported too . . . <canoworms>
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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Not a bad idea at all.... it us one way to force the hand of rv manufacturers but will only work on a global scale if enough owners from different manufacturers actually do this.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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The only way ordinary businesses figured out they had to secure IT systems was to be publicly humiliated by being hacked. I see this along the same lines. If you see something, say something sort of. I grew tired of counting the china bomb threads. I wonder how many actually reported their issue that they came on here and reported or complained about . . .
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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The question also is how many have not had blowouts ?????????

I have never had a blowout on factory camper tires or other China made trailer tires on my other trailers.

I know that I am not the only one.

You never hear about those that are trouble free........ (I know know such thing)

And how many supposed blowouts are actually from running over something, or lack of maintenance??

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Old 08-05-2015, 07:33 PM   #5
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The question also is how many have not had blowouts ?????????

I have never had a blowout on factory camper tires or other China made trailer tires on my other trailers.

I know that I am not the only one.

You never hear about those that are trouble free........ (I know know such thing)

And how many supposed blowouts are actually from running over something, or lack of maintenance??

I totally agree. We have a big (saw on CNN a while back where they are overworked) government agency that IMO should be counting and discerning the facts on this. They then force the problematic party to recall the item, if they rule it is a defect. Without the reports which probably means short of major accidents, they have nothing.


I will also say that they could compare the trailer blowouts to vehicle blowouts to rule out some of the running over stuff numbers. I don't feel a trailer tire should be any less safe than a vehicle tire. Both can cause an accident.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:54 PM   #6
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What I find amazing is that tire issues nearly ruined Ford and Firestone but our government does virtually nothing about the thousands of import RV tires that fail every year. I know there have been some isolated recalls but this is a huge issue that causes untold accidents and property damage every day.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:58 PM   #7
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The question also is how many have not had blowouts ?????????

I have never had a blowout on factory camper tires or other China made trailer tires on my other trailers.

I know that I am not the only one.

You never hear about those that are trouble free........ (I know know such thing)

And how many supposed blowouts are actually from running over something, or lack of maintenance??

One in the last 15 years of ST tires. It was on my 06 Surveyor that I bought used in '11 and I ran it til it popped in the spring of '13...seven years old.
If it hasn't been for buying used the tires would've been ran near bald before the 4th year.

I don't Overload or even come close

PSI is checked regularly while traveling

Inspected for damage every stop

I don't bounce them off curbs and avoid potholes

I don't scrub them sideways hopelessly trying to back up or turning sharp going forward. (It causes stress between the tread and casing)

Something like this tire I found damaged could've been missed easily and blamed on Chinese inferior products Click image for larger version

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Damage happens and goes unnoticed. This one held its pressure but for how much longer?

In 25 years of driving semis I can tell you the majority of tire failures were on my trailers. Front tires kick up the debris and the trailer catches it.

You ought to see what a wide base 445 tire can tear up.

Light weight trailers are better for the tires I guess.
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What I find amazing is that tire issues nearly ruined Ford and Firestone but our government does virtually nothing about the thousands of import RV tires that fail every year. I know there have been some isolated recalls but this is a huge issue that causes untold accidents and property damage every day.
Exactly the point.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:11 PM   #9
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And like ever thing else you say it goes in one ear and out the other. Only way you MAY get something done is call or write your congressman. And that is no guarantee either. I once sent a letter to GM and there standard letter comment was thanks for your interest and we appreciate your suggestions. Big deal. Later RJD
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And like ever thing else you say it goes in one ear and out the other. Only way you MAY get something done is call or write your congressman. And that is no guarantee either. I once sent a letter to GM and there standard letter comment was thanks for your interest and we appreciate your suggestions. Big deal. Later RJD
I think I know what you mean, but they recall lots of things all the time. It is my understanding that they do that based on the amount of complaints and severity of the problem. If there are no or a very low number of complaints, why would they waste their time?
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