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Old 08-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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I got my crusader 260 home, luv it, I picked it up last week. Now here's the problem, the left rear tire is flat. I tried to air it up but air come out fast as I fill, there is a large u shaped tear on the inside sidewall. I only drove 11 miles to my home, with my wife following,I didn't hit anything( I promise if I did my wife would have let me know it),I was going to take it off and bring it to the dealer Monday, but there is one lug nut that will not budge. I am using an impact driver to remove,need advice I don't think I should be responsible for a new tire, this tire was low at the dealer when I went to take pictures before delivery, but was ok at walk thru.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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did yours come with the "1 Year Emergency Roadside Assistance Plan"? also call the dealer about it and see what they say. all I got - hope it helps
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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be glad it failed at home. What you most like have is china bombs. So expect more of the same. That is until you get rid of them.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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This doesn't sound like it has anything to do with the type of tire, China "bombs" or not. It sounds like something cut the tire, and could have happened on the delivery trip, or even at the dealer. If it was low at the dealer and they just kept topping up the air pressure, they need to come claen and explain why they didn't tell you about it. Don't take any bs from them if they knew about it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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yep, sounds cut not defective to me. Got a pic? could it have contacted something in the wheel well? I had to trim off a couple corners of my fender skirts when I got mine home. There was a piece of metal about 1/2" from the tire and would make contact on bumps occasionally. After time I'm sure it could have cut the tire. I don't buy into all this "china bomb" hype either. I've had 2 trailers with "china bombs" but they must have been duds. I keep them air up, covered when parked, and replace them when they get old and have yet to have one explode. Low tires get hot and hot tires go boom. Sure the possibility exists that ANY tire could have a defect that causes a blow out but it makes me wonder how many blowouts are self inflicted......of coarse the owner always blames it on the tire..... he/she would never admit that they haven't checked their air pressure or inspected their tires in the last 6 months....... that would be silly.
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"Sure the possibility exists that ANY tire could have a defect that causes a blow out but it makes me wonder how many blowouts are self inflicted......of coarse the owner always blames it on the tire..... he/she would never admit that they haven't checked their air pressure or inspected their tires in the last 6 months....... that would be silly."
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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During the walk thru I was told the air pressures were set at 80 psi,since I went less than 15 miles home I didn't recheck, tire has 65 psi on it max when cold, maybe overfilled
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definately overfilled. What are the pressures in the remaining tires?
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #9
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I called dealer today, they told me to bring in the defective tire and they would replace it, couldnt ask for anything more. I would like to know the proper pressure
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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If the tire says "65 max psi" then that's the proper pressure. If they filled the tires to 80 psi they could have possibly damaged/weakened the tires.
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