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Old 09-24-2016, 06:29 PM   #1
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Tire recommendations after TT blowout?

Last week we are driving on I-90 near Billings MT when the left tire on my 2008 Flagstaff model 205 TT exploded, chewing up the under side of the trailer, along with the electrical, water, and propane systems. The tire was an SECURA ST145R12. I had kept a close eye on the tire pressure. It was a hot day, so pressure would have been about 60 psi. Hard to say it it was overinflated or under inflated for conditions, or if the tire was defective or picked up a nail. Any recommendations as to replacement tires?
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:49 PM   #2
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If you are sticking to ST tires, Maxxis 8008. Otherwise any LT tire that fits and has the load rating you need or greater.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:13 PM   #3
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Suggest you educate yourself on tires by reading the post on Why Tires Fail.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:39 AM   #4
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Gentlemen, thanks very much for your replies, and the link to why tires fail!

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Old 09-25-2016, 11:42 AM   #5
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I get tired of folks in the tire industry blaming individuals for Chinese made ST tire failures.

There are too many anecdotal reports of ST tires failing that were properly aired up and driven at or slower than 65mph.

I had a brand new ST tire blow on my about 4 miles from the shop that installed the new tires. I personally checked tire pressures before I pulled out of the parking lot. I was at 55mph in moderate traffic when tire blew.

It was my 3rd tire blow out in the past 18 months or so. Haven't had a tire failure since I upgraded to L/T truck tires and I have towed a lot this year.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #6
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Get Michelin XPS RIB LT tires and quit worrying.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:55 PM   #7
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ST vs LT tires

Sorry to hear about your tire problems. There is a lot of controversy about replacing your tires with LT tires. Mark Polk (rv education 101) wrote a very good article on this issue and it was very helpful in my decision making process on whether to switch. While I value each contributor's feeling and input on this issue, I found it confusing so I did some other research on my own. This article is located at:

https://rvingwithmarkpolk.com/2012/1...s-vs-lt-tires/

I plan to go with the Maxxis tires. There is a very good article on these tires in the Sept. issue of Trailer Life magazine. Happy hunting.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:15 PM   #8
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There is no controversy among those who made the switch from ST tires to LT tires.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:44 PM   #9
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There is no controversy among those who made the switch from ST tires to LT tires.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:26 PM   #10
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Get Michelin XPS RIB LT tires and quit worrying.
You are 100% correct, a Michelin RIB LT tire is the way to go if you can afford them and can find them in the required size. The OP stated he had 12 " tires, without checking, I do not think Michelin makes a 12" RIB tire.
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