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Old 07-14-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Trail express bomb

My parents set off to Branson this afternoon...only to suffer another china bomb with their new Rockwood 5er. Feel bad as the damage report is not good.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Damn. Sorry to hear that. They don't call them 'Blowmax' for nothing.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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China bomb??
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Tires...
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Apparently it did some major damage to the slide....obviously the tire is toast. Thinking of buying them a set of maxxis tires. So many failures of this brand makes me wonder if there are major issues
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #6
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This is really, really not necessary.
Forest River has to get the message and quit putting substandard tires on our campers.
Until then, it is up to us to tell everyone we know that buys a new camper to replace the tires, asap.
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This is really, really not necessary.
Forest River has to get the message and quit putting substandard tires on our campers.
Until then, it is up to us to tell everyone we know that buys a new camper to replace the tires, asap.
Why don't people make a point of ordering the trailer with specific tires or if buying off the lot make the deal include brand specific tires its not like this is an unknown problem.
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Why don't people make a point of ordering the trailer with specific tires or if buying off the lot make the deal include brand specific tires its not like this is an unknown problem.

We did not know they were going to put some pos no-name brand tire on our camper, until the day we picked it up. If we had known, we sure would have insisted they be changed.
Only the people who follow this forum know the problem, and that isn't that many in the big picture. I only found this site long after we had bought ours.
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This Forum is only one of MANY that acknowledge that there exists problems with overseas rubber. While touring a dealers lot last spring, I noticed the larger CC fivers with 7k axles all had Goodyear G614's on them. There may be hope.
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Same here. I didn't find out about the Trail Express issues until after I had my Windjammer for a while.

I've kept the tires covered and treated with Aerospace 303 UV protectant.

I've made sure to keep the tire pressure set at 50psi and mounted a set of TST sensors on the tires. If the temp gets up around 120, it's time to pull over and cool them down. So far, I've squeezed three years out of them and plan to replace with M8008s before next year.

Even with pressures sensors, I've seen reports of them letting go by some people.

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