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Old 07-18-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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Two flats in two days.

I have had two flats in two days. Today I changed all tires. Trailer is a 8289WS. Tire pressures were checked each morning. Both flats occured within the fist two hours. First the right rear and then the left rear. The last on occured within ten miles after leaving a rest area where all tires appeared to be normal and were not hot. Tires are only two years old with less that 5000 miles. ST225/75 R15 load range c. I had a new tire put on at an RV dealer that stated no one uses load range c anymore. I put on load range d as recommended by them as they had no c. Any thoughts.

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:26 PM   #2
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What make were the tires? If they were trail express or similar, I'm not surprised. I replaced all my LR C tires with LR Es.

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Old 07-19-2014, 12:12 AM   #3
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I have had two flats in two days. Any thoughts.
The term "flat" can be ambiguous. Did the tires just lose air pressure, or did they do something explode, or peel the tread?

Just losing air pressure can be from a variety of reasons, some of which are not indicative of a faulty tire. You can have punctures (yes on more than one tire), bad/leaking valve stems, rim problems, etc.

I encounter a lot of bent valve cores (the spring loaded part in the valve stem) where owners damage them when checking air pressure, especially with certain air pressure gauges. The bent core will seap air out, just deflating the tire. We once had an oil/lube place down the road ruin many cores, until we were finally able to figure out the common denominator to as why we were having so many people come in with the same leaking tire problem. It was their tire pressure gauge doing it, when they checked customer tires.

Without knowing "exactly" what you mean by a flat tire, it's kinda hard for anyone to offer sound advice.

Can you please offer more details? Thanks
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:44 AM   #4
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As long as you put all 4 d s on there and the rims are certified for the 65 lbs of pressure is not a bad thing, other than maybe a little more bumpy ride than the C s....use wt chart to achieve proper air pressure in your tires for proper shape and best ride.....good luck

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:07 AM   #5
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We had two blow outs. The tread peeled off . They both exploded
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:23 AM   #6
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We had two blow outs. The tread peeled off . They both exploded
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:29 AM   #7
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Changed my trail distress tires at 3000 miles. After they were off had two with tire bead separation. One did leak air. GY Marathons D now on. I did just weigh my trailer last week as well fully loaded. 9300 lbs gtw.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:51 PM   #8
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The tires were trail express power touring. The tires came apart with no warning. The first bent the bottom fairing on the slide and damaged the wire bundle on the passenger side. No wires broke but some insulation was stripped off. I was able to tape the damaged wires and everything seems to work ok. I think the wire bundle is for the entertainment system. The wiring for brakes, turn signals, and running light were not damaged. Thanks for everyone's replies. Not happy that Forrest River would skimp on tires, one of the most important part of your trailer.

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