Originally Posted by Super 8
Date of MFG 1113
Dealer said he never had my trailer model fail a tire.
Filed a complaint by filling out the camper info this morning but have not heard anything back yet.
That site does not list Trail express power towing tires as an option in their tire listing.
The fact that the dealer claims as not remembering a tire failure is not surprising as most RV owners don't bother to complain to dealer or NHTSA.
RE NHTSA Yes they do not have every tire name in the drop down list. Many tire names are new inventions with dozens sprouting up each year. BUT that is why having the full DOT serial is so important. It will take a few days or a week for NHTSA to respond to your complaint. All you will get initially is a complaint ref number. Remember they are getting thousands of complaints every day on all kinds of things such as TPMS, Car seats, emission failures air bag problems etc.
Did the dealer refuse to take any action on your tire failure? Just not knowing of previous tire failure is no excuse. You might check the phone book for local General tire dealer and tell them you have a tire made by General at the KY plant that failed and see what they say.
I write a blog on RV tire application and safety. RVTireSafety.com
Also give seminars on tires at RV events across the US. 40 years experience as tire design & quality engineer for major tire mfg. Freelander 23QB on Chevy chassis is my RV