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Old 12-18-2013, 03:47 PM   #11
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OK, here is a follow up as to where things stand. The tire manufacture does warrant the tire for 1 year for replacement of the tire. They also offer 1 year of roadside service for tire service IE: they will come out and change your tire with your spare tire. It does not cover mounting or balancing of a new tire, nor does it cover any cost of damage due to a faulty tire.

The driver did not keep the old blown tire so replacement under warranty is not an issue as the driver did pay for a new tire to be mounted on the factory rim via a roadside service call all at his expense. So bottom line I got a new replacement tire at no cost to me.

The blow out did cause some plastic fender damage. New fender skirt ordered and on the way already. I will install that myself as it is a simple screw in place installation I have preformed in the past on our Travel Supreme.

As for the hydraulic leak, after crawling under the slide out and looking things over the leak is not from the This floor plan was in production from what I can find out from mid 2012 to early 2013 which means this trailer has been sitting a long time. Upon inspection of the slide out hydraulic ram I noticed that the ram has a build up of a rough substance that looks to be of a rust or calcium deposit. This seal is located on the back side of the frame rail and protected from where any tire damage could occur. This would be a warranty item via FR on the Lippart frame warranty.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:54 PM   #12
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On a side note, we had planned on replacing the factory OEM tires upon receipt of the trailer due to the poor history of the tires. I have heard that a few of the tire manufactures will stand behind their RV tires and cover any damages cause to your RV. I have heard however that the importer of these often used import tires that manufactures used to save a couple of dollars will not offer any assistance to damage caused by a tire failure.

We found it interesting that when we were shopping for 5th wheels that many manufactures offered tire upgrades as a option that could be ordered.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:35 PM   #13
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We found it interesting that when we were shopping for 5th wheels that many manufactures offered tire upgrades as a option that could be ordered.
Which was a option we got - along with a extended warranty
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #14
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I think I will be moving up to 235/85/16 E1 tires with a Q speed rating in a truck tire. The weight limit of each tire is 3045#
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