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Old 08-05-2016, 10:14 PM   #21
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Congratulations, you got the best trailer tire made. Unless you run over a road hazard you good for 10 years from the manufacture fate. You won't wear them down.
I really hope that is true, because leaving my trailer on the road to go get tires isn't a cherished memory
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:16 PM   #22
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Tire Minder: there is a trick to setting the system. I believe they fixed it in the newer versions, which, I do NOT have.

The instructions on the older systems are difficult to follow at best! ( like mine).

It may "appear"to the user to be in "monitoring" mode but could be in the "set" mode it looks very similar. Has happened to me twice. The equipment was not defective, in my case, rv owner stupidity ! ( not saying this happened to you )

Each time I had a brain fart, I called the Tire Minder company in Florida.
They re walked me through each reset and stayed until I had them back on the truck and ready to roll.

I, like the poster, previously had a blow out on Power King tires. Set me out of commission for 3 months in repairs: damage $3,200. My out of pocket was $1,200. Unlike the poster, I did NOT have a Tire Minder at that time.

Tire monitoring systems can be confusing. Directions are difficult to follow. Most of us "lay people" need simplicity. My next system will be just that: UNDERSTANDABLE !!

BTW: my tire issue was separation . I had monitored the heck out of them!
It is very possible I misunderstood something but I am pretty tech savvy. And eventually it did alert to a flat tire just 30 or so minutes too late
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:18 PM   #23
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I put RIB's on my 2008 Everest. I am going to put these on my CC one it is 2 years old. I never had a single problem with the RIB's. Michelin has been my choice of tire for all my vehicles and my kids vehicles. Please don't start the war on tires for this thread. Just stating my preference and the success I have with mine which could be different from others.
No I agree I don't want a tire war on this thread I was just venting and stating the direction I took to hopefully remedy my tire issues.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:38 PM   #24
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Well in less than a year I blew out all 4 Goodyear Marathons on my 2013. At the end of last year I blew 2 and did $5000 of damage to my rig and last week it blew the other 2 but with negligible damage that I fixed myself already. I had to leave the trailer on 71 in Austin because I only had one spare (I now have 2) and go and get 2 tires. These tires were 3 years old, I had a tire monitor but it didn't warn me of anything until after I took the tires off and drove to Discount Tire 30 minutes later. I don't care about the ST or LT debate I just want tires that work, are reliable and will last more than 3 years. (I know i can always hit something that can rupture a tire.) Yes my trailer is under weight, I travel at 62 mph, I always check air pressure and check tire condition. So I am hoping these new Michelins will fit the bill. My rant is over, sorry.
Tire manufacturers all have their own SOPs for tire industry standards. Here is a reference to Michelin's.

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Old 08-06-2016, 11:26 AM   #25
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I am on my second set of Michelin LT tires with no problems. Made in USA. I change at 7 years regardless of tread.
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:50 PM   #26
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It is very possible I misunderstood something but I am pretty tech savvy. And eventually it did alert to a flat tire just 30 or so minutes too late
Two things come to mind on the TPMS not working right.

1. Most big trailers need a signal booster. The little transmitters in the tire sensors aren't strong enough to RELIABLY reach up into the tow vehicle. They will usually still alert, but it may be too late. (Think like receiving a text message on your phone in an area with spotty service). The booster is a little box that wires into the trailer's 12v system and boosts the signal.

2. If you are going to replace the system, I use tire traker. www.tiretraker.com I have had no problems with it. I have the previous generation from the one they are selling now, but mine is easy to use and seems to be reliable. On what the previous poster mentioned, on this one there is no doubt when you are in set mode, it's very easy to tell. I do have the signal booster wired in my front battery compartment.
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Well in less than a year I blew out all 4 Goodyear Marathons on my 2013. At the end of last year I blew 2 and did $5000 of damage to my rig and last week it blew the other 2 but with negligible damage that I fixed myself already. I had to leave the trailer on 71 in Austin because I only had one spare (I now have 2) and go and get 2 tires. These tires were 3 years old, I had a tire monitor but it didn't warn me of anything until after I took the tires off and drove to Discount Tire 30 minutes later. I don't care about the ST or LT debate I just want tires that work, are reliable and will last more than 3 years. (I know i can always hit something that can rupture a tire.) Yes my trailer is under weight, I travel at 62 mph, I always check air pressure and check tire condition. So I am hoping these new Michelins will fit the bill. My rant is over, sorry.

We also had Goodyear tires and just over 1 year old one of them had separated inside. Had I not repacked the bearings I wouldn't have seen the tire. After much research I went with the Michelins as well. Just the weight difference between the two tires says enough. I also went with the TST 507 and so far so good. Occasionally I will check the gauge to make sure all 4 tires are synced up while driving. No issues. Just got back from a 500 mile trip. This is a pic of the Goodyear tire that failed. The inside cords had separated. Click image for larger version

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Jerry01 ... I had the exact same thing happen with my OEM "Marabombs" ... if I could find my photos, they would near match yours. The Marabombs, after a few miles down the road, would expand out just like your photo ... reminded me of the old Model T balloon tires. After I'd stop for a while the tread would lay down flat again. I also went with Michelins.
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Michelin XPS RIB tires are rated for a life span of 10 years from the manufacture date
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Michelin XPS RIB tires are rated for a life span of 10 years from the manufacture date
That's good to know, thanks
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