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Old 09-18-2018, 10:11 AM   #1
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Hello, I been having a problem with tires they only hold up for a year. Tires are what manufacturer recommend. I have had 4 5th wheels in the past and never had this problem before. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have a revolution to this issue? please let me know.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:36 AM   #2
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What tires are you running. What make/model and Load Range??
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Do you take care of them; ie: balanced, right pressure, cover them when not in use over extended time, avoid hitting curbs, avoid pot hole roads, and so forth. Stuff can still happen, however, some careful attention can help avoid a bad situation.
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... and what Wildcat do you have?
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:48 AM   #5
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Could be as simple as your axles being out of alignment or your frame not being built true.

Another thing you can consider if you have the "space" is upping your wheel size by one inch and installing equal or heavier load rating truck tires.
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:11 PM   #7
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I had a number of problems with the tires on my Wildwood. After over $9,000 damages payable by both my insurance company and me, I found that the axles on the trailer were not properly aligned. Soo...if you're having tire problems on a new rig, I suggest you find a good axle shop and have those axles check for alignment.
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X2-- makes since if all of a sudden you have new 5er and having tire issues.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:31 PM   #9
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I had a 2002 27RK Wildcat that kept wearing tires on one side. In 2007 I took it to Crump Truck and Trailer Works at Springfield, Mo. They aligned the axles and no more uneven wear on the tires for the next 7 years when I traded for a new camper.
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Are you traveling within the maximum speed rating of your tires? If not then that may be your issue.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:26 PM   #11
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St 225/75r15
8ply load d towmax str11
air pressure 65lbs 1500 miles on them
they continue to blow out. Purchase 1 1/2 years ago.
Trailer specs the same.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:45 PM   #12
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I just changed out my Transmasters (greenball tire company) 225 75r 15 D 8ply with Maxxis 8008 225 75r 15 E 10ply as the old tires were 9years old. No wear but two tires were separating and I decided to get them all changed out. Kept the spare that is a Hi-Run 225 75r 15d it looks identical to the Maxxis thread and sidewalls.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:31 AM   #13
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I agree with other that axle alignment is contributing to your issue. I travel from Florida to Minnesota each year and have had my share or tire issues. My rear axle was bent or sprung causing inside edge of tires abnormal wear. I now travel with empty water and holding tanks. I always carry two new spares. Tire pressure monitors a must, I had two flats this past trip (nails in tire) both caught in time by TPMS. I buy the best American made tires I can find. I never drive faster than 62 mph. I also discovered that tires wear much faster at freeway speeds when outside temps are above 90.
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St 225/75r15
8ply load d towmax str11
air pressure 65lbs 1500 miles on them
they continue to blow out. Purchase 1 1/2 years ago.
Trailer specs the same.
You said it right there...TowMax tires!

These are widely known as 'BlowMax' tires in the world of RV owners.


Do not ever buy another BlowMax tire!

Sounds like you have 'D' range tires right now...

Upgrade them to 'E' series tires (check wheels first to see if they can handle 80 PSI instead of 65 PSI).

As had been mentioned already, the Maxxis 8008's are good, the Carlisle tireshave a pretty decent track record, the new Goodyear Endurance (NOT the Goodyear Marathons, which are junk tires), and the Hercules SP2's (which I have) are good as well.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:17 AM   #15
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Towmax is terrible

I am currently having repairs done to my 2017 Wildcat due to a blow out of one of the Towmax tires.(OEM tires)
The tire completely seperated while travling 60 mph on an interstate highway.
Tire pressure was correct as monitored by my TPMS at the time of the failure.(complete tread seperation)
No coverage by the tire manufacturer at all.
Incident did $3200 in damage to the camper.
Looking at Goodyear Endurance or Maxxis tires and going up to 16 inch rims and tires.
Pretty upset with Forest River and Towmax !!
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I blew an OEM tire at 1,200 miles with about $7,000 damage. After the second blowout, I bought new Hercules tires as recommended by my local Firestone dealer. He had Hercules on his 5th wheel. When I blew one of them, we found that the reason was out of alignment axles (both). Haven't had a blowout since aligning the axles. try it. You'll probably like it!
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I blew an OEM tire at 1,200 miles with about $7,000 damage. After the second blowout, I bought new Hercules tires as recommended by my local Firestone dealer. He had Hercules on his 5th wheel. When I blew one of them, we found that the reason was out of alignment axles (both). Haven't had a blowout since aligning the axles. try it. You'll probably like it!
I've had my Hercules SP2 'E' range tires since March and put 6000 miles on them so far.

They are looking good so far (took this since parking in storage last time):
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I am currently having repairs done to my 2017 Wildcat due to a blow out of one of the Towmax tires.(OEM tires)
The tire completely seperated while travling 60 mph on an interstate highway.
Tire pressure was correct as monitored by my TPMS at the time of the failure.(complete tread seperation)
No coverage by the tire manufacturer at all.
Incident did $3200 in damage to the camper.
Looking at Goodyear Endurance or Maxxis tires and going up to 16 inch rims and tires.
Pretty upset with Forest River and Towmax !!
ditto, my 2018 goes in on the 12th for repairs, $1800 worth. We have a trip planned this weekend so we get to take it all beat up. I went with maxis tires because I have had good luck with them in the past. Dynamic Tire has the power king are looking into why they blew to see if they cover it. They are supposed to be giving me a 125 per tire as a goodwill gesture but I will believe that when I see it.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:06 PM   #19
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ditto, my 2018 goes in on the 12th for repairs, $1800 worth. We have a trip planned this weekend so we get to take it all beat up. I went with maxis tires because I have had good luck with them in the past. Dynamic Tire has the power king are looking into why they blew to see if they cover it. They are supposed to be giving me a 125 per tire as a goodwill gesture but I will believe that when I see it.
I tried to deal with Dynamic Tire for my problem.
Total waste of time.
Had to go through about three levels of phone tag to finally get in touch with them and then the claim was denied after they did their "due diligence" to quote the letter I received.
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I tried to deal with Dynamic Tire for my problem.
Total waste of time.
Had to go through about three levels of phone tag to finally get in touch with them and then the claim was denied after they did their "due diligence" to quote the letter I received.
I'm not expecting much, but I'm at least going to try to hold them to their "goodwill gesture."
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