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Old 06-03-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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Bulge in tire on both sides of rim

So I have 2 trips under my belt in my Wildwood X Lite. I noticed before the second trip that one of my tires was low on air. I inflated it, and it lost air over a 2 day period. I changed it for my spare and after inflating to recommended PSI I noticed a bulge in the sidewall on the inside and outside of the tire. The unit is only a few months old. Are tires typically covered by the factory warranty? Any feedback/info is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:14 PM   #2
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Cheap junk they put on our RV's. Replace all five with either Maxxix 8008's or Goodyear marathons, end of tire problems. Contact FR, they will send you $$$ towards new tires.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:23 PM   #3
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. Contact FR, they will send you $$$ towards new tires.

Not my experience. The tires had their own warranty thru the tire manufacture. They will send you new tires. The new tires that were sent to me were a different brand than the originals.


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Old 06-03-2015, 10:23 PM   #4
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There was a recall on the tires on my wildwood x lite - call your dealer for info. I got new tires - make sure you replace with good radials - don't let them send you a comparable tire.

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Old 06-03-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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So I have 2 trips under my belt in my Wildwood X Lite. I noticed before the second trip that one of my tires was low on air. I inflated it, and it lost air over a 2 day period. I changed it for my spare and after inflating to recommended PSI I noticed a bulge in the sidewall on the inside and outside of the tire. The unit is only a few months old. Are tires typically covered by the factory warranty? Any feedback/info is greatly appreciated.
Can you post a pic? I run into this weekly where the tire really has an indention, and it seems like a bulge on the sides of the indention. It's technically called "undulation", and is basically a seam where cord fabric overlaps itself. Nothing wrong with the tire if it's undulation. You will have the indention in both sidewalls directly across from each other. Just about every radial tire has it to some degree, and it's more noticeable on higher ply and wider tires. You may also see it more than one place.

Could this possibly be it?

Hold on and I'll find some pics.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:36 PM   #6
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Here are some undulation links, so you can compare to see if this is your tire or if it's something else.

http://us.coopertire.com/CooperTires...ulletin_54.pdf

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=32

Here's a tire with two undulations close to each other. The way to check, is to feel on the inside of the tire, directly across from the outside indention, and there should be an indention there too.

If you look real good, you will probably find small undulations on about every radial tire you have, whether on your trailer or tow vehicle.

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Wmtire, it is good to have your experience here. I always read your comments with interest. Thanks for your valued input.
Stantszka may have a problem though with his air leak. That type of air leak caused me to inspect my Trail Express tires after my second trip and I found a large bulge on the inside of the tire. Inspection at my trusted tire dealer confirmed separation. I put on 4 Carlisle ST Radials load range D and now have about 25,000 miles on them after 2 years with no problems. I took the new tire supplied by the warrantee and sold all 4 tires to a landscaper for his utility trailer. I did advise him of the "Bomb" nature of his newly acquired tires. My next purchase of tires will include the spare. Hope I never need this one remaining "bomb".
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So I have 2 trips under my belt in my Wildwood X Lite. I noticed before the second trip that one of my tires was low on air. I inflated it, and it lost air over a 2 day period. I changed it for my spare and after inflating to recommended PSI I noticed a bulge in the sidewall on the inside and outside of the tire.
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Wmtire, it is good to have your experience here. I always read your comments with interest. Thanks for your valued input.
Stantszka may have a problem though with his air leak. That type of air leak caused me to inspect my Trail Express tires after my second trip and I found a large bulge on the inside of the tire. Inspection at my trusted tire dealer confirmed separation. I put on 4 Carlisle ST Radials load range D and now have about 25,000 miles on them after 2 years with no problems. I took the new tire supplied by the warrantee and sold all 4 tires to a landscaper for his utility trailer. I did advise him of the "Bomb" nature of his newly acquired tires. My next purchase of tires will include the spare. Hope I never need this one remaining "bomb".
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I was actually thinking it was his spare tire that may have had the undulation, from the way the OP has it worded in one sentence. I guess it's possible he changed it for the spare.....then aired up the leaking tire to see the bulges (or indentions) in it. Maybe he can clarify if it's two tires being discussed or just one.

I was not offering any advice on the leaking tire, as there are too many unknowns as to the cause...... which could very well be a bad tire or even a bad wheel.
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I too thought the OP was talking about a bulge in the spare hopefully he will get back & clear things up......

The biggest problem I have have with tires that slowly loose air is I pick up a nail, screw, or deer bone. Hasn't happened recently but there for awhile it was a fairly common thing.

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We had a popped bubble in one of our new tires, then a very very slow lead, on our new Windjammer when we got 900 miles down the road from central Texas to the 4 Corners area. I called FR and told them they should be ashamed of the tires they put on their new RV's. The warranty guy said my options were to get a new tire sent to me,,,,same make and all (NO, THANK YOU!!),,,,,OR he would send me $75 for each tire,,,,,not the spare though, I got $300 from FR.....sold the other new tires including the spare, to some moving guys for $200,,,, took that $500 to Discount Tire and got 5 E Load tires, Carlisle,,,,paid the $75 difference and am very happy with what FR did for me. Consider giving them a call.
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