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Old 08-20-2016, 04:06 PM   #11
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I did not record the s/n. Was so glad to have the Maxxis mounted that I forgot to load the 3 remaining tires in my truck. Had to return to tire shop and retrieve them to sell on craigslist with appropriate warning to any buyer.
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Old 08-20-2016, 04:22 PM   #12
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I did not record the s/n. Was so glad to have the Maxxis mounted that I forgot to load the 3 remaining tires in my truck. Had to return to tire shop and retrieve them to sell on craigslist with appropriate warning to any buyer.
Not surprised. That is the normal reaction of most RV owners who suffer tire failure. That is one reason I strongly suggest people record the DOT serial number of their tires and keep the info written down in safe place. With only a very few ever submitting complaints to NHTSA the result is that NHTSA does not have sufficient numbers to take any action which means the RV community continues to get stuck with the low quality tires rather than there being a few recalls which would wake up the RV tire importers and RV companies.

Maybe you can capture the S/N of the current tires, just in case.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:35 PM   #13
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Very good points. This my second event with a tread separation. Happened to me last year on another trailer that I had just replaced tires on. 25 miles of in-town easy driving, no signs of other damage and the intact tread rolled off the two sidewalls. If this sort of stuff happened in the automotive world there would be heck to pay as you say.

Spoken by the not-so-proud owner of a set of OEM equipped Firestone 700 steel belted radials somewhere back before global warming.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:18 PM   #14
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Well am we are home now.The repair did not take as long as expected.Since we were on "the road status" the Forest River dealer allowed us to slot right in and start repair that day we pulled in.Ended up only being 2 days after all.Was really impressed with the dealership.We had vacation interuption plan as well,and they paid for up to 3 days of hotel,and meals.We sumitted the receipt's via smart phone,and a check was mailed to the house before we even got home.The dealership installed 4 piece's of 1/4 inch thick aluminum panels as well.There was talk of submitting for a new set of tires to replace these,but was rejected by FR.I ask and they said if it happens again we will repair at no cost again.Repair looks really good looks like brand new.I paid for the panels at a cost of 198.00 for all 4 to be installed.This they say has help because the tread will slap that till I get pulled over.But once it departs it will or could due damage down the line.It did take out one support for the skirt.
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Well am we are home now.The repair did not take as long as expected.Since we were on "the road status" the Forest River dealer allowed us to slot right in and start repair that day we pulled in.Ended up only being 2 days after all.Was really impressed with the dealership.We had vacation interuption plan as well,and they paid for up to 3 days of hotel,and meals.We sumitted the receipt's via smart phone,and a check was mailed to the house before we even got home.The dealership installed 4 piece's of 1/4 inch thick aluminum panels as well.There was talk of submitting for a new set of tires to replace these,but was rejected by FR.I ask and they said if it happens again we will repair at no cost again.Repair looks really good looks like brand new.I paid for the panels at a cost of 198.00 for all 4 to be installed.This they say has help because the tread will slap that till I get pulled over.But once it departs it will or could due damage down the line.It did take out one support for the skirt.
Glad things sort of worked out. Have you filed complaints on the tire failure (one for each tire) along with the refusal of FR to stand behind their decision of what tires to supply on their products?
No complaint => no investigation=> no recall

IMO FR would not want to replace the tires as then they might actually follow the law and send info to NHTSA. FR knows that with enough complaints on file NHTSA might do a recall and IMO FR is depending on the fact that too few owners file complaints so sub standard components (tires) can still be applied which saves FR some $$.

Be sure to record the full DOT S/N of all your tires Cars, trucks, trailers, motorhomes as too often when there is a failure getting S/N is last thing people think about then later the tire is gone and without a S/N the complaint isn't as meaningful to NHTSA.
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