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Old 04-25-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Tire Grenade..Not good..

So this last weekend was going to be the second time we used our 2014 28 DBUD that we purchased used in late December. Hauled it down to the Hunting lease in January, about a 1000 mile round trip. So we were off to the lake on Thursday after loading everything up, got about 45 miles from home, and this happened.. I had to go about 3/4 mile to get off the highway due to no shoulder to pull on to... I checked all tire pressure before we left, and did not have very much stuff in the rear, all tanks empty.. so needless to say I was the guy standing on the side of I-30 crying.... Yes that is a hole in the sub floor.. and all the main electrical hanging out of it...
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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Ouch, that sucks to say the least!!

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Old 04-25-2016, 10:03 AM   #3
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Was that a spare tire that blew? I noticed the rim is different than the other one in the pic.

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Old 04-25-2016, 10:09 AM   #4
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It would be best to replace all four tires, but for the short term replace the two on that side. The second tire was over loaded when the first one "blew out" and will fail shortly.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:19 AM   #5
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Man, that's ugly. I hate it.

Did it actually rip that fender skirt all the way off to the rear of the trailer or did you have to do that to gain access to the tire/wheel?
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:38 AM   #6
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That was the wheel that was in that spot when I purchased it.. and I also noticed that it is a different wheel than the rest, but htought nothing of it. tread was fine, no dry cracking or anything. And the fender skirt was ripped off save one last screw holding it on.. skidding down the highway. And if and when I get it back, it will surely have all new rubber under it!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:46 AM   #7
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How long were you dragging it down the road like that? Looks like the rim/wheel took a lot of damage, too.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:47 AM   #8
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Speed, ST tires, age, overloading, underinflating, can all contribute to this sort of failures.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:06 AM   #9
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Had a similar experience 3 years ago. Blew a china bomb on way to campsite, bought a replacement tire and had to use it on the other side of the trailer on the return trip home. A few miles from home another tire goes egg shape but doesn't blow. Had damage in both wheel wells.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:09 AM   #10
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I hate to be the one to tell you, but it looks like you may have more problems on your hands. That plywood appears to be rotted, which means water infiltration somewhere.

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