Originally Posted by thinkinghat
One of our four tires on our travel trailer has broken bands. My husband wants to only replace that tire but our camper is two years old. The bands and tread look good on all the others. Is this a wise decision? My brother-in-law had a tire blow out on a fith wheel and caused all manner of damage. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to share their experience.
Just my experiance.....but if it helps its all good.
Last year on the way to the FROG Rally in Goshen we had a tire come apart. It lost 20% of the tread, and we replaced it.
3 weeks later on our way back home from the same trip I checked the tires at our lunch stop and could see the start of another tire coming apart, so we replaced it on the spot.
I could not get it out of my head "When will the next 1 go", so I bought 2 more before we got home, and feel very sure that I will not have any more issues.
By the way.....When we bought our trailer and we went to RV Bootcamp with Escapees we went through the Smart Weigh program. In filling out the paperwork they wanted DOT numbers on each tire. We found 2 tires on 1 side were less than 12 months old and the 2 on the other side were over 24 months old. Our dealer changed out the 2 older ones and we thought all was well.
2011 FORD F350 CREW CAB DUALLY DIESEL 4x2
2010 Salem LA 292FKDS
One of the Original 14 F.R.O.G.s
1st, 2nd, and 3rd INTERNATIONAL F.R.O.G. RALLY Branson. MO.
1st, 2nd, and 4th INTERNATIONAL RALLY Goshen, IN.