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Old 06-11-2016, 11:17 AM   #11
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I got all the tire marks off of the side fiberglass and furnace vent. Tried goop, didn't work. Tried goo gone, didn't work. Tried mineral spirits, it took some off.
Got out the rubbing compound, it came off great. There are some small specks beat out of the top layer of fiberglass, I'm guessing from the steel cord in the tire, I'll touch them up with some white paint and buff again. You have to get close and at the right angle to even notice them now.

Wasn't able to drive the 60 miles to see about the parts since the wife got sick and I didn't want to leave her alone, I guess I'll try and get that done Monday.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:37 AM   #12
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That's some nasty damage. Glad to hear you were able to clean most of it up. Just curious, looks like there is no TPMS on those wheels, is that correct? Do you think most of the damage was from the initial blow out or from the tire flying apart before you realized it was blown?
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:13 AM   #13
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That's some nasty damage. Glad to hear you were able to clean most of it up. Just curious, looks like there is no TPMS on those wheels, is that correct? Do you think most of the damage was from the initial blow out or from the tire flying apart before you realized it was blown?
No way to know, I didn't hear anything.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:11 AM   #14
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Ended up getting my parts ordered direct from forest river. Still have to call with the cc info after Ruby Gonzalez gets the total together.

Radius metal $5.52 per ft, I ordered a 12 ft and an 8 ft and am doing the entire side behind the front door so it will match better (plus a few dents in the back pieces).

Fender Skirt $109.

Plus shipping and crating fee.

Will still be considerably less than my $500 deductible.

I'm pretty happy about all of it and I wish everyone was as efficient as competent as Ruby Gonzalez.
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That's some nasty damage. Glad to hear you were able to clean most of it up. Just curious, looks like there is no TPMS on those wheels, is that correct? Do you think most of the damage was from the initial blow out or from the tire flying apart before you realized it was blown?
Sorry I didn't answer your entire question.

No TPMS.

Am thinking about getting one now though.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:22 PM   #16
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It's troubling that these manufacturers will endanger their customers & the general public, to squeeze out a few extra dollars profit, by putting these crap tires on these trailers.

Also had a blowout on our 1st trip ( just returned last Friday ). Middle of nowhere WY (about 1200 miles from home ) and the tire just disintegrates. Tore up the side of the trailer very much like yours. But to make it even more special, the tire tread ( before it came completely off ), whipped around, grabbed the wire bundle under the slide out, tore out all the wires ( as well as the propane gas line ) and wrapped them nice and tight around the axle. Can't run the fridge now on gas or electric.
Insurance contact very familiar with this problem. Says I can expect the other tires to go within hours or maybe days. After many phone calls, locate new tires at a Walmart 120 miles away. Crawled there at low speed & kissed $550 goodby. Soon another $500 will be gone for insurance deductible. I suppose I should look on the bright side. The trailer lights ( brake, turn signals, etc. ) still worked. So was legal to drive home.

Should I mention the hailstorm we got hit by on day 1? Nice dents in the new RAM along with another deductible
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It's troubling that these manufacturers will endanger their customers & the general public, to squeeze out a few extra dollars profit, by putting these crap tires on these trailers.

Also had a blowout on our 1st trip ( just returned last Friday ).

Ouch, that looks pretty nasty. What is the load range on those tires, C or D? Do you go above 65 miles per hour? Do you have a TPMS? Just curious if I have this to look forward to... thx.
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Ouch, that looks pretty nasty. What is the load range on those tires, C or D? Do you go above 65 miles per hour? Do you have a TPMS? Just curious if I have this to look forward to... thx.
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These were load range "C". The 2016 Windjammers are supposed to have "D",
and some I've looked at recently on the dealer lot, do have "D". Mine must have been an early 2016 & came with the "C".

I usually set cruise control for between 62 & 65. Passing, I'd sometimes exceed 70 for brief periods. No TPMS. Replaced with Goodyear Marathons load range "D".

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It takes awhile to get these parts. I got an order confirmation on June15. My credit card still hasn't been charged so yesterday I sent Ruby an email. She responded first thing this morning that my parts should ship out late next week.
So that's like 23 days from order to ship and then however long it takes to get here after shipment.

Still can't get over how efficient Ruby is and how quick she answers her emails.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:20 AM   #20
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My credit card was finally charged yesterday, over $400. Shipping is extremely high.

Still less than my $500 deductible.
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