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Old 09-16-2015, 10:56 PM   #11
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No matter how good your tires are, S#%T happens.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:02 AM   #12
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No matter how good your tires are, S#%T happens.
Amen! Lol!
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:39 AM   #13
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I'll ask again... how long were they on your unit? (timewise not mileage)

As OC mentioned, miles really doesn't have much to do with failure of these 'inexpensive' tires but time on the unit could.
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2 years and less than 5K miles
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:54 AM   #15
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Maxxis, Goodyear and Carlisle. Maybe some others.

I agree, number of miles is irrelevant. Unless you are running down the road constantly you will probably never wear the tread out.

I also agree that you could do all your research, put on the best tire and still have a blowout.

It is all about chances (and proper maintenance). You put on good tires and keep them maintained and you have a better chance of avoiding a blowout.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:19 AM   #16
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After about 8200 miles, we had our first blowout on our Windjammer's OEM Trail Express Load range C tires this summer and promptly replaced them with Load Range D Goodyear Marathons. Agree with Old Car's statement...brace yourself for lots of opinions on this one. Happy camping!
X 2 When I bought the new camper this year I made them swap ties from my trade in as I had just installed the GY tires 8 months prior. Later RJD
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:19 AM   #17
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2 years and less than 5K miles
Thanks.

Two years isn't much life.
I don't see any info about your location so I really can't speculate on heat/sun exposure or any other conditions that could contribute.

None the less, blowouts are a fact of having an RV.
Seems these 'inexpensive' factory installed tires are more susceptible to problems than ever before.

As said, even with proper maintenance, covering the tires between uses, never hitting a road hazard, etc., etc... a blowout can and will happen.

It's often been said... not IF but when!
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We have had ours 2 years and bought it new. I read all the negative feedback earlier about these tires we just kept putting off changing them. Lesson learned about procrastinating! LOL
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We have had ours 2 years and bought it new. I read all the negative feedback earlier about these tires we just kept putting off changing them. Lesson learned about procrastinating! LOL
We didn't procrastinate and it still happened. My DH and I laughed about how maybe we should've kept our OEM china bombs, lol! But in all seriousness, you do your best and leave the rest and pray nobody gets hurt
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:42 AM   #20
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Tire pressure monitoring systems can save you lots of money and provide peace of mind. Won't keep a tire from blowing, but will give you notice so hopefully you can get off the road before tire explodes.


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