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Old 08-21-2014, 09:44 AM   #11
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We keep them at 50psi cold, don't pull much long distance, and have even had an emergency breakaway switch activate on a tight turn at low speed with no ill effects..noticed that metal fender skirting (90 angle) hangs a little to close to the tires for comfort.

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:57 AM   #12
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Radman. that looks bad. Glad it was not a big deal to fix. Sure looks like it would have been from the photo.


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Old 08-21-2014, 12:11 PM   #14
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Yes, I think it looks worse than it actually was. Fortunately, the propane and electrical lines were not affected as they are in some blowouts.
And I can't say enough good things about Forest River warranty administration. I had 2 weeks left on my first year warranty when the blowout occurred; they paid for all the repairs and gave me $75 per tire allowance for 4 new tires. Some of the people in Forest River recognize tire quality is a big problem.

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Wow, I'm impressed that you got it all fixed under warranty! We had a blowout this last winter while on a trip to Arizona. Lots of fun on the side of the Interstate while trucks wizzed by...
The trailer (8280WS) was out of the first year warranty but we'd bought the second year warranty, even with that the dealer quoted us $1000 to fix it, not including the tire. I've since removed and straightened (as best I can) the metal to the rear of the tire on the curb side. Haven't decided if I'll try to get a replacement piece.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:40 PM   #16
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I had similar damage from a tire blowout on my unit. It took about 3 weeks for the dealer to get the parts and the total cost was just under $600. Only took couple hours to actually do the repair.

Radman, sorry you had such damage. I know this was a heartbreaking moment. But let me say, that by studying the pic, I don't see any tire monitor transmitters on the valve stems. There is no guarantee that this wouldn't still happen with a TPMS but your blown tire beat up your trailer for a while. Hopefully, with warning of a problem with tire pressure, this extensive damage could have been avoided.
I have the Tire Minder system and it has saved my bacon at least once. Their customer service is second to none.
I hope the repairs are made soon and to your satisfaction and you're back on the road in no time.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #17
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I just had a blowout on my Salem 32SRV Toy Hauler. The bottom skirt is shot along with the plastic trim pieces that cover the tires. What is odd is that my tires are less than a year old, and were at 50 PSI cold. Also the tire that blew was the right took the valve stem off the right front as well. There I was...2 flats on the starboard side plus body damage.

I am working with my dealer to get the parts to replace it, they told me don't expect any fast service from the parts dept at forest river. I am hoping that they are wrong. My dealer is 5 hours away I wish I could order the parts right offline and get them shipped to me but I am having no luck getting in touch with April Grigsby at the salem parts desk. Anybody got a way to get the goods quicker?
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:35 PM   #18
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I'm just curious, but does your Salem only specify 50 psi? My 33' Surveyor weighs about the same as yours, has 15" tires and take 65 psi cold.

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I seen on another forum where someone was installing steel fenders over the tires under the RV. They were fenders that would be on open trailer. I thought it was a great idea if a tire would blow up and the fender caught it before it hit the RV.
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I had similar damage from a tire blowout on my unit. It took about 3 weeks for the dealer to get the parts and the total cost was just under $600. Only took couple hours to actually do the repair.
Blowout is the layman's term for a Run Low Flex Failure.

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