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Old 08-18-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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2016 251 rks, tire blowout

Just got back from a trip out west, on the last leg a tire either blew out or it got a foreign object in it and went flat. In any case the tire came apart and tore a big hole in the floor. I took it to my dealer, and after much looking and inspecting, they told me they didn't have the technology to fix it. They stressed that it was very complicated to repair, and it might not ever get fixed and instead it would be totaled. I'm very mad at myself because I was going to buy tpms sensors and put then on, but didn't. The dealer did give me a place to take it to, that specializes in composite construction. I'm waiting to see if they can repair it.

This composite construction makes a strong yet light trailer, however Forest River should have harden the area above the wheels. I really liked this trailer, and will buy another if this one is totaled.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:19 AM   #2
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What does your insurance say? We had one RV totaled by hail, and we came out better financially after the process was completed.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:43 AM   #3
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2016 Surveyor tire blew

My insurance is waiting just like me to see if Central Body can repair it and what it will cost. The threshold in Nebraska is 75% of the current value. My tires looked good, were inflated properly, but in two years time I had pulled at least 30,000 miles on them.
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2016 Surveyor tire blew

Hi, Central Body in Omaha says it can fix the damage. The insurance company has approved the repair. $12000 seems a bit high, but I'm not the one who has to repair it. I just want my trailer back good as it was before the tire tore a hole in the floor.
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:15 AM   #5
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What is your tire size?
I ask, since I am considering replacing my OEM tires, which are Load Range C, with Load Rrange D.


Your reply will be very appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:06 AM   #6
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2016 251 rks tire blowout

The trailer isn't at my house now, but I think they were st 205/70-14. I'm going to change all of them out as soon as I get the trailer back home.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:15 AM   #7
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What is your tire size?
I ask, since I am considering replacing my OEM tires, which are Load Range C, with Load Rrange D.


Your reply will be very appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:40 AM   #8
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Thank you for the reply.

On my prior TT, I had 205/70-14 tires and had big problems, so I switched to 15" tires. One of the main criteria when I bought the new FR Surveyor was that it had to have 15" tires, and it does.

It has ST225/75 R-15 LR C.

However, now I think (based on info here in the forum), the OEM load range C tires need to be upgraded to at least a "D" level.
As an aside, I upgraded my boat trailer tires to the new Endurance load range "E". I could not be more pleased!
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:47 PM   #9
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2016 251 RKS Tire Blowout

The repair shop still has my trailer, but I should get it by the end of the month. It had way more damage than I knew about. It even tore up the couch. The tires on it were Ridgway, 225/75 15 c, they are also China bombs. The C rating for that trailer should be a minimum of a D, I would suggest changing tires as soon as possible. I didn't know about China bombs until I had the blowout. Here are pictures of the trailer. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...k2MlRQNGwwVGd3
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:09 PM   #10
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THANK YOU! Very appreciated. Yes, my OEM tires are a China made Constancy, LR "C". I have been lucky - no explosions!

I have a set of load range "D"s that I took off my boat trailer that I'll switch to the TT.
I would agree that this TT has minimum rated range "C" tires. I'll switch before the next trip.


I am fortunate to be able to park the TT inside my RV garage. I have not needed to winterize it; instead, I use an oil filled heater to keep it warm.


We do like the trailer!



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