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Old 07-08-2017, 04:11 PM   #21
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Sidewall says 65 and tires ran underinflated and ran hot. Only 1 failed??? So far!
I agree. Tires should be inflated to full pressure as indicated on the tire. Your ST tires are rated at 65 MPH.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:47 PM   #22
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68 MPH with under-inflated tires. No further comment.


I just blew one of those tires yesterday which was a 16 inch E Rated tire and inflated to 80 lbs. which was the maximum according to the sidewalls. I checked the air in the tires and inspected them before each trip of any length and I never drive over 60 MPH. They are just garbage and there should be a law against their use. I was very fortunate that a minimal amount of damage was done and can be fixed with a couple of screws.


I hope I did the right thing and replaced them with 4 Goodyear Endurance Tires which at least are made in the U.S. Time will tell. I only got about 8,000 miles on the original tires. I didn't have much choice as I was 2000 miles from home halfway through an extended trip and didn't want to gamble on the 3 remaining tires.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:13 AM   #23
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Tires are rares for 75mph on the side wall for all you debbie downers. I understand they were under inflated. After further.inspection of the tire i hit somethimg and it was punctured. Steel belts are pushed in at the hole.

I was only asking for support amd ideas to fix my issue.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:03 AM   #24
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I put galvanized steel under both wheel wells. 18 ga 10' by 12". Got it at a place that made sheet metal ductwork. They cut and bent it to order and both pieces were less than $50. Used stainless screws closely spaced and covered each with a dollop of lexel to keep it water tight. Never had a blow out and I have no idea if this will even work but it has to be better than the plastic trash bag like material that was there before.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:11 AM   #25
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Wheel well damage

When a tire on our 5th wheel blew, it damaged the floor pretty badly. Came up under the cabinet by our oven. I put a board on the damaged area and used my tire jack to push down on it. Bought the expandable insulation foam and filled the hole from the tire side. Trimmed of the excess and then put a thin coat of body filler over it. Sanded it down and took a piece of formica cut to size and used contact cement to glue it in place. Caulked all the edges and then sprayed with automotive undercoating. Better than new.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:50 AM   #26
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If you have the tools, buy a dual fender from Northern Tool and rework it to fit and then caulk all the edges.
Could you post a picture of what it looks like installed
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:46 PM   #27
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Why on earth would anyone drive 75 MPH pulling a travel trailer. All it takes is a strong wind and a little fish tail and it's all over. (The highway that is). These things are for relaxation and ease of mind not for road racing and playing chicken with semis. As to the under-inflation of the tires you should not minimize that. It was a big deal and probably part of the cause of the blowout. Low pressure combined with high speed creates heat and heat kills tires. Suggest you take an extra day to travel and slow down. Today I had quite a few trailer pass me going like hell in the passing lane passing everything on the road. In the 200+ miles on Interstate 44 in Missouri three of them where on the side of the road. Not sure if it was the same one's but I would bet on it. Two had blown tires.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:03 PM   #28
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2018 trailer...Nitrogen filled tires...the little green caps from the Dealer..."OK / NOT OK". On day one...backed trailer into driveway...unhooked....THREW THE LITTLE GREEN "OK/NOT OK" CAPS AWAY !! Specs say...65psi...the trailer doesn't leave the driveway without 65psi. Period ! Last trailer made it 10 years, two sets of tires...Zero blowouts. No TPS system ever. Don't have a lot of confidence in these new factory tires. From the post I've seen...most times the TPS tells you when your tire exploded.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:11 PM   #29
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I couldn't count the number of times I've been passed on I-80, doing 75mph...no trailer...and get passed by travel trailers, 5er's...all doing 80 or better. Towing...I run between 65 and 70.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:55 PM   #30
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Hope those that speed never receive the lesson why they should not. If they do, with luck it will be an expensive lesson and not a deadly one.
Once pulling a TT doing 65 with a truck capable of pulling 3 times the weight a wind gust caught the trailer. That started the sway and I was all over the interstate. Once it started it only got worse for some distance. Swore off hauling a single axle trailer forever and still added the 2nd sway bar for the return trip and for sale sign. A blowout could cause the same situation. Single axle trailers are for the brave as most are pulled with small vehicles.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:04 PM   #31
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Tires are rares for 75mph on the side wall for all you debbie downers. I understand they were under inflated. After further.inspection of the tire i hit somethimg and it was punctured. Steel belts are pushed in at the hole.

I was only asking for support amd ideas to fix my issue.
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I understand that your question was for a fix. Alas anyone may respond without helping. I just have to ask about the definition of "for all you debbie downers." lol...

Did I miss something that was posted here?
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For petes sake the poor guy was asking for help on fixing a wheel well.....Don't see why all the need to kick the poor guy while hes down. shaking my head
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I understand that your question was for a fix. Alas anyone may respond without helping. I just have to ask about the definition of "for all you debbie downers." lol...

Did I miss something that was posted here?
Look here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3f...1WhJz2sRZvd-zg
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:58 PM   #34
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I made a so called temporary fix with duct tape. It is holding up well a year later... same kind of damage.
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Thanks all. I have since put more air in all my tires when i got home that day. I will be replacing the two tires from that side now and the other two in a couple months. Cant afford to do all 4 at once but will likely not go anywhere im between. I was only doing about 68 because my foort got a little heavy, normally run 65.
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I guarantee i know the consequences of trailer sway. It killed my uncle a year ago out in west tx. Rolled the truck a d trailer at least once.
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So just to update this. I replaced all 4 tires.om the ground with goodyear endurance tires. Got a smoking deal at discount tire. Went up to load range E. Hope they tow well. The side walls are super stiff compared to other E rated tires. Will let yall know thoughts later........
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So just to update this. I replaced all 4 tires.om the ground with goodyear endurance tires. Got a smoking deal at discount tire. Went up to load range E. Hope they tow well. The side walls are super stiff compared to other E rated tires. Will let yall know thoughts later........
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:18 PM   #39
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No tpms. Not in the budget. I do have tire guages and have added to my pre departure check list checling tire pressure. I used to do it before we left the house but now will do it both sides of the trip.

I know, i know, folks swear its a saver but 400 not in the budget witj 500 in new tires and needs for other things around the house
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:26 PM   #40
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No tpms. Not in the budget. I do have tire guages and have added to my pre departure check list checling tire pressure. I used to do it before we left the house but now will do it both sides of the trip.

I know, i know, folks swear its a saver but 400 not in the budget witj 500 in new tires and needs for other things around the house
Not sure where you are looking at $400!! Call TST ~~ the factory. Much less and a 3 year warranty.
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