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Old 01-30-2019, 04:20 PM   #1
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Tow max tires

After hearing horror stories about “blow max” tires I replaced mine in 2015 . I did not re place the spare. It is mounted on the rear bumper with a black tire cover. I have never used the spare. Every year I take the cover off and check air pressure before heading south for the winter. This year I didn’t. So with not much else to do today I checked the spare. The date on the spare is 4812. Granted this tire is a little over 6years old, it is unused and has been covered it’s whole life. So I am grateful I discovered this while parked at our place in Yuma and not on the road.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:06 PM   #2
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Yikes.

Can that happen from just sitting in the heat?

SHOULD that happen from just sitting in the heat?
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:03 PM   #3
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Yikes.

Can that happen from just sitting in the heat?

SHOULD that happen from just sitting in the heat?
I had a Tow Max spare that blew out through the tread, spewing the steel radial cords through the hole. It was a spare, like yours, and never touched the road. After sending pictures to Tow Max they sent a new replacement, but I replaced the other four tires with Goodyear Marathons, and eventually Endurance after Goodyear made them available in 14 inch
I simply could not trust the Tow (blow) max tires after that incident. I had a spare on the rear of my Bronco II and kept it 18 years with no blown tires with a black cover (the RV used a white, more reflective, cover) so it shouldn't have blown. It had to be defective.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:40 PM   #4
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Yikes.

Can that happen from just sitting in the heat? YES!

SHOULD that happen from just sitting in the heat? Yes!

Just because it's a spare doesn't stop the aging processes. In fact, it often speeds-up the aging processes.

It seems that RV trailer spares age faster when positioned in the vertical than those positioned in the horizontal.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:24 AM   #5
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It seems that RV trailer spares age faster when positioned in the vertical than those positioned in the horizontal.
Probably because they are under the trailer and out of the sun...
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:47 AM   #6
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I had a Tow Max spare that blew out through the tread, spewing the steel radial cords through the hole. It was a spare, like yours, and never touched the road. After sending pictures to Tow Max they sent a new replacement, but I replaced the other four tires with Goodyear Marathons, and eventually Endurance after Goodyear made them available in 14 inch
I simply could not trust the Tow (blow) max tires after that incident. I had a spare on the rear of my Bronco II and kept it 18 years with no blown tires with a black cover (the RV used a white, more reflective, cover) so it shouldn't have blown. It had to be defective.
Those Goodyear Marathons are just as bad of a tire as the BlowMax tires...

You got lucky with those...
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