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Old 11-14-2020, 03:20 PM   #1
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Warning on tires

I have had two HiRun trailer tires that have gone bad. One went flat while I was parked, got lucky. Second while traveling down Hwy 997 in Florida. Tire size was a ST205/75R15. It appears that the cause was belt separation.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:41 AM   #2
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your experience backs up the good practice of actually inspecting not just checking air of your tires prior to each departure. belt separation can be hard to detect I have seen it in the form of one tire appearing larger then the other on visual inspection and confirmed by removal.
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Were you running a TPMS? It probably would have alerted you to an issue with the tire before it failed completely.
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Were you running a TPMS? It probably would have alerted you to an issue with the tire before it failed completely.
AMEN! Might not save the tire but a good chance a TPMS can save a lot of damage to the TT.
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your experience backs up the good practice of actually inspecting not just checking air of your tires prior to each departure. belt separation can be hard to detect I have seen it in the form of one tire appearing larger then the other on visual inspection and confirmed by removal.
Much easier to detect if the tires are inspected while lifted off the pavement. With the tire up and able to be rotated freely it's a lot easier to see if a separation is developing either in the form of a subtle bulge on the tread or tread "grooves" that have a crooked area.

A great time to check is before starting the season and especially before any long trip.
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