So I was on my way home from work last night and noticed a truck and 5'er (not a Jayco) on the side of the road with it's hazards on. So I pulled over and noticed his right rear tire on the rear axle (tandem axle) had blown. Walked around to check it out and offer assistance when I saw something that blew my mind. When the tire blew, it ripped it from the axle hub and all. The wheel was cocked inward and at first I thought it just blew the rim off the axle when I noticed it was much worse than that. I asked him when was the last time he checked his tires. He said he's NEVER checked them in the 3 years of owning his 5'er. We talked for a bit and he claimed he's examining his tires for now on before every trip. Funny thing is, no trailer damage! The skirt around the wheels was perfect and looked untouched. Lucky man that's all that happened I said. Needless to say, the owner was furious and said he had someone coming but thanks for stopping. Yes, they were Tow Max tires.
Just a reminder...
ALWAYS CHECK YOUR TIRES BEFORE EVERY
Could it have been avoided by checking the tires before his trip? Possibly. And maybe not.
Do it anyway. The lives you save may be yours AND mine.