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Old 08-18-2016, 07:18 AM   #1
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This is not the best way to start our weekend....

We went camping last weekend and we got about 20 miles from home and this happened.....





No damage to the TT, but it took me about 20 minutes to change the tire and get back on the road. We had a Highway Patrol man stop behind us and put his lights on for "Our Safety". It was a two lane highway and we were on the shoulder as far over as I safely could be. Super friendly gentleman and offered to help any way he could.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:28 AM   #2
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I have lots of those type pictures. Scary and glad you had no damage.
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Thank goodness you didn't have trailer damage, that's not the norm for this type thing.

I suggest you consider 4 new Maxxis tires, one load range higher than you now have on the rig.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:41 AM   #4
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One of my biggest fears when towing my camper... Glad it worked out OK for you!
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:58 AM   #5
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Lucky you ... you did not rip off the fender skirts like I did when my tire blew..
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FYI...my understanding is that if you blow a tire on a dual axle trailer, you should replace both tires on that side.

I suppose the assumption is that the remaining tire would have been damaged by debris and/or overloading.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:16 AM   #7
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Let me guess, another top quality set of 2 year old Towmax tires that Jayco continues to say are perfectly safe.

Glad you didn't suffer any injuries or trip ending damages to your trailer. Wonder what it is going to take to get Jayco to address the well-known issues with these tires.
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Glad to hear you are all ok!!!

How old are the tires per the date out of curiosity?

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Thank you everyone for your comments and concerns!!!

These are the original "BlowMax" tires and they are about 3 years old. I have already replaced all 4 tires with Maxxis Tires.

Grandkids got to play in the ditch while I changed the tire and Grandma (My Wife) kept an eye on them. They watched me change the tire for about 2 minutes and realized it was much more fun to play in the ditch than it was watch a tire being changed.

They talked about the ditch all weekend!!!
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Thank goodness you didn't have trailer damage, that's not the norm for this type thing.

I suggest you consider 4 new Maxxis tires, one load range higher than you now have on the rig.
+1! ASAP.

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FYI...my understanding is that if you blow a tire on a dual axle trailer, you should replace both tires on that side.

I suppose the assumption is that the remaining tire would have been damaged by debris and/or overloading.
+1! It's only a matter of time before that other tire goes.

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Let me guess, another top quality set of 2 year old Towmax tires that Jayco continues to say are perfectly safe.

Glad you didn't suffer any injuries or trip ending damages to your trailer. Wonder what it is going to take to get Jayco to address the well-known issues with these tires.
+1! I don't understand why they still use these! It can't be that much more expensive to go with Maxxis. They're not that expensive!

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Says "travel King" on the surviving tire.
Definitely a "Blow-Max"
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