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Old 08-31-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Is it just a coincidence?

I have 2012 154BH and have had many memorable trips in it for the last 2 summers. On one of my trips last year, I ended up blowing up a tire on the trailer. Luckily I had a spare to replace the blown tire. This year again I was out on the highway for my camping trip and blew the same tire on the highway. I am pretty sure speeding isn't one of the factors that have caused the problem, still cant figure out what is the problem for having blown tires on the same side of the trailer.

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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II am pretty sure speeding isn't one of the factors that have caused the problem.

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How fast is speeding? Those tires are only rated for 65. Also how the camper is loaded can also be a factor as well as inflation.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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How fast is speeding? Those tires are only rated for 65. Also how the camper is loaded can also be a factor as well as inflation.

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Old 08-31-2014, 05:36 PM   #4
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1) You could weigh your trailer to see if that side is whole lot heavier than the other and perhaps make adjustments.

2) Keep a close eye on tire pressures - usually the maximum inflation pressure on the tire sidewall is the best pressure to keep your tires at.

3) You could install a TPMS to keep a constant check on pressures and temperatures in all your tires

4) Are any of your tires wearing unusually? Or cracks in the sidewalls?

5) When you buy new tires, you could go up a weight range if such tires are available in your size and if your rims are capable of the higher pressures

6) Although your trailer is fairly new, your tires could be old. Check the dates on the tires and see what they are. If over four years or so, you might consider replacing them even if they have good tread.
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My speed has never been above 60mph, always stayed in the range of 55-60 mph on the highway. As far as loading of the trailer, I just have the stabilizer jacks and some wooden planks for the jacks stored in the storage compartment. Trailer is not overloaded for sure. I will check the dates on the tires when they were manufactured.
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Which tire?
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Tire beneath the bunk beds.
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Since you say it was the same location both times I would suspect something to do with that axle.. check alignment, bearing preload , brakes dragging, tire to body clearance..
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How about where you store the trailer? Is that tire the one that's always in the sun?
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That is the curb side, and around here the worst part of the road lately.
I don't mean to insult, but that is also the side that is most likely to encounter a curb when making a turn, which can create a bubble or other side wall damage.

One habit I learned early is to check the temperature (just using my palm) of each wheel immediately any time I stop. Low pressure, bearing, and alignment issues would create a hot tire.

Once is unfortunate.
Twice is probably a coincidence.
Third time (hopefully won't happen) is a sign of an issue.
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