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Old 09-28-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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Replace em all?

So I found a bubble in one of my Tow Max tires this weekend. I could hardly see it while I was standing there looking at the tire, but I could see it in my mirror going down the road. So I inspected the tire VERY closely and found it. Luckily the trailer is parked in my driveway and it didn't ruin our trip.

I have not had a chance to closely examine the rest of the tires, so this may be a moot point, but should I replace all 4? Or can I get by just replacing the two on that axle (the rear). Or even just the one? Then I can replace the other two on the front axle next month and spread out the cost a little?

I know I want to be rid of all four of the Tow Max, I just don't trust them, but the money is hard to part with right now. We don't have any trips planned for at least the next month, maybe more, so I do have some time to work on this.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:44 PM   #2
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I think you answered your own question. If you aren't planning any camping for the next month, then yes, you can spread the cost out over the next month. Sometimes, you can find a deal and buy three and get the 4th one free. Never worked for me but I have seen the offer. You definitely want to replace all of them, including the spare.
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I guess I'm gonna have to look at my tires a little more closely!
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:10 PM   #4
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Noticed an issue on the inside of mine after getting home this weekend. Don't plan on camping anymore this year so I figure I will replace them all before spring. Based on the date code on all of the tires they are 5 years old and at the end of their lifespan. I have purchased tires at Belle Tire in the past the day after Thanksgiving and then had them received and put on in the spring. The cost was great and they didn't sit outside in the elements for 3 months.
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Mine are dated "2013" (20th week 2013), so they're not that old. I'd like to take advantage of a buy 3 get one free deal, but to the best of my knowledge, one just ended through Discount Tire Direct on Ebay; don't know when the next deal will be.

My neighbor is a manager at one of our local Discount Tire locations, I may have to see what he can do for me. Website says they can get them, but only have the Carlisle in stock. I'd rather have the Maxxis, and since I don't need them RFN (I'm not blown on the side of the road or have a big trip planned), I have some time to shop the deal I want. We also have a local "mom & pop" tire store that deals Maxxis, a couple hundred yards from where I store the trailer, so there might be a deal there too.

I typically end up going the "replace them all" route. In this case, even if I don't find the other tires to be damaged, I trust them EVEN LESS than I did before. So I'll probably just end up biting the bullet and replacing them all at the same time.
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I would replace all four or you will be looking backwards every trip. I would also document the issue and contact Jayco to see what they will do. You should also file a claim with your dealer for added pressure. Document with photos, date codes and everything.

Then wait for Discount tire to run a sale on all four with rebates since you don't have to go yet. I bought all 4 on sale with $100. rebate for buying all 4.

I replaced all 4 this season due to the same issue. And yes I was helped. There is a recall out there on the D rated ones I believe due to date coding. Check the web and this forum for the exact recall info.
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I would replace all four or you will be looking backwards every trip. I would also document the issue and contact Jayco to see what they will do. You should also file a claim with your dealer for added pressure. Document with photos, date codes and everything.

Then wait for Discount tire to run a sale on all four with rebates since you don't have to go yet. I bought all 4 on sale with $100. rebate for buying all 4.

I replaced all 4 this season due to the same issue. And yes I was helped. There is a recall out there on the D rated ones I believe due to date coding. Check the web and this forum for the exact recall info.
I was thinking there was a recall out there. Will have to check it out. Mine are D-rated 15". Also going to email the dealer tonight, hope he helps, I'm in the last week of my 2 yr warranty (if I'm not already out).
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http://www.towmaxtires.com/content/t...5%202014_2.pdf

ST225/75R15

The tires, which are Load Range D and carry an 8-ply rating, were manufactured by Shandong Yongfeng Tyres Co. Ltd. at its plant in Linyi, Shandong Province (DOT code AD), between June 15 and Oct. 14, 2014, according to the company’s filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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I blew one towmax this summer. Bought a new Maxxis with the idea that I'd replace them all over a short time. Got back home to another of the towmax having the bubble seperation sign. Replaced them all after that. The miles between these two incidents was less than 500 miles. If I did this again I'd make sure and specify steel valve stems. One shop did it without being asked whereas the other put on rubber stems, as they were from Jayco.
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I was thinking there was a recall out there. Will have to check it out. Mine are D-rated 15". Also going to email the dealer tonight, hope he helps, I'm in the last week of my 2 yr warranty (if I'm not already out).
Tires are not covered by the manufacturer (Jayco) warranty.
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