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Old 05-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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17Z Cracks in Sidewall

Hey folks we just purchased a 17Z last June new and I was pulling it out today and noticed that one of the tires already has cracks in the sidewall just after one year of storage inside. They may be superficial but only one tire had cracks and the other side was fine. Would this defect be covered by the Jayco warranty or the tire company warranty?

The pressure is/was good in the tires and as per the tire was 50lbs cold all winter so I am not sure why one side would crack and the other is fine. I think it is a tire defect.

The spare looks fine as well.

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Old 05-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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I would check with the tt dealer, get the problem registered with them then let them handle unless they say different. They could call the local tire dealer for you. Larry
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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My 17Z had bad tires. All 3 were dry rotted in a little over a year. I have covers on the tires when not towing. Jayco replaced them for me.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #4
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So are trailer tires made out of different compounds than passenger tires? The tires on my truck are over one year old and do not show signs of cracking.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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mcfarmall--- You bring up a good point, maybe, just maybe the tt tires are made in China AND JUST MAYBE the Chinese use cheaper stuff to make thier products-- Now don't get me wrong, I'm not against world trade but those a--holes are taking us for all we're worth which in a few years won't be worth much so if we can hang on WE WIN pardon my rant but buy US , CANADIAN when ever you can. Larry
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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What is a good replacement tires for our hybrid trailers? I think the oem tires are quite cheap and stiff.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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What is a good replacement tires for our hybrid trailers? I think the oem tires are quite cheap and stiff.
Maxxis makes good trailer tires. They are available from Discount Tire.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #8
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My 2010 17Z had cracked tires on the lot. The dealer had them replaced before the aperwork was done. They were Duro brand and looked 10 years old!
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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My trailer is a year old and one tire has cracks. Same with my neighbors trailer. We both have 17z.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #10
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Sorry, with some of the 'techy mods' "off duty" right now, the best I can offer is this url which shows how to "read" the tires. I learned from tire-techie's here how new owners can "read" when their tires were actually made compared to the install date. When we bought our tt new, our tires fell within the realm of our purchase date. Hope this helps
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