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Old 07-22-2018, 04:49 PM   #1
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Trailer Tire Blowouts

I'm just curious how many RV's have had blowouts? I have a friend that has had either 4 or 5 blowouts. 43 ft 5er says he put higher rated tires but still just had another blowout today. Says he was going 65. I think he was going faster! I have RVed from central Texas to Louisiana Florida and Arkansas for 4 years and never had even a low tire. Let me y'alls experiences! Thanks
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:00 PM   #2
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Nope. At just over 2 years, replaced my OEM Rainer tires with Goodyear Endurance and went up to load range E.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:06 PM   #3
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I have had 2 and they occurred just over an hour apart in about 75 miles.
Overloaded? Nope.
Low pressure? Nope.
High speed? Nope.
Made in China? Yup.
Luckily my TPMS alerted me to both failures and I sustained no damage.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:14 PM   #4
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I have had blowouts on all three of the last fifth wheels I owned. All goodyear Marathons of different size, LR and country of origin. My current rig is 38 1/2' went thru 2 sets of LR E tires until I changed to Goodyear 614's LR G.

No more tire problems in the last 4 years.

Just like everything on rv's, they seem to be engineered to just be over the weight they are designed to carry. The G tires gives me the margin I want.

Goodyear did stand behind their product on a few occasions with replacements and even paid some damages on one blowout.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:24 PM   #5
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I used to have a popup. Went from Illinois to Mouse World in Florida, 2 on the way down and 1 on the way back. Did not understand about going over 65 or the tires were just junk china bombs. Or both.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:32 PM   #6
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I had 4 blow outs and one with a broken belt. All China tires. The last blow out damaged the trailer. So I put on Firestone LT tires and never had trouble after. Trailer actually pulled better, handled better and rode better.
This Jayco came with the endurance tires and so far no issues. They are wearing good. All the China tires I had never wore even. I will never run China tires. I'm curious how well this endurance tires will hold up. If good I will replace with the same. If not American made LT tires.


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Old 07-22-2018, 05:41 PM   #7
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Into our 4th season with original LT off-road tires - close to 18K miles with no trouble so far. I am rather obsessive about checking the tires and ensure they are always as max sidewall pressure on any driving day as well as checking temps any time I check the hub temps. Always covered when stored as well. They will be 5 years old per date code next March so I have all winter to think about whether or not I will arbitrarily replace them at the beginning of next season.
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On our 1st 5vr was used & it turns out the tires were bad. Had a blow out on the driver's side on I70 and wife was doing about 65. The next night the tire & rim on the passenger side sheared off in Utah.

On our 3rd 5vr had a blow out (1st year we had the unit) on the West Virginia turnpike (wife was driving again!). We made it home & took the tire to our Goodyear dealer. He pointed out the bubbles on the inside of the tires (yup, it was Chinese). We contacted the distributor of the tires who reimbursed us and we put Goodyear tires on that unit.

On the Jayco we specifically ordered the unit with G614s. Haven't had any issues to date.
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Here is what happened to the Prowler I had. Insurance totaled the trailer.
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Had a blow out on a 5 bale cotton trailer back in the '80s.
It sucked real bad.
Nothing since.
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