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way2roll

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Posted: 05/25/22 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MNRon wrote:

Lots of heavy 5er's come with inadequate low quality E rated tires. Many don't have problems; but some tire scrubbing, overloading, running fast, road hazards, sun, or just every day bumps can make them very dangerous. Some replace with LT's, many just replace with good G rated ST tires. They don't have to be expensive, Sailun makes a good G rated ST tire that I've run on two heavy 5ers very happily for tens of thousands of miles.

If you have a heavy 5er with E rated tires I'd recommend replacing them soon with G's.


Our FW isn't overly heavy but yes, I went with G rated tires.


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Just wondering if you honestly checked tire pressure before leaving, since it was never mentioned. I’m not insinuating you didn’t. Just curious.


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Durb wrote:

I've heard that if you have a blow out, drive immediately to the tire shop and replace the other tires as they are getting ready to go too. Could be automated manufacturing consistency causing a flaw to be continually and identically duplicated. I've had light bulbs on the same line burn out within 30 seconds from each other.

You might consider replacing the spare too. Glad you didn't have too much damage.


some people just have more money than they know what to do with. if you have a blow out and your tires are all 8 years old ya its time to look at chaning them out, but at 3 years old, even 5 years if they look like there in good shape why throw the money away.


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Years ago I bought a new boat and trailer. Both Carlisle tired failed within less than 2 years. I bought two bias ply tires made in Vietnam, the cheapest I could find. 15 years later, they looked like new !

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I've had good luck/many years with Michelin XPS Ribs (on the front axle) and Bridgestone Duravis 500's on the rear axle as a so far successful experiment in "longevity/durability". But they're expensive as just over $300 each...


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StirCrazy wrote:

Durb wrote:

I've heard that if you have a blow out, drive immediately to the tire shop and replace the other tires as they are getting ready to go too. Could be automated manufacturing consistency causing a flaw to be continually and identically duplicated. I've had light bulbs on the same line burn out within 30 seconds from each other.

You might consider replacing the spare too. Glad you didn't have too much damage.


some people just have more money than they know what to do with. if you have a blow out and your tires are all 8 years old ya its time to look at chaning them out, but at 3 years old, even 5 years if they look like there in good shape why throw the money away.


You learn to take notice of the first warning sign. If one tire fails mysteriously, for seemingly no reason you learn the others are going to fail soon as well. You learn that the brand new tires were never in good shape. Pretending that they are good simply because they are new only leads to more heartache and trouble down the road
Sure you could take the I'll wait and see approach, but the issue becomes collateral damage.
Blown tires can cause major/costly body damage to the RV.
If it wer just tires maybe you gamble. But when you consider the potential for collateral body damage, it's much easier to cut your losses and get new tires. BTDT.
It only took one of my OEM tires to fail for me to bail on the others and upgrade to Sailun's.
No tire issues since dumping the brand new OEM tires.


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Long ago we switched to running same tires on the truck & trailer. This effectively gives us two spares.

All tire places have machines to change tires. Chances of finding a tire shop with same tires you are running are slim. Never needed to change tires on rims but it is nice to have the option there if needed.


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mooky stinks wrote:

Just wondering if you honestly checked tire pressure before leaving, since it was never mentioned. I’m not insinuating you didn’t. Just curious.


Yes, I always check all tires as part of my pre-flight checklist. Even with a TPMS and on the truck as well.

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StirCrazy wrote:

Durb wrote:

I've heard that if you have a blow out, drive immediately to the tire shop and replace the other tires as they are getting ready to go too. Could be automated manufacturing consistency causing a flaw to be continually and identically duplicated. I've had light bulbs on the same line burn out within 30 seconds from each other.

You might consider replacing the spare too. Glad you didn't have too much damage.


some people just have more money than they know what to do with. if you have a blow out and your tires are all 8 years old ya its time to look at chaning them out, but at 3 years old, even 5 years if they look like there in good shape why throw the money away.


I did replace all 4. I didn't give much thought to continue on the remaining original tires. I heard warnings on those tires when I bought the FW and ignored them. After seeing the damage they could do and the way it blew out I decided immediately I was going to replace them all with better tires. The second tire blowing within 5 miles of the first one was just icing on the cake and reinforced my decision. Granted they aren't cheap, especially when you look at the remaining tires, really inspect them and they look perfectly fine. But I was already buying 2 very different tires, it was a no brainer to buy all 4 and save myself the anxiety going down the road. DW wasn't having it any other way either.

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Luckily our deductible is pretty low. Adjuster supposed to call me today and we'll take it from there. Can't imagine what that skirting/J Wrap will cost, plus labor, the trim pieces and anything else I can't see. And who knows how long it will take with supply chains messed up, but like I said, the FW is fully functional, it's just bent skirting and some missing trim, so we don't need to cancel any trips until the parts come in. I feel very lucky it wasn't worse and no one was hurt.

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