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#17383 - 05/26/14 06:34 PM Trailer Tires, blowing
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We blew a tire on the turnpike on the way to Buttonwood two years ago. We've replaced all the tires, made sure the date on them was within the last year, using tire covers, parking on gravel that drains, checking tire pressures regularly. Just had camper inspected 4/2014. And our first trip out we blow a tire on the way home on I 78.

This is our third blow out on the camper. I have to admit this is starting to really stress me out. I've been reading other threads (mostly on the Sunline forum), but we aren't qualified to do major mods ourselves. Is there a shop that anyone can recommend that really 'gets' these tire issues? We are in Royersford, Montgomery County, I am willing to travel up to about an hour radius to get some serious help.

Where do we start? A D level tire? Which I think requires new rims?

Photos of today's blown tire:




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#17389 - 05/27/14 06:11 AM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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have all 3 blow outs been the same tire on the same axle or has it been a different tire each time.also do you know the GVWR of the trailer


Edited by rich (05/27/14 06:36 AM)
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#17392 - 05/27/14 12:01 PM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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Two of the blowouts were the same tire on, the third was the other axle other side of camper.

a dry weight of 4155 and a GVWR of 7000
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#17397 - 05/28/14 06:27 AM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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I really doubt you have a issue with the camper I think it's just a matter of bad tires, the mission tires that came on my sunline started to develop big bubbles in the sidewalls, switched to other tires and never had a problem after that. My buddy also had a problem with his camper from new where he would wear out his left rear and right front tire within 1000 miles(Carlisle tires)so we measured everything on his camper(I'm an auto body tech so have access to frame measuring tools) and it measured within specs,he replaced the Carlisle tires with goodyear marathons and also never had a problem after that.Unfortunately the mission tires don't have have the best track record and I would bet that they are your only problem, also with those C rated tires and a gvwr of 7000lbs that is pushing the limit of those tires, when replacing tires I would go with D rated tires just for a little comfort zone.If you ever want to take a camping trip close to home to Warwick Woods campground I'm there every weekend and would gladly measure the camper for you.


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#17398 - 05/28/14 11:24 AM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: rich]
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Thanks for the info!

I am strongly leaning towards going with the D tires

We've never gone to Warwick woods, I don't think they have pull throughs, do they?
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#17411 - 05/28/14 10:05 PM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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I was guessing the C rating was an issue. Just from researching tires a few weeks ago, this thread had my interest. Glad everyone is safe after the blowout.
Also, you mentioned it happened on 78. Just out of curiosity, when you go to that area, which way do you go?
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#17412 - 05/29/14 06:18 AM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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yes they have a few pull through sites
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#17413 - 05/29/14 07:34 AM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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Ok, thanks! I will get the husband to do trip to check it out with me.
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#17545 - 06/07/14 11:02 PM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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We did a tour of Warwick woods today and noted several sites that will work for us. Thanks for the tip!
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#17551 - 06/09/14 06:21 AM Re: Trailer Tires, blowing [Re: DianeScraps]
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oh good, should have stopped and said hi, just let me know if you book something and want me to measure the camper.
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