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Old 11-13-2011, 06:36 PM   #15
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:56 PM   #16
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Just curious what tire pressure were you running in the tires before the blowout.
I had checked all five tires about an hour before we left and had them at 65 psi. Did just a quick glance at the outside of each tire.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:59 PM   #17
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Ouch! I hate those Goodyear tires. Sorry for your damage.
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Oh, Man...that hurts just looking at it...

We are so sorry, but take a deep breath and forge on...it can all be fixed...
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:19 PM   #19
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Tire failure

Sorry to hear about your damage.
There are many posts about ST tire failure on this site.
If you want to research the subject I recommend the post Tires, Tires Tires started by Bob Thompson.
Next go the NHTSA web site and file a complaint. Its not easy but the more failure complaints the better.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #20
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That just SUCKS! It makes me feel much better about spending the money on new 16" wheels and LT tires. It was expensive, but I would be sick to see that kind of damage.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #21
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Sorry to hear about your damage.
There are many posts about ST tire failure on this site.
If you want to research the subject I recommend the post Tires, Tires Tires started by Bob Thompson.
Next go the NHTSA web site and file a complaint. Its not easy but the more failure complaints the better.
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I would be calling goodyear corporate wanting reimbursed.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:21 PM   #22
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My experience with Goodyear Marathons was similar. We had three separate catastrophic failures (blow-outs) on the highway. We experienced only minor body damage. We replaced the marathons with Maxxis E's. They did better, but still not great. At least the Maxxis didn't blow-out, just tread separation. We finally decided that all of the St trailer tires were junk. At 60,000 miles on the Airstream, we went with the 16" wheels and LT Michelins. We now have almost 25,000 miles on the LT with no problems yet.

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Old 11-16-2011, 03:15 PM   #23
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Your welcome!

He and his wife do all the work so they will be slow but well worth the wait. His dad used to own an Airstream dealership so he grew up with them, kinda cool. I'm taking mine down next weekend and I imagine he will have it for most of the winter but I'm good with that. Let me know how it goes.
Thanks for the recommendation. I got in contact with Griffith RV and sent them pics and info. for a repair quote. Appears we may be taking the trailer up in March for repairs. I also turned in a claim to Goodyear and contacted my insurance company. We finally made it to Arkansas for a quick vacation. Just without the trailer :-(
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Great Video. Good Info.
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Thanks for the recommendation. I got in contact with Griffith RV and sent them pics and info. for a repair quote. Appears we may be taking the trailer up in March for repairs. I also turned in a claim to Goodyear and contacted my insurance company. We finally made it to Arkansas for a quick vacation. Just without the trailer :-(
Great! I leave early in the morning to deliver ours and go over the trailer with them. I will let you know when it's done and post before and after pics.
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Brad, when did you switch, and where did you go? You can email me off line if you wish...Drew
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Tire Blowout Before Trip - Aligment Root Cause?

I had a blowout on my first set of GYM's after only about 2 years. I was very careful to keep the inflation pressure at 65psi. When I looked at the remaining tires, I noticed really uneven tire wear.

So wheel alignment is a concern. According to some, you can go over driveway to self serve and cause a misalignment - the axles are easy to mis-align. It doesn't take much time on your trip for a misalignment issue to cause a tire to blow. Check with the Airstream dealer for who they use for alignment, and go there directly to get it checked if your tires show uneven wear.

Now I check for even wear every time I inflate the tires, and before every trip.

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