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Old 07-03-2014, 01:44 PM   #57
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The road side rear is the most common tire to get a puncture then loose air then fly apart after the pressure gets low. So it may not be the tire. How much is left of the tire?

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Old 07-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #58
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Steve,

Things just seem to happen to you. You could go into a monastery and give up all worldly things. Or, replace the tire with a Michelin. Do you have tire pressure monitors for the trailer?

I hope the truck is working out well by now.

We're thinking about going to Lake City in August, but I have to see docs about my back and some sort of surgery is in my future, so life is somewhat confused about our future travels.

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Old 07-03-2014, 02:03 PM   #59
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OK, Any LT tire failures to report?

Tires are going to fail, and more so in the heat,,, this just is.

Some will have manufacturing defects, some will have been run low, and some will have experienced damage a long time before.


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Old 07-03-2014, 02:15 PM   #60
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We had the right rear go flat on our Safari near Pie Town , New Mexico about a month back . A nice young lady that had been following passed and signaled that there was a problem back there , we pulled over and she told us the tire had been down for several miles "towed perfectly with no apparent problems " the weight of the trailer had been carried by the right Front tire and wheel allowing the assembly to the rear of it to roll along without the wheel ever making contact with the road surface . This was a new first time on the road p rated 15 inch tire and did not come apart or do any damage whatsoever to the trailer, although it was run deflated long enough to inflict fatal damage to the outside sidewall of the tire , while the inside was perfectly fine . The tire that had been carrying the entire weight of the right side of the trailer was no warmer than the tires on the left side of the trailer .
Hats off to the young lady who stopped to tell us of the flat , she offered to help us put the spare on !
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:12 PM   #61
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The tire definitely blew out. I do have a pressure and heat monitoring system and it alarmed about five seconds after the tire blew.

The truck however is now doing good other than the poor fuel mileage. Doing this with my phone so excuse the short reply.

Gene hope you do make it over would be good to visit again.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:13 PM   #62
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I have around 20k on my 16" Michelin LTX MS-2's. Never had to add air; stays at 75 lbs no matter the temp. Very stable; love them.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:26 AM   #63
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I have around 20k on my 16" Michelin LTX MS-2's. Never had to add air; stays at 75 lbs no matter the temp. Very stable; love them.
Yea, at 20,000 miles the BFG's were perfect also.

Looked thru this thread and it seems I am the first to report a legitimate failure with a 16" LT tire including Bob Thompson who was the first to report converting to 16", and also ran the BFG'S.

We have a saying in Texas, "Snake bit", which sorta means bad luck.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:57 AM   #64
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No issues here LTX 16" MS2 E rated.
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Any tire can go flat for any number of reasons. Will be interesting to see how this thread goes. Jim
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:55 PM   #66
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We take at least hot weather trip a year in the South and SW.
We had multiple ST tire failures with D's and E's. GYMs, No names and even Maxxis they all failed.
We went to Michelin LTX P rated extra load because we had a smaller AS and did not want to buy 16 inch wheels three years ago. Other than a puncture due to a run over screw we have had zero tire issues.
If I am in a hurry, I go 70 and have driven a couple of days at 110 degrees plus weather. I have changed my last tire in hotter than hell conditions with traffic whizzing by.
A bonus is a much better ride.
Why didn't I make the switch after the first failure? I could have put Michelins on all my vehicles with all the $$ I spent on failed ST tires.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:58 PM   #67
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I am planning to wait until the holidays (after the summer and fall travel season is over) to create a new 16" LT tire failure poll.

With so many having switched in the past couple of years, it's about time to find out how the LT tires are holding up.
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I think you would have heard by now if there were any tread failures on Michelin LT's. I think I remember hearing about one, but can't find it.
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The road side rear is the most common tire to get a puncture then loose air then fly apart after the pressure gets low. So it may not be the tire. How much is left of the tire?

Perry
Again, my tire did not go flat and then tear up, it blew out (can you say POW?) and then the TPMS went into alarm.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:36 PM   #70
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OK, as of Monday morning I now have Michelin tires on the trailer. I can only say Discount Tire are good people to do business with. Time will tell about the Michelin's.
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