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Old 11-19-2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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Tire blowout times two

Traveling from Disney World to Maryland we had a tire blowout on the curb side. We were on I-4 going 65-70mph. After a struggle and assistance from a road ranger we began traveling, replaced the damaged tire and resumed our travels. One hour of drive time later, just before the GA line we had another blowout on the same curb side, but the other tire
Any thought on why two blowouts on same side, same day?
We have been traveling for two weeks with now other issues and tire pressures were good.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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Maybe you hit some debris in the road and it damaged both tires on that side?
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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Possible when you store the unit one side is always to the south. Have noticed on my 345 the tires on one side seemed to dry rot quicker. Replaced all at one time and started to change exposure yearly. Think this will help, if not cover the tires when stored.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:47 AM   #4
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I suppose that if both tires were marginal in terms of condition, when the first tire blew, its load would be thrown onto the remaining tire which just might have sent it over the top as well?

Curious to know age (and make) of tires and how often you generally check pressures?

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Old 11-19-2011, 11:13 AM   #5
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Was it the same tire location on the same side? If an axle drags or toes slightly, it can be prone to blow the same tire location more often. Have the axles been replaced?
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
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Tired thanks

We made it home with no "further blowouts. To answer a few questions, the trailer is parked in the shade and there was no tire rot. Tire pressures checked weekly. Lastly, the same side tires blew. First the rear and then the front.

My guess is that my tires are 8 yrs old and the stress from the first failure contributed to the second. I will be replacing all the tires.

Now it is time to start working on the damaged wheel well and aluminum which was damaged.

Thanks for all your help
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
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IMOH 8 years old says it all, really. There isn't an ST on the market that is not at risk of blow outs at eight years. (Got to figure its kind of like dog years.) Not to mention that 65 to 70 mph is too fast for any ST on the market. Lucky the Airstream was not damaged, or was it?
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:04 PM   #8
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ST or not any tire that sits more than it rolls will deteriorate due to dry rot you can extend the life by covering with commercial tire covers but IMO 8 years is about the max for trailer tires.
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8 years is way too old for tires to be reliable.
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