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Old 07-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Help with electrical tire blowout took out power

Going through Mohave Ca today and had a tire curbside front come apart. It blew through the wheelwell and caught the power umbilical shredding the connector pulling apart. Can't even tell which side go together and a grey wire pulled loose from connector. This is a 06 25' Safari FB Le. Currently no lights inside fantastic fan, Sony player dead and outside lights out. Anybody with a schematic drawing of what these wires are and if connection please help.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear of your troubles. I have an 05, and recall there being some wiring diagrams for my trailer in my manual, so I looked on the Airstream site for a diagram for your model/year. It would appear that your manual is significantly different, and doesn't have as much information. I am including a link to the 05 Safari manual in hope that not much has changed. There are some fairly detailed diagrams of the 2005 25 ft. AS starting around page 145. Hope this helps.

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...36b910e26a.pdf
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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Sorry about your tire/electrical problems. Maybe you could post some photos of the electrical area damaged. That may help. Sorry I can't help more.

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Was the tire a Goodyear Marathon? How did it fail? Signs of the thread coming off like a rethread.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:05 AM   #5
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Not sure if you want to go this far or are even able to travel, but here are directions to a couple of Airstream repair facilities near Mojave, California.

Note: I have no experience with any of these business, other than purchasing Centramatics from Inland RV.

* Airstream of Los Angeles, San Gabriel, California: MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map

* Southwest Coaches, Corona, California: MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map

* Inland RV, Corona, California: 391 Elizabeth Ln, Corona, CA 92880 - Google Maps

* Airstream Dealer Locator: Airstream, Inc
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Here are the pics Rich sent me yesterday right after the blowout.









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Old 07-23-2012, 08:21 AM   #7
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LOL, did not take long for someone to bring up Goodyear’s. Never fails to amuse me.

OP: Sorry about your blowout, could not have happened at a worse time and place I guess. I think that is the first one I have heard causing electrical damage.
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LOL, did not take long for someone to bring up Goodyear’s. Never fails to amuse me.

OP: Sorry about your blowout, could not have happened at a worse time and place I guess. I think that is the first one I have heard causing electrical damage.
Probably for good reason???? The pic of the connector shows (I believe) a marathon with virtually zero tread in the center and tread left in the outer edge. The blown tire's mate with belt separation?????
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Curious, what makes you think it is a Goodyear? I see nothing that even hints at the brand in the photo and the OP did not say what kind of tire it was. If the tires are worn to the point where there is no or very little tread left, is that a problem with the tire brand or negligence on the part of the owner. Tires do not wear out over night, even Goodyear’s.
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The tread pattern in the pic showing the edge tread looks like a Marathon to me...but we need better pics. That's why I used a question mark in my comment above. I am REALLY curious to see the tread on all 3 remaining tires. I would like to know if OP ran these thing to bald of if that one tire in the connector pic has a busted belt and wore it out in short order...as we've seen before.
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Curious, what makes you think it is a Goodyear? I see nothing that even hints at the brand in the photo and the OP did not say what kind of tire it was. If the tires are worn to the point where there is no or very little tread left, is that a problem with the tire brand or negligence on the part of the owner. Tires do not wear out over night, even Goodyear’s.
I agree. If the tire that blew was as bad as the one shown in the pic, it was a disaster waiting to happen. Blowouts are frequently associated with sidewall issues but a lack of tread (as it appears) certainly would cause any manufacturer's tire to blow. I had one blow on my car trailer last month and it had at least 50-60% tread left, if not more. If it had been on my travel trailer it would have caused huge damage. Tires aren't cheap but then neither are major repairs to your unit. The car trailer got 4 new tires.
Sorry about the damage and the delay it will cause in your trip.
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Last weekend I had a fifth wheel SOB parked next to me. Went over and was talking to the owner and could not help but notice the condition of the tires on his trailer. All four looked more like racing slicks than street tires. The tires on his tow truck did not look much better. Scary, I hope he made it back to Arkansas with out blowing out or causing an accident involving someone else.
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Why?

I'm really interested in why some are so concerned with bashing the tire's (at this point yet unknown) manufacturer or Rich for his conjectured possible bad maintenance practices. This thread is about helping him solve his wiring problem. Let's have a little compassion for someone in a difficult situation. If you wish to bash tires and/or tire owners, start your own threads or use one of the many already too numerous tire bashing threads.

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Rich said he didn't feel the tire blow and was flagged down by someone who was passing him. He may have driven 50-100 miles on it like this.
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