Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-02-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 189
First tire blow out

First tire blow out on 2011 305skp. Left Jacksonville, Fl. headed for Branson, Mo. Tire blew right outside Montgomery, Al. Luckily there was a vacant gas station I could pull into so I could change it. Course it messed up the side, completely tore off the fender skirt and left some black marks. The black marks I think I can clean off. The fender skirt is gone completely. We may go to Ohio before heading back to Florida and our route will take us pretty close to Shipshewana, IN, does anyone know if they will sell us parts there and if so who could I possibly call. I have never made the factory tour so not sure how that would work. Looks like I just need the left side fender skirt and the little skirt that goes on the front of that. Any info would be helpful or does anyone have one just lying around somewhere. So if anyone sees a 2011 305skp with Florida tags and a banged up left fender with duct tape its me.
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 CTD
2011 305skp fifthwheel

shoe2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
Seasonal Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 377
Take a very carefull look at the other three tires.

Look for tread seperation. Difficult to detect but I would bet you will have more problems in the near future.
rcflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
Full Time Camper
 
Stan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 1,992
The little piece you are talking about I believe is just cut from the skirt itself. I would think the factory can get one if you call ahead to let them know.
__________________
Stan and Terri
Oak Harbor, WA
2008 Chevy 2500HD D/A
2007 Cruiser CF30SK
Glide Ride Pin Box
Reese 16K Slider
Stan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 07:20 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
socoguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: , RI
Posts: 1,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan View Post
The little piece you are talking about I believe is just cut from the skirt itself. I would think the factory can get one if you call ahead to let them know.
X2. The factory can take care of it and they are fair on parts cost.

Take the advice on checking all the tires you don't want another incident.
__________________
Al Laura (Lily & Breeze Portie Girls)
2011 F250 6.7 PS Tuxedo Black 4x4
11 305SKP- TPMS- RideRite air bags
Reese 16K Slider Wet Bolts
socoguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #5
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: DeSoto,KS
Posts: 125
If you are going to Branson, just north of there about 20 miles in Ozark is a Cruiser dealership that might have one. Might give them a call.

Campbell Ford RV
400 N 20th St, Ozark, MO 65721
(417) 581-2356
__________________

2009 CT31RL

2016 Chevrolet 2500HD High Country

Hensley Hitch
ajlight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 01:09 PM   #6
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 189
I called Crossroads and they told me I had to go thru a dealer to get parts. I thought CR would deal with you, since I told them I would be coming right through there. I called a dealer that is by them, They called CR and got a price. Fender skirt no longer comes in White, only black or tan. Guess in my travels I will be on the lookout for a 2011 305skp with white fender skirts, I have my hex head driver with me. Owners beware.
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 CTD
2011 305skp fifthwheel

shoe2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #7
Full Time Camper
 
fhenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ms
Posts: 2,739
Check on Amazon I found one there last year when I went through the same thing.
__________________
Frank and Janet Henn
2017 380MBH pushing a 2007 Dodge
CDT with a six speed Automatic
Traveling with Hoover and Rainbow the wonder dogs and now with Sunshine the rescue Schnauzer.
fhenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 10:11 AM   #8
Full Time Camper
 
artgpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 780
Guaranteed you will have other blow outs with that set of tires. Two years ago we had three blow out in two separate incidents about 25 miles apart. $7,200 damage later we now own a motorhome. Those crappy China bombs will blow out. If you intend to keep your RV invest $2,000 in 16" Michelin RIBS and rims. Otherwise you should replace the RV tires every three years. Good luck and be safe.
__________________


Art and Karen
2013 Itasca Sunstar 35F, 2013 Ford C Max toad.
170 nights in 2013
132 in 2014
artgpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #9
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 189
I had a TPMS on the tires and it never even went off, until I unscrewed it from the blown tire. I always check them now and then on the road and it was reading the tire pressure ok. I looked up the fender skirt on Amazon as someone earlier recommended and it was around $125. Called the Factory and they recommend a dealer close to them, price was around $75. Called Camping World they had to call CR for a price, $36 pretty big variance in prices. I thought sure CR would let me pick one up from them. I may try again and talk to someone else. So far after 300 miles other 3 tires are doing ok (probably just jinxed myself) tires are 3years old as of Oct as stamped on DOT. No stress cracks and 5th wheel stored out of elements. If they just make this trip I will replace them when I get home.
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 CTD
2011 305skp fifthwheel

shoe2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 07:16 PM   #10
Seasonal Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoe2728 View Post
I had a TPMS on the tires and it never even went off, until I unscrewed it from the blown tire. I always check them now and then on the road and it was reading the tire pressure ok. I looked up the fender skirt on Amazon as someone earlier recommended and it was around $125. Called the Factory and they recommend a dealer close to them, price was around $75. Called Camping World they had to call CR for a price, $36 pretty big variance in prices. I thought sure CR would let me pick one up from them. I may try again and talk to someone else. So far after 300 miles other 3 tires are doing ok (probably just jinxed myself) tires are 3years old as of Oct as stamped on DOT. No stress cracks and 5th wheel stored out of elements. If they just make this trip I will replace them when I get home.
What TPMS system do you have?
rcflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 07:31 PM   #11
Site Team
 
mark5w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,752
shoe2728, just curious. Ho fast do you go when towing? And, how fast were you going when the tire blew?
__________________
Mark & Susan
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

'13 Cruiser Patriot 335SS - '13 Ford F150 SCREW - PullRite Superslide - Roadmaster Active Suspension
Member - "Northeast Adventures RV Rally Group" & "Mason-Dixon Bunch"
mark5w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 09:01 AM   #12
Full Time Camper
 
gball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 526
Try Tiara RV in Elkhart, IN. 866-880-3093. I had a tire blowout in late January that did some damage to the fender skirt. A rep at CrossRoads suggested that I call these folks. If you are going to be close to them it might be worth a call to see if they can get it for you at a good price. Their quoted price for one for my 2011 335SS was $39.38 plus freight.
__________________
George & Lynda
College Station, TX
2011 Cruiser CF335SS Patriot
'04 Dodge 2500 Quadcab CTD
gball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 04:17 PM   #13
Full Time Camper
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 648
Check the tires well. A few years ago we were on a trip and had 2 tires blow out on the same side(different times). After the second one blew I drove straight to a tire shop and replaced them all.
__________________

Bert, Cathy, Kylie & Kaitlin
2014 SunsetTrail Reserve 32BH
2009 Silverado 3500HD LTZ 4X4 6.6L Duramax
YouTube LetsRV Instagram LetsRV_
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #14
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 189
I was driving between 55 and 60, since we don't have to be in Branson until 10 Oct. we are just poking along taking our time.
Thank "gball" for the RV store info, I will call them on Monday and see what they can do.
Thanks all for the replies.
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 CTD
2011 305skp fifthwheel

shoe2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 05:55 PM   #15
Site Team
 
mark5w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,752
When you replace the tires, are you going to consider LT's?
__________________
Mark & Susan
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

'13 Cruiser Patriot 335SS - '13 Ford F150 SCREW - PullRite Superslide - Roadmaster Active Suspension
Member - "Northeast Adventures RV Rally Group" & "Mason-Dixon Bunch"
mark5w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 06:16 PM   #16
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 189
I have been trying to research that, there just seems to be so many different ideas on the subject. I guess the biggest thing is if you were careful when backing up and didn't scuff the tires sideways. From what I understand that is the biggest different between ST tires and LT is the sidewall thickness. I don't want to start a big argument over this, I have been on other forms where this really got heated on the subject. That's why I can't really make up my mind.
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 CTD
2011 305skp fifthwheel

shoe2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2014, 07:29 AM   #17
Seasonal Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 377
To the OP.

Can you provide more information about the TPMS system you have.

You indicated the system did not alarm when the tire blew. I assume that means the tire lost all air pressure with no alarm.
rcflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #18
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 189
I have the TIRE TRAKER system, well I cant say tire lost all pressure but it was well below 80psi and the threshold setting of 70psi. Just strange when I unscrewed it, then it went off. screwed back on the new tire showed pressure, unscrewed it and went off as suppose to. So not sure what happened.
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 CTD
2011 305skp fifthwheel

shoe2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2014, 10:04 AM   #19
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: DFW, TexUS
Posts: 1,032
I can guarantee you won't have problems with LT tires IF you get the right ones and the correct rims for them...

I now have a MUCH heavier trailer and never had an issue with the LT's in 10k miles of towing...

whereas on my previous 5er,
even my Goodyear st tires had a blowout in less than 1000 miles... great of Goodyear to refund my tire cost and 5er repair, but they didn't pay me for the 3 hours on the side of the interstate in 100 degree heat !!!

It's amazing what a tire carcass can do to heavy steel angle iron !

and thank goodness for a diesel that can idle with the ac on !!!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg District 11-20130831-00105.jpg (357.8 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg District 11-20130831-00112.jpg (466.0 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg District 11-20130831-00108.jpg (227.3 KB, 7 views)
__________________
johnboytoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2014, 11:18 AM   #20
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnboytoo View Post
I can guarantee you won't have problems with LT tires IF you get the right ones and the correct rims for them...

I now have a MUCH heavier trailer and never had an issue with the LT's in 10k miles of towing...

!!!!
Where do we register for your warranty?
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×