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Old 10-02-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 10-03-2014, 01:09 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #7
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Check on Amazon I found one there last year when I went through the same thing.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:11 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #9
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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.
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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?
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