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Old 10-25-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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I wonder if you installed fenders from a flat bed trailer under the fiber glass fenders if the would be enough to stop the damage from tire blow outs?????

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Old 10-25-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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I doubt it as I see them torn and bent all to heck all the time also. Might help cut down some of the inside damage, but the fender skirts are still trash.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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Therre is a company called Tyron that makes a band that is installed inside the rim that is supposed to stop the tire from exploding and prevent collateral damage. I think that it is a little spendy 900.00 for a set of four. They have a website that explains the system.
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I doubt that fenders that you mentioned will have any affect. I hadblowout when a shockmount let loose and caught the tire. The tire was tore up and ended up wrapping itself around the wheel hub and one piece of the tire whipped around and smashed trim. Here's a picture of what happened.



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Old 10-26-2010, 05:00 AM   #5
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You're not going to stop damage to the "skirts" but there's no reason why there cannot be some system to protect the floor of the trailer and the associated parts above it.

Whether a trailer fender would do that is, IMO, debatable. I don't think it would help much since it would also become a possible missile when the tire lets loose.

You won't be able to keep the tire from wrapping around the axle or getting into the "skirt" but protecting the floor of the trailer should be easy and inexpensive.

Simply welding a steel plate to the frame above the tires (maybe 1/8" or 1/4") should keep the tire from getting into the floor. It won't protect the skirts or the axle but it would protect the floor.

Not much weight and it wouldn't reduce clearance by much.




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I think that if we can contain the damage to just the trim that would be a plus if the wireing gas lines floor slid mech can be saved

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I feel like if I keep good tires on the trailer and keep the air pressure checked before each trip and use the TPMS that is about all I can do. I guess if something beyond that happens and tears up the trailerI will call my insurance company.
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How about installing a section of chain link fencing above the tires to protect the floor? It would be a lot lighter than steel plate and a lot easier to install than metal fender skirts.
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I feel like if I keep good tires on the trailer and keep the air pressure checked before each trip and use the TPMS that is about all I can do. I guess if something beyond that happens and tears up the trailerI will call my insurance company.
X2 I believe the sooner you can stop a trailer after a tire failure is the best we can do. My hope is my TPMS will notify me of a problem before the tire completely comes apart like the one in an earlier post. This last weekend my nephew had a tire failure on a double axle boat trailer. He did not know he had a problem until he stopped to get a hamburger. He had no idea how long he had gone with a tire that was completely shredded. In his case no serious damage. But travel trailers there is usually some extensive damage.
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When the failure is due to tread separation, I don't think there is time between the blow and the damage. The air pressure will, more than likely, be up to snuff until the tread goes so there won't be any warning from a TPMS.

I've had a couple of Mission Will Pops go BANG and there was absolutely no warning. The air pressure was up where it should be and the axle was not overloaded. It (the gone tire) didn't flop around for any time at all before the rubber (and steel cord) had already done its worst.

The best one can do is keep the weight down to below max for the tire and keep the pressure up where it's supposed to be. Oh...one can invest in good tires also. Other than that, minimizing the damage is all one can do.






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