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Old 06-05-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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We went camping this weekend about an hour and a half from home, and had our first blow out. Our trailer is just under 1 year old, and we check and adjust our tire pressure early morning the day of our trips (including spare). Yet with all preventative checks it still happened. We were able to get AAA to put on our spare, and started researching horror stories of all of these cheap tires manufacturers put on. Luckily we noticed it ASAP as my wife was saw the tire smoke. When we pulled over the front tire was just melted, and the rear tire on that side was rubbing on the underside of the slide from the loss of the front tire, and once the blown tire was replaced it was just a cosmetic rubber burn mark, but I was fearful it may have damaged that tire in the process.

We've decided to replace all with Good Year Endurance tires because they are one of the few made in the US.

Now to my question. I can't seem to find the "recommended" PSI for these tires. I see the maximum cold psi, but not recommended. Tire dealer said run the sidewall max. Anyone have any experience or input on this topic?
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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Tim, I'm glad you didn't have worse damage. It sounds like you care for your tires. No TPMS I'm guessing?

There should be tire charts if you want to go by the weight of your trailer in setting the psi. Aks your tire company or check the internet. Personally, I do what most do and run at the max psi the tire states on the sidewall.

I'm curious how the Goodyear Endurance tires do. I may go that route in a year or two, and hopefully by then there will be some reviews.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:58 AM   #3
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What brand were the previous tires?
If goodyear and you saved pics, they paid for my replacement and damage repair....

I have posted the contact info on other thread if you want to contact them
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:33 AM   #4
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Tires that came with the Unit we bought last July were "Castle Rock" manufactured under the company Lions Head.

UPDATE: Just dropped off the trailer and with the 10 mile drive to the tire place the cord broke on the other tire, and was ready to go as well. My worst fear was almost realized of having another blown with no spare.

Notice the bulge on the right side of the tire compared to the left where the tread is separating.
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When I had a blow out, I All ways replace both tires on that side. I am going to replace the tires on our new unit with GoodYear next month
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:29 PM   #6
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To answer your question, I would also run them at the sidewall pressure.
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I had 2 Lions head tires blow on me on the same trip last year. Also a trailer only 1 year old. I've replaced them all with Goodyears and put a tpms on with steel stems.

fill em up to the 80 psi max to get the max load.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:26 AM   #8
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I am also looking at adding TPMS now. My ignorance to the need for them was this. I figured, "Why would I need a fancy TPMS if I check the tires and pressure before each trip. If a blow out happens, I'll know immediately because I'll feel it. TPMS won't stop a tire failure, just alert me to it."

Well this trip has enlightened me of learning, you may not know a tire failure just happened, and you could be doing a ton of damage to your trailer if you don't get over and stop quickly.
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I am also looking at adding TPMS now. My ignorance to the need for them was this. I figured, "Why would I need a fancy TPMS if I check the tires and pressure before each trip. If a blow out happens, I'll know immediately because I'll feel it. TPMS won't stop a tire failure, just alert me to it."

Well this trip has enlightened me of learning, you may not know a tire failure just happened, and you could be doing a ton of damage to your trailer if you don't get over and stop quickly.
Tim,

A TPMS won't stop a sudden catestrophic tire failure, but in my opinion most "blow outs", not all, are preceded by a loss of tire pressure first. This is where the TPMS would warn you first, hopefully giving you time to pull over before the tire fell apart. When you see pics of the tires that are completely tore apart and the owner says they had a sudden blow out, how did they know it wasn't a loss of pressure over time causing it. The pics of the tires where a sidewall has a hole in it and the rest of the tire is in tact, now those appear to be true blow outs.
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Loss of pressure is usually accompanied by an increase in temperature so whichever TPMS you get be sure it shows psi & temp. I have the TST507 on all 10 tires & works great, they've been on since '13 & have only had to replace 5-6 batteries (which are user changeable).
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