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Posted: 01/02/20 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many of you that are over the weight rating on your tires have had a blowout due to being over weight?

I see a lot of people always recommending going with 18", 19.5" or 20 inch rims.

So how many of you have actually experienced tire failure while traveling?

Not "someone you know" but you.


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Me. Not recently though thank goodness.

Many years ago before Algore invented the internet, I bought a 1984 F250 (with the 6.9L diesel [emoticon] ) to haul my first truck camper, a Jayco 9.5’ hard side (not pop up). I bought the truck used, and the previous owner had replaced the OEM tires and wheels with some chrome spoke eye-candy and tires that probably weren’t even LT. I didn’t know any better, but after having two wheels crack, and a few tire treads thrown off, I realized something was amiss.

Fortunately, the worst that happened was just damage to the truck. I replaced them with OEM steel wheels and LT tires, and never had another problem.

I won’t knowingly overload a tire or wheel today.

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I never have and I never have blown an axle being over the rated capacity either(in the old days)..Infact,in over 50 years of RVing,I have only had one blowout and that was on a travel trailer..

Anyone who knows anything about trucking knows tire condition is your life!

But others say different...


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Me on I5 in the central Valley passing a semi at 65. I was running Toyo Open Country tires 285/75R16 rated at 3750 I was right at the tire rating and I had a belt separation. The left rear tire shredded almost instantly. I fought for control to keep from rolling and to get to the shoulder safely. I upgraded to 19.5s after that just for the peace of mind. rig was a 2003 F350 CC SRW Longbed 4x4 carrying a Lance 1055

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Posted: 01/02/20 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wasn’t overweight when a rear TC tire blew on my first RV. Was very lucky. To increase the likelihood of a blowout by being overweight is not prudent, bordering on foolish IMO.


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Buzzcut1 wrote:

Me on I5 in the central Valley passing a semi at 65. I was running Toyo Open Country tires 285/75R16 rated at 3750 I was right at the tire rating and I had a belt separation. The left rear tire shredded almost instantly. I fought for control to keep from rolling and to get to the shoulder safely. I upgraded to 19.5s after that just for the peace of mind. rig was a 2003 F350 CC SRW Longbed 4x4 carrying a Lance 1055

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I had exact separation while driving empty on my F250, but that was "famous" Firestone tires who had whole list of recalls.
If you study the tires - they can easy take 3 times the rated load when rolling.
What kills them is combination of heat and load.
Heavy load with low pressure makes tires flex more than manufacturer design, what generate more heat and heat deteriorates the rubber.
Speed is accelerating factor.
My trucks were used in construction and very often rear tires were overloaded by 20%. But that was on +- 10 miles drives at 50 mph. Never had blown tire is that use.
Remember old El Caminos? I had garbage scale receipt showing 2100 lb cargo on it. Car tires, but El Caminos had factory air-adjustable shocks





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I won't comment about blowouts, don't want to jynx myself, so read into that, but I reccomend 18s or 20s becasue they don't make heavy duty tires for 17s anymore.
And based on ratings, OE wheels and tires generally are the weakest link on the vehicle for heavy loads.


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Posted: 01/02/20 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at a different angle . Have not had a blowout yet in 60 years of driving ( knock on wood ), BUT , I have also not been overloaded . I did have a rear dually wheel crack around the hub , took out the hub with it . Of course you can also have a blowout for other reasons than being overloaded .


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All else being equal bigger diameter wheels with same overall tire diameter means shorter/stronger sidewall. Also, the highest rated tires seem to be 18s in conventional type. Obviously, 19.5s are a completely different animal that won’t air down and are stiff riding all of the time.

I’ve never blown out on a truck, but did on my Class A. It did quite a lot of damage. I didn’t remember the air pressure, so I’m guessing it was lower than it should have been. I can’t say for sure.

On my SRW, I updated to 19.5s just in case. I didn’t feel like I wanted to wait until a blowout to change the tires. I felt good about the safety margin. As I’ve noted, I would have gone with higher rated 18s if I had know about them.


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so I have blown 3 ST tires. None of them were overloaded, and none of them were underinflated. However ALL of them were starting their 4th year of service. so guess what. Due to my experience. 3 / three years is the limit of time I will run ST tires.


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