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N-Trouble wrote:

Agree with what your saying. All I can say is one second I was running fine, next second there was a pretty violent tug from the trailer on the truck. Looked out the passenger side mirror and saw chunks of rubber flying. I was running solo so had nobody behind me when it happened. Lonely stretch of HWY 395 just north of Ridgecrest.


That is very near BFE! Pretty violent tug was most likely the cap separating from the carcass. If the other sidewall looks the same, that was run flat.

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So it was your right rear (doorside) tire? I have only had two blowouts in 24 and 1/2 years of towing travel trailers and both were the right rear and both were Chinese made tires.


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So being one that has run radial tires since Michelin first came to the US, their biggest issue is you don’t feel them going flat, they continue to roll smoothly. In the day of bias ply tires, as they lost air they would develop a wiggle/vibration.
I have been running them since the mid 60’s.


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Rear tire is usually road hazard.


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N-Trouble wrote:

Agree with what your saying. All I can say is one second I was running fine, next second there was a pretty violent tug from the trailer on the truck. Looked out the passenger side mirror and saw chunks of rubber flying. I was running solo so had nobody behind me when it happened. Lonely stretch of HWY 395 just north of Ridgecrest.


That is very near BFE! Pretty violent tug was most likely the cap separating from the carcass. If the other sidewall looks the same, that was run flat.


Thats what I'm thinking. Other side looks the same. No way a tire goes from looking perfectly fine to that in a couple of seconds.

So I guess with nobody behind me on the road the only way I could have avoided this situation would have been with TPMS on the trailer. Spend good money on good tires to avoid this kind of ****, and you can still get screwed.


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rwess wrote:

So it was your right rear (doorside) tire? I have only had two blowouts in 24 and 1/2 years of towing travel trailers and both were the right rear and both were Chinese made tires.


Yes right rear curb side. In my experience and having seen friends loose tires that seems to be the most prone spot for blowouts on a dual axle trailer. Also the hardest to see/notice from the drivers seat.

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