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Posted: 09/26/22 02:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Jayco bumper pull trailer has 235/75/15 ST tires on it. It started out with load range C and a max cold pressure of 50 PSI. I upgraded to a load range D with a max cold pressure of 65 PSI.


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Lwiddis wrote:

How did you absolutely rule out overloading, under inflation, over inflation, sun exposure, excessive speed and, the big one, road hazards getting to “it is all Westlake’s fault?”


I had THREE Westlakes blow on me (e range). Whole trip was 320 miles. I drive 65-70 mph. RV stays in the barn so no sun exposure. Tires probably have 6k miles. Tires stay at 80psi and I have a TST tpms.
No way in hell I hit three road hazards. RV isn't overloaded as on a three day trip we carry no water.
Tires were the original on the RV (2016) but still three blowing on one trip is bad luck. I have never had a blowout before. After the first blew I put on the spare. On the way back on Sunday afternoon had the second blow. Luckily my stepdaugher and BF were following us in two trucks (one without a camper). He found a tire shop open on a Sunday afternoon. They were closing at three but said they would wait for us. We took both blown tires. He only had used tires and charged me $110 total for the both including mounting. I gave him an extra $20. Drive another 20 miles and the third Westlake blew. Put on my last spare and drove at 55mph the last 80 miles home.
Wiped out both fender flares and bent up the sheet metal on both sides. Caught the wires to the kitchen slide and ripped them out.
When I got home I patched them back together and for some reason the bottom roller (Schwintek slide) was stuck. Ended up taking that whole mechanism apart. It's in my shop now..


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Hi Gary,

Sorry to hear of your problems

I've had zero problems with my Toyo tires.

I wanted more clearance and so replaced the rims and went to a taller tire with more weight capacity. The OEM Michelin tires were overloaded on the drivers rear. I got about 1.5 inches more ground clearance.

The worst thing for tires is to sit unused. It is a big consideration now that I'm no longer full time.


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Thanks pianotuna, I agree going to 16" and LT tires works good for 5.2K axles, and I think sitting in my driveway helped kill my tires in three years.

Have I said how much I like theses new GY Endurance tires. [emoticon]

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azdryheat wrote:

If your tires are stamped Made in China dump them, they're junk. They're low quality.
I completely disagree. I have Sailun S637s and they're very good. Also stamped Made in China.

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Posted: 10/01/22 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, what he said. Although they're now made in Vietnam it would appear.


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Good call on the GY ENDURANCE Tires. Put a set of "D" tires on my Boat Trailer in 2017. I have WAYYY over 20k on them with plenty of tread left. They only get used in the Summer towing nearly every day at 70mph.

Oh yea they are US Made if anyone cares.

Heck I had a total spindle/bearing failure and aired from 50psi to 70 and towed home 60 miles at 55 on three tires with 117 degree tire temp checking them twice. Zero issue!

Thankfully I noticed the cap missing when I walked to get the truck and trailer to pull the boat of the water. Could have killed someone with a free wheeling tire and wheel!

I had just done a temp check along the way getting fuel.

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Modern tires are a huge improvement.

We used to buy used tires and recaps. But we only went 50-55 mph most of the time.

I have lost 2 tires in one day many times. I lost 3 tires once in the same day. hard to go very far.

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Cummins12V98 said:

"Heck I had a total spindle/bearing failure and aired from 50psi to 70 and towed home 60 miles at 55 on three tires with 117 degree tire temp checking them twice. Zero issue!"

Wow, could have been a disaster for sure!

Pretty gutsy move, towing home on three wheels! Airing up the remaining, good thought too! Many would have just unhooked leaving the boat stranded.

Jerry





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