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Old 07-04-2015, 10:46 PM   #1
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Blowout!

From a friend's FB post… This is what can happen when a tire blows on a trailer at 65mph. Left is the brand new replacement, right is what was left of the original. Ouch! It was a utility trailer, no one was hurt, and the trailer survived. Imagine if it were a FG egg…
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Be safe, friends- check the dates on your tires and slow down!
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:29 AM   #2
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Speed kills, including tires. (Trailer tires max speed 65 mph when inflated to side wall pressure(that is maximum pressure printed on the side wall)).
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Been there Entering Colorado Springs with a Bigfoot truck camper when the left rear exploded and took out the auxilary tranny cooler. Spent the night in the yard of a repair shop. Never felt comfortable with that camper again and eventually gave it to a son.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:55 AM   #4
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Jon.... thnxs for posting the pic. It is a good reminder for everyone about tires and safety when towing.
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Thanks Jon - scary!
I was hauling a car trailer when moving from NM back to OR and discovered the hard way after a blowout that the place that rents stuff U can Haul yourself had put auto tires on the trailer.
That was about 45 minutes in to the trip.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:01 AM   #6
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I would strongly suggest that anyone that doesn't know the exact age of the tires on their FGRV's check them today and plan accordingly.


Remember, it's age, much more than appearance & miles on the tire that is a leading cause of tire failures on RV's.


Here's how to find and read those date codes:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...150706135930:s


BTW: Passenger car tires, of the correct size and weight rating, are not inherently going to blow out when used on a trailer, but they may not track as well as ST tires.
I'd guess that the tires on the trailer that Liz rented had other problems than just not being ST rated.
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