Worst nightmare comes true - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-09-2008, 08:51 PM   #21
Senior Member
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp Deluxe
Posts: 185
I had a blow out as I pulled my new 13' Scamp home from Backus.

On Interstate 90, just west of Spokane, in heavy traffic at 55 mph, the right tire on the blew. (I knew that mainly by the sound, there was no wobble or fish tailing.) By the time I found a wide spot to stop, the tire was shredded and mostly gone. I managed to change the tire using the tools at hand. There seemed to be no damage to the wheel well.

Unlike Gina I didn't feel an earlier bump.
RonMayo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 10:26 PM   #22
Gina D.'s Avatar
Trailer: Former Burro owner and fan!
Posts: 9,015
Jim, it was a trailer tire, a "D".

I got the replacement and Fred, Robert, Dave and Leslie and I (We ALL stayed at Allensworth.. and Lisa, it's actually VERY nie there this time of year) are at Lake San Antonio. The rim was fine. I got lucky!

Internet is iffy here.. and most of you ARE here..but thanks for the well wishes folks.

but, yep, I don't want to do that again. The window bounced out of my car too (Thats another story). Luckily there were 6 guys here to fix it. Don't think it had anything to do with the big bounce, but.. maybe.

I am not moving for 3 days, so no disaster can happen until I go home LOL!
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 11:24 PM   #23
Senior Member
Charlene Urso's Avatar
Trailer: 2008 21 ft Bigfoot
Posts: 278
Wow, Gina. So glad you are ok. It is reassuring to know that the Burro was so stable. Thanks for sharing.

Charlene Urso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 11:33 PM   #24
Senior Member
Adrian W's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Dinette
Posts: 1,185

One of our 13" tires developed a knot and twisted tread last summer (we had hit some bad pot holes on I-40 in NM on our way up to ND). We found it not to easy to get a replacement in Minot, ND. It took about a week to get tires (I went to the next size larger in 13" tire size) (I could have gotten them from Sears sooner, but money is money). I decided to carry two spares, just in case. I carry the second one under the tongue.


Good luck. Happy Trailering.

DesertHawk- Las Cruces, NM USA
2015 Lance 1985 ~ Casita de Campo ~23' 4"
~Previously ~ 2005 16' Scamp
2009 White Ford F-150 Reg. Cab Longbed ARE Topper
Adrian W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 03:35 PM   #25
Senior Member
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
My local Sears here in Washington doesn't carry trailer tires and won't balance lug-centric tires.

Domenica, the thing about trailer tires is to keep them properly pumped up and avoid driving fast, especially in hot weather on hot roads.

WDH is weight distributing hitch, which takes some tongue weight off the rear of the tow vehicle and spreads it to the front axle and the trailer axle. WDH alone provides some stability but does not itself provide any sway control, however, some WDHs can have sway control built in. Equalizer provides friction sway control and Reese has a dual cam system.
Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best/worst floors? Amy M Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 7 11-05-2009 12:43 PM
Worst camping story.. Flygal General Chat 21 04-10-2008 09:04 AM
Second worst joke Byron Kinnaman Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 3 10-16-2006 10:51 PM
Worst Halloween Joke ever Rick Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 5 10-16-2006 09:18 PM
Assuming the worst jdtrotter Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 7 02-07-2006 09:29 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.