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Old 04-11-2006, 04:49 AM   #1
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Last night while checking the tire pressures and lugnuts, It occurred to me, that i have been wondering about something for quite some time but keep forgetting about it when i am here.
My axles and tires are close together, i can just get my hand (the fat part) into the gap between my front and rear tires. I see alot of cedar creeks and others this way, but my concern is them being so close together if one should decide to let go, is it going to be a castostrophic event and take the other one with it, any owrds of wisdom?
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Old 04-11-2006, 04:49 AM   #2
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Last night while checking the tire pressures and lugnuts, It occurred to me, that i have been wondering about something for quite some time but keep forgetting about it when i am here.
My axles and tires are close together, i can just get my hand (the fat part) into the gap between my front and rear tires. I see alot of cedar creeks and others this way, but my concern is them being so close together if one should decide to let go, is it going to be a castostrophic event and take the other one with it, any owrds of wisdom?
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:13 AM   #3
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Well Robert, I have had a couple of experiences with blow-outs on 5vers. The first one took out my plastic fender & did $1300 damage to my trailer.
BTW, Goodyear came good for it as well as upgrading the remaining 3 tires on my 5ver.
The second time I had the middle tire separate & blow apart & it did NO damage to the other 2 tires on each side of it. Peices of tread did wrap around the axle though. My experience is, I would not be concered about the other tires but more about the plastic parts & components close to the blow-out area.
Don't know if that will give you peace of mind but that has been my experience to date.

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good year hooked me up real well with my coachman with bad tires.

I was thinking this morning I may place a steel liner of sorts in the fender area to lessen any flying rubber concerns

i guess its ok having tires turning so close to each other. thats why i check pressures often and keep teh tires coverd and lathered with sidewall protectant, both sidewalls.
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My experience with blowouts is the "so long" tire did not hurt any other tire, whether on dually setup or dual axle - - sure took out some plastic and bottom cover along with welded brackets and baffles. Goodyear treated me extremely good when having a blowout on this rig - - new upgraded tire along with paying for the damage - - I bought the other three new tires.

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Looks like tires are the topic of concern this year.
If your 5vr or TT is 3 years old or older then you most likely need to replace the tires even if they look OK.
Check the manufacture date on the sidewall. Tires are only good for about 5 years and that's on automobiles that are driven. Rubber will deteriorate over time, that wi why tire manufactures are required to stamp the manufacture date on the sidewall of all tires.
Yes, the treads may look good however, they aren't good when they are that old.
In Powerboatr's case his tires are probably 2 years old if not 3.
Now as far as the rest of us, we need to get off butts and perform the noral yearly maintenance that is required for our toys.
Check the manufactures date on the sidewall and ensure the tires have the correct tire pressure. If yo see any signs of cracks or stress in the tires then get them replaced ASAP. It's cheaper to do it now than to do it after one let's go and tears up our nice toys
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Robert I did have a blowout and when the tread separated it did minor damage to the camper but it also tore off the valve stem on the front tire so I had two flats on the same side with no spare. I dont remember the brand name but it was made in Mexico. They were E rated 15s all less than a year old properly inflated and not overloaded. Yes I had weighed it.
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To minimize blowout damage, some guys here in Indiana are adding tandem axle utility trailer fenders to their 5ers. They mount them to the frame to cover the tires and help protect sewage pipes and valves, and the underside of the 5er if a tire fails. I have no idea if they work.
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