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Old 12-04-2010, 07:01 AM   #29
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OK, No concrete blocks !!! Thanks for that !!!
Being an old guy , I never drive beyond the old double nickel ...
Yeah , I'm that old geezer haulin' a trailer @ 50 mph on the Interstate ... obstructing traffic ... Apologies, I just enjoy the driving , no rush ... Haven't had a blowout in 40 years (Guess not at those speeds )... just tryin' hard not to have another , and worse on the TT .. THANKS Guys !!! Got plenty of time to shop around before June 1... THANKS again !!!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:28 AM   #30
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It may be that in a car you know when it happens. With a trailer sometimes it may be a while before you realize something is wrong.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:07 AM   #31
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Must be an awfully heavy trailer to crack a block, unless they are stacked flatwise. They have been holding up buildings for centuries. They have to be stacked with the cores vertical as in normal usage. I'll bet a double stack with a small piece of plank on top will hold much more than a $20 set of jack stands. To each his own I guess. The original poster wanted to use them afterwards for another purpose, so two fold.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:20 AM   #32
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The problem with using concrete blocks is you never know when one might disintegrate, yes they hold a lot of weight when used as intended but when setting a car, truck, or trailer on one the problem could arise because of concentrated weight in one small spot versus weight being evenly spread across the entire surface. You would think that using a flat piece of wood as an insulator would take care of the problem.
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I should have stated he did not have the trailer in tow when the tire blew. But it did the damage as stated.
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I would change them...
This is a very strong statement for having TPS installed on trailer tires in addition to your TV tires. I suspect that if you had noticed the tire pressure going away, you would have stopped really fast.

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Tire pressure monitoring systems are fine but are not a cure-all. Many tread separation failures are NOT preceeded by a loss of tire pressure.

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This is a very strong statement for having TPS installed on trailer tires in addition to your TV tires. I suspect that if you had noticed the tire pressure going away, you would have stopped really fast.
Not sure if it would have helped. Don't know if it went slow but I bet it went fast because I heard a boom and headed to the shoulder before I could answer what that sound was to my rider. I did not take a photo but the tread was gone and the tire had split the belts side to side.
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Blow Outs are an exception to the rule a lot of times.

But, IF that blow out occurred because of a slow leak, you MAY have been able to get off the road before it destroyed part of your trailer.

TPMS equipment is a tool, not a panacea.
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