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Old 08-21-2016, 09:02 PM   #1
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KABOOM!!!!!

60 mph on the interstate and the right rear TT tire went KABOOM!

It was just shy of 4 yrs old. Had plenty of tread. Carlisle ST Load Range D (TT weighs 4700# so it wasn't overloaded). Full 65 psi.

Actually not a surprise as I went through 3 of the same in one 3000 mile trip.
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TPMS warned you of a problem before this happened?
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Seems to be a habit almost always made in China, My Cousin blew 4 ( not at once)on a 200 mile trip he was not so happy, had to go into town and find tires each time while his wife waited with the Trailer, they were only 2 years old.
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Could be something as simple as a puncture. There is a lot of "stuff" on the highways these days. Often, the front tire will flip a nail or some kind of debris up so that the rear tire will hit it and cause a puncture. In 30 years of riding motorcycles on the street, I've never had a flat front tire, but I've had 4 flat rear tires.

As mentioned above, a TPMS might have alerted you to the issue before the KABOOM.
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The right rear is the one that goes.
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No TPMS wouldn't have helped as it wasn't going flat. It had full 65 psi when it went KABOOM. It was a good KABOOM! The tire literally exploded.
It was tread separation. Tread separation on all 3. The other 2 were caught on morning walk arounds before driving for the day.
Didn't know there were 205 75 15 LTs even made. Have found some car tires that size with a weight rating about 50# less than a D rated ST. Have seen many 235 75 15 LTs but think they will rub in the wheel well.
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Didn't know there were 205 75 15 LTs even made. Have seen many 235 75 15 LTs but think they will rub in the wheel well.
I used LT215/75-15 Goodyear Wrangler HT tires, they are only slightly larger. Check your rim width, they require 5.5" to 7" I used 6" wide aluminum wheels.
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No TPMS wouldn't have helped as it wasn't going flat. It had full 65 psi when it went KABOOM. It was a good KABOOM! The tire literally exploded.
It was tread separation. Tread separation on all 3. The other 2 were caught on morning walk arounds before driving for the day.
Didn't know there were 205 75 15 LTs even made. Have found some car tires that size with a weight rating about 50# less than a D rated ST. Have seen many 235 75 15 LTs but think they will rub in the wheel well.
I had the same problem, with the same brand. Replaced with Maxxis and moved up to load range E and that seems to have fixed it. BTW just because it blew suddenly doesn't mean a tpms wouldn't help, as the tire begins to heat up before it blows and the monitor would notify you of this.
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It has been my experience
that regardless of tread depth and sidewall condition, buy new tires every three years. You should buy a complete set or expect further failures.
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I have heard people with good success using Goodyear Cargo G26 tires on trailers.
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BTW just because it blew suddenly doesn't mean a tpms wouldn't help, as the tire begins to heat up before it blows and the monitor would notify you of this.
Well, *maybe*. I'm not quite ready to trust a valve stem TPMS to tell me the tire is heating up to the point where it will fail due to being too hot. I don't know if the TPMS sensors I have are recording the temp of the air inside the tire, or their own temp from being on the sunny side of the vehicle, for example.

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No TPMS wouldn't have helped as it wasn't going flat. It had full 65 psi when it went KABOOM.
If you don't have TPMS, how can you be sure it had 65 PSI in the miles leading up to the blowout? Unfortunately, you can't be sure as there is no other way that I know of to monitor the pressure as the vehicle rolls down the road before pressure loss has a detrimental effect on driving, or a catastrophic failure occurs.
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My TPMS by TST is not a guarantee or perfect, but it's better than a sharp stick in the,,,,,, tire.
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Must be tire blowing season. A friend of mine has posted photos of two separate tires blown all to H E double hockey sticks in the last 3 or four days! I'll ask him for the details when he gets back...and cools off...lol.
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