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Old 08-29-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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Tire Blow Out

Finally happened to me. I run my rig with TST TPMS watching the pressure and temperatures of the tires. Our tires are about 4.5 years old and I Inspect them daily when we are on the road. We were driving up the highway at about 55 mph when the front left (kitchen slide) tire let go. I got to the side of the road right away as soon as I heard a noise behind me and checked the mirror where I saw bits of tire and plastic on the road and the sheet metal that covers the 5er below the actual body was flapping in the wind. The Blow Max tire had delaminated, but the air was still in the tire at 85 psi, letting go very slowly. I got the tire changed and secured the sheet metal. Its funny, this year we had a compromised surge guard surge protector that didn't protect us from a spike/surge and a TPMS that couldn't protect the rig from a tire delaminating. We've ordered LT Michelin XPS ribs. I showed our tire guy the pics of the tire and he said the delamination was a construction issue. Well I learned my lesson, probably should have rotated the tires out in the spring and never will I put a Chinese made tires on my rig again.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
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Well I learned my lesson, probably should have rotated the tires out in the spring and never will I put a Chinese made tires on my rig again.
Thank You for the info.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:16 PM   #3
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The only blowout tires I have had in 65 years since I got my license were on American made tires. Do you suggest I never buy American again?
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:34 PM   #4
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The only blowout tires I have had in 65 years since I got my license were on American made tires. Do you suggest I never buy American again?
Perhaps you should give the Chinese tires a run next time around.
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The only blowout tires I have had in 65 years since I got my license were on American made tires. Do you suggest I never buy American again?
Jerry..I've seen a lot of blow outs caused by poor inflation, old tires, you get the idea.....This tire had less than 3,000 miles on it and the tread delaminated.......haven't seen that too many times......The tire guy said it was a tire construction issue.......AND this is the first time I have ever had a Chinese tire...ever.....first one.....and it delaminated.....That's what I learned......
But if you like go ahead and buy Chinese tires.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:55 AM   #6
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Hello Fred 1609,
My name is Mike Benson with TST please call me when you get a chance regarding your TST TPMS. I will be in the office all day tomorrow 770-889-9102
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TPMS isn't going to help you with a tire delaminating and throwing the tread, its job is to let you know when a tire is low or loosing pressure. I have been running Roadmaster tires that are Engineered by Cooper Tire for years without problems, they are manufactured in China. So it is not all China tires just seems to be ST tires that are made in China are the culprit. I would suggest that anyone with 6000# axles go with the LT235/85R16"LRE tires and anyone with 7000 or 8000# axles, go with the 215/75R17.5" LRH or LRJ tires for a better feeling of less tire problems. JMHO This is not saying that you can put them on and forget them, you still have to be diligent in checking tire pressures and taking care of them.
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Jerry..I've seen a lot of blow outs caused by poor inflation, old tires, you get the idea.....This tire had less than 3,000 miles on it and the tread delaminated.......haven't seen that too many times......The tire guy said it was a tire construction issue.......AND this is the first time I have ever had a Chinese tire...ever.....first one.....and it delaminated.....That's what I learned......
But if you like go ahead and buy Chinese tires.
I understand exactly what you mean. I would never again buy the same brand. But research through the forum for tires and you will find lots of good Chinese tires. You will also discover that a lot of American tires are now made in China. By the way, what name was on your tire?
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A small puncture in the tread not deep enough to pierce the inner liner and cause a leak will allow moisture to attack the steel belting of a tire. That is the number one cause of "tire delamination" or as it's called here in the states tread separation. If you inspect the carcass you will find the area on the steel where it is brown or black in color, that's where the failure started not in China.
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If tire failure not due to obvious rust a pothole could have started it.

Confirm your loading and other data to confirm you were well within the capacity of the tire then seek replacement of tire and repair from manufacturer.

We had a tire throw the tread at about 80 one time.

Right rear of service van and while slowing down back corner was bouncing off ground and fender of van badly damaged.

Manufacturer completely repaired without question or argument.

Stating lucky to be alive certainly may have helped...

It could have been a "g ticket ride" for sure.

The tread came completely off before I stopped and was able to drive it into town very slowly on what was left of the tire..
It was a rainy muddy day and was in no mood to change a tire in the middle of "taller mud".
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The Blow Max tire had delaminated.......
Well I learned my lesson, probably should have rotated the tires out in the spring and never will I put a Chinese made tires on my rig again.
Perhaps this might have been a give-away as to what was going to happen?

Sorry to hear about your troubles. It seems like no matter what kind of tires you have and how much you try and take care of them, sometimes you just get bit.
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A TPMS is not going to help you with a tire blowout!
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Doesn't sound like the tire blew, but delaminated.
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A TPMS is not going to help you with a tire blowout!
That is exactly what aTPMS is supposed to do. When a tire is run low, the sidewall bulges out and the sidewall flexs more than it was designed to do. This causes heat buildup and a blowout.
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