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Old 06-18-2016, 10:12 PM   #1
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Beach and I are on the road with our son and his family in Orange County, Florida. Today, just before we made the I-4 turnoff from I-95, the left rear tire just exploded. We put these Carlyles on approximately 3 to 3-1/2 years ago and have not put that many miles on them. In addition, we cover these tires when the camper is stored at home. In the morning Beach will have a good look under the Hi-Lo to see if the explosion caused any further damage, like tearing up the wheel well or any piping. Yesterday, it hit 105F. On I-95 between Savannah and St Mary's, GA. I wonder if heat like that contributed to the failure today.

We really need to buy a spare before leaving for home, and it certainly won't be Carlyle. It's a Chinese piece of crap. Does anyone have a success story to tell me about their RV tires and what tires you purchased? Thanks for your help.

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Dee, Several months ago I found that my spare was beyond saving due to rot under a spare tire cover. Asked around the forum and amazon and found that Maxxis M8008 ST 205/75R15 Load Range D was quite a bit better than several other trailer tires. I had the tires mounted AND balanced locally. I only have about 3800 miles, so I can't say more on duration. But I know that the balancing made a difference on towing.
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Tires $106 ea (free shipping, DOT Date showed 11 months old)
Mount 10 ea
Balance 5 ea
$121 X 4 = $484 for peace of mind, it's worth it!
Only problem I had was, they were going to use a floor jack, but I stayed with them and used my Trailer Aid as needed to prevent frame damage.
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Dee, I posted pix under "I never thought !". I'd say I was luckier than you folks, cause mine was the spare. Note the brand and country of origin. Dated 2-17-2016
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Beach and I are on the road with our son and his family in Orange County, Florida. Today, just before we made the I-4 turnoff from I-95, the left rear tire just exploded. We put these Carlyles on approximately 3 to 3-1/2 years ago and have not put that many miles on them. In addition, we cover these tires when the camper is stored at home. In the morning Beach will have a good look under the Hi-Lo to see if the explosion caused any further damage, like tearing up the wheel well or any piping. Yesterday, it hit 105F. On I-95 between Savannah and St Mary's, GA. I wonder if heat like that contributed to the failure today.

We really need to buy a spare before leaving for home, and it certainly won't be Carlyle. It's a Chinese piece of crap. Does anyone have a success story to tell me about their RV tires and what tires you purchased? Thanks for your help.

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No expert, but on I-10 between Palm Springs and Blythe, California, the highway is littered with blown tires due to the extreme heat. My tread lose was on I-10 just east of Tucson, Arizona, which also has extreme heat. No damage to the trailer.
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Treeclimber, thank you so much for the information on the Maxxis. Beach will try to find one Tues. We have a day to ourselves that day away from the kids and grandchildren. Before your recommendation, we were thinking Marathon tires. We just can't seem to find RV tires for campers made in USA. Again, thanks.

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Garry, I agree. The extreme heat on I-95 we experienced this past Friday contributed toward our tire blow out. What was the name of the tire you were running when you had your blowout? I'll bet better ones are made in the USA, IF YOU COULD FIND ONES!!

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Sorry to hear about the blowout, glad you all are okay. I was surprised when I went to buy tires that even the Goodyear Marathon is made in China. It's to the point now that we carry two spares in the truck plus the one on the trailer bumper. Wheel bearings are made in China, so we carry two extra sets of those too. One thing I try to do is check the temperature of the tires and hubs when we stop on the road with an infrared gun. Gives a good idea of what's going on with the underside.
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Dee. Maxxiis were recommended to me two years when I bought my 2007 trailer with the original tires on it. So far so good. I've put 3300 miles on them so far.
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Maxxis ST Radial Trailer Tires | Maxxis Tires USA
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Underpaid, I wish we had enough room in the bed of the truck to carry those extra spare parts. However, if we were heading for the isolated outback, we certainly would find room for those parts.

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LuckyDog, we have been calling all over the Orlando area for a Maxxii tire. No luck unless we order one. We don't have the time to wait on it. If anyone has any ideas who might have one in stock around here, it would be greatly appreciated if they would let us know. Thanks.

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