User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Tire Blow up

  1. #1
    funinthesnow
    Guest

    Tire Blow up

    Soooooo We were on our way home and one of the tires blew up!!!!! Thankfully we caught it right away and we were only going 45. Otherwise that was going to be ugly. The whole side of the tire came away from the tread like someone peeled it off. Very strange. No damage to the rig or the wheel. Has there been any issues with the tires they are putting on these rigs?

  2. #2
    King Pin
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    6,521
    Blog Entries
    10
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    There have been very few reported problems with the Westlake tires. Were you running with a TPMS system?

  3. #3
    funinthesnow
    Guest
    No we do not have a TPMS. We do check our tires before trips.

  4. #4
    Site Sponsor
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Kerrville, TX RV parks through April 2020
    Posts
    1,194
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Agree with Jim- TPMS is something we wouldn't be without! I know you are a responsible owner, but the TPMS is a CONTINUOUS check of pressure and temperature- not just before your trip. It may not have alerted you in this regrettable instance, but I think our odds are better to avoid catastrophic damage. We use a TST 507 with flow-through sensors- geat unit and customer service.
    AKA Steve and Lynne
    Storm the Black Lab
    Reflection 337 RLS vin 573FR3628E3300393
    2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Longbox
    6.7 Cummins, 68 RFE transmission
    B and W Companion, Air Lifts

  5. #5
    Seasoned Camper Abqscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.
    Posts
    131
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it has been my best piece of mind purchase for our Solitude, as well as the least expensive.
    Scott & Carol Albuquerque, New Mexico
    2012 Ram 2500 Bagged, Tweaked Hard
    2015 Solitude 379FL
    Onan RV 5500 LP
    50 amp direct wired surge guard
    Go Power 3000 watt Inverter
    F1103110

  6. #6
    Site Sponsor JCR GD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Central Cal
    Posts
    3,247
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Funinthesnow,

    please describe what happened in this other thread if you can/will. It is always good to know details as to what may be the cause. Thanks


    http://www.mygrandrv.com/for...e-tire-update?


    Also did you end up replacing one or all?
    Jim (& Sharon)
    2015 GD Momentum 385TH - SOLD
    For Sale - 2015 Ford F-350 DRW 4x4 Lariat w/ AirLift bags, Titan 65 gal. OEM replacement fuel tank.
    The toy:
    2017 RZR XP 1000 EPS SE

  7. #7
    Site Sponsor Navigator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Southern Ca.
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    A few weeks ago we had a tire lose just the tread and the tread tore up the side and underneath of "Tudee". We've always relied on our TPMS but since the tire never deflated it never gave a warning. Discovered the damage after pulling into a rest stop. That was enough of a warning to get rid of the Westlake tires for us and we replaced them when we got to Indiana.
    Jim and Kathy Marker - Ramona, Ca.
    2014 Solitude 369RL #1277 (AKA - "Tudee")
    2014 3500 Ram Laramie HD Dually Crew Cab 4x4 -6.7 Cummins with Aisin Tranny (AKA - "Big Foot")
    50 gal Transfer Flow Auxiliary Tank
    Curt Q24 Hitch
    2002 2500 Chevy LB HD Duramax Crew Cab- Retired
    EEZRV TPMS- Tire Pressure Monitoring System




    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...tesMap_1_1.gif
    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...ovincesMap.gif

  8. #8
    Seasoned Camper teamam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    204
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do you have any recommendations on a TPMS
    2015 RAM 3500 Crew Cab Laramie Diesel
    2016 375RE
    Pullrite 2900 Superglide hitch
    Wife and program director, Nancy
    2 Labradors, Abby and Willow

  9. #9
    King Pin
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    6,521
    Blog Entries
    10
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Here is the monitor we use:

    http://tsttruck.com/product/tst-507-flow-thru/

    Jim

  10. #10
    Long Hauler LCBoyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Los Fresnos, Texas
    Posts
    4,018
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've used the same as Jim for a couple years. Very satisfied
    2018 Freedom Elite 24FE, 2 Yorkies, and my wife MARILYN, HAM call K0LCB. Traveling around this great country, making friends and seeing lot of beautiful and interesting places

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What jack to have for blow outs ect
    By Hwktlg8 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-03-2017, 08:47 AM
  2. Blow out on rear tire - Can't get parts???
    By SherryF in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-12-2016, 01:34 PM
  3. How to handle a blow out
    By John612 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-30-2016, 08:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

DISCLAIMER:This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Grand Design RV, LLC or any of its affiliates. This is an independent site.