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Old 06-18-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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We had a tire shred today on Route 33 near Maryvilles, OH. The day was really nice, the road realitively smooth, and all was good... until I looked in the passenger mirror and saw smoke pouring off the front Axel of our 36RL. I didn't really know it happened until I saw the smoke... not jerking or noise... just smoke and burnt rubber smell. Came to a stop on the shoulder and dropped the hydraulic jacks to raise the tire off the ground with the help of the leveling plates and a 4x4. Called Gieco road assistance and they had a repair truck out in minutes. Redwood or our dealer hadn't included a lug wrench. Changed out our the tire with our spare and then turned on the generator so that I could fill up the spare and the rest of the tires to 80 psi. And, we were on our way.

We are full timers and probably travel heavy. The last time we put it on the scales, we came in at 15800lbs. I wish Redwood would error on the side of safety and put G series tires on there units instead of going with the minimum.


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Old 06-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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We had a tire shred today on Route 33 near Maryvilles, OH. The day was really nice, the road realitively smooth, and all was good... until I looked in the passenger mirror and saw smoke pouring off the front Axel of our 36RL. I didn't really know it happened until I saw the smoke... not jerking or noise... just smoke and burnt rubber smell. Came to a stop on the shoulder and dropped the hydraulic jacks to raise the tire off the ground with the help of the leveling plates and a 4x4. Called Gieco road assistance and they had a repair truck out in minutes. Redwood or our dealer hadn't included a lug wrench. Changed out our the tire with our spare and then turned on the generator so that I could fill up the spare and the rest of the tires to 80 psi. And, we were on our way.

We are full timers and probably travel heavy. The last time we put it on the scales, we came in at 15800lbs. I wish Redwood would error on the side of safety and put G series tires on there units instead of going with the minimum.


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Old 06-18-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Any damage to the trailer?

that sucks. I didn't get a wrench either, but also no jack so it wouldn't matter. I added that all myself later from the old rig.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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No damage to our RL, except our pride in it. Will replace the tire tomorrow, get a lug wrench, and a torc wrench. Anyone know how many foot pounds of pressure the lug nuts are supposed to be at?





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Old 06-18-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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I don't know if I have a lug wrench either, but I bought a long handle torque wrench and check it to 110 pounds before leaving home or camp grounds. Plus make sure the air pressure is correct.
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I never verified the number, but my PDI tech said 150 lbs. I do have the 8K so maybe the studs are a little larger. I just need to find out before I say.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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We had 2 tires blow out last october. We were certified weitht of 15600 on catscales. we were lucky the dodge DRW 3500 held it steady and it took 7 hrs of waiting and fixing on side of the road before getting on our way again. Our insurance company sued goodyear and won. Now we have upgraded wheels and 14ply tires, not goodyear.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:15 PM   #8
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I have never had a trailer come with a lug wrench or jack. As for the torque, I believe 110 is correct. On our Carriage, we had a tire lose it's tread and damage the underside of the trailer. We filed a claim with Goodyear, and they replaced the tire and paid for fixing the trailer. Didn't have to use our insurance at all.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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To tell you the truth, I have no idea why the tire blew. We only had about 8K miles on them. As far as sueing, I going to chalk this one up to bad luck. We're heading to the Crossroads Service Center in Indiana and definitely will discus upgrading to G rated tires.

As far as our F450 did... I'll give many kudos!!! Didn't feel a thing and held steady.



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We had 2 tires blow out last october. We were certified weitht of 15600 on catscales. we were lucky the dodge DRW 3500 held it steady and it took 7 hrs of waiting and fixing on side of the road before getting on our way again. Our insurance company sued goodyear and won. Now we have upgraded wheels and 14ply tires, not goodyear.
Do you mean your insurance company demanded damages from Goodyear? I can't believe they would have to sue Goodyear, I have never heard them deny a claim, even on the Chinese made Goodyear Marathon tires.

If you didn't go Goodyear 14ply, you must have gone with...? A non-US tire? Just curious as I think Goodyear is the only US manufacturer with a 14 ply LRG tire.
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