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Old 09-04-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Sailun failure

215/75R 17.5 Sailun failure. Running about 65MPH on US550 in the middle of nowhere New Mexico; an explosion. Nothing in my mirror. Betty, you think that was us?? YES the tire on my side just exploded!
Yes it did. I got off the road without drama. Fender pulled off and bottom trim caved in. Called Good Sam road service. Long story short...2 dirtbags showed up 2.5 hours after I called. I already had the the wheel off. They had a breakover bar and a couple sockets. No impact, no compressor. I called Discount Tire and they ordered a Hercules tire for delivery the next morning. On our way the next noon.
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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Glad it wasn't any worse than it was.. be safe
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:38 PM   #3
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Wow, and after a month of peace and quiet. Damage looks minor considering what it could have been. Glad everyone is ok.
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:47 PM   #4
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Can you speculate on what caused the tire to blow it?
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:48 PM   #5
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Yeah all is well. We've been home about 3 hours. Unloaded the refrigerator and sat down to relax. Drove from Fort Richardson SP near Jacksboro TX to home today. Got an appointment for the RV repair.
Javi...Ft. Richardson ain't too bad if you want somewhere different to go. It's an old Army post from the 1860's. Everything was closed for the virus. Made a good overnight for us.
The Sailun failure kinda shattered my trust in them.
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:53 PM   #6
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I'll give it a try soon.

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Old 09-04-2020, 04:55 PM   #7
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Can you speculate on what caused the tire to blow it?
No idea. I checked pressure the day before using a trusted digital gauge. No history of leak down. Didn't run over anything. Tire looked almost new when we bought the trailer used. No idea how it was treated by previous owner. I had put maybe 6,000 miles on it with no issues.
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Old 09-04-2020, 05:20 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear about that. It's one thing you don't want to happen and when it does you hope for the very best in damage. You had a good trip and made it home so just focus on that and get the rest taken care of.

Thinking about it....reckon that Landmark was the cause.... (just kidding). Get some rest and get a new perspective tomorrow. Glad you made it home OK.
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Old 09-04-2020, 07:20 PM   #9
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Date of Mfg

Tell us a bit more what is the date of Mfg? You mentioned you were second owner. Interesting how old the tires are.
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No idea. I checked pressure the day before using a trusted digital gauge. No history of leak down. Didn't run over anything. Tire looked almost new when we bought the trailer used. No idea how it was treated by previous owner. I had put maybe 6,000 miles on it with no issues.
I wonder why the tires were Sailun when the specs in the reference below say they are Goodyear???

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2018-...shkosh-tr33860
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I wonder why the tires were Sailun when the specs in the reference below say they are Goodyear???

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2018-...shkosh-tr33860
I don't know but there are a couple other things wrong on that spec sheet. I have looked at the tire dates in the past and they seemed appropriate. I''ll check again today.
Are these tires good for 5-7 years as opposed to the usual 3-4?
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Brent, it is pretty well known that I'm a Sailun fan, but I believe I would send them down the road when 4 years old and start fresh. The Suites came with Goodyear, but in about 2 years time will be up. We probably will go to Sailun unless Goodyear drops their price considerably...fat chance.
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I don't know but there are a couple other things wrong on that spec sheet. I have looked at the tire dates in the past and they seemed appropriate. I''ll check again today.
Are these tires good for 5-7 years as opposed to the usual 3-4?
Tires built 42/16.
Trailer built 4/17.
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Tires built 42/16.
Trailer built 4/17.
Sailun has given your tires a 6 year warranty. I'd judge their life expectance accordingly.

http://gosailun.com/Content/images2/..._S737_0120.pdf
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Tires built 42/16.
Trailer built 4/17.
So tires are less than four years old and were installed on the trailer when they were about six months old. How do the others look?
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Y'all laugh at me for buying new tires for the trailer every two years...� � Cheap insurance.
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Y'all laugh at me for buying new tires for the trailer every two years...� � Cheap insurance.
No one's laughing, it makes good sense, especially with the big heavy units.
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:46 AM   #18
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So tires are less than four years old and were installed on the trailer when they were about six months old. How do the others look?
The others look good. No uneven wear. Both outer treads are wearing the same. No cupping. No cracks.
The spare had a sticker on it when we bought it so I'm assuming no previous failures.
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Y'all laugh at me for buying new tires for the trailer every two years...� � Cheap insurance.
Yes it is.
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Wonder what the ambient temp was at time of blowout and did you have a TPMS and is so what were the tire pressures and temps?

Thatís a heavy 5er ... and a good tire... the Hercules 901 series should serve you well
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