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poloace
06-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Stopped at a rest stop outside Flagstaff Az. As I came back to the trailer, I checked the tires as usual. Wa la 1 tire was looking pretty bad, about to burst. I limped into town and got 4 new Michelin xribs.
Close call. Got 2 1/2 yrs on the bombshells.
And I have one of the lightest trailers.
Feel much safer with the Michelins, and not worrying if i creep over 65mph.

DQDick
06-09-2015, 04:03 PM
Yup there's nothing like the feeling of having good tires on the rig.

1retired06
06-09-2015, 04:24 PM
Good call!

sambam
06-09-2015, 07:37 PM
Fortunate. No telling what could have happened. You'll have less concern now.

BB_TX
06-10-2015, 03:53 AM
You will really like them. I only towed my Missions (earlier China bombs) for one year before putting on XPS Ribs. Never even a low tire on the Ribs in 7 years and 19,000+ miles. But I guess it is time to consider replacing them due to age even though they still look new. Not even any age cracks showing.

waynemoore
06-10-2015, 05:37 AM
Tires and brakes. Get the best the rest is just dressing.

kingdaddy
06-11-2015, 08:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by poloace

Stopped at a rest stop outside Flagstaff Az. As I came back to the trailer, I checked the tires as usual. Wa la 1 tire was looking pretty bad, about to burst. I limped into town and got 4 new Michelin xribs.
Close call. Got 2 1/2 yrs on the bombshells.
And I have one of the lightest trailers.
Feel much safer with the Michelins, and not worrying if i creep over 65mph.


Good job catching the bad tire! Worth taking a few minutes to walk around and do a visual, good habit to develop (took me a few minutes to figure out what "wa la" meant though...[:p])