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egregg57
09-02-2016, 06:08 AM
I have read the numerous posts and had planned to change tires out. I look at them before and after getting on the road.

This developed after a 52 mile trip.

http://www.montanaowners.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1012789_0_fb2e1c5adb9f1e5d7a18cfd390200655.jpg

Looks like I am not waiting any longer. The question is how much of a risk do I run driving the 52 miles back home? There may not be a definitive answer....

Is there anyone who has been in this situation?

Eric

bncinwv
09-02-2016, 06:15 AM
Why not use your spare for the return trip. I, personally, would not chance a mile on that tire.
Bingo

Carl n Susan
09-02-2016, 06:16 AM
X2 - use the spare!!!!!

1retired06
09-02-2016, 06:23 AM
Looks like separation. Agree with posts above, I would change it out with the spare.

waynemoore
09-02-2016, 06:47 AM
Yep use the spare unless there is a tire store VERY CLOSE by. Then get 4 new LT tires.

BB_TX
09-02-2016, 07:21 AM
A bubble on the side does not bother me nearly as much as one on the tread. But I would also put the spare on just in case. Especially since it looks like there may be another bubble starting just below the DOT.

Mudchief
09-02-2016, 07:23 AM
Put the spare on.

DQDick
09-02-2016, 07:24 AM
I would also crawl under the rig and look at the inside of the tires. Frequently folks who had one like that have had another.

egregg57
09-02-2016, 07:44 AM
Great.... didn't notice the second little one near the DOT. Thank you everyone. It pays to pay attention to things. I have an extended warranty, however I don't want to use it to replace the side of my rig. UGH!

jlb27537
09-02-2016, 08:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by egregg57

Great.... didn't notice the second little one near the DOT. Thank you everyone. It pays to pay attention to things. I have an extended warranty, however I don't want to use it to replace the side of my rig. UGH!


One correction, you probably have a 'service contract" that was sold to you using the thought "do you want to get the extended warranty"? It is only $xxx a month.

Your "service contract" does not cover tire caused damage. If it does, I stand corrected. Your comprehensive coverage should cover it tho.

egregg57
09-02-2016, 09:56 AM
We have, with the extended warranty, coverage for 5 years (3.5 left) on the tires on the trailer AND the tow vehicle. I didn't remember the TV being included, but it is. The contract is right in front of me.

Now if I could get them to come out to the campground and change it out. I don't know if they'll do that. I have Roadside assistance too.... hmmm....

egregg57
09-02-2016, 10:45 AM
So I dug a bit further, and three out of four tires have raised areas or a bubble. CAllen the claim center and was approved for replacement.

jameswbarton
09-02-2016, 11:21 AM
What tires were those?

egregg57
09-02-2016, 01:18 PM
Trailer King ST Radials.

Bigboomer
09-02-2016, 01:34 PM
Use the spare as others if noted. Ounce of prevention will prevent a heartbreak on the wallet!
GY 614's....

mlh
09-02-2016, 02:52 PM
I was forced to pull a camper almost 40 miles on a ST tire after I had a blowout and a bubble on almost as big as a football on one of the other 3 tires. So you MAY get buy but I would not advise it. I would use the spare and would definitely get rid of the ST tires. This has happened to you once and will definitely happen again. Although you got lucky this time the next time you will most likely do much damage to your camper.
Lynwood

J-KB
09-02-2016, 03:02 PM
We had a similar problem and Good Sam came out and changed it for the spare, I waited an hour and a half and it took them 20 minutes to change it. Not bad but bought 5 new G614s the next day.

Joe in Texas
09-03-2016, 04:30 PM
We left home (Terrell,Tx) Friday morning starting our 3k mile/6 week trip to Indiana. Had the trailer tires pulled, inspected and balanced two weeks ago at Discount Tires. 35 miles into our trip
Had a blow out. The road side service came in 30 minutes and replaced with the spare which had not been on the ground since mounted in April, 2011. He noticed the dry rot on all three other tires and said he would not drive a 100 miles on them. ? Why did Discount tires not see this??
Drove 20 miles to our weekend camp spot and call the local discount tires to see if they could get 5 - G614s for us. So we go Tuesday morning to have mounted and will continue our trip east & north.

egregg57
09-03-2016, 04:33 PM
Will the good years fit on the existing 16" rims or do they need to be replaced too?

rohrmann
09-03-2016, 05:02 PM
Yes they will. There will be cast into the inside of one of the spokes 3750 lbs and 110 psi, which is what makes them work

jlb27537
09-05-2016, 04:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by egregg57

So I dug a bit further, and three out of four tires have raised areas or a bubble. CAllen the claim center and was approved for replacement.


So, your Service Contract is replacing your tires? All 4 or 5?

egregg57
09-05-2016, 04:17 PM
They are going to be replacing . I am going to buy the fifth.

Twopetes
09-05-2016, 04:37 PM
What are they replacing them with? - the original brand? I would want GY 614's or Sailun 637s. Why get the same problem over again!

egregg57
09-06-2016, 02:09 AM
quote:Originally posted by Twopetes

What are they replacing them with? - the original brand? I would want GY 614's or Sailun 637s. Why get the same problem over again!


I am having Goodyears put on.Sullivan tire needs to call the warranty group before they go on, and I may have to pay the difference in price. I can bet that they will not cover tires that cost double that of available trailer tires. I think that for sure I will. In anycase, I drove the Monty here to work, the tire place is across the street and the tires are on order.

egregg57
09-06-2016, 02:48 AM
I am not one to buy extended warranties on items. They just usually aren't worth it.

However comma

Boy am I glad my DW insisted on doing it this time. At the least, if i had not I'd be staring at roughly (at a minimum) a $800.00 bill with something less than Goodyear and roughly 1700.00 with them.

So maybe if you are a new buyer looking at a monty, and they throw this extended warranty at you to consider and you can't afford the expense of top tier tires, having the warranty is good insurance in this case. That and the fact it covers the Tow Vehicles tires too, that's some peice of mind.

Eric

egregg57
09-06-2016, 10:02 AM
Un-freakin believable. The tire place verified the tires have issues and need to be replaced. The extended warranty for the tires "does not coverify manufacutter defects". They won't authorize the replacement! I am on the phone with camping world..... this isn't going to be good.

Thanks Keystone! Thank you very much.

jameswbarton
09-06-2016, 11:24 AM
What company has the service contract on your tire?

egregg57
09-06-2016, 11:26 AM
Safe Guard.

rohrmann
09-06-2016, 12:33 PM
Use this as a learning experience. After replacing Marathons four times, when the fifth tire, which was the first one replaced the year before, failed with half the tread separated, I put on the spare and vowed to never put on another Chinabomb. I found, I think a Discount Tire, got a six month interest free deal, and had all five tires replaced with G614's, about $1900. I have never regretted this as the security of these tires is well worth it. This was in December of 2013, after a little over 12,000 miles on the rig. We now have over 40,000 miles on the rig, and the tires are doing well.

jameswbarton
09-06-2016, 01:08 PM
So far my Montana Learning experiences are pretty costly. I have a different warranty company Tredit- for tires and my Ranier ST tires are not made in China but are made in Thailand. So far I have not seen many issues with them. They were or are OEM on Jayco's.

jlb27537
09-06-2016, 01:10 PM
At what point did you miss the fact that you bought a 'service contract" NOT a extended warranty.

I retired from the car business and I fought this every day. The customer bought, what they thought was a "extended warranty" when in fact they bought a "service contract" covering certain listed parts.

Now suck it up, go buy 5 tires, and treat this as a learning experience.

Happy trails.............

Jim

egregg57
09-06-2016, 01:24 PM
When the piece of paper says EXTENDED WARRANTY on it, how sir, do you suppose I should find the words and identify it as a service contract?

No it is an extended warranty that covers everything EXCEPT manufacturers defects. The only thing I'll be sucking up is coffee out of my mug.

I wasn't looking for a "learning experience" or snide comments. I thought posting this there was something to be gained.

I was wrong, I guess I did learn something.

Have a nice night.

jlb27537
09-06-2016, 02:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by egregg57

When the piece of paper says EXTENDED WARRANTY on it, how sir, do you suppose I should find the words and identify it as a service contract?

No it is an extended warranty that covers everything EXCEPT manufacturers defects. The only thing I'll be sucking up is coffee out of my mug.

I wasn't looking for a "learning experience" or snide comments. I thought posting this there was something to be gained.

I was wrong, I guess I did learn something.

Have a nice night.


Maybe you can scan and PM me a copy of your "extended warranty" My 35 years in the car business has taught me only the manufacture can offer a warranty. After market company's can offer a "service contract" that covers listed parts, with noted exceptions.

When I had a customer ask me about a "service contract" my reply would be, never buy a contract that listed covered parts. Only buy a contract that listed NON covered parts. IE: if it is not listed, it is covered.

Now, you have found the tires are not covered in your "extended warranty". What else is not covered?

I looked up Safe-Guard tire coverage, it says it covers road hazards. Manufacturing defects are NOT covered. Please, as a consumer, read the "service contract" you bought and understand what you actually bought. Please do not get upset when folks try and point out the fact what you bought and what you "thought" you bought are two different things.
http://www.safe-guardproducts.com/protection-products/tire-wheel-road-hazard-coverage


Like mentioned, this is a learning experience. Buy some decent tires, accept the fact Keystone puts JUNK tires on their trailers and you, the end user, have to spend the $$ to make it right.

Have a good night...........

egregg57
09-09-2016, 01:54 AM
Recieved a compensated allowance for all four Trailer King tires, and 4 new Goodyears are on the trailer. Wife is happy as we didn't take the hit she thought we were going to. TBC brands (tire company that sells Trailer King) was very easy to work with. All done.