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Old 07-21-2019, 02:16 PM
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Default Power King Towmax STR Total Destruction. 6 mos old

I purchased new Powerking Towmax STR's 225/75R15 5 of them. Since then have put less than 200 miles on them and then this last weekend on way to Miami we got to St Lucie and the front left trailer blew, we went right off the road and the tire was shredded, total tread separation and the tread and steel belts were wrapped hard around the hub and disc brake. Was not easy to get the tread loose and replace said tire with its 200 mile less spare. Here is a pic of the tire..




Anyone else have a similar experience with these tires?? As I am now questioning all of them.

Now Ill go clean my drawers!



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Numerous issues with blowouts and failures from other trailer owners aka Blowmax tires

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There are a lot of mixed feelings about the Power King Towmax STR trailer tire. In many cases, different types of trailer owners have experienced blowouts, sidewall failures and bulges soon after they purchased these tires, even though these tires had the correct tire pressure and the trailer owners were driving within the recommended speed range for these tires. As you might expect, some of these issues caused considerable damage to their trailers and rigs on which they were installed.

https://tirereviewsandmore.com/power...x-str-reviews/


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Okay now it's open up a real can of worms what's the best tire to replace them with??



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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
Okay now it's open up a real can of worms what's the best tire to replace them with??

Radials or Bias ply?
I run tires 225/75D 15L RD load range 8 ply rating
I am not a believer in radial tires on a triple axle

Correction.
Load Star 550's

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Goodyear Endurance is a good tire.

https://www.justtires.com/en-US/tires/endurance/reviews
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Maxxis has a good reputation. I use Hercules ST tires on my three different trailers... Travel trailer, boat trailer, car haul trailer. Many miles with no failures.
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Check the build dates on the other tires....8 years old seems to be the magic number....low tire pressure is most common cause of tire failure....
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Its a tandem 6 lug 5k axles. Want what will last and be safe, many trips to the keys and beyond. Seafood 256 commander with twins.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
That’s what I replaced my trailer tires with. Had a rather thorough blowout and tread separation on the highway. I literally had to cut the tire to get it off the trailer.

And just prior to that blowout, I had another weird tire failure. I no longer trusted the remaining two tires, so all 4 were replaced.
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Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post

That’s what I replaced my trailer tires with. Had a rather thorough blowout and tread separation on the highway. I literally had to cut the tire to get it off the trailer.

And just prior to that blowout, I had another weird tire failure. I no longer trusted the remaining two tires, so all 4 were replaced.
You you replaced with the goodyears or the goodyears or what blew out?? How long have you been on the goodyears now they're pretty new tire with mixed reviews.
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I use LT tires on my boat trailer never had an issue
sailing g637’s on my 5th wheel
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Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post

That’s what I replaced my trailer tires with. Had a rather thorough blowout and tread separation on the highway. I literally had to cut the tire to get it off the trailer.

And just prior to that blowout, I had another weird tire failure. I no longer trusted the remaining two tires, so all 4 were replaced.


You guys down there are known for exceeding the speed rating on tires

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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
You guys down there are known for exceeding the speed rating on tires

Was going 68 as I always do

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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
Was going 68 as I always do

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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
You you replaced with the goodyears or the goodyears or what blew out?? How long have you been on the goodyears now they're pretty new tire with mixed reviews.
Replaced with the Goodyear’s.

Literally only had had them a week. They are E rated, when my old ones were D.

I read a lot of good reviews on the Endurance, didn’t really find any bad reviews or ratings.
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I run ARISUN's on my triple axle 13klbs trailer.
In ~ 5,000 miles I have had one tire go flat shortly after I nicked a curb, and another go flat for unknown reasons. Neither of them blew though.
In previous threads Hercules tires were often touted as the best.
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Originally Posted by oceandansar View Post
I use LT tires on my boat trailer never had an issue
sailing g637’s on my 5th wheel
LT tires are fine especially if you tow a lot. Make sure they're balanced since the sidewalls will flex a lot more than a ST tire. You don't want tires oscillating, especially without shock absorbers.
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Has anybody out there put a bunch of miles on a set of Goodyear endurance tires??
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Ok I sent the pics above to tirerack.com where I bought many many tires, they say they cannot tell what caused it, want me to send them the tire. If they cant spot a complete tire failure then I don't need to ever purchase another thing from them! This tire is 6 months old less that 200 miles.

Since I wll not ever darken the door at tirerack.com where is a good place to purchase tires??
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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
Ok I sent the pics above to tirerack.com where I bought many many tires, they say they cannot tell what caused it, want me to send them the tire. If they cant spot a complete tire failure then I don't need to ever purchase another thing from them! This tire is 6 months old less that 200 miles.

Since I wll not ever darken the door at tirerack.com where is a good place to purchase tires??
Discount Tire. Have always gone above and beyond for me.

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