Blew A Tire!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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About 40 miles from the store I was headed to the trailer inflation light came on

0678964001594546292.jpg. Rather than sitting on the side of the interstate I opted to slow down and get off at the next ramp as it'll be safer to inspect and see what's going on. Sometimes when we hook up to a trailer the light is lit if it's been sitting a while especially in cold weather but it's rare to come on and stay on while driving unless theres an issue. And an issue there was! I'm not sure exactly what happened but both of my inner trailer tires on the passenger side need to be replaced. The rear most tire appears still fully in tact just off the rim and the inflation system disconnected which is what likely tripped the light to come on. 0093943001594546708.jpg The tire in front of that was about ready to go completely.

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The remaining bits of the tire are wrapped around the axle. The ride felt a little bumpier than normal a couple minutes before the light alerted me to an issue. I've been sitting here about 45 minutes so far and waiting to hear back an ETA of when to expect them to come out. So much for turning and burning this route in 9 hours

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Our auto inflation light comes on when we first hook up if the trailer has been sitting for awhile most of the time it goes out before leaving the yard. Funny enough I ran over what looked like a bolt and had a tire with a air leak, I heard it when I got out unhook at the end of the day. The auto inflator light never came on.

I'm guessing you ran over something since it was 1 tire and then the one directly behind it.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm guessing you ran over something since it was 1 tire and then the one directly behind it.

that's what I'm thinking too, I didn't see any debris lodged in the rear tire it just looks like it came off. It had to be pierced in some way though to cause it to come off the rim. I've been sitting about 1:50 and have about 1 more hour to go before their ETA. When I called it in I told them I'm I-35 SB on ramp in Holt MO, about the 34 MM. The company providing service called me acting very confused because it's actually the 33 MM. I'm sure they need everything to be exact so nobody can potentially dispute any charges but it just struck me as odd that he knew where I was but needed to call me to say I was off by 1 mile

Rob T.'s Comment
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I ended up sitting there for 2:59 from the time I called it in until I was rolling again. It turns out when the tread peeled off it knocked the inflation system off the tire behind it which caused that tire to leak air and come off the rim. He replaced the front tire then took the rear one off to get it back on the rim. Turned what I thought would be a super easy route into a 13 1/2 hour day.

Amish country's Comment
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If you havent experienced it yet wait til you blow a super single. Had a drive tire go and thought I lost the trailer! Luckily what was remaining of the rubber stayed under the lip of the rim and saved it from getting wreaked too. Blew the mud flap in front of the drives clear into a field

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