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Update on Michelin LTX Tire Failures

Big update.  The Michelin LTX tires that Discount Tire installed on my Airstream in April 2012 were all subject to a RECALL. Here’s my earlier posts on the subject: http://boondockdad.com/trailer-tire-failures-st-and-ltx/ http://boondockdad.com/michelin-tire-failure-numero-trois/ So, my first question is: why wasn’t I notified of this? CFR 49 outlines the tire dealers responsibility for registering the DOT codes and consumers contact information with the…

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Michelin Tire Failure, Numéro Trois

Previous post tells the tale of my trailer tire troubles to present. Total Michelin LTX failures is now at THREE. I thought ‘tread separation’ was a thing of the past since I had ‘upgraded’ to Michelin LTX tires. Not so. Towed the Airstream down to Jackson Center for repairs on the damage from the Michelin tread separation failure (number two)…

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Trailer Tire Failures. ST and LTX

A chronology of tire failures (and some corrective actions taken) on our 2008 Airstream 30′ Classic Limited. 09/01/2008 GoodYear Marathon failure. Blow-out. Streetside front (SSF). Flat. 11,000 miles on tire. 03/11/2009 GoodYear Marathon failure. Tread separation. Flat. Streetside rear (SSR). 12,900 miles on tire. 03/22/2009 GoodYear Marathon failure. Tread separation, inflated. Curbside front (CSF). Maxxis replacement. 14,200 miles on tire.…

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