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Old 08-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Biggest fear for most of us who drive motorhomes.....steer tire blow out.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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Hi Dawn, great pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us. Very sorry you had the blowout. I know you were at speed when it blew and were able to get it to the side of the road without too much trouble. Do you run a tire pressure monitor? Wondering if that would have made any difference? Would the monitor have alerted to any problem before the blowout? Was the tire old? Or did you hit something that cut it? Again, great job not crashing!
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Sorry to see the damage. Glad you are ok!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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Bob, Mike is very picky about tire pressures,so he is always checking them. We saw nothing in the road that could puncture? I believe the front two are original to the truck "06 but only 16,000 miles on them. Not sure if they were rated heavy enough for the conversion? No, we don't have a monitoring system. either way he is putting on two new front tires!
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I don't know if a pressure monitor system would have alerted you to a problem before a blowout like that. I've got a Pressure Pro system that I like because it's always watching for any over/under pressure and will alert if a tire goes outside the parameters. I was just curious if you guys had one before the incident.
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I don't know if a pressure monitor system would have alerted you to a problem before a blowout like that. I've got a Pressure Pro system that I like because it's always watching for any over/under pressure and will alert if a tire goes outside the parameters. I was just curious if you guys had one before the incident.
Just one comment, we got a Pressure Pro just before our front passenger side tire blowout on our 2005 Beaver Marquis, had a second blowout same side and location. Yes, had replaced the tires in past four years. In neither case did Pressure Pro alert us, although it did once to an inside dual that had been leaking and was low.
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Some times tire just come apart for no good reason. Looks you went for a hellava ride.
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If the tire was an 06 it might have been about 8 years old. Does Not matter at this age, but what was the brand? Most of these RV tire manufacturers recommend new tires at 5-7 years of age. During the average life 5 years for the tires you can probably go 100,000 miles on them. Tires not moving are subject to a shorter life span......like us humans. Glad you and yours are OK the tires and light etc can be replaced. deSanford
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Excellent example of good driving. There is no reason to crash over a front tire blowing or going flat.
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