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Old 10-30-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Crack In Motorhome Tire Sidewall

Will using a tire tube for a crack in the sidewall of a motorhome tire prevent a blowout. Crack is not very deep but there nevertheless. Tires are Michelin and about 5 years old. LOTS of tread left.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think so. If the sidewall crack eventually goes through , the tube will pop ( bubble ) out of it and blow. IMO.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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Michelin has a tire crack chart with pictures showing varying degrees of cracks. Look it up on iRV2 search. At 5 years old and cracks showing up I would purchase new tires. Tire age not tread is usually the reason tires need to be replaced. Tires are just too important to take chances with.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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Better be safe and change that tire, especially if it is on your steering axle...
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The tires should be replaced if they are 5 years old and have sidewall cracks. But, check the date code on the tires, they maybe older then five years. I bought a brand new right that came with tires that were already 3 years old. I didnt konow about date codes then...sure do now!
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Michelin has a tire crack chart with pictures showing varying degrees of cracks. Look it up on iRV2 search. At 5 years old and cracks showing up I would purchase new tires. Tire age not tread is usually the reason tires need to be replaced. Tires are just too important to take chances with.

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Tube or no, a defective tire will still come apart, do considerable damage to your coach and possible put you at risk of serious injury, or worse.

Replace the tire. We'd all like to see you make it to the next campfire.
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Have a pro look at your tires.
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Unless you plan to do it yourself a tire shop will, not to my knowledge, put a defective tire back on. Ran into to that last spring when I was having my tire checked and found 4 defective tires. JMHO
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Welcome to Michelin North America RV Website has good info.

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