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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #43
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I dont advise installing used Tyron Bands. There are many good reasons not to do it.
Do tell... Why not? What do you recommend? Do they go on all 6 tires or just front 2?

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #44
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I dont advise installing used Tyron Bands. There are many good reasons not to do it.
Just to be clear. when you say "used" do you mean a system that has been driven on because of a tire problem should be replaced, or do you mean the system is only good for the life of the first set of tires i.e. the tire wears out or ages out and now an owner wants to replace them with new tires and re-install the Tyron bands.
Would this also preclude transferring the units if an owner sold the old RV and wanted to use the system on the new RV that had the same rim diameter?

I understand not re-mounting a system that has been driven on as there may be unseen damage to the parts. I do not understand the idea that these are single install systems. If tire life is about 7 years then this system is costing over $250 a year for two tire application on 22.5" tires.

I would think that finding a TPMS that provided sufficient warning of air loss might be a better investment but how much insurance we buy is a personal decision.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #45
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I know we beat this to death but just had a 70 MPH right steer tire blow on my 2008 American Coach Tradition last. Took the coach down an embankment and an almost roll over. 10,15 thousand dollars damage to coach.

Story ends with me purchasing Tyron Tire Protection and a new 2013 Allegro Bus...

Have 25 years driving Big Rigs and I could not control the Coach to prevent going over embankment OBY at LDs in Flordia paid 2,000 dollars for the Tyron Know its overpriced but ...

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:38 PM   #46
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I know we beat this to death but just had a 70 MPH right steer tire blow on my 2008 American Coach Tradition last. Took the coach down an embankment and an almost roll over. 10,15 thousand dollars damage to coach.

Story ends with me purchasing Tyron Tire Protection and a new 2013 Allegro Bus...

Have 25 years driving Big Rigs and I could not control the Coach to prevent going over embankment OBY at LDs in Flordia paid 2,000 dollars for the Tyron Know its overpriced but ...

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Glad things worked for you. I wonder what was the root cause of the tire failure. Didn't your TPMS give you a warning?
Have any pictures of the tire?
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #47
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Tyron Blow Out Protection

I've read the posts regarding the Tyron bands and now I can speak from experience.

In late September my wife and I were heading back to California in southern Missouri on Highway 54 just north of I 70 when the left front tire blew out. From leisurely cruising at 60 mph (on cruise control) to trying to control and get our coach safety to the side of the highway in a manner of seconds was an experience my passenger (my wife) would rather not do over.

Luckily the traffic was very light, the road clear and the side of the highway big enough to get the coach clear of traffic helped make this event manageable.

When the tire blew the coach immediately moved left a good 10 feet. After gaining control (the vibration was incredible) with a surprising amount of effort on my part I was really happy to get the coach stopped and clear of the roadway.

As the second owner of this coach I had noticed the little sticker on the front wheels indicating that it was equipped with the Tyron bands. Even though I didn't know much about them I certainly did not anticipate that I would be experiencing their use in the near future.

As advertised they kept what was left of the tire from falling completely into the well of the rim which I believe gave me some rubber between the road and the wheel. This condition allowed me to have some control, even though difficult, to safely maneuver the coach off the roadway.

Now that we are back home and are having the damaged body repaired I've insisted in the insurance claim that the damaged band be replaced along with the repairs.

These bands have nothing to do with blow outs (our tires were 6 years old with 19,000 miles on them) but they do help control the vehicle if the tire does blow out.

All I can think of from this trip is the many miles all across this country where major road work is being performed and they direct traffic over to simple one lane each way while they work on the other side. The oncoming traffic is sometimes separated by sturdy concrete "K" rails but in some cases only orange plastic traffic cones. If a blow out were to happen in one of these places there would be no chance to prevent heading into oncoming traffic. A deadly situation!
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No one has written about or discussed the REAL problem with this whole thread subject....the valve stem....you can not add length to a stem and leave it unprotected. The longer the stem the greater the chance of it being hit and damaged. My frt stems are recessed inside the holes of my Alcoas and most likely for this very reason....protection

So think about valve stem length when you have to add a TPMS
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:37 AM   #49
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Long vs. short valve stems

sc3283...........you make a great point especially regarding the first post.

Mine was a nasty old blow out on a tire that looked great but was 6+ years old.

Where I store my coach they warn everyone that after 5 years they need to be thinking more about their tires no matter what the mileage is.

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