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Old 12-31-2015, 01:36 PM   #15
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Had a great hike. Finally got the tire replaced. Turns out it was an original from 1995!!!!!Attachment 115352
Looks as though there was a rock or some kind of object stuck in between the duals that caused this...
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Its not fair to pile on at this point but the fact that you were going down the road at 65MPH with one or more 20+ year old tires on your rig, scares the hell out of me....
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though sorry that you lost the planned trip you were actually quite lucky avoided a could-be-much-worse situation. you should be happy now. i would suggest changing all of them out once now. enjoy your rv with peace of mind in a long run.
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This is NOT a cause by an old tire, if you were to look opposite of the other tire you would see a bruse and possibly damage. I wouldn't run 10 year old tires but your not me.
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Kind of a lesson here. Failure to know the DOT serial including the :born-on" date of ALL your tires may end up costing you. If you are lucky it may only cost you a vacation.

I would hope that everyone reading this thread will take the lesson to heart and be sure to learn and record the DOT serial of all their tires.
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Bruse from something stuck between the duals or you ran over something...
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Bruse from something stuck between the duals

You my thoughts exactly. Tire age didn't help either.
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G149 tire blown off bead. Possible causes? Loud explosion sound

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Its not fair to pile on at this point but the fact that you were going down the road at 65MPH with one or more 20+ year old tires on your rig, scares the hell out of me....

Another lesson I learned - some people are lying scumbags and you can't believe what they say. I bought this as a private sale. It was only 15 degrees out at the time and I was not able to test any systems out. The guy told me that just a couple months prior he took it to a professional shop and had it serviced and gone over "top to bottom" and there were no issues. I've learned by lesson by:
Repairing rear air brakes that were not working.
Replaced one air conditioner.
Cobbled parts together to get the other air conditioner working.
Replaced the water heater after the tank exploded (weak from rust).
Replaced level jack springs & solenoid.
Replaced furnace control board.
Replaced faulty convection oven.
Fixed fuel leak & coolant leak.
Replaced broken throttle position sensor.
The guy specifically also told me that the generator was serviced. When I removed the oil filter it had a date written on it with a paint pen that said March 2003!!!!!
So, with all that going on, I neglected to know how old that tire was.
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Another lesson I learned - some people are lying scumbags and you can't believe what they say. I bought this as a private sale. It was only 15 degrees out at the time and I was not able to test any systems out. The guy told me that just a couple months prior he took it to a professional shop and had it serviced and gone over "top to bottom" and there were no issues. I've learned by lesson by:
Repairing rear air brakes that were not working.
Replaced one air conditioner.
Cobbled parts together to get the other air conditioner working.
Replaced the water heater after the tank exploded (weak from rust).
Replaced level jack springs & solenoid.
Replaced furnace control board.
Replaced faulty convection oven.
Fixed fuel leak & coolant leak.
Replaced broken throttle position sensor.
The guy specifically also told me that the generator was serviced. When I removed the oil filter it had a date written on it with a paint pen that said March 2003!!!!!
So, with all that going on, I neglected to know how old that tire was.
Hi Rob,
The previous owner may not be a "lying scumbag", but maybe his service provider is. When we bought our previous owned coach I got all of the paperwork including all sales receipts. The PO was very proud at how he had the coach maintained.

The sales receipts showed new air filters had been installed every two years, but when I removed it late last year it showed a 2005 date on it!

Records showed a new 15000 btu rear roof air conditioner was installed to fix a "non operation" problem. I found a original 13,500 roof air conditioner up there with a new hard start capacitor installed.

Records showed a new compressed air filter had been installed the previous year but when I looked at it it had a date showing it was original!

Records showed new front wheel oil seals had been installed just 800 miles before I bought the coach, but they were leaking badly when I bought it. I found the seal was "catawampus" and when Bubba installed them he must have used a big hammer and just didn't seat them correctly.

Records showed a receipt for fixing a oil leak in a rear jack, but the previous owner said it was still leaking even though it was fixed. When I removed the jack I found a damaged chrome cylinder with marks that looked like someone took an ax to the chrome cylinder/piston. If the service center did anything he must have just washed the oil off because I didn't see any evidence a wrench was ever used.

I called the PO and carefully asked about the service center he used. He said they were out of business now. I didn't have the heart to tell him what I had found since there wasn't a thing he could do about it now.
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