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Old 12-27-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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G149 tire blown off bead. Possible causes? Loud explosion sound

Was in my 39ft diesel pusher today going 65mph. I heard and felt an explosion. Upon inspection, I found that my inner rear tire was not on the bead. It looks like it's in great condition, almost like if I could just get the bead to reseat I could fill it up with air and be back on the road. When this happened, I was about 50 miles from home. Being a Sunday, all shops in the area were closed and I decided to limp it home. Upon getting home, the tire still looks fine. Maybe once I remove it I will find a problem with it. Anyone know what would cause an explosion of the tire off the bead?
1996 gulfstream diesel pusher. 22.5" wheels. Goodyear G149 tire.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:50 PM   #2
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Remove the wheel and you will find the "blowout" that caused the tire to unseat the bead. Probably a sidewall blowout.
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Remove the wheel and you will find the "blowout" that caused the tire to unseat the bead. Probably a sidewall blowout.

Yeah, I plan on doing that. Right now I can't even look at it out of disgust. Been planning this getaway for a month. Now the trip is cancelled. :(
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Could be...

It loss air either by puncture or tire valve, sidewall failure etc, and then the tire came off the rim.
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Yeah, I plan on doing that. Right now I can't even look at it out of disgust. Been planning this getaway for a month. Now the trip is cancelled. :(
Get it fixed first thing Monday morning.
Loose 2 days but on the road!
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You've also way overloaded the one "good" tire by continuing to drive with it "limp home". That single tire was holding the same weight as they both did before the other went flat. The normal industry "standard" is if the tire was overloaded/underinflated by 20% is should, at the very least, be broken down and inspected or just replaced outright.
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Get it fixed first thing Monday morning.

Loose 2 days but on the road!

True, but the summer-like weather in the mid-Atlantic is going to abruptly change in a few days, so we are gonna miss our window. Looks like we are going to just head to Bear Mountain NY in our Jeep to do a good day hike before the weather changes.
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You and yours are safe. You have your coach. Soon you will have two, not one, new tires for the reason suggested by Mr D.
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Had a great hike. Finally got the tire replaced. Turns out it was an original from 1995!!!!!Click image for larger version

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Can tell it's not Michelin- no side wall cracks....well.....
1995? A 21 year old tire. Must be a record. Surprised it made it that far. Hope the others are newer!


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Way past the time to replace all of them. Could have been much worse.
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Wow, 20 years on a 22.5" tire. That must be a record. Hope you checked the other tires as well.
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Just a quick shout-out to TBS-POPS... right on the money. Good call
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Was in my 39ft diesel pusher today going 65mph. I heard and felt an explosion. Upon inspection, I found that my inner rear tire was not on the bead. It looks like it's in great condition, almost like if I could just get the bead to reseat I could fill it up with air and be back on the road. When this happened, I was about 50 miles from home. Being a Sunday, all shops in the area were closed and I decided to limp it home. Upon getting home, the tire still looks fine. Maybe once I remove it I will find a problem with it. Anyone know what would cause an explosion of the tire off the bead?
1996 gulfstream diesel pusher. 22.5" wheels. Goodyear G149 tire.
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I don't know what caused it but because you limped 50 miles home with only one tire supporting the rear weight of that side of your coach you very likely ruined the remaining tire on that side.
I could be wrong but methinks you will soon be shopping for a minimum of 2 new tires...(depending upon the age of the other tires all of the others as well).

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