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Old 06-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #15
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A year into the present coach, and am just now 'getting the feel' of this coach. Our 7th MH over the years.

The better half kept saying we might have made a mistake if I was going to be so uptight on the first few hours of every trip.

Mind you, I just retired from a 700k pound 747 Captains' seat flying almost nothing but the Pacific for the last 7+ years. I used to think nothing could be more hair-raising than that.

It eventually will seem and actually get better.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #16
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You guys are great. Thanks! Looks like we're stuck here for the night. Talked to the manager, he was cool with it. So, I'll let you know how things turn out tomorrow.
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That looks like it could be a "pinch shock" impact. Do you remember hitting a really bad pothole or hitting a curb recently. When they dismount the tire they can tell from the inside damage.

Be sure to let us know how it turns out.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:58 PM   #18
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That looks like it could be a "pinch shock" impact. Do you remember hitting a really bad pothole or hitting a curb recently. When they dismount the tire they can tell from the inside damage.

Be sure to let us know how it turns out.
Yeah, all the roads in Massachusetts.
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That looks like it could be a "pinch shock" impact. Do you remember hitting a really bad pothole or hitting a curb recently. When they dismount the tire they can tell from the inside damage.

Be sure to let us know how it turns out.
Yep, I was thinking it could be impact damage and not a defect. It'll have to be dismounted and inspected for damage inside.
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Looks like a impact "bubble". The inner liner of the tire gets pinched or a small crack letting air in to the outer layers of the tire. If it was a defect it should have shown up a couple days after it was aired up for the first time. Most tires carry a manufacturer defect warranty for the first 2/32 of tread wear(not sure on the commercial tires) alot of times a call to goodyear will help. I would call them first before you go to shop. They will give you a case number and a lot of times pro-rate it some what for customer satisfaction. The shop may just say not covered and to bad so sad.

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On 495 and 90 the road is like a war zone. Now you've got me thinking I can't even drive this thing without blowing a tire.
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On 495 and 90 the road is like a war zone. Now you've got me thinking I can't even drive this thing without blowing a tire.
If its impact damage, it may have happened before you got your tire pressures under control.
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Tire pressure was always at 85 psi I suppose the damage may have been done before we got the rig and it was just waiting to expose itself. But, there are some rough potholes down these two highways.
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According to all the literature published by the major tire companies that bulge is the result of impact damage and is the first stage of what is called a zipper flat. When the zipper flat occurs the loss of tire pressure is instantaneous. When I get home next week I will post the literature on a zipper flat again for all to read
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No that is not what you expect to happen, just returned from a trip to Florida, my tires are 2005, which will cause extreme heart attacks from some folks reading this
Great that you found this, if it is a steer tire things could have gotten really bad quick, good to check the tires before each trip.
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No that is not what you expect to happen, just returned from a trip to Florida, my tires are 2005, which will cause extreme heart attacks from some folks reading this
Great that you found this, if it is a steer tire things could have gotten really bad quick, good to check the tires before each trip.
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It's only by pure luck that I checked them. We had only been driving 2 hours and decided to stop here to make dinner because of how late it was. The tires were checked plenty before we left. If this is impact damage that occurred, and it wasn't already there before I bought the thing, then it was caused by simple driving down Mass highways. It's not like these things can easily swerve around every pothole in the road.
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I suppose it is possible this little bulge was there and I missed it before we left but I'd be surprised.

..though I'm surprised, if it was there, that it didn't blow on these roads.
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Nice catch!
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