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Old 02-06-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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Will there ever come a time when the wide tires will replace the dual tires on the rear of a motorhome, like some semis have?
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:11 PM   #2
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Doubtful. It sure helps to have a second tire when one fails.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:12 PM   #3
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I haven't seen them on the road yet, but did see them mounted on a Freightliner Chassis at a display at the Good Sam Rally in Louisville 2010 I believe.

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Will there ever come a time when the wide tires will replace the dual tires on the rear of a motorhome, like some semis have?
You can be sure it is not common today because of cost. If the super-single wheel and tire ever costs less than 1 steel and one aluminum wheel and two tires, then the chassis builders will be all promoting all the advantages of going that way. The trucking industry has been using them for years as a way of reducing un-sprung weight, but obviously the cost of converting older units is cost-prohibitive.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:34 PM   #5
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Actually Freightliner has experimented with them already. I saw a 2010 Phaeton with a single w i d e rear tire. The owner said he has driven both and can really tell no difference in thge ride or stability.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:58 PM   #6
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One of the reason that trucking companies go with Super Singles is to reduce weight. On a tandem axle truck yes you can reduce the weigh, but with a single axle MH the weight reduction will not justify the cost. Another draw back of the "SS" tires is then in the event of a blow out quite often the rim is ruined too thus really driving up the cost of a blow-out. While they look cool on the back of a MH )I've seen a couple) I just can't justify the expense vs weight loss.
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There was a member on IRV2 several years ago who was participating in a study of super-singles on motor homes. He used to report in periodically. I haven't seen anything about them for quite awhile.
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Blowouts are not pretty with super singles on a truck, I'd hate to see what the damage was on a motorhome.......
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