Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:11 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
Glad we have 'em

Before each trip we check our tire pressure. We have had RV's before, but this was our first motorhome. It was my turn to drive our 40' Phaeton, was driving for about 45min, right front tire blowout. I forgot about "giving it gas" for a blowout, just took my foot off the gas, let the coach slow down, slowly pulled off the road. Despite major vibration, I had no trouble steering the coach, tire was still on the rim, absolutely no body damage. I've read horrible stories about loss of control with a tire blowout, because of the bands that was not the case. GLAD WE HAVE THEM.


J&K from Maryland
2010 Tiffin Phaeton 40' QTH
__________________

__________________
Beaner89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-11-2015, 05:48 PM   #16
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,313
Guys.....the Tyron bands DO NOT prevent blowouts and do NOTHING as you slow down the coach. Their only job is to keep the tire from coming off the rim. The only way this happens is to continue to drive after the blowout. How many times have you seen a tire on a motor home or any vehicle for that matter, come completely off the rim.....it's VERY rare.
__________________

__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2015, 07:43 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Papa_Jim's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Posts: 2,640
Don..... do you use them?

Jim
__________________
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS
2014 Ram 1500 4X4 Eco Diesel
Canada, eh?
Papa_Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 09:42 AM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
With all due respect Don, no, the bands do not prevent a blowout, and I may not be an expert, but I have experienced a blowout in a very large class A, have you? I have seen the body damage done to RV's after a tire blowout due to the tire flopping off the rim. And when instructed by Lazydays in Fla how to handle motorhome after blowout they tell you to accelerate to gain/keep control, so that does suggest it will be difficult to steer. The tire remained on the rim, I had no difficulty steering, and no body damage. That's what they were designed to do and once again I'm GLAD I HAD THEM!!
__________________
Beaner89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 02:05 PM   #19
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,313
"Papa Jim".....No I don't use them. I don't think there is really a need for them...just my opinion.

"Beaner89"....If you had the opportunity to read through the entire post, you would have read the part where I assisted in the demonstration of the Tyron band products. My Department also bought thousands of them and eventually quit using them. No I haven't had a blowout on a motor home, but I did blow apart the tires during the demonstration. You're describing two different things. You had a blow out where you're tire went immediately flat, stayed intact and you carefully maneuvered it to a safe stop. The instances where you're describing damage to an RV are COMPLETELY different. In those cases the tire came apart, (such as in "Gators" seen on the roadway) That's when a tire zippers or explodes and sends shrapnel everywhere. About the only time you see this type of damage anymore is on coaches running some of the older Michellins and people who just kept driving after a flat/blowout. Even then, that damage was generally on a rear tire, not a front steer!

The Tyron unit does nothing to stop that blowout and the disintegration of the tire. It ONLY prevents the tire beads from coming off of the rim. During the testing, we literally ran tires on the test vehicles do to where all was left were the beads on the rims, no tire, no sidewall, just beads. So yes, I am an expert when it comes to this!
__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 10:36 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Papa_Jim's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Posts: 2,640
So, for the sake of argument, if the Tyron band prevents the tire beads from coming off of the rim, couldn't that make the difference between life and death in the case of a sudden tire blowout?

Jim
__________________
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS
2014 Ram 1500 4X4 Eco Diesel
Canada, eh?
Papa_Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 11:04 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
smiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,679
I have a set of Tyrons (purchased by the prior owner) sitting in my garage. Tire dealers don't want to touch them (due to inflated liability concerns, but that's the way it is these days) and they generally are a PITA when it comes to tire service. To me, not worth the hassle for the one in a thousand chance they might actually make a difference (as noted above, completely losing a tire from a rim is very rare.) In my book they are primarily more a high-profit dealer add-on than anything else.
__________________
smiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 11:45 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 3,727
I have blown many tires on trucks and trailers that I have operated. On a trailer or even a dual wheel you can sometimes run for miles to get to a tire shop to get it fixed without having it come off the wheel.
Other times the tire completely blows apart and pieces fly everywhere.
Tyrons won't help one bit in keeping the tire from doing damage to your coach. If it blows apart there will be damage before you get stopped.
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 04 Dodge/Cummins 01 Citation 29.rk fifth wheel.RVM59
slickest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 09:35 AM   #23
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
Jim, our tire did "blowout" there was a big hole on the inside wall. I have seen body damage from people who have had blowouts and made it to the campground AFTER tire changed on the road. When chatting with them it was due to the tire flopping around. Our tire was obviously completely flat, no part of the rim was touching the ground, no body damage. Even the guy that came to replace the tire on the side of I95 was surprised we had no body damage.
And as a new motorhome driver I had no trouble controlling the coach after the blowout which is a major issue when this occurs. Ask a reputable company that repairs motorhome body damage.
__________________
Beaner89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 12:30 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
smiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,679
But you have no idea whether the Tyron played any significant part, other than believing 'it might have.'
__________________
smiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 07:29 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort walton Beach Fl
Posts: 781
Got them and moved them to a different Motor Home with no issue, I like the piece of mind they give me, and called Michlin, no issue with tire warranty
__________________
Larry
2016 Entegra Cornerstone
Lault is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 07:56 AM   #26
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Troy Mo
Posts: 1,951
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lault View Post
Got them and moved them to a different Motor Home with no issue, I like the piece of mind they give me, and called Michlin, no issue with tire warranty
X2 you know what they say about perception being reality.
__________________
loisjop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 08:41 AM   #27
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by smiller View Post
But you have no idea whether the Tyron played any significant part, other than believing 'it might have.'
Quote:
Originally Posted by loisjop View Post
X2 you know what they say about perception being reality.

BTW, I have a pair of "deer whistles" which I know work.
I've carried them in them in the glove compartment of my toad for years and I've never hit a deer.
Mel
'96 Safari
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 12:40 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle West, Ireland
Posts: 392
Quote:
Originally Posted by mel s View Post

BTW, I have a pair of "deer whistles" which I know work.
I've carried them in them in the glove compartment of my toad for years and I've never hit a deer.
Mel
'96 Safari
I have a GPS in the glove box and never get lost, everyone tells me where to go
__________________

__________________
'98 Southwind 34L, too many cameras, old hat, young heart.
May the light be with you.
Mentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tyron & Enviroshield ken n deb Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 10-19-2014 06:17 AM
Tyron RunFlat System sdcyclist Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 3 11-14-2013 02:35 PM
Front tire blowout, glad to be alive, thanks Tyron! JimO Class A Motorhome Discussions 48 10-16-2013 12:37 AM
Trans seeping around pan gasket plus? Roll Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 20 08-18-2013 06:36 PM
Tyron Tire Blowout Protection Always-RVing iRV2.com General Discussion 6 05-30-2013 12:49 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.