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Old 07-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Safe to drive with flat

My passenger inside dully is flat and it won't hold air. Is it safe to drive 4 miles slowly to the tire shop that has 8 new tires that I ordered to get it fixed or replaced in my case.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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My passenger inside dully is flat and it won't hold air. Is it safe to drive 4 miles slowly to the tire shop that has 8 new tires that I ordered to get it fixed or replaced in my case.
I would and have.



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Old 07-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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Truck or RV?

If truck can u take the flat off and run just the one tire.

Rv. I would say no
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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Truck or RV?

If truck can u take the flat off and run just the one tire.

Rv. I would say no
Just looked at your signature. Sorry. I would say no you will be grossly over weight with a single.
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You can slowly, but you are over loading the remaining tire and will possibly damage that tire as well. Excessive load and side wall flexing will damage the tire.

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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I would.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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Ok, guys. I replaced the 4 rear tires before we left AZ for MI. I was pulling a trailer, with my Grand Cherokee aboard. I felt really good about the fact I had put new tires on, but, when I got home, I thought the outside dual on the passenger side looked soft, so checked the pressure, it wasn't soft the inside tire was flat! I blew up the tire, checked the pressure, it was fine. Yesterday, I took the coach down to my shop, to change the shocks, and lo and behold the tire was flat! Blew it up again, checked it again the next morning, flat! I took the tire off, took it to my tire, found out the valve stem was cracked. The way that thing lost air, I couldn't hear it leak, but it did. I am quite certain, that thing probably came all the way from AZ, flat. I drove my usual speeds, so I would say, slow down, take it easy, and drive.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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Run the route before so you know where you can pull off safely in case the remaining tire blows. Then go slow. I'd do it. An alternative is have the shop come out & remove both tires, take the inner back to shop & re-tire it, come back & install. Now you have all good tires, go get 5 new ones.
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The remaining tire will be 100% overloaded, 20% is the max before the tire is considered to be run flat.
You might make it, but the tire will need to be inspected inside and out and even then damage might not show immediately.
Personally I'd call a mobile tire service and have them fix it where you are.
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The route is 35 mph most of the way. So having a tag won't help me.
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4 miles at 30 is 8 min!! You can do it..I would add air and go for it.
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Do it, if you are going to the tire shop to pick up. We tires all around I wouldnt worry about overloading it or ruining it. Just drive slow and careful. Your not gonna lose control of your rig if a tire blows below 30 MPH.
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I have a friend who did a lot more traveling than that.. Finally I helped him remove the tire and toss it in his pick up (And trust me, with a 22.5" that is no easy job) and install the new one

He then drove to the tire shop and got a full set.

I like that you said "Slowly" that is the key here. and not very far either. NOTE that you will damage it's twin, so replace that too.
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