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Old 11-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by malexander View Post
Had the same thing happen to me on my class c on a trip home from Branson a few years ago. Two Firestones on the RR within about 15 miles of eath other. First one didn't do any damage, the second one took out the black tank, LP lines, and some electrical lines. Firestone claimed I ran over something. I know for a fact I didn't.
You do a better job than I can in remembering every pot hole or piece of road trash or nail you may have run over in the past few days. According to documented cases, too many people fail to realize that many tires fail hours, days or even weeks after the damage has been done.

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #16
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Boy oh boy, and I thought my 19 inch tires were big. Mine are so heavy the spare doesn't get inflated until it's actually mounted on my rig. Otherwise I can't lift it, too heavy!!!!
Couldn't you just keep a new tire only (no rim) under the bus as Ramblin mentioned? Road service should be able to mount the new tire on the rim that had the blowout? And not have to worry about locating a tire on a weekend or at night?

I like Ramblin's idea. I added it to my RV checklist.

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:46 PM   #17
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Brock,Sure the spare is heavier with air, have to have 105 lb. in it.LOL.
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Brock,Sure the spare is heavier with air, have to have 105 lb. in it.LOL.

I use a 76.3% Helium over Nitrogen mix in mine. However; once you take it out from under the coach you need your wife to sit on it until you get a couple of lug-nuts started.

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Old 11-12-2013, 07:18 PM   #19
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When the inner rear tire failed, you do realize that you drove 5 miles on a tire that was 100% overloaded. Glad you replaced all the tires and the outer dual tire is not on your coach.
Yes I do but going 5 miles at 40 MPH that was at max speed was not going to cause anymore damage then I had already suffered. When I learned to drive big rigs that is not an uncommon thing to do. I was not going to try and change it at even though I carry the tools to do it. Tow truck was 3 hours out. On the positive side we contacted the tire manufacture they had both blown tires and one good tire sent back to the factory for evaluation. Two weeks later I had received notice that they were going to pay for two tires and all of the repairs to the coach.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:04 PM   #20
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Blowouts on a car or truck are bad enough. But a blowout on an RV is down right terrifying. I check the health of all my tires before I head out. Because if I'm in doubt at all, I get my tires replaced. Don't risk it. An RV blowout at interstate speeds would be deadly. Keep the tires covered with tire covers when parked, and check for cracks, sun exposure, proper air pressure, thin tread or anything that might put you at risk of what could have been a really bad accident.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:08 PM   #21
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It's additionally scary that this happen on what was suppose to be perfectly good tires. Next time I suggest having a mechanic check it out before you roll the RV out onto the highway.
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And what do you use for the 400-450 lbs. of torque required for 22.5 installation?

sorry did not see your post

not sure if i said it the right way but i leave the rim on the RV no need to take it off swop the tire on the rim as its safer that way when adding air and getting away from the tire as the RV is now your tire cage

but if you feel you need to or its a inside tire this tool helps for that on and off

this one is set at 78:1 ratio and so you find the ratio you want and can pull lug nuts set at around 500 foot pounds of torque by hand
low end tools like this go for 30 to 60$ on ebay

when tire is reinstall you can stop by any tire shop to re-torque the nuts

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Old 09-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #23
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Pretty cool tools. Don't forget the bottle jacks. Their a must for any RVier with a big rig.

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