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Old 03-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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TYRON Issues?

Has anyone had issues with TYRON bands installed in your front tires? I have a 2013 Palazzo with less than 2K miles on it. It has TYRON safety bands in the front tires.

When I go down the road at anything above 55 mph I get a steady vibration/wiggling of the steering wheel. It has been to a Freightliner dealer who checked front end alignment and suspension ride height, all OK. I even installed an RSS steering stabilizer. It improved it a bit but it is still there. I then had balancing beads installed in the tires which helped a bit, but it is still mostly there.

I test drove another new Palazzo and it was as smooth as silk, no wiggle in the steering wheel at all. Now I'm beginning to wonder if the TYRON bands are either improperly installed or if they just cause tire/wheel imbalance? I'm thinking of having them removed.

I cant think what else could be causing the issue unless it is a defective tire or a bent wheel.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:38 AM   #2
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No issue with mine at 12,000 miles. Had them in my Tiffin also, no issue.

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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Can you try switching the front with two of the rear tires & wheels. See if it improves the drive?
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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had them on my coach since purchased used in 2010, even had new tires put on since then in 2011...no issues with mine at all--take it back to the dealer that installed them & have them check it out...
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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I spoke with the main CW office and they are having me take it to a professional truck tire place to check the TYRON install and see if there is a defective tire or bent wheel.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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As a follow up to this story: It turns out there were 2 out of round steel wheels and they were both on the front axle! Notice I said "out-of-round" and not "bent". At first the tire shop thought the tires were defective since they looked egg shaped when spinning on the balancer. They then mounted a new tire on the same wheel and it was still egg shaped. So they took the tire off and spun just the wheel= out-of-round, clearly a manufacturing defect.

We got 2 new wheels, mounted the original tires back up, spun balanced them and now the front end is smooth and shake free.

PS-While the tires were broken down I made the decision to remove the TYRON's. After watching the tire shop go through a complex process using specialized tools to get the tires off because of the TYRON's, I asked them to remove them. While I understand the benefit of using TYRON's my bigger concern was needing to replace a tire on the road somewhere and not being able to find a shop that had the special tools required to replace a tire on a TYRON equipped wheel. Plus, I would have to pay to move the TYRON's anytime I rotated tires/wheels from the rear to the front.

I would like to do a shout out for both Camping World and THOR. Both bent over backwards to help figure out what was wrong with the coach and THOR has covered every penny of cost associated with making it right. Thank You to both CW and THOR for standing behind your products!
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #7
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Our 2007 Bounder came with the Tyron bands, and we were given a tool for removal/reinstallation which was basically an Allen socket that fit the Tyron bolt ends. When we had new tires installed a couple of weeks ago the tire shop had to spend almost an hour dismounting the first tire. Even with the instruction manual and the tool it was a real chore to dismount the tire. I told them not to reinstall the bands.

Looking at the Tyron website it appears that they now have another tool to use to compress the tire bead away from the wheel so that getting the allen socket in to the band is easier.

As hard as it was to remove the band I can see how it would be a great idea if you ever have a flat tire on the front - it won't do anything to help keep air in the tire, but it won't allow the tire to come off the rim (until the sidewalls disintegrate) allowing you to get to the side of the road. But, without the new tool kit it will be almost impossible to replace a tire on the side of the road.

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