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Old 06-11-2008, 08:07 PM   #15
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If you decide to go ahead and go, please let us know where your going, when your going and the route you're taking so that we can be sure and be some place else. Thanking you in advance.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:30 AM   #16
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Also remember that even if nobody gets hurt there is always some damage to your coach when a tire blows.

My tires GoodYear GS670RV gave me a blowout at five years. The cost of having a tire truck come out and put on my spare was $200 and 6 hours of waiting. I also had to replace both metal mud flap holders (in front of and behind the tire), a wheel skirt brace and have the propane system checked for leaks as the tire when it blew wrapped the rear steel portion of the mudflap under the propane tank. If I didn't have a spare that would have cost an extra $600 for the replacement tire. If my tires were 10 years old I probably would have lost the inner dual and possibly one or both of the rims and had extra collateral damage as well.


That could come to:

$200 to $400 Remove and remount wheel(s) on axel hub at roadside rates.
$1,200 Two tires mounted at roadside rates.
$200 to $400 Replacement rims.
$400 to $2,000 Body damage.

Total - $2,000 to $4,000.

Aside from the cost is the potential of loosing several hours to several days of your trip while waiting for parts/repairs.

There could also be added the cost of having a flatbed come out to get you off the roadway along with the cost of the additional damages from getting the rig on and off the flatbed.

This is again all assuming that there was no loss of control and subsequent loss of life.

After a blowout, even with minimal or no additional grief, your wife will be nervous about every sound, creak, groan and ripple in the road for some time to come.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:09 AM   #17
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Wow.Thank you all.We will take your advise.Last year I drove my motorhome to a local tire store and the manager said my Goodyear tires were bulletproof and I would be foolish to replace them.Our motorhome is parked until the new tires are on.Thank you again for your advice.Bill,Sheila and Beau the crimpy poodle.
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Unless that tire store de-mounted each tire and visually inspected it inside/outside for any defects they cannot asertain their condition, it's just an EWAG.(estimated wild a** guess!)
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:33 AM   #19
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by funston:
I drove my motorhome to a local tire store and the manager said my Goodyear tires were bulletproof and I would be foolish to replace them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It's really scary how many tire "experts" don't know squat about tires!

Even many of the tire manufacturers are now saying that tires should be replaced after 6 years even on an automobile...that's even more true of an RV which usually sits in one place more than it is driven.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by historyljc:
If you decide to go ahead and go, please let us know where your going, when your going and the route you're taking so that we can be sure and be some place else. Thanking you in advance. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Amen ...I was going to say the same thing.

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