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Old 07-14-2014, 08:57 AM   #15
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Well, you came out well dealing with a tire blow out... I've seen at least one coach totaled from blow out damage. ( Beaver Marquis, left front blew out, shredded the compartment in front of the tire. That compartment had hundreds of red wires hanging loose.... Yup, a main electrical compartment...)
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Are your new tires the Hancook AH 12's?

That's what I put on mine and I like them. Although mine are the 275/70R22.5's.
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Just replaced all 6 and rims ouch.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:52 PM   #18
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Are your new tires the Hancook AH 12's?

That's what I put on mine and I like them. Although mine are the 275/70R22.5's.
Yes, that is what we got.
Only gone 13 miles on all 6 (100 on rear 2), but like the ride so far.
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Well, you came out well dealing with a tire blow out... I've seen at least one coach totaled from blow out damage. ( Beaver Marquis, left front blew out, shredded the compartment in front of the tire. That compartment had hundreds of red wires hanging loose.... Yup, a main electrical compartment...)
Yes, we were lucky. Wife was driving and she was a school bus driver - knew exactly what was happening when she heard it and was on the shoulder quick. Roadside service guy was great.

I am planning to do some work in all the wheel wells.
Reinforce the rear mup flap brackets.
We have groups of wires hanging in the front, also. Make something substantial to protect those wires and the coach in general.
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Started repairs on wheel skirt / mud flap.

Welded angles across back of wheel well from frame to outer frame.
Small one to hold bottom of propane seperator plate in place.
Larger one to hold bottom of plywood to be installed for backer behind mud flap.

Removed wheel skirt (looks ugly now!) The wood piece that the bottom edge is bolted on with came off (split fiberglass). There was previous damage at the same area that was bondo'ed instead of fiberglassed. Chipped/sanded off bondo and getting ready to repair with fiberglass. Then paint to match. Luckily, we can do our own repairs.

Sorry, no pics of panel yet.
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sorry about the mishap.

We have been full time for 3 years and have not had one. Well, there was the time the 5th wheel tried to get in the cab and the tail gate is gone and replaqced with a net. I did get the leg put back on the trailer without much hassle. And the window that got broke by the door.
No mishaps--just challenges.
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So, the repairs on on-going.

We have the wheel skirt, damaged from the blow-out, repaired and is ready for paint.
The bent mud flap bracket, that was cut out, has been straightened. Extra angles have been added between the main frame and the outer frame. Mud flap bracket welded back in place and welded to added angles.
Several basement door skins have been re-glued at edges.
Middle of rear bumper at license plate attachment, that was badly damaged by the hitch BEFORE we bought it, has been repair and is ready for paint.
Electric bay door that was beat up (rock dings) before we bought it is repaired and is ready for paint.
Cracks at front lower corners have been fiberglassed, puttied and are ready for paint.
We took the tow dolly fenders off and straightened them out. Sand blasted, primered, putty added, sanded and primered, smooth and ready for paint to match RV base.
Found out there was a missing under side brace at the passenger side rear, that holds the lower corner of the coach skin in place. Cut a new angle and welded it in place.

Planning for paint in the next week or two. Decided to fix the other spots after the blow out. Get them all fixed and then paint the whole lower section, dark blue, at once and clear coat to finish it off. This way it will all match.

Hoping to add a link to all the pics after we get all the repairs and paint completed.
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Curious about geico. We have used them for rv for years. They have been great with any incidents we may have had with the exception of roadside. Last time couldn't find us a provider. Who did they send out and you say they were able to break down the tire and rims and put a new tire on your rims right there on the side of the road? That would be great rather than being towed in. Was it a service like Pomps tire or someone that caters to the trucking industry? I always figured they would tow us in if that happened due to not having a spare or having both duallys blow.
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I am a bit concerned about the two tire sizes. You didn't mention the plys or load rating on the tires either. I would weigh the motorhome at each corner and look at the load rating of the new tires you have installed to make sure you aren't overloaded.
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The company that did our tire(s) change on the road was Tire Center PCI out of Jefferson City, MO. The RV was about 10 miles from there shop.

Most any tire company that does tractor-trailer tires can change a tire on the side of the road. Including dismounting a bad tire and mounting a new one. When a semi has a blow out, the tire company/road service comes and changes it on the shoulder. They only tow if there are mechanical problems.

We have Geico insurance on the rv. When I called they asked if I wanted it towed or the tire changed. A tow would have been a waste, in my opinion. Still would have needed tires.
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As a follow-up. We took our first RV from Central Missouri all the way to Niagara Falls and back without incident.
Frozen from Indianapolis Indiana to Central Missouri that we bought it without incident.
Several 250 mile round trips without incident.
Yes we were about due.

Bummer, but glad Carla wasn't hurt!
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X's 2 for the wife.
A little off topic, but I had Hancooks put on my 64 caddie a month ago and could tell the difference as soon as I hit the HWY. Supper improvement (previous tires were only 1 year old, 3 out of the 4 were out of round)
I am thinking on having them installed on the 82 PA. Glad to hear you like yours.
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I agree, double-check the load rating for the new tires, verses load rating for tires size on RV placard. There is a good chance the smaller tires are overloaded or very close to the maximum rating.
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