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Old 06-18-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Our first traveling mishap

The wife took off in our 42 foot class a RV about noon time for our camping spot. Right rear outer Dooley was a little slow so we added air.
She got about 20 miles and blew the outer Dooley on the right side at about 65 mph.
Got to the shoulder with minimal damage to the room. He did manage to bend up the mudflap bracket though.
A call to our insurance company, Geico, and help is on the way.
Tire. Two tires at 375 apiece yes inner was bad too and she is on her way. Delivery and change on side of the road covered by insurance.

Will probably end up buying four more finish the set off.

Dictated through Siri as I drove my way down to meet up with her.
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Maybe all the tires are/were old. Can you check the dates on the sidewalls?
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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Date codes are 2005.

Guy that came out and changed the 2 tires was great. Only brought 1 tire, so he mounted it on the inside rim while the 2nd tire was brought out. He checked all the tire and the rest look good. Took the bent mud flap bracket off. All this on the side of narrow shouldered major highway. (He got a $40 tip from my wife)

We are going to replace the other 2 rears soon. Will do fronts in near future.

$351.01 a tire, taxes/fees included. Insurance covered the service/install costs.
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Hopefully you wont have an accident driving and dictating into your cell phone.
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That's the beauty......you talk, it types!
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Hopefully you wont have an accident driving and dictating into your cell phone.
X2. "you talk, it types!" Still makes for a distracted driver, however. IMHO.
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I have heard that when you get a blow out on a dulley that you should replace the other tire as well......same goes for a TT or 5er with dual axles.....Has to do with the amount of force at the time of the blowout potentially damaging the other tire. Any comments? And Mike, glad you and yours came out of this ok.
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The wife took off in our 42 foot class a RV about noon time for our camping spot.
She got about 20 miles and blew the outer Dooley on the right side at about 65 mph.
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9 year old tires??
Right there is your problem!
If my coach had 9 year old tires I too would have the wife drive it to our camping spot, without me in it !
BTW, even if you do everything correctly....after you have clocked 100K+ miles you won't have time to report every traveling mishap.
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Bummer! Could have been a lot worse though!
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Got the other 4 tires replaced yesterday.
6 matching tires!
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I'm glad you did all the other tires without any additional mishaps.
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That sounds like a pretty fair price, what size & brand tires did you have installed, we will have to purchase 4 this summer
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Our first traveling mishap

Bought 2 (Hankook) 3 weeks ago on the side of the road when right rear outer dually blew. Inside was flat, also.
$700 for the two. Sevice call, and change/mount covered by insurance.

Bought the other 4 matching tires at home last. $1600 mounted and balanced. ($400 / tire)

Hankook 255/70R 22.5. Size is what was on coach when we purchased. RV "card" says 255/80R 22.5

Parked and tire covers are on!


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