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Old 06-23-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Thought provoking tire circumstances

Happened to be looking for tire info on another web site(motorhomeandRVonline) and noticed all the bad references to motorhome accidents/deaths due to blow outs. I got relevant tire pressure charts etc and will be weighing my new coach asap individual axles etc tire covers etc. My coach is in a large rv storage facility and surprisingly only one MH has had tire covers over the last 5 weeks. Seems that inflation issues, age and failure to protect tire from uv damage contribute to more blow-outs than potholes etc. Purchased truck tire gauge and am picking up tire covers tomorrow. Soon as I can find a place to weigh the coach I'll be doing that also. Those of you who have had blowouts, what affect did it have on the handling of the coach??
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I had a zipper blow out on the inside driver side dual. Not adverse handling affects at all. I was able to ride 1/2 mile to a safe place. I replaced both tires on that side dual.
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I've been lucky, but the previous owner blew a front right tire and said he thought he was going to die a firey death. RV was shaking real bad and on the verge of loosing control.
I keep good tires on and I added a TST 507 Tire monitoring system to reduce that risk. P.S. Good question. Tires and brakes seem to be a weak link. Look on youtube for the video on RV tire blow out. It shows you the right way to handle it.
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If you haven't watched the Michelin tire failure video yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. The Rubber Industry says over 90% of all tire failures are the result of under-inflation.
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