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Old 06-18-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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Made my first rv run on my 2000 Tiffin Allegro Bay, pulling my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. Coming home today from Swansboro, Jeep blew the front right tire and before I figured out the problem, it damaged my fender, bumper and running light. I changed the tire and come on in. Things will get better, I just want to know did I do anything to cause the problem. I don't think so but I can say I had an experience I don't want to face again.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:16 PM   #2
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closing the gate after the horses escape but I use a TPMS on the coach and my GMC Terrain when it's being towed. During the winter months, I move the TPMS senders to my tandem enclosed trailer. (it alerted me to a blowout on the trailer immediately)

Tire pressure is critical when towing any vehicle and in fact critical on any vehicle, trailer, car, MH etx. Today's tires rarely blow out but when it happens it can cause a lot of damage so inspection is critical as well as the age of the tires.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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It is not as uncommon as you think. There is often notthing you can do to prevent a tire going flat. On a toad you will often not know anything is wrong unless someone flags you down or you start to see parts of the toad flying off in the backup camera. There is something you can do to mitigate the damage. Get a TPMS.
I'm going out on a limb here but I think it is the single most important safety feature you can add to a rig.
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I'll add a third YEA to adding remote TPMS sensors but also ask if the TJ is stock and only used on road or is it modified with bigger tire and used offroad too?

I know many on here will flat tow their Jeeps, but personally we use ours offroad regularly, and know there's always a risk of something being damaged or bent on the trails, so we have an aluminum flat deck to tow the Jeep on. Even if everything seems okay leaving the trail, there's always a good chance you're alignment is not the same as it started out, and at $700 a tire, I'd rather not get home to find out I just killed a pair towing home.
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It is not as uncommon as you think. There is often notthing you can do to prevent a tire going flat. On a toad you will often not know anything is wrong unless someone flags you down or you start to see parts of the toad flying off in the backup camera. There is something you can do to mitigate the damage. Get a TPMS.
I'm going out on a limb here but I think it is the single most important safety feature you can add to a rig.

Agree!
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I highly recommend a good TPMS (tire pressure monitor system) on all rolling wheels. It will not prevent a blow out, but it will let you know right away and minimize damage.

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I use a TPMS on my MH and on my TOAD. You never know when you are losing air.
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Sorry to hear about your experience but thank you for sharing. It confirms I will not pull my toad again until I have a TPMS as has been suggested by others in this and numerous threads.
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