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Old 01-02-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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On my way back from Florida to NJ, my RV developed a bad vibration. First it only happened at about 65 mph. I figured I must have thrown a weight off one of the front tires. The vibration gradually got worse, and finally I could even feel it at 20 mph. To make a long story short, the right front tire must have broken a belt internally, causing a high spot on the tire. Not having a spare, I swapped it with a rear tire and lowered the air pressure of the damaged tire form 80 psi to 60 psi. Home was anoth 500 miles away, but I made it with no problems. Over the past two years, I had brake issues which I found was caused by sticking calipers. I suspect that the bad front tire saw some much higher heat than it was designed to take.
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Old 01-02-2005, 07:15 PM   #2
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On my way back from Florida to NJ, my RV developed a bad vibration. First it only happened at about 65 mph. I figured I must have thrown a weight off one of the front tires. The vibration gradually got worse, and finally I could even feel it at 20 mph. To make a long story short, the right front tire must have broken a belt internally, causing a high spot on the tire. Not having a spare, I swapped it with a rear tire and lowered the air pressure of the damaged tire form 80 psi to 60 psi. Home was anoth 500 miles away, but I made it with no problems. Over the past two years, I had brake issues which I found was caused by sticking calipers. I suspect that the bad front tire saw some much higher heat than it was designed to take.
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Old 01-03-2005, 06:27 AM   #3
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You are braver than I, to attempt to limp 500 miles on a damaged tire and under-inflated as well. You were very lucky.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:29 AM   #4
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Ignorance is bliss.

Actually, It was saturday evening when I figured out what the problem was. I knew my chances would be slim to find a place on sunday that could install a new tire for me. If it was any other day of the week I would have definately replaced the defective tire before continuing on.
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All's well that ends well. And you have a good tale to tell around the campfire!
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