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Old 02-08-2016, 06:14 AM   #1
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Blowout!

Ok first time in 21 yrs of owning a MH I had a blowout on the way home from a camping trip. I have good Sam roadside service so we called, within a 1.5 hrs we had someone there. My question though is we gave them the tire # 70/22.5 and the tire he brought was a 80/22.5, the tire was passenger inside tire, what should I do? The MH is 1.5" higher on that side now. All my rear tires probably need to be replaced but cannot afford to buy 4 of them now. Open for suggestions
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:22 AM   #2
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Have you registered a complaint ? If not , I would start there.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:34 AM   #3
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For starters you shouldn't leave that tire on and drive the MH.

It is carrying more then it share of the load and could fail.

Second, have you contacted the road service and stated your case ?

Third, if all of your tires need replacing ( check the date codes ) but you cannot afford it, I suggest that you don't drive it until you can. I don't see any other option.
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All my rear tires probably need to be replaced but cannot afford to buy 4 of them now. Open for suggestions
Suggest you replace your tires before heading out on the road again.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:47 AM   #5
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Do as Cliff suggested and talk to a MANAGER at GS ERS for some kind of settlement for the screw up with the wrong size tire and then installing it too.

Next I would demand your full membership back from Good Sam ERS and then sign up for one of the Coach-Net ERS plans.

I have had the Premier level service plan since 2010 which covers everything I own plus myself and my wife no matter what vehicle we are riding in or driving. I have used them 5 different times without any complaints and awesome service each time.

They have helped me in Whitehorse Yukon, Calgary AB, Los Angeles CA, a tow in Coburg OR plus the most recent was a 200 mile tow from the Cassier Highway in British Columbia.

Good Sam likes to take your money and supply very poor service overall and then bombard you with mailings trying to get more of your money.

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Switching ERS plans may be something worth looking into, but I think that if this incident happened in the same place and same time, the same road service company would have been dispatched.

That's what they do.

We don't know what discussions the OP had with the ERS agent or provider but if not in an emergency situation, the time should have been taken for the correct tire to be installed.
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In the meantime if you must use your rig, you dont want to run that tire on the back as it will cause your rear wheels to spin at different rates of speed and could eventually cause rear end damage, as well as an uneven distribution of the load across the tires. Take it to a tire shop capable of removing the tire and switch it to the front. That will allow you to run the tire with no damage and an even weight distribution over the rear tires.
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The service person should have put the bigger tire on the front axle and the front tire(same size as the rear's) on the back.

Then you could have bought a new 80 tire to put on the other front and saved the front 70 for a spare.

So buy 1 new not 4 to fix your problem. Unless the remaining rear tires are over 10 years old. If so replace all 4.
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Ok thanks for the reply. Talked to rep that we were dealing with yesterday and she is sending the roadside assist that we had to my house to replace the tire with the right size. Also working on a little loan to replace the other 3 also. Thanks for the help.
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Ok thanks for the reply. Talked to rep that we were dealing with yesterday and she is sending the roadside assist that we had to my house to replace the tire with the right size. Also working on a little loan to replace the other 3 also. Thanks for the help.

They did the right thing.
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Definitely good to know they are correcting their mistake!
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Sounds like your ERS plan is working out good for you and you will have the correct tire for your future set.
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Ok thanks for the reply. Talked to rep that we were dealing with yesterday and she is sending the roadside assist that we had to my house to replace the tire with the right size. Also working on a little loan to replace the other 3 also. Thanks for the help.
That "80" tire should be considered faulty anyway, because it has been operated in a severely overloaded condition. That's the same as replacing both duals because one lost air, causing the other to run overloaded.
BTW, tires in a dual configuration must be within 1/8" in diameter of each other. Mismatching dual tires a sure way to kill a tire.
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Put the 2 front tires on the right rear and put the new tire and the good rear on the front.
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