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Old 06-19-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Process after tires blowout

Being fairly new to RVing, I like to be prepared and know what usually takes place after you have a tire blow out. Does the emergency road service tow the coach to a tire shop, should you just try to contact a local tire shop for a replacement directly, or does the towing company take the wheel and arrange to get a replacement Tire? What have been some of your experiences in getting a replacement tire while on the road?
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Coach Net will send a new tire with the service truck. This can delay your service call since most truck tire dealers don't normally stock RV tires.

Because RV tires are sometimes hard to find, some people carry an unmounted spare for the ERS to mount if they need a new tire. An unmounted tire takes less space and weighs less.

If there is damage to the fender well that would make the vehicle undriveable, ERS would tow the RV to the nearest qualified repair facility. If you think it is not driveable, let them know before they come because a read service truck is different from a tow truck.

BTW, when ERS comes to your RV, you still have to pay for the repair - whatever it is, either repairing a tire or mounting a new one. Coach Net (or Good Sam) pays only for the service call (and/or towing, if required), but you pay for the repair.
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If you have a blowout on a dual consider replacing both tires, as driving or towing on a single good dual will most likely weaken the sidewalls from being over weighted.

My experience is that an emergency roadside assistance program will dispatch a tire repair truck. Most of the assume you have a spare, but as you know, most Class A's do not carry spares. When you talk to the repair service, tell them the size of your tire and ask them to bring one to you when they come. As stated, it may cause some delay.

Good luck.
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I had a blow out 2 weeks ago in a remote area. I pulled out my State Farm app to locate the nearest towing service. They came from 40 miles away and changed the tire (I have a mounted spare). I paid the $145 for the service, their office emailed a receipt that I forwarded to my agent and had a full reimbursement in the mail within the week.
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Thank you for providing the information. It will make things a lot stressful knowing what the basic process will be if needed. Tony
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Some emergency roadside insurance companys just has you sign the ticket. roadside insurance is a must have item IMO. However be sure it covers RV's.
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Stop, clean shorts out, call Coach Net, wait for truck to get there.
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I have a mounted spare. I call GS and have a Pepsi. Only had to call once in 20 + years.
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With 22.5 tires it is best to carry a spare unmounted tire with you because most service providers don't have one, or it will cost you an arm, leg and time to get one. Smaller than 22.5 tires are usually mounted and carried as a spare by many just to be safe and speed up the change process.
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BTW, when ERS comes to your RV, you still have to pay for the repair - whatever it is, either repairing a tire or mounting a new one. Coach Net (or Good Sam) pays only for the service call (and/or towing, if required), but you pay for the repair.
I have found Allstate RV Road Help pays 100% of labor for the mounting of a spare and of a new tire brought by the service call.

On both occasions I had to use them for a blow out. Allstate even paid for the fee of the service provider for taking the old tire with them.
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Well, the first thing is: You change udnerwear (ok, perhaps not) A lot depends on many things.. First are your tires still under warranty? If so, read the warranty.

If you are on the road and doing double nickles (you don't speed, right) then ERS is likely going to be needed,, If you have ERS that is, (Coach Net or some other) Make sure they understand the size of your rig, what the problem is (Flat tire) and have the tire specifications (MItchlin XRV 22.5 by xxxx) on hand when you call, or be kneeling by the good tire so you can read the sidewall.. I've made dozens of this type of call (Retired police dispatcher) and they need to know the tire size.

Sometimes they send a tow truck, Sometimes they send the local 24 hr mobile tire guy.

If you do not have ERS.. Then find out who the local 24 hour mobile tire guy is.. They bring you a tire, change it while you watch (From a distance please) Take your money (400-500 bucks) and on the road again.

Now, that said,, When I blew a tire I got **LUCKY** Instead of 55mph, I was doing closer to 0.55 MPH. No secondary damage.
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