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Old 08-12-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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So, I blew a tire...

As I headed out of Houston up us 59 on what would be a 2500 mi trip....I entered a constrution zone and it looked like a minefield of debris along the guardrails......I guess I ran over something because it blew in the center of the tread......I was in familar terrratory so at the next exit exit I turned around and headed south to N. C. Eagle truck repair, great people there........I was able to move slowly because it was a outside rear tire.....new michilin...

N.C. eagle will work on your motorhome but they dont do tires.....Larry called the guys that does his tires and I got very prompt service and a new tire and 3 hrs later I was back on the road enroute to my first destination in Augusta Ga.......N.C. Eagle truck repair is in New Caney Texas....They are good people.....

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Old 08-12-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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All the truck tire mfgrs. say to change both duals when one fails, because it overloads the good tire. Who really knows if this is this a sales tatic or sound advice?

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Speaking as a trucker , we dont change both tires , unless you have to travel a ways on the remaining good tire .. Many times if one blows , the other one isnt far behind .. If loaded near max weight ( 80000 # in most areas ) , there is quiet a bit more weight on the remaining tire .. So I could see the soundness of the changing both advice ..

My Suncruiser rear axle is rated at 11000# , the tires are rated around 3300# per tire ( another note , read your sidewall , you have two weight ratings , one for a single and one for a dual , the dual is usually about 10% give or take less than the single rating ) ..

On my tires if the rear is at max weight of 11000# and the weight is evenly distributed thats 2750# per tire at max pressure ( another side here , ratings are at max pressure , if you run less than max , then you're lowering the carrying capacity of the axle ) .. So if I blow a tire on the rear , I'm putting 5500# on one tire rated at 3300 , I'd be pulling over asap and calling road service ..
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