Originally Posted by gordon23
What's a zipper....did you wrestle it to the shoulder or was the situation under control with the remaining three on the backend.
If you look in the Michelin RV Tire guide it describes a zipper blowout. It was approx an 18 inch straight rip in the side of the tire. There were no control problems whatsoever. No damage to the MH.
The previous owner must have had a blowout on the front because he switched to 255/70/22.5. When I had my blowout I found out why. 235/80's were no where to be found in Jackson Ms. Coachnet tried everywhere and couldn't even find a used one. So I switched to 255/70/22.5 which is a common truck tire that is usually available anywhere. I was at a campsite and had to get to another scheduled stop so I bought some Chinese Tires from GCR tires centers(natlional chain) and had a Michelin dealer install them at the campsite. They have a GCR tire center here in the local area. That was all that was available without ordering.
So I will probably replace them all in few years. This not what I recommend nor it is not what I wanted to do. But it is a done deal. I just could not wait for name brands to come in. In short I was stuck