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Old 05-30-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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Tire blow out

Sitting here in route 422 heading to Erie pa. Front passenger tire blowout just bought 6 new tires , unbelievable , waiting for tow truck
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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Ouch;
Are you ok ? Coach damaged ?
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, wife did good job getting off highway, no damage I can see but tire sliced what could cause this? I mean brand new tires!!
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:18 PM   #4
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IT happens.. One of the issues with new tires is this: The Tire store, unless you are very specific, may put in only so many PSI, if they are BRAND new, as in purchased yesterday. You likely have not checked and properly inflated... IT is very important on heavy duty tires such as on a motor home to inflate the tires to the PROPER psi as determined by the weight load on the wheel.. This reqauires weighing.. It is almost NEVER the pressure written on the sticker, less you load and weight and make your own sticker,, It is almost NEVER the pressure on the tire sidewall, less you run heavy,, and if the tire man only puts in xx PSI,, that's wrong too.

Glad you are OK.. How was tire sliced.. If it might have been sliced by rim clearly low inflation.

ALso, modern tubeles tires is the tire does not seal well to the rim,, It deflates.

There is a topic in many RV places with a title something like "Watching these videos may save your life".. Believe the topic.. As many flats as I've survived on cars (never on a motor home or semi truck) and on F-350's (Thankfully those went flat while parked so survival ... Not a problem). I learned from that video..

Fact: Most when tire goes BOOM, stand on the brake, #1 on the things not to do list.
Then, far too many go to the #2 item on that list (Roll over and die)

The Video tells you what you SHOULD be doing.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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We got the tires at a rv dealer, don't you think they should know , I mean I don't know
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:35 PM   #6
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Glad you're both OK.

It's easy to assume that because an RV dealer installed the tires that they should know the proper pressures, but....

I'm sure that questions headed your way will include:

* What brand of tire are they?
* Do you know what PSI they should be inflated to based on weight of your rig?
* Do you know what PSI they were inflated to?
* Do you have a TPMS?
* Do you have photos of the failed tire?

Best of luck to you both.

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Old 05-30-2014, 04:03 PM   #7
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Glad no one was hurt.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:19 PM   #8
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I got tow truck coming the older gentleman said he has a tire to fit it and he will put on
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Is it possible you hit something in the road that caused the blowout?
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No, not even a pothole, could it be a bad tire? I should be able to get a new tire under warranty
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Glad your ok. What is the manufacturer date stamped on the tire? Last time I brought tires I had to ask for tires that were less then three months old.
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Can I weight my motorhome at a rest stop
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