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Old 03-14-2021, 05:18 PM   #1
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Did i get lucky. We were at Perry Ga for the FMCA rally, arrived on Monday the 8th and 4 days later Friday at 2:30 in the afternoon as we were in the coach, BOOM!!! Went outside to investigate along with many others who heard it. It was my right front tire (michelin) 5years 7 month old. 1/2 way down the sidewall was a 1" blow out.

Called Coach net and the usual are you in a safe place which i was. They said they will call me back in 15 min which they did. They found a place with a tire and an installer who would pick up the tire and come to me at the Georgia National fairgrounds to install. Had to pay $603 for the tire first. OUCH!. Coach net called me a few times more to make sure everything was going as planned. They really took the stress out of what was not the best of days.

So my tire blows up at 2:30 and the installer had the tire on and left just before 6.

A little over a year ago i was pricing toyo tires and got a good price for 6
M154 245/75r 22.5 at $2,700 total price installed from motorhometires.com.

Funny story, the rep at motorhome tires was also at the FMCA rally and i told him so was i. I visited him at his booth to thank him. He said in his 30 years of selling tires he has never heard of one blowing up while parked.

I am anil about my pressures, have tire minder TPMS on coach and toad and have had the coach 4 corner weighed and am close to my max gvwr but not over. Always ride between 62 and 65.

I consider myself very very lucky for it to have happened parked. I'm home now showered, fed, having a few cold ones and waiting on my new tires.
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Yes it couldn't have happened at a better time. Sounds like it was a pleasant exprience getting it fixed too, don't hear that too often.
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:50 PM   #3
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I was getting gas at a gas station two years ago. Nobody was in line so I decided to check the tire pressure with a guage. On the last tire the valve blew out of the stem and went flat be before my eyes. Nothing like having a flat tire at the fuel pump.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:18 PM   #4
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Did i get lucky. We were at Perry Ga for the FMCA rally, arrived on Monday the 8th and 4 days later Friday at 2:30 in the afternoon as we were in the coach, BOOM!!! Went outside to investigate along with many others who heard it. It was my right front tire (michelin) 5years 7 month old. 1/2 way down the sidewall was a 1" blow out.

Called Coach net and the usual are you in a safe place which i was. They said they will call me back in 15 min which they did. They found a place with a tire and an installer who would pick up the tire and come to me at the Georgia National fairgrounds to install. Had to pay $603 for the tire first. OUCH!. Coach net called me a few times more to make sure everything was going as planned. They really took the stress out of what was not the best of days.

So my tire blows up at 2:30 and the installer had the tire on and left just before 6.

A little over a year ago i was pricing toyo tires and got a good price for 6
M154 245/75r 22.5 at $2,700 total price installed from motorhometires.com.

Funny story, the rep at motorhome tires was also at the FMCA rally and i told him so was i. I visited him at his booth to thank him. He said in his 30 years of selling tires he has never heard of one blowing up while parked.

I am anil about my pressures, have tire minder TPMS on coach and toad and have had the coach 4 corner weighed and am close to my max gvwr but not over. Always ride between 62 and 65.

I consider myself very very lucky for it to have happened parked. I'm home now showered, fed, having a few cold ones and waiting on my new tires.
Having a spare would have saved you $600
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Having a spare would have saved you $600. NO.
What the original price of the spare tire $300, rim$100, and installation $40? What about hauling it around$40, and loss of space. You still have to pay someone to install the spare >$50. Tires are >150#s. There might be savings of $150.
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Having a spare would have saved you $600. NO.
What the original price of the spare tire $300, rim$100, and installation $40? What about hauling it around$40, and loss of space. You still have to pay someone to install the spare >$50. Tires are >150#s. There might be savings of $150.
I carry a unmounted spare off the back of my receiver hitch. I carry tire irons, tire hammer etc. Luckily, I haven't had to prove to anyone I can do it. I use to be an auto mechanic, so I am not afraid to do it. Picture included. Actually, Roadmaster makes what I am talking about for a diesel pusher: https://www.roadmasterinc.com/produc...tire/index.php
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Having a spare would have saved you $600. NO.
What the original price of the spare tire $300, rim$100, and installation $40? What about hauling it around$40, and loss of space. You still have to pay someone to install the spare >$50. Tires are >150#s. There might be savings of $150.
I'm not that old yet where I'm worried about the money. If I was I'd go to a salvage yard and get the spare. I'd hate to sit on the side of the road waiting for assistance when I have a spare and levelers and can be back on the road in 10 min
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I never travel without a spare, what if you were way out in the boondock's on a Sunday afternoon/late night when all tires stores are closed, or way out North past Anchorage Alaska ??

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