Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-31-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 13
Blowout at 60MPH

Had a blowout at about 60mph on our way back from tailgating a college football game. Was very fortunate it was the outer side of the dually. Was really uneventful. Heard the tire go, felt the back go down a bit, it shimmied a bit but really not bad at all. Limped a few hundred meters to a closed weigh station and changed it out with the spare. Was really fortunate it wasn't a steer tire, heard way too many horror stories with that happening.



That being said, we were going to replace all 8 tires in the spring anyhow, anyone have experience with the Bridgestone Duravis R-250? I can get them a LOT cheaper than the Michelin XPS Ribs?
Thegozfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-31-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 45,858
Glad you're OK and no other damage to the RV!
__________________
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 03:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
CarlAda's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Medford, OR
Posts: 744
Had Bridgestone R250s on my previous coach (285 80 22.5) and liked them. Good wear, smooth ride.
__________________
2007 42' Country Coach Intrigue #12149 CAT C-13, 2014 SRX, Roadmaster Sterling, SMI AirForceOne
FMCA, Good Sam, CCFI, CCI, NWCC
CarlAda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 03:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RVThere's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,621
Keep an eye on the tire next to it. If road debris caused the blowout, it could have damaged the adjacent tire. You'll be going down the road in a place like Seward, NE and the other one will blow months later... (I speak from experience).
__________________
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 20 years & 200,000+ miles
RVThere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 09:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,866
Couldn't afford the Michelins so i went with the Duravis R250s last year. Driving home, the ride was a bit firm but i found after everything cooled down, that tire pressure was higher than it needed to be. I lowered the pressures down to 80psi and am very happy with the ride now.
__________________
03 Itasca Sunova, Workhorse P32 with the 8.1 and 4L85-E
Mudfrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 10:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Eyephoto's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 477
Join FMCA for the discount on Michelin. The discount pays for the membership and then some.
__________________
Now in a Class C Coachman Leperchaun, trailer towing a 1950 Crosley Station wagon, or a '42 Pick-Up. Member of the Non-Affiliated Camping Group FMCA #F462997 RVM #146 Jon & Ellen
Eyephoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to back a trailer at 60MPH allendp Texas Boomers 3 02-04-2016 04:48 PM
60mph and 2500 rpm Pepper2 Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 14 09-04-2014 09:52 AM
Irritating tone over 60mph Huberman Class A Motorhome Discussions 16 09-11-2011 12:35 PM
Front blowout at 60mph, curious what happens? billsmax Monaco Owner's Forum 27 08-25-2011 10:29 AM
Who Has Had Their A&E Awning Unravel AT 60MPH? Lockman MH-General Discussions & Problems 14 05-18-2005 04:27 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.