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Old 10-31-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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Glad you're OK and no other damage to the RV!
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:10 PM   #3
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Had Bridgestone R250s on my previous coach (285 80 22.5) and liked them. Good wear, smooth ride.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:28 PM   #4
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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).
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:40 PM   #5
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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.
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