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Old 10-03-2021, 06:26 PM   #1
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Tire Event

Just want to share a tire event I experienced this week.


Cruising down the eastern side of Colorado last Monday, I suddenly heard/felt a clunk. I immediately disabled the cruise control, hit the 4-way flashers and slowed and stopped on the shoulder.

All the tires were inflated properly and I saw no damage. Starting off again, I definitely still had a vibration. Driving a few more miles, slowly, I came to the small town of Campo, CO. I checked the air pressure again. Still perfect. Saw no damage. Started off, still a vibration.

At the other end of town I saw a road service vehicle working on a 18-wheeler. I talked to the tech and asked “where is a tire shop”. He pointed over his shoulder. I had ended up in front of small truck stop/tire shop.

I went in and talk with the folks. They had a couple of the right size tires. I wanted all six replaced. One bad, I didn’t want to worry about the others. I asked if they could get six tires the next day. They could.

So I drycamped in the city park that night. Next day, the tires arrived and by 3 p.m. I was on my way.

Unfortunately, they got in a hurry to get to lunch so when I checked the tire pressure the next day one tire showed 0 pressure. The valve extender was badly crimped.

So, I called the road service I’d met the first day. A quick trip and few more bucks everything was fine.

All in all. A misadventure, but my total cost was less than $1800 for six tires including the road service call the next day.

Just thought I’d share. Glad I drive at 62 and reacted quickly. No damage from the shredded tread. I’ll try to attach a photo
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Glad you got away relatively unscathed .

Do you happen to have the age info off the old tires ?
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The tires were approximately 5 years old. 28,500 miles. Never sat more 45 days at one time. First tire problem in 25 years of RVing. All told, worked out well for me.
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What brand of tire?
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Old 10-04-2021, 05:55 AM   #5
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My motorhome is a 2017 Winnebago Vista 32YE.

The old tires were the OEM Goodyear G470(?) RV Tires.

The new tires are Double Coin RT 600. Made in Thailand. 245/70R19.5. Load Range H

The only difference is the steering seems a bit lighter.

At first the ride quality was a bit rougher. This smoothed out as I drove on the new tires longer. After 500 miles back to the house the ride quality is the same as before. I had this rough-at-first phenomenon on my car with it’s new set of tires.

Safe travels to everyone
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You're lucky. Mine completely blew, shredded and took out the side radiator. $$$$
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