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Old 12-05-2020, 08:39 AM   #1
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TYRON RUNFLAT RV TYRE PROTECTION BANDS Yes or No

Bought our coach used and it came with Tyron Bands. Having new tires put on soon and was wondering about your thoughts on having them put back on or leaving them off. Most tire dealers do NOT like these and charge extra per wheel because of them.

Do you have them, would you buy them? Would you keep them?

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Old 12-05-2020, 08:57 AM   #2
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Definitely keep them. They can be a lifesaver. Yes tire dealers donít like them because itís more time and effort to change tires but they are definitely worth the extra few dollars to put back on.
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Old 12-05-2020, 08:58 AM   #3
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This subject has been discussed a lot here in the past. Here's some prior threads that you may find helpful:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Tyro...earch=irv2.com
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:00 AM   #4
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Since you already have them, I would definitely have them reinstalled - at least on the front tires. I'm not concerned about a rear blowout as much since they are dual tires (and Tag axle in my case).

I would not care if the tire guy likes it or not. You wouldn't be seeing that guy often.

I do suggest you get the Tyron installation tool (if you need a tire change on the road, it would be smart to have the correct tool to let the tire guy use so he doesn't screw up the tire install (or damage the Tyron device).

But if you were in the market for something - I would recommend Rettroband. I think the technology/idea is better than the Tyron product. https://www.rettroband.com/

But anything is better than nothing.
I assume you already have a Tire Pressure Monitoring system.

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Since you already have them, I would definitely have them reinstalled - at least on the front tires.....

But if you were in the market for something - I would recommend Rettroband. I think the technology/idea is better than the Tyron product. https://www.rettroband.com/


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Unless I have missed a recent announcement regarding their return to the market, I think you will find that NIRVC has suspended sales and installation of the Retroband products until a solution is found for a problem they experienced.
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Some (major) truck tire shops will not reinstall them. In my case, the reason given was lack of the needed tooling and the extreme difficulty of installing them without it.

I hadnít bought them (used coach) and didnít know they were there so I didnít argue with them.

No idea how widespread the issue maybe.

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Since you already have them, I would definitely have them reinstalled - at least on the front tires. I'm not concerned about a rear blowout as much since they are dual tires (and Tag axle in my case).
A point of information. My tag axle and most that I has seen is controlled by a proportioning valve. It's purpose is to control the amount of weight each tag tire is carrying. One of the dual tires failing does not change what the tag is carrying. All of weight from the failed tire will transfer to remaining dual tire. The tag will continue to carry the same weight as before the failure.
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Unless I have missed a recent announcement regarding their return to the market, I think you will find that NIRVC has suspended sales and installation of the Retroband products until a solution is found for a problem they experienced.
There was a problem found that was caused by the installers overtightening the clamp bolt during installation which caused the plastic shell to crack. As I understand it, the bolt was redesigned so that it could not be overtightened. I don't know if the Retroband is back on the market now or not, but if not it wont be long.
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There was a problem found that was caused by the installers overtightening the clamp bolt during installation which caused the plastic shell to crack. As I understand it, the bolt was redesigned so that it could not be overtightened. I don't know if the Retroband is back on the market now or not, but if not it wont be long.
CORRECT. As I said, the last I heard was that Brett had decided to wait until further testing had proved the inventor had solved that problem before he would resume selling / installing them. I'm sure NIRVC will do the right thing, when the time comes.
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Some (major) truck tire shops will not reinstall them. In my case, the reason given was lack of the needed tooling and the extreme difficulty of installing them without it.

I hadnít bought them (used coach) and didnít know they were there so I didnít argue with them.

No idea how widespread the issue maybe.

Regards,

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I'm sure you are right about "some" shops refusing to deal with them, but when I had my steer tires (with Tyron bands installed) replaced at a Love's truck stop tire center here in central MS, they figured out how to remove the bands, swap the tires, and re-installed the bands. They didn't even try to use the "roadside" tool kit that I had purchased along with the bands. I do think the kit can make a difference, but these guys were too proud to accept the help it offered. I guess my point is that "if there is a will, there is a way"
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Since you already own them, I would use them. However, I would never buy them myself or recommend that anyone do so. Yeah, I know they are billed as a lifesaver, but IMO that is mostly hype. Even if you have a blowout on a steer tire, the chances that you will need the help of Tyron bands is slim. They are selling fear.


The product has its place, e.g. on airplane tires and maybe some vehicles subject to extreme actions. Your motorhome probably isn't one of them. But that's just my opinion...
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This subject has been discussed a lot here in the past. Here's some prior threads that you may find helpful:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Tyro...earch=irv2.com
Thank you for that link! Many entries with opinions both for and against, at least if they were to be purchased verses already owned.

Anyone reading this thread should click on the link that Mr.Tommy posted.
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Bought our coach used and it came with Tyron Bands. Having new tires put on soon and was wondering about your thoughts on having them put back on or leaving them off. Most tire dealers do NOT like these and charge extra per wheel because of them.

Do you have them, would you buy them? Would you keep them?

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I have them and travel with the tool. Large truck shops will not need it. Any dealer can watch the youtube install video. Not the big wolf made out to be by the unknowing.
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