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cdlaine

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Posted: 10/17/13 03:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, as I gather from reading the variety of posts on the forum...

tire blows, tire shreads, $100's - 1000's dollars in damage...

any ideas how to prevent said calamity ? (other then tire pressure,

tire age, weight loads, all the frequently stated preventions.

, etc. ) I'm interested in after the blow-out. Is there some type

of re-inforcement that the industry could utilize ... my brother

had $ 2500 in damage to his TT siding from what would seem a

"routine blow out". Obviously an ounce of prevention...I know...

what about shielding ? Forgot to mention ...I'm aware of the "that's

why you carry insurance commentary".


Anything on the market ?


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Posted: 10/17/13 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Short of diamond plating the underside & skirting.......NO

Plastic/fiberglass skirting just doesn't hold up to 'explosions' and 'shrapnel'


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Posted: 10/17/13 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of us are thinking on the same lines. An exploding tire or just shedding a treat causes a lot of damage to MHs and other RVs.
It would seem a realitvely easy mfg fix to make a reinforced wheel well liner to mount to from or body work.
I keep meaning to look at the Bus conversions. I bet they have wheel wells.
Perhaps there is even someone making something. When the average prices of MHs now above 300,000.00, I think, surely there is someone offering protection.
I am amazed the MFGs aren't concerned since some lives have been lost with front tire blowouts and potential liabilities. Two hundred dollars in sturdy wheel liners at each corner would help sales, lessen liabilities, and I would choose one with them first.

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Posted: 10/17/13 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I bought my trailer, it had one wheel well and some interior bits shredded. I rebuilt it using 404 steel, the same stuff that is in tanks and garbage trucks. The other plastic wheel well was reinforced with steel strap so, in the event of a blowout, it may buy me some time. I also applied fiberglass to the underside of the plastic, same thoughts in mind. Both wheel wells are framed, inside, with 2 x 4's and plywood.

Probably the best thing to do is to avoid blowouts, initially. Continual inspection and checking air pressure, replacement at short intervals, and buying tires that give some headroom for the weight carried.

And then there is TPMS.


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Posted: 10/17/13 05:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

after 3 major explosions, going to a PressurePro tire pressure monitoring system has worked so well that I find it hard to understand why I waited so long to get one

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Posted: 10/17/13 05:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We also went with a TPMS. It won't prevent a blowout, but it will tell you when you have one so you can slow down and pull off before the tire shreds up your RV. We had a blowout before and another one after. Of course, once we got good tires we haven't had a problem, but our TPMS is always on alert.


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LarryJM

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Posted: 10/17/13 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pasusan wrote:

We also went with a TPMS. It won't prevent a blowout, but it will tell you when you have one so you can slow down and pull off before the tire shreds up your RV. We had a blowout before and another one after. Of course, once we got good tires we haven't had a problem, but our TPMS is always on alert.


IMO that is the best you can do and well worth the cost vs. potential damage.

Larry


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Posted: 10/17/13 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My tires are under my slide outs and one tire didn't blow but list the tread and caused damage to the bottom of the slide and the areas behind. As we were repairing the damage I figured had I had a shield above the tires that extended beyond where the tires could damage with a tire tread failure again that would stop much of the damage. So I went to the local heating and A/C shop that made sheet metal duct work to cut and bend me the sheets I needed. They had various thicknesses of metal and I chose the thickest and had it bent to fit exactly where I want it to go. About a dozen self taping screws per side and I'm kind of bullet proof now should it ever happen again. The use of a tire pressure monitor system is something I strongly recommend but if the tire just peels a tread without losing any pressure it won't show, but that is a rare occurrence. Normal tire failures are related to low tire pressures. I think my metal shields cost about 20 bucks each as I recall.


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Posted: 10/17/13 06:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry if you spent the money on an Artic Fox and got inferior tires. What are they?


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Go to a good metal fabrication shop and ask them. If you are in the Phoenix area PM me and I will give you the name of a good fabricator.


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