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Old 02-20-2014, 08:12 PM   #11
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I had a flat /blow out last year on my way up to ga. on I 75 I felt the trailer go down I do have a spare
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:58 PM   #12
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One blow out and did not feel it. A passing car signaled me.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:56 PM   #13
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I had three blow outs on my 30' TT in one trip. YOU WILL KNOW IT. The tires took no time to shred apart and the TT was very hard to keep straight.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:49 PM   #14
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I was towing a backhoe on a tatdum axle equipment trailer and had a blow-out and did not know it until I reached my destination. I'm always concerned when towing my 5er. I don't wish to hi-jack this thread, but how many of you have TPMS with you RV's and what kind?

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Not a hijack at all. I was hoping we could cover TPMS as well. My concern is not necessarily the blowout (hard to predict and more obvious when it happens) but the slow leak. I suspect a TPMS would help give you time to pull over and replace or repair the tire before something bad happens.

So. . . Great question. Do you use a TPMS and what brand?
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:06 PM   #16
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Not a hijack at all. I was hoping we could cover TPMS as well. My concern is not necessarily the blowout (hard to predict and more obvious when it happens) but the slow leak. I suspect a TPMS would help give you time to pull over and replace or repair the tire before something bad happens.

So. . . Great question. Do you use a TPMS and what brand?
https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...s-anyone-using

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:57 PM   #17
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I think a slow leak or puncture can quickly lead to a shredded tire and/or blowout. As the tire looses air, the walls flex more and eventually fail. After the last one we had, my mechanic thought the initial problem was a valve failure. He thought that the previous owner probably put new tires on, but tried to save a few bucks by not replacing the valve stems.

With every tire failure I've had over the years, on boats or the RV, it has been fairly evident. Either the trailer started to sway or went down. If the tire shreds, the tread part can go rolling past you or you can catch sight of it flying up in the rear view mirror.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:48 PM   #18
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We had one on our previous TT. Heading north on I-75 and I felt it in the steering wheel. Could only pull off a few feet. Somewhat unnerving changing a tire while semi's are whizzing past at 75mph making the whole camper shake. All was good though, made it all the way home with the spare. Checked on the camper [in storage] a few weeks later and 2 more tires had the sidewalls blown out just sitting there. We were the 2nd owners if the camper, needless to say, I put 4 new tires on.
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