Double Blow Out

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  1. phodetheus

    phodetheus Read Only Funster

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    The weekend saw us heading up the M5 on our way to Thetford in Norfolk for the Thetford Bash Rally. When less than an hour in to our 4 hour journey there is a very loud BANG which sounded very much like something compressed had exploded.

    I immediately pulled into the hard shoulder and realised I was rapidly running out of hard shoulder as we were approaching an exit as well. This left..... Read more here
     
  2. mjltigger

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    I'd I'd spent that much on tyres I would want the world to see them :D
     
  3. phodetheus

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    No I want to protect them and keep them safe and cosy and sleep with them :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Phill D

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    you should be able to get better than a bit of rubber to sleep with for that sort of money :whistle:
     
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  5. 2bob

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    i throught rubbers cost about £3 +
     
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  6. phodetheus

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    Good heavens do they really, I remember when you could get 3 for a £1
     
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    My first knackered old camper cost less than that lot!!! Thank heavens I have a PVC and just 4 wheels!
     
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    Phew . I'm glad ours didn't cost
    that, £360 for 4 new ones last week. Hankook, ms tyres.
     
  9. PhilandMena

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    What tyres did you have fitted ! £1500 for four does not sound right to me ?
     
  10. Ranger

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    So that's £1500 plus the cost of the earlier two ouch, how old were the originals?
     
  11. 2bob

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    phodetheus that was a long time poor u
     
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  12. phodetheus

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    Imported RV tyres from Motorhome Medics.

    13 years old.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Jesus, that's expensive.
     
  14. Old Soldier

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    Sadly I remember when they were 6/8p for the three... :giggler: Sorry to hijack the thread
     
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    Sorry to hear of your troubles, that does sound expensive but at 13 I guess you had good use out of them.
     
  16. JockandRita

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    Glad to read that know one was injured from the experience. (y)

    Can I ask please, what dates were stamped on the tyres you replaced, and what dates are stamped on the new ones?

    Safe RV'ing,

    Jock. :)
     
  17. phodetheus

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    Alas no as I only bought it 3 months ago :cry:

    sometime in 2002 on the old and week 42 2014 on the new
     
  18. jezport

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    I would be contacting the place you bought the RV. 13year old tyres are not safe or acceptable.
     
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    No point, they are just motor dealers at the end of the day who will say you looked at it so its your problem.
     
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    They sold you a van with dangerous tyres. Under the sale of goods act they are responsable.
     
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