Motorhome Tyre Blowout

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  1. PP Bear

    PP Bear Funster Life Member

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    Following on from an earlier thread found here:

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/this-could-save-your-life.83995/

    I found this clip and visited the website, seems there is a peace of mind approach to blowouts if it's as good as they say.

    http://www.tyron.co.uk/why_tyron_motorhomes.htm

    Looking at the evidence and video clip, it certainly looks like a good system and pretty well backed too.

    Is it value for money, I suppose that depends on our outlook regarding punctures or blowouts.

    Any Funsters had this fitted or has any history of the product??


     
  2. John Laidler

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    I must confess to being a bit sceptical, on the basis that if it was that good they would be fitted as original equipment to more or less every vehicle, given there isn't much to it. It seems to work on the video but what sort of tyre was it? Was it a cross-ply?Radial tyres are more or less universal these days and have thinner sidewalls. Also, the device would be no good if your tyre disintegrated, which is probably the most likely cause of sudden deflation. However, if your tyres are in good condition this should never happen, unless say you hit a ginormous pothole at speed, but that would probably wreck the wheel anyway.
     
  3. PP Bear

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    I'm a little sceptical, but lots of evidence to back it up. Best thing is, that it's each to their own and whether they want to spend the extra money for added peace of mind :)

    Ignore the American opening, it soon moves on to the UK tests.

     
  4. jonandshell

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    I believe on newer vans, ESP helps greatly with post blowout stability.

    Ultimately I reckon a good tyre inspection and tyre replacement regime is the best way to avoid rapid deflations.

    Watch out for those cracking, underinflated, old tyres folks!
     
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  5. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    Tyron bands do work well but many tyre shops will refuse to deal with them as they don't have the tools to remove and refit them. Also they have a habit of rusting up and then being a real pig to shift. Not from personal experience, just what I have been told by a few tyre fitters recently.

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  6. PP Bear

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    Thanks Dave, it's good to get feedback :)

    The website did sell a small toolkit to use to remove them when having the tyre replaced , but the rust would be a problem.
     
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    Often used on caravans.:sneaky:
     
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    I have Tyron bands fitted to my van. When I went to have the tyres replaced (I bought them from an internet company which uses independent fitting workshops around the north west) the tyre fitters went ape shit. They took an hour to remove and fit the first tyre due to lack of experience but gradually built up their performance to 10 mins for the last. Their gripe was the time it took and the consequent fixed fitting fee from the tyre supplying company. Fully agreeing with their point and being happy with their service I donated some cash toward the fitting. Consequently everyone was happy(y)
     
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