tyre blow out

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  1. gromit

    gromit Read Only Funster

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    would youbelive this just took our motorhome for 4 brand new tyres fitted on way home bang a blow out we had only drove 10 miles the other rear tyre was red hot is this right ? any help would be great
     
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    No that is definitely NOT right. Could be wrong load rating or under inflation.
     
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    Under-inflation perhaps??
     
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    2 reasons-

    Underinflated or a split bead caused by bad fitting.
    Either way, I'd want a refund!
     
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    Something very wrong after only ten mile and a lot of heat sounds very bad
    Even half inflated I would not expect that what make are they?
    Check pressure and go straight back slowly

    That really is very wrong
     
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    they was at correct pressure when i had a look it looked like the bead was split but why would the other tyre be red hot ?
     
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    Are they camping tyres or cheaper ones, and what pressure is in the other one
    Sorry we crossed over there
     
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    not sure of make but garage assured me they are the right tyres
     
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    This tyre thing is a minefield int it, I have mich campers on mine 6 years old and look like new but what I keep reading on here they want changing don't know what to do, I would be right upset if I took em off and ended up in your position.
    What did you take off was they ok tread wise
     
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    yes treadwas ok the side walls were cracking so thought id change them they were mich aswell
     
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    Handbrake sticking.??
     
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    only [STRIKE][HI]three[/HI][/STRIKE] four things are going to produce that much heat.....

    under inflation....very likely not seated properly when fitted and air leaking out.

    brakes stuck on.... not so likely, you would notice the drag

    manufacturing fault....they'll never admit it.

    overloaded for the tyre weight rating.

    could even be faulty pressure gauge at the garage.
     
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    sounds like the garage fitted cheaper tyres rather than the proper load and pressure rated ones you actually required. either false or fools economy. never cut corners with tyres and brakes, especially if you expect them to save you when you have to brake hard.

    a blow out is never good and you do need to take the garage to task over this
     
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    What's the manufacturers name on the tyres? :Eeek:
     
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    tyres

    hi guys,as the owner of a tyre outlet,this sort of thread always concerns me.if the tyre depot is a reputable one then im sure they would have fitted tyre with the correct load and speed indices,weather it is a budget brand tyre or a premium brand tyre shouldnt make a difference,niether should fail like that.weather it is the fact that it has been incorrectly fitted (which is the conclusion that every one always jumps to first:RollEyes:)or a manufacturers defect which is unlikely today but not impossible.or maybe the tyre has actually been damaged by a pothole or a nail or something,that to is a possiblity.we fitted some tyres on a car 2wks ago and the customer went to fill up after and caught one of the tyres on a piece of concrete after doing only 2 miles:Eeek:but whatever has caused the problem get it straight back to the tyre depot and if they are a decent company im sure they will do the right thing.let me know how you get on.
    brian
     
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    In this life you get what you pay for :Doh:!!! I only use Michelin Camping Tyres fitted by a friendly and competent fitter with a café across the road !!:thumb:

    Guess what ??? It's in Oswestry !!:Cool::Cool::Cool:

    Thanks, BrianJoJosh !!!
     
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    Hi - We had similar problem -had tyres changed from winter tyres to summer tyres - after a few days whilst packing up - loud bang and tyre deflated on the drive - Garage gave us a new one - no questions even though it was our old summer tyre that had been fitted. Several weeks later another tyre blew out - we went back to the garage - and discussed problem - possibility they had been damaged when fitted - so we came to a satisfactory arrangement to repalce the rest of the tyres.
    Fitting might be the problem?
    Steve
     
  18. herbies

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    on the subject my hymer 694 has a flat rear tyre i took it to a commercial tyre place and they have told me that they are all too old, and the wrong tyres to boot (must be 'camper' tyres!
    I need 6 at a 3100 each!!!
    ouch:cry:
     
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    sorry thats £100 each
     
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    been back to garage today to find the tyres they sold me were matador van tyres not a camping tyre so after some gentle persausion (honest)they have ordered me the correct continel tyres just shows you the cheek some people will go to very scarey when a tyre blows out how soes one no when they have been fitted corrctly or not correcetly ?
     
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