Tyre Blows On Motorhome

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  1. Sidney

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    Stumbled across this...

    Front tyre on RV blows and the driver looses control
     
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    Slight injuries to driver and passenger in RV which stopped on it's side
     
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    Oh S**T!
     
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    Looks like a good reason to invest in a tyre monitor system.

    Anyone use a Tyrepal and is it any good?

    Been thinking of one for a while so should I go for it?

    Richard.
     
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    We have it, and like the sense of security it gives, works well.

    Martin
     
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    It really cant help sticking a 4 ton pendulum on the back though

    We never get to hear the age of the tyres involved in these blow outs, it would be good data for all of us scared / prompted into a 5 year change :)

    I have no idea if the Americans change tyres on this same basis as us and cant easily tell the age of the RV involved
     
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    we have it and I'm pretty sure it can help along with regular inspections and maintenance
     
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    a sudden deflation does not necessarily mean a monitor would have made any difference
     
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    I have a Tyrepal kit on mine. Maybe by monitoring the pressure and temperature of the tyre, a blowout could have been avoided.
    Of course, we don't know the age or condition of the affected tyre.
    Allan
     
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    As we don't know what caused the blowout, it's difficult to say whether tyre monitoring systems would have prevented it.

    One thing we can say with some confidence is that a lower speed and the lack of a pretty weighty pick up truck would have given the driver a better chance of bringing the RV to a controlled stop.

    So, inspect your tyres regularly and if you do tow stuff, bear it in mind when you press the pedal on the right :)
     
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    I've posted before but always worth another watch

    How to Handle a Tire Blowout in Your RV

     
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    In the video you can see its the front R/H tyre that explodes. Prior to the blow out it does not appear to be under inflated. Would TPMS help? Perhaps it might register a higher temperature but it could be just one of those things.

    The problem is that the driver lost control.

    If the (steering) wheel has a sudden and forceful movement you need to take control quickly. The driver might have had only one hand on the wheel or worse still could have been using one of those knobs that should only be used on forklift trucks.

    Regardless of using tyre pressure monitors or not you need to know how to control your vehicle if you have a blow out... Take ten minutes to watch this video

     
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