tyro bands

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  1. nigel smith

    nigel smith Funster

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    hi we picked our new motor home up two weeks ago and had the pleasure of having a blowout on the m1 on a section that had no hard shoulder not a nice experience .Has anybody had the tyro bands fitted on a motor home I have heard they are fitted on caravans but if we had them fitted we would have managed to get to a relief area on the managed section of the motorway.
    any response would be appreciated and costs aswell please.
    Nigel
     
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    Had them on an Eriba caravan,,had a blow out near Bordeaux and it just felt as if i was driving on the rumble strip. Drove into services to change wheel,,,,,Keep thinking about having them fitted on Van,,,,BUSBY.
     
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    There's no reason why you can't have Tyron bands on your motorhome. Just as long as you manage to find the correct size for your wheels. However, you'd really need to go to a caravan dealer/workshop to have them fitted & it'd be the same anytime a tyre needs renewing. Ordinary tyre centre's hate these bands as they really require a special machine to fit them. As a possible alternative try to Google the permanent tyre foam (not the puncture repair foam) that stops the tyre deflating in the first place. I can't remember the proper name of the stuff, but you might find that its worth a look.
     
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    Ultraseal or Ride on market a tyre infill that supposedly prevents sudden deflation

    Aside from the names, no experience. A friend who operates a plant hire business swears by Ultraseal, but he isn't worried about adding weight or arguing with Quickfit (aka "Slowrefund")
     
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    Tyron bands are life savers. they fill the well within the wheel preventing the deflated tyre rolling off the rim. cost is only £69 per rim and you can get them fitted at home. etyres do home fitting as does kwik fit mobile
     
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    ive always found at motorway speeds theres not much tyre left to roll of the rim
     
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    They do work,,,
     
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    We had them fitted by Kwik Fit Mobile on our previous van (it was at the time they were first being widely advertised) but they went with it when it was written off. May still be on it as it is back on the road for all I know. We've never got round to having them fitted on its replacement.
     
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    We have Puncturesafe injected into our mH tyres, our local MH hire company suggested it to us, it is of course a liquid which will stop punctures happening when nails etc enter the tyres, apparently they have not had a puncture for three years in their hire fleet, that is not to say that there maybe nails still in the tyres if you do not check them from time to time, we paid £60 for four tyres to be treated. If tyres are ripped and big Tares happen then of course it will not work.
     
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    Liquid tyre sealers are great for punctures but no good whatsoever for a blowout/sudden deflation.
    You will still be shredding the tyre and rolling on the wheel rim.

    Tyron bands obviously won't stop punctures but will stop the tyre leaving the wheel allowing you to maintain control and stop safely.
    Tyre damage MAY still accure.
     
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    That's because the tyre gets into the well in the wheel in the first place.
    From my experience tyre's very rarely "blow out" but as modern vehicles mask the effects of a tyre beginning to deflate due to an ordinary puncture to such a degree that it can be difficult to detect until its too late. The tyre overheats & goes off with a bang.
    It'd help if people regularly checked their tyre pressures, but in a lot of cases the folk get lulled into a false sense of security, the tyre pressure is ok at each check & they begin to assume that the tyre pressure's are ok. As a result checks get dropped from routine. I still do a VDI (vehicle daily inspection) much to my neighbours amusement, but it was his caravan that "lost" a wheel due to pure neglect.
     
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    hi we hit a ratchet strap I managed to swerve and miss it with front wheel but caught it with the back that was what blow the tyre when we stopped there was a big hole in the tyre it had only done 120 mile so it was brand new .If it had been the front it would have been a lot worse.
     
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    Isn't that always the way of it. The wrecked tyre is invariably a new one. Thankfully your still here to tell the tale mate.
     

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