Tyron belts?

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  1. EMS

    EMS Read Only Funster

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    Does any one have experience with the Tyron belts, that are meant to stop the tyre rolling of the wheel in the case of a blowout?

    In principle it seams a good idea, but I have doubts otherwise they would be fitted to every vehicle.
     
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    they aint fiited as standard due to cost...they aint cheap.
    but they must be worth the cost as they are fitted to police patrol cars and ambulances

    i have a set of 13" bands i inherited with a car but never used them.

    they are very effective but its better not to have a punture than help to control it if you do.

    in my opinion the tyre will still be a rightoff if a sudden blowout happens so a good quality punture preventative treatment is better in my view.
     
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    If you can afford them, get them. They have a few negatives but these are far outweighed by having the ability, in a heavily laden motorhome, to drive to a safe place and then change a wheel. :thumb:
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKwjfWXGU4U&feature=related[/ame]


    try this link
     
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    Tyron bands

    Hi, we had them fitted as an extra to our last caravan and several insurance companies offered a substantial discount for fitting them so they must be highly regarded by those in the know as far as helping maintain control in a blowout therefore minimising damage. I say the same as Jim above, if you can afford them go for it . The one time you need them they may just save more than your vehicle from damage and no, I do not have any connection with the company!
     
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    We had them fitted on our last Caravan and yes they work
    Had a blow out in the middle lane off the M6 doing 60
    Tyre stayed on and got us onto the hard shoulder

    Tyre companies will charge you around £15 to change a tyre fitted with them, because its quite an awkward job

    Alan H
     
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    Having seen the video we got them fitted to our van three years or so ago. No idea how effective they are because we've (happily) never been in a situation to find out. Like all types of risk management/insurance though it is a judgement call. We thought it was worth the cost for the peace of mind.

    Had the tyres changed in January and had to get Kwik Fit mobile to do the job rather than taking the van to one of their depots. Cost £20 for home visit but didn't have the boredom of hanging around. Kwik Fit price for the tyres was in the general ballpark so didn't feel it cost extra having to go to them.

    Graham
     
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    Thanks to all

    Thanks to all, now to save my pennies and have them fitted.:Smile:
     
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