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shum02

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Posted: 09/18/19 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good on you! Karma does pay back pretty good sometimes [emoticon]

I had a incident with a bearing a few months back that a good samaritan helped me out with by going home to get a grinder for me.

There are still great people in the world that ask for nothing a give a lot.


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Posted: 09/18/19 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bert Ackerman wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

I'll bet the RV dealer will (maybe) give her a new tire and nothing more. Insurance will cover the rest. So much for brand new Chinese will-pop tires. They should be outlawed.


"She had a shredded tire on her new to her Rockwood A-frame. She had just installed new tires on the unit about 50 miles before heading out for a 2 week trip.
According to her, the tire exploded"

RV forums are great are they not, gotta love em.

From the original post you came up with it was caused by a Chinese will-pop? You also were able to determine it was not caused by a curb strike, road hazard, overload, overspeed, low air pressure, or anything else?

Awesome.


Agree. There's more to this, but the OP's stopping to help her was the point of this post, I believe.

To the OP - Thank you for helping out!


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Posted: 09/18/19 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azdryheat wrote:

. . . So much for brand new Chinese will-pop tires. They should be outlawed.


What really caused the blow out (or tread separation) cannot be determined by the information given without seeing the tire.

We had a "blow out" which turned out to be a tread separation caused by tires that were way too old to be driving on - did about the same damage to our rig which was all completely covered by the comprehensive plan on our insurance. Even damage to the tire in proximaty was paid for, but not the offending tire. What did we learn? To inspect the tires annually, yes alignment affects their wear and account for that, and stay within ST tire speed limits.

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Posted: 09/18/19 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well done Bob.

Well done campground.

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Posted: 09/18/19 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ReneeG wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

. . . So much for brand new Chinese will-pop tires. They should be outlawed.


What really caused the blow out (or tread separation) cannot be determined by the information given without seeing the tire.

We had a "blow out" which turned out to be a tread separation caused by tires that were way too old to be driving on - did about the same damage to our rig which was all completely covered by the comprehensive plan on our insurance. Even damage to the tire in proximaty was paid for, but not the offending tire. What did we learn? To inspect the tires annually, yes alignment affects their wear and account for that, and stay within ST tire speed limits.
Your post reminded me of the time my pickup's rear tire blew and took out the fuel filler pipe. My insurance company insisted that my tire collided with my truck, therefore the higher collision deductible applied (not comp). [emoticon] As one may guess, I changed insurance companies soon afterward.

OP, this was a great assist, helping the lady like that. We need more people like you out on the road!


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Posted: 09/18/19 09:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bob here.

What was left of the tire was spread out all over I-70. The core of the tire was still there but nothing of the sidewalls or tread. I was not going to go out into traffic to try to find parts of the tire to do an autopsy. I checked her other tire and it was at 50 psi just like it said on the sidewall. I did not look to see what brand or country of origin the other tire was.
I did not want to ruin her day and explain to her that she was probably out of luck as far as the dealer backing anything but MAYBE a new tire and rim. I have no idea if she had insurance or not. Unless she can find a handyman, she may find that repairs will exceed the value of the camper.


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Posted: 09/19/19 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank You for your kindness and your caring for your fellow traveler.
As a side note, DW and I stayed at the Moab Rim Campground on our trip to the Grand Canyon in June and on our way back. The owners are a family and they do take care of their guests in every way. Great campground and very reasonable prices.


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