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Old 06-18-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Bulge in tire? 2014 Salem 32bhds

We just noticed a bulge in the rear TT tire (size of a tennis ball). Will be putting on the spare. We bought this new in March and have traveled approximately 500 miles. What causes this?
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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Probably hit something...
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:49 PM   #3
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What causes this?
Many reasons possible. Is the bulge in the tread or sidewall? Can you post a pic? (DO NOT get close to this tire)

It can be dangerous, especially with the amount of air pressure in it. If possible, I would replace with spare ASAP, and if the RV doesn't need moving currently, I would go ahead and let the air out of it before spending any time around it.

We encounter where even the spare tires blow, in the trunks of vehicles, and under trucks. Even if a piece of tire shrapnel doesn't hit you, just the force of 50+ pounds of air can hurt you.....not counting the shock to your nervous system if it blows. You may hurt yourself trying to get away.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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It is on the sidewall interior. Just find the forum Tue recall page and our brand is the second to the last. ... all match for a recall except the date code.
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Auto correct.... tire recall on the forum page
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:01 PM   #6
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That rubber is going to pop. Anyway, ya can safely deflate the tire?

The pic isn't real clear on my monitor but that looks like a scuff mark on the rim lip, where the bubble is. This kind of bubble is commonly caused by a shock pinch, due to hitting potholes, RR tracks, or curbs. (or what we call everyday driving)

P.S. Even when you deflate the tire, the bubble is going to most likely remain for awhile........but won't have the backup force of a fully inflated tire. You most likely have a small hole in your inner liner that can be caused by a puncture near the edge of the tread but is commonly caused by an inner rim lip pinching it when hitting a pot hole/curbs/rr tracks and/or the shock of the casing cords breaking from same.....that is letting the air inside the tire into the outer rubber casing. The pressure will eventually overcome the casing and it will pop.

When you get the tire dismounted off of the wheel, you probably can look inside with a good light, and may have to flex the sidewall at the bubble point,,,but you should be able to find a small cut in the inside liner.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:19 PM   #7
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Are those vail sport tires? If so contact your dealer. Had problems with mine and they replaced them with some nice radial tires. Brian
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:25 PM   #8
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Waiting for coach net repair folks....
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:30 PM   #9
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I'd be chasing warranty on this, what about the rest of them, run your hands over them and check, dealer will probably tell you you must have hit a bump or something , I'd be starting the conversation with 'when this unit was being delivered,,,,,,,,,,,, good luck.
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Waiting for coach net repair folks....
Good deal. PLEASE stay away from that tire as much as possible until it is replaced and the air let out of the tire.

No more pics, or climbing back under there. I didn't realize it was that bad or I would have never asked you for an initial pic.
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