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Old 08-07-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
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Could have been a bad situation, whew!

We took the TV in to have the alignment checked. They get it up on their machine and the back tire has a cut in it and a chunk missing, all the way to the steel cords. I am certain, the next time we towed the WJ, which will be in a few days, we would of have had a blowout and the possibilities of bad things that could have occurred scared the crap out of me. I have not really inspected my TV tires much, but from now on I will check them when we arrive at a camp and before we leave. Actually, I will also do a quick check every time we stop on the road. I have no idea when or what I hit but it sure did some damage.

The reason, I needed the alignment checked is a long story in itself and was due to the tire place I got new tires from, mis-aligning them to begin with. I didnít check that out soon enough either, and it cost me a couple of front tires.


Just a reminder to check your tires more often than notÖ

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Old 08-07-2016, 07:27 PM   #2
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wow...thank goodness you caught it
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:32 PM   #3
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Glad you caught it. Surprised it wasn't flat.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:00 AM   #4
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Do you use a TPMS? I wonder if there was any leaking air?

I just bought one for our last trip and had our longest pull and gave me piece of mind.

Good advice on checking the tire visually!
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:26 AM   #5
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Good you found it, we sometimes forget that the tires on out TV are also part of the overall package I know I have.
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The truck has the stock TPMS system but the tire never lost any pressure, it was still at 80 PSI. It's hard to tell from the pic, but up close there was a chunk up by the steel cords about an inch log and 1/2" wide where I could actually see a couple of steel cords. I don't know how it held air but I know for sure it was a disaster waiting to happen..
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:54 PM   #7
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Good Thing

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It's a good thing you caught it, now I am going to need to check mine before and after each use.
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Thankful your experience had a happy landing. I try to check my Tt and TV tires prior to each trip and when I stop for a break. It paid off this Sunday on my way home from a week long trip to Tennessee. While at the Ky welcome center I found the inner truck tire on the duelly was flat. Called Good Sams roadside assistance and two hours later was back on rhe road with the spare.
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You were lucky you caught it in time. As for alignment FYI for a one time fee you can get a life time alignment for your tv no matter what brand tires you have. At firestone tire stores. I have my tires balanced and rotated then I have an alignment done every 5000 miles. When We are traveling get it done before we leave then get it done when we return. Saves tire life. Well worth one time fee of 165.00.
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Glad you found it !!!
I am surprised you hit something that did that kind of damage,,, but did not know it???
Must have been small,,, but sharp ???
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