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Old 05-28-2019, 11:03 AM   #1
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Blow outs

Every time we have gone out in our motor home we seem to have a blow out. Our tires are newer can this be because of the way it is loaded?
We have had one on the inside wheel in the back and one on the front right.
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:27 AM   #2
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What GT do you have/what year/what's the psi you inflate to? How old are the tires?
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:30 AM   #3
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There may have been but don't remember reading about any GT blow outs on this forum for years.
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:41 PM   #4
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Tires are 2 years old blow outs have been one on front left and inside tire just under the sink
Itís a 30 ft MH
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:29 PM   #5
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It could be because of how it's loaded, the tire pressures being incorrect for the actual weight or several other things.

What is the year and the exact model number of your Georgetown? What is the manufacturer, model and date code on the tires?

Have you ever had it weighed and if so, what were the weights? If not, there's usually a sticker behind the driver that gives the recommended tire pressures. What pressures does it show and what pressures do you have the tires set to?

Do you add a tire pressure monitoring system? If not, how often do you check the tire pressures? Most "blowouts" really are failures caused by the tires being too low on air. Per Tireman9, a retired tire engineer, a tire that is 20% low on air is considered flat for warranty purposes so it doesn't take much air loss, especially since many motorhomes are running close to their GVWR.

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Old 05-29-2019, 09:56 AM   #6
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Being how you blow outs have been both front and rear I would suspect its a tire pressure issue. You might consider a TPMS and or checking the tire pressure more often and following the pressure to load chart for your rig.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:47 PM   #7
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Tires are 2 years old blow outs have been one on front left and inside tire just under the sink
Itís a 30 ft MH

But you never said when was the last time you checked your tire pressure?
If you have a 2 year old rig and never did I suspect they were low and built up heat and blew up from high temperature which is what happens when you don't know what your tires are set at.

Also you need to tell us if they were 22.5" tires or smaller.
What brand? Original or replacements?

So you see you gave us very little information.

I have over 65,000 miles on mine and never had a blowout.
But I know what psi my tires should be and check them before and after a trip.
I also have tire monitors on them.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:38 PM   #8
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Just getting ready for a trip and checked my tire pressure before leaving the storage area. Most of the tires are around 65 psi with a couple at 40 psi. Sticker behind the drivers seat states 92 psi for front and back axle tires. 34' Georgetown GT5 that is a 3018 model. Heat has an affect on your tires and they need to be checked before any trip. Just a little common sense goes a long way.
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Just getting ready for a trip and checked my tire pressure before leaving the storage area. Most of the tires are around 65 psi with a couple at 40 psi. Sticker behind the drivers seat states 92 psi for front and back axle tires. 34' Georgetown GT5 that is a 3018 model. Heat has an affect on your tires and they need to be checked before any trip. Just a little common sense goes a long way.
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Wow!!!!!!

Iím pretty sure there is no Georgetown model of any year or model that calls for tire pressures anywhere below 80psi. They have been equipped with both 19.5Ē and 22.5Ē tires since forever.

If you canít locate your recommended tire pressure sticker, youíll have to do searching.

Get yourself a good air pressure gauge and use it every time youíre heading out. If youíre parked for long periods of times, check them regularly also. Low pressure can affect the sidewalls if they lose pressure and youíre not driving.
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