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Old 07-19-2015, 08:29 PM   #11
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Read what the placard on the driver's door jamb says. Mine is 65 front and 80 rear. I can't imagine any saying 65 in rear--seems way too low.


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Old 07-19-2015, 10:09 PM   #12
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:30 PM   #13
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On my last trip I saw 2 at the camp groung that had blow outs one said that he was running at least 70 did not know how old tires were the other was running 60 said he did not know when it blew rim was demolished. After leaving park saw another on the interstate that had a blow out. Seems to be happening a lot this summer.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:17 AM   #14
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Lots of people don't know that the useful life of RV tires is usually measured in years, not tread life. Tires that sit for long periods, as most RVs do, will experience sidewall deterioration after 5-7 years. Regardless of tread left, they will need to be replaced.

The other main problem of blowouts is improper tire inflation. Can't say enough about the importance of checking inflation--or installing a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Under inflated tires add to friction, which causes excessive heat buildup until they blow out. A TPMS will not only warn you of under inflation with cold tires, but also warn of high temperatures while driving.


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Old 07-20-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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I had 2 blows as a newbe on the first RV
Tires were 5+ years old but research suggested that coach sat for 2-3 years before I bought it
I run 80 cold in the rears and 76 on the fronts on the new 2860
I religiously check pressure before every journey
My first blow happened minimal damage I fixed myself
Then my mistake was having the tire plug patched cause the tread was still like new
Guess where the second blow came from?
Yep,failure of the Patch ($5800 damage)
Never repair an RV tire,it's just not worth it
I was new and clueless and learned the hard way
I hope this helps others
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