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Old 07-04-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Blowout!

Hello all,

I just joined the forum. We have an '09 Solera which we purchased new early last year. Currently we have a little over 8K miles on it. We love this motorhome! But, we did have an incident yesterday...

While traveling home yesterday, 2 hours from home driving 12 hours, we heard a loud "woosh", soon followed by a lot of loud thumping. We pulled over and found both RR tires FLAT.

We are not sure what happened, but based upon the sequence of events it appears that all this was caused by a faulty extender, which failed on the inside tire, causing the woosh, and after that tire went flat the overloaded outside tire lasted only a while longer then blew from the load!

Thanks to the Good Sam Roadside Assistance we were back on the road in 3 hours. Great service, especially considering it was a holiday weekend.

The inside tire appears to be fine, is still holding air and is now our spare. We replaced it with a new tire, and put the original spare on the outside. Now I also need to buy a new chrome wheel simulator and extenders as all of that flew off and was lost during this event.

Never a dull moment....
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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Glad you fared well on the repair. Road service is a life-saver!!!


After a couple of similar blowouts with my Dad on his class C mini, tracked it down to the extender tubes going bad and having slow leaks causing the blowout.

Got rid of them and no issues since. Little tougher to get in and measure pressure / add air.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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Start looking at a pressure monitoring system. It'll give you a hint of a problem before it becomes a REAL problem. IMHO, well worth the investment!
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What pressure monitoring system would you advise on. I'm looking to purchase one also
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:34 AM   #5
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I use the Pressure Pro, and I like it very much. That said, since I bought mine, more than one brand now offers units with batteries that the user can change, rather than send the sending units back to the factory every few years, so If I had it to do over again now, I might have purchased differently...
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:40 AM   #6
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I also use Pressure Pro. I had sensor go bad in 4 years, and Pressure Pro replaced that for $30. Batteries have not been needed to be replaced yet. The system works great.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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I'm looking at Pressure Pro and Doran systems. The equivalent Doran costs $85 less based on MSRP...
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:11 PM   #8
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Found the TST system with 6 moniters for 299. RV Tire Systems
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #9
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I think I'm sold on the TireTraker! $289 w/ free shipping. Check out these videos...

YouTube - ‪TireTraker Vs PressurePro‬‏

YouTube - ‪TireTraker Installation‬‏

And the web site...

TireTraker TPMS

I really like the fact that the monitor is rechargeable, small and the sensors are the lightest on the market and the batteries can be changed in them.
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Do you have to install the steel stems for the TST system?
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