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Old 06-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #11
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Gypsybill-I'm with you. I'm driving to Alaska in July. I just replaced the OEM tires with Maxxis. I hated to buy new tires when mine were only a year old but after seeing your photo I'm glad I spent the money for the new tires. Thanks for posting that pic. Happy there wasn't more damage to your RV.

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Holy crap that's a great price! My tires were $164 a tire shipped to me and the taken locally for mounting which costed extra (and balancing would have been even more).
Do you mean after all the trouble you went thru you didn't balance them?

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #13
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Do you mean after all the trouble you went thru you didn't balance them?
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Gypsybill View Post
True as we have no idea when the tire actually went down. Since I was out front and the F450 doesn't flinch much pulling this RV, the tire could have gone flat earlier.
You are fortunate that you were out front. If the tire exploded, you could have been hit or wrecked hitting/dodging debris. As far as the F-450, it would pull with all 4 flat .
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post

Yeah- I thought I talked about this before. I asked for them to be balanced, they talked me out of it due to the amount of weight it would need. I didn't know about asking them to break the bead and rotate them at the time. Then we got busy with son's first birthday and then the camper went to the dealer for warranty work and now we leave for a trip next. After this trip I'll take the wheels + tires off and take them to another tire shop to get balanced before we head out again.

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