Originally Posted by dogwood36322
After the repair I would put metal above the tire area on both sides to help prevent this type of damage again. I had the same type of damage on my previous fiver.
Having worked around tire test equipment for many years where tires are run to failure I can tell you that you would need a serious framework that supports 1/4" steel plate. I would est maybe 500+# of steel might reduce the damage. TPMS is much better investment.
RE the initial failure. Can't tell as I would really need to be able to inspect the remaining parts. HERE
is a post showing an investigation I was able to complete of a Run Low Flex Failure (called a blowout) This failure may have been caused by leaking valve core.
You should run metal valve caps with O rings while waiting to install your TPMS. Plastic caps are only good to help keep dirt out not keep high pressure in if the core leaks.
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Also give seminars on tires at RV events across the US. 40 years experience as tire design & quality engineer for major tire mfg. Freelander 23QB on Chevy chassis is my RV