For you guys out there that have experienced blowouts, could you share some specifics about tire care, how often you moved the motorhome, proper tire inflation, and speed travelling before blowout. Maybe we can find some common factors that caused these blowouts besides the age of the tire.
No specific tire care other than maintaining inflation pressure. Motorhome used once or twice a month. Tire pressure checked before every trip and before heading home. I was on the freeway, doing 55-60mph, about one hour into my trip. Ambient temperature was maybe in the high 70s or low 80s.
Having put 95% of? the miles on my tires, I'm still running the rear ones at 10 years old. Replaced the fronts two years ago, not that they showed any signs of a problem... but with a long trip out West, why not? Still not sure when I'll replace the rear's as there are not any cracks and I use this MH often. Have not saved any money as the same tire that was $500 two years ago are $700.
On a previous DP that I had only put 10% of the miles on the tires I only replaced the front tires and removed one of the rears because it was out of round. Four blow outs later I replaced all of the rear tires too.
Many factors play in the decision of when to replace: Do you know the history of how the tires were treated? Do you check for defects often? Does the tire have a good history by other users? Do you carry a spare tire? Do you know not to but on the brakes after you have a blow out? Will the damage of a blow out be more than the cost of several new tires?
How can you be running tires that are 10 years old when you have a 2004 Monaco? You must be operating under a different calender or something???
2000 Country Coach Allure; Cummins ISC 330 HP; 71/2 - 8 MPG regardless
2002 Jeep Liberty