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BB_TX

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Posted: 04/09/22 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bighatnohorse wrote:

A friend had a SRW and didn't know it's total weight.
He carried a large Big Foot camper. And had three two or three blow outs all on the right rear tire.
He finally upgraded to a DRW and never had a blow out after that.

And no loss of control?

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I wonder how overloaded he was. Did these blowouts cause a loss of control or accident?
I imagine tire condition, pressure, speed, and ambient temps would all factor in as well…but yeah 2 or 3 blowouts and I would get a dually too.

bighatnohorse wrote:

A friend had a SRW and didn't know it's total weight.
He carried a large Big Foot camper. And had three two or three blow outs all on the right rear tire.
He finally upgraded to a DRW and never had a blow out after that.


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specta wrote:



I said more stable.


Well, there have been times when a tire spinning did not fell real stable. And a skid? That can make you grab a double handful of seat, with both hands on the steering wheel

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BB_TX wrote:

bighatnohorse wrote:

A friend had a SRW and didn't know it's total weight.
He carried a large Big Foot camper. And had three two or three blow outs all on the right rear tire.
He finally upgraded to a DRW and never had a blow out after that.

And no loss of control?


No, no loss of control. But changing out the tire had to be done in an extremely dangerous location.

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Well, there have been times when a tire spinning did not fell real stable. And a skid? That can make you grab a double handful of seat, with both hands on the steering wheel


This is true. [emoticon]


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Had a tire incident on our SRW F-350 truck/camper many years ago. Was not a blowout but a slow leak.
Took truck/camper to Les Schwab just prior to leaving on 100 mile camping trip. After they finished working
on the right rear tire they replaced the hub cap but unbeknownst to me they didn't feed the valve stem through
the hole they bent it over under the hub cap. This caused it to slowly leak during the trip.
I left directly from the tire store and when I had gotten about 75 miles into the trip I noticed the rear of the truck
was weaving on the curves. I pulled over and saw the problem and had the spare tire installed.
The tire was ruined and Les Schwab replaced it free of charge.
This was before TPMS. I have since upgraded to 19.5 tires/wheels and installed an after-market TPMS on the
tires.

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I have a drw, Went to check the tires after getting home from a trip and found the drivers side inner tire in shreds!

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The time I had a flat on the right inner dual, with the camper on and the trailer in tow, the ONLY thing I noticed was a lack of power. I have no idea how long I drove with it flat. Found it at a gas stop when I gave each tire a thump and that one jiggled like Jello.

Granted, even with the trailer I wasn't loaded heavy by DRW standards.

I would be concerned in a heavily-loaded, true "blowout" that the other tire would be damaged, and fail shortly after the first blowout.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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I had a rear outer dually blow when fully loaded, probably overloaded. Messed up the wheel well braces exhaust pipe. No control issues beside my wife’s screams at the sound.

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Just an FYI on the dually side. We have an SRW but I found out that with a CAA RV membership and you call them regarding an issue with an inside rear tire they will not touch it. You would have to find someone else. I am not sure if AAA has the same policy or not but If I had a dually I would be checking with them.

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