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Wonder if the pulling corrected in the 50 miles.clunk while braking is usually hardware and pulling is adjustment or auto slack adjusters if it is the air chambers that would be a detectable leak while pressurized ?
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Swap out a outside drive. Steel may mount back or allow travel back to an rv park for calm repair. On the road the best resource is the non emergancy phone number for the local fire company and ask for a mobile technician contact and permission to drop them as a source.
Greg nailed it here.

If you put the steel wheels on the outside drives the offset won't mess with you. The rear aluminum wheels are good known working wheels.
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Four things to check;

1) do the threads go all the way down to the hub?

2) steel wheels and aluminum wheels use different length studs so did they get the nuts torqued down properly?

3) are the steel wheels hub piloted or stud piloted?

4) is the steel wheel offset wrong causing it to rub somewhere?
All great questions! Unfortunately, I’m an accountant and know very little about this stuff - like I don’t know what “piloted” means in this context.

My plan is to camp right here and do the following:
1- make the steel wheel the spare with the best available old tire!
2-buy a matching aluminum wheel and perhaps two front tires
3-check the remaining tires for issues
4-check for damages caused by the blow out and have them fixed

Then as Johnny Cash would say, get on the road again!
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Does anyone know what is the proper front wheel for this coach ? I’m about to call around and try and find one.
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Does anyone know what is the proper front wheel for this coach ? I’m about to call around and try and find one.
And tire pressures! We have heard varying opinions on thatbalso!

I believe when I changed both tags in Huston last week. The tire guy said they were all 105 psi. He made them all 120. That I believe is the max PSi on those tires and and perhaps an over inflation!

But then again, I am not sure, I’m used to balance sheets, they either balance or they don’t, no in between and if they don’t you have a bad accountant!
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Hi Shahin,
I strongly suggest all new tires for your safety and protecting your investment. I read your blog and that the two replacement tires were used from a garage stash and from the photo the replaced was bald as a cueball. Even if they have tread, doesn't mean they should be run.

Tires for these busses aren't like tires for a car. Each carries 2 to 3 tons of weight with very high pressures.
All DOT tires will have a manufacture date on the sidewall. It is labeled in 4 digits. First two are week of the year and last two are year of manufacture. Inspect them all. If any are older than six years, highly suggest you replace.
The body damage doesn't look horrible. But those costs will greatly outweigh cost of new tires.
Randy can sell you new tires. uship.com could get them in your hands affordably.

Good luck!

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On the bad tire, just below the number 6 in the firestone tire model number there is a string of letters. The string begins with DOT ——- And ends with a date code. Please tell us what those numbers are. Post all of them or just the last 4 if you want. It will be something like 2316 or ???? That’s the week and year of manufacture.

The tires could be old and rotten or defective or something could have rubbed and caused the issue.

Your body damage pictures don’t look too bad. I think so far you’ve been pretty lucky. It could have been much worse.

Good luck getting back on the road.

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