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Old 10-29-2013
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Dick
I hope it was just tire and not wheel well components, step/valves/air/hyd lines etc etc
Proves yet again "NEW" tires can and do fail. Did't Randy loose one earlier this year.
I know Randy had a problem with the Centramatics balancer wearing a hole in the valve stem, and Dick's issue was the balance weights crushing the stem (and possibly insufficient tightening of the stem?). It would appear that the tires themselves were not at fault.
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Wow Dick! The main thing is you and Patsy are ok. Are they going to buy you a new tire, if they installed them improperly? I hope so.

A new tire $600
A new valve stem $ 15
A new pair of underwear $ 5
Making it home alive and well Priceless
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Guess I need to log on to get update news. Joe, hope you get out quickly, I will give you a call. Dick, sorry to hear about your tire, but glad all is well now.
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Maybe when you have time Dick you could elaborate on what has happened here.

I thought getting new tires was the solution not the cause for this blow out stuff. I'd say some one owes you.

Explain what to do to prevent. Thanks Dick, Heck Man
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Lets everyone remember when you read "new tires" on this thread that it was not the original seller/installer (Snider Tires) that caused the problem. If they had of done this it would not have made it a fraction of the distance traveled before the valve stem was worn through. The original posting stated that the new tires were removed by a different dealer for balancing and this started the problem. I would hate for this thread to be read sometime in the future and someone confuse the issue and think that Snider tires caused this problem.


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Sorry for the mistake Dick, I did miss that the valve stem was damaged by the hub balancing weight. Thanks John for the post, very informative.
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John, thanks for adding clarity to my original post. Today I had calls from the Snider Tire rep, Theo, and 3 additional phone conversations from Raben Tire in Blytheville, AR.

http://www.rabentire.com/catalog/aut...evilleArkansas

Jeremy (sp?) at Raben indicated the owner his company would be paying for the new replacement Michelin tire and I would not be billed for the Emergency Road Service call.

For the record, I am also highly satisfied with the service provided by Snider tire and the Michelin Advantage program set up by Dupree Products. Thanks Stephen.

http://www.michelintruck.com/micheli...m.jsp#fullsite

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Lets everyone remember when you read "new tires" on this thread that it was not the original seller/installer (Snider Tires) that caused the problem. If they had of done this it would not have made it a fraction of the distance traveled before the valve stem was worn through. The original posting stated that the new tires were removed by a different dealer for balancing and this started the problem. I would hate for this thread to be read sometime in the future and someone confuse the issue and think that Snider tires caused this problem.


Thanks,


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John, will do, when the time is right... In the interim be especially watchful for valve stems which may have been damaged from improper 'indexing' of the tire/wheel assembly. Damaged valve stems can result in a tire 'blowout' and a 'blowout' can be ugly. And that is all I have to say about that.

During the 'walk around' prior to launch, observe your tires, and at rest stops check for overheated tires that may be losing air pressure. Tire monitoring systems can give advanced warning too...

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Maybe when you have time Dick you could elaborate on what has happened here.

I thought getting new tires was the solution not the cause for this blow out stuff. I'd say some one owes you.

Explain what to do to prevent. Thanks Dick, Heck Man
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Raben Tire Co service truck arrived at 5:15 PM and we were back on the road within an hour. Raben had a fresh identical 315/80 x 22.5 replacement onboard.

Snyder Tire installed 2 new 315's on our coach on Wednesday, the first day of WOG 2013.

The tire technician found the new valve stem not tightened adequately plus the valve stem was crushed by nearly flat by the balancing weight on the brake drum.

Spending the night at Frederickstown, MO. All is well watching World Series game 5.
It is important to place the blame for the improper wheel installation on the correct tire dealer that being Raben Tire who did the balance and not Snider Tire who installed the new tires at the WOG rally, read;

Wanderlodge Owners Group > Takin' it Easy > Rallies, Shows, and Organized Events > WOG at Pine Mountain!!

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John, thanks for adding clarity to my original post. Today I had calls from the Snider Tire rep, Theo, and 3 additional phone conversations from Raben Tire in Blytheville, AR.

http://www.rabentire.com/catalog/autotires/BlythevilleArkansas

Jeremy (sp?) at Raben indicated the owner his company would be paying for the new replacement Michelin tire and I would not be billed for the Emergency Road Service call.

For the record, I am also highly satisfied with the service provided by Snider tire and the Michelin Advantage program set up by Dupree Products. Thanks Stephen.

http://www.michelintruck.com/michelintruck/services/AdvantageProgram.jsp#fullsite

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Lets everyone remember when you read "new tires" on this thread that it was not the original seller/installer (Snider Tires) that caused the problem. If they had of done this it would not have made it a fraction of the distance traveled before the valve stem was worn through. The original posting stated that the new tires were removed by a different dealer for balancing and this started the problem. I would hate for this thread to be read sometime in the future and someone confuse the issue and think that Snider tires caused this problem.


Thanks,


John
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Bump...Read post #7 of this thread Note added and 4 pics

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Raben Tire Co service truck arrived at 5:15 PM and we were back on the road within an hour. Raben had a fresh identical 315/80 x 22.5 replacement onboard.

Snider Tire installed 2 new 315's on our coach on Wednesday, the first day of WOG 2013.

The Raben Emergency Road technician found the new valve stem not tightened adequately plus the valve stem was crushed by nearly flat by the balancing weight on the brake drum.

Note: On our way home from WOG 2013, we asked Raden Tire in Blytheville, AR to balance the front tires.
The tire/wheel assemblies were removed and spin balanced on a high tech digital machine. The valve stem on the RF wheel was damaged apparently when the tire/wheels were reinstalled on the coach.

Spending the night at Frederickstown, MO. All is well watching World Series game 5.

Pics: Tire; Damaged Valve Stem (2); Terry, Emergency Road Tech from Raben Tire Scott City MO.
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