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Default Memorial Day Tag Blow Out

Just had a blow out on my curb side tag just north of the twin cities.

Sucks because I just replaced them with Yokahoma 12r22.5 about 5 weeks ago. The roadside tire guy said these are an odd size so we may need to put on an adapter, has anyone heard of that?

My bus shop usually has no trouble getting the correct size tires, but of course they have the luxury of ordering them. Am I going to have any luck finding the correct tire (and having it replaced) tonight? Does anyone know what adapter he was talking about? I'm trying to figure out what my best plan is as I'm sitting on the side of the road with a shredded tire.
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Does anyone know if there is a more common tire (other than the 12R22.5 I have now) to put on my Tag that can get me off the side of the road?
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put a tire off the drive axle onto the tag axle.
How far do you need to go?
you can limp it home maybe?
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The 315/80r22.5 is very close to the 12r22.5.. enough where you could use it on the tag. May be enough to get you going if they have one.
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Randy, great idea. I only need to go ~30 miles to get off the highway. I did find a company that might have the right tire size, but he can't get back to the shop and check for a couple hours (he's on another service call).

Jeff, Thanks! While I was waiting, my friend Braden send me this thread https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=18831 and they mention the 315/80r22.5 as an option.

Thanks again to both of you. Once again the WOG proves to be an incredible resource!
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The 315/80r22.5 is very close to the 12r22.5.. enough where you could use it on the tag. May be enough to get you going if they have one.
The 315 is the same height as a 12R, just wider. Will work fine on steer or tag. I would think for a tag you could get away with a 11R or 295/80. Slightly smaller both ways, but plenty strong enough for tag weight.
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I like Randy's idea so that you only buy one tire, specially since you are going a short distance.

I have 295/80s on my drives and tags. They are about 1" shorter than the 12Rs but carry as much weight.

I was told that the 12Rs were going away and that the 295 would be more common. When I though I needed a new 295, they told me that it was an odd size, but they had 12Rs. I guess it is who you ask.

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Just take it slow and easy if you single out the drive axle.
I have done it many times (only once on a Bird).
Semis do it all the time too,just to get to a shop or to home.
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Do you keep the inside or the outside tire, or does it matter?
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Do you keep the inside or the outside tire, or does it matter?
For ease of changing tires,the inside tire would be the one to leave,but i bet it will drive better with the outside tire in place.
30 miles? go with the inside.
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