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Old 10-03-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Falt tire, part two

Grrrr.. I hit "tab" and got posted before I was done. To continue:

Right as I noticed there was a problem, other drivers on the freeway started signalling that I had a flat. I got over and off as soon as I could, but the tire was a goner, ripped and shredded. Apparently the destruction of the tire was the vibration I noticed. There was no swaying or pulling on the part of the trailer; it remained stable. I'm really glad for the tandem axle set-up, though, and thankful that a single tire has the capacity to support the trailer.

After I got the spare on (a long, separate story) and resumed driving I started wondering, are there any warning signs of a tire losing air that I'm unaware of? I'm going back to using extension mirrors on my Tacoma, that way I'll have a bit of a view of how the tires are doing.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: Falt tire, part two

We ended getting an after market TPS system.. it works great and does give you the peace of mind factor.. it measures tire pressure & temp.

here's the link to the review.. It was around $230 and it came with 6 sensors, the 4 sensor system is probably less..

http://www.rvtraveltv.com/?p=245
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:08 AM   #3
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Re: Falt tire, part two

I watched your review and did a bit of online snooping, Jeff. The Tire Traker looks promising, I'll probably end up getting it. The cost for the system isn't all that much more than the replacement tire I had to buy. Thanks for the info.
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