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Old 09-17-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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Tyron tire blowout protection

Thank you very much in advance to anyone with experience with the Tyron product. Our dealer is recommending it as an add-on product that they would install (for $995) on the wheels and is supposed to keep the tire affixed to the wheel in the event of a blowout. It is supposed to maintain steering control and protect damage to the wheel arch or body. Does this sound accurate or is it just an unnecessary expensive otion? thank you again for any help.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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for those who want a bit more info/background the product in question is here...

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:35 AM   #3
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It appears to enable you to drive on a flat but I dont see how it will keep a tire from ripping apart and damaging your wheelwell.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:33 AM   #4
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I would like to see how much they sell for - also the pressure monitoring system. I guess you can only find out from dealers.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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I wonder how well it would work on Goodyear Marathons. After the tread and sidewalls separated from the bead and ran alongside our Airstream for a couple of hundred feet, it's hard to imagine this would do much good. Maybe if they put some rubber tread on that metal band, it would work with GYMs.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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It's such a simple device - all it does is fill in the rim channel so if you lose tire pressure your tire lip doesn't dip into the channel, stays reasonably centered and collapses evenly on the inner and outer rim.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #7
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the product is interesting...

and it IS A TOPIC not previously covered here, anywhere.

so GOOD JOB hart' for starting this new patch of info/sharing....

the website/vendor uses a LOT of fear factors to promote, that's a turn off 4 many of us.

still it's easy to see how someone TOTALLY new to rv'n could be influenced.

our tv/stream and the people inside (and pets) are always at risk and those risks are real.

it MIGHT have some value on a moho (steering axle/tires) to save a wheel or alter control after a blow out...

but there are many ways to alter blowout control and not a lot of independent data suggesting this tool is useful.

my understanding is this priced at about 1000$.
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on a travel trailer (especially a multi axle unit like the OP has) control is less the issue than collateral damage.

many folks report NOT even knowing a tire is down until they stop or someone WAVES at them.

so a better notion is using a TPMS and watching for heat, sudden or gradual pressure loss and so on...

tpms systems are well covered here and generally run 3-600$ depending on # of monitored tires.

the UPside of an aftermarket tpms is that IF the tv doesn't have this system oem....

one can simply buy more monitors and include the tv tires...

my gizmo is currently monitoring 12 tires for pressure/temp but has capacity for 18...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ems-62214.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...tml#post777594

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:21 PM   #8
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Having experience a blowout, it wouldn't have helped my rv damage as tread was culprit as it slapped the underside, on stopping tire was still on rim, so at best you would have a 50% saving of rv. Invest in tire pressure monitors for the same money, or a lot cheaper with a handheld ir thermometer from radio shack or harbor freight, extra heat being a sign of something wrong.
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Thank you everyone for the very helpful responses. We are newbies so the potential is certainly there to get sucked into some of the fear/pressure tactics. Fortunately, we have you guys! Looks like, if anything, an aftermarket tpms is the way to go. Thank you again very much!
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I, also, can not see how this device can prevent damage to the trailer from flapping tire parts after a blow out. I would think that a quality tire pressure monitoring system would be a better investment.

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Answers on Tyron Tire Blowout Protection

Hello Airstream owners:

I noticed some questions on our products this morning on your forum and would invite any member to feel free to contact me personally about the effectiveness of Tyron Tire Blowout Protection for your Airstream.

As a manufacturer of both the Tyron Blowout Protection and Tyron TPMS, these products accomplish different things. A TPMS system may warn the driver of a tire which is losing air (or is getting hot as Tyron systems also show tire temperature). but a TPMS system will not alert you or prevent a tire from blowing out...so that is where Tyron Blowout Protection earns its stripes.

Most damage to your towed vehicle is done after the wheel flange comes into contact with the pavement and shreds the sidewall of the tire. Because Tyron will not allow the wheel to come into contact the pavement, the tire will not come apart.

Recently, a customer with a towable got a blowout on a two lane mountain road. There was literally no place to stop for help or service. This customer wrote to us and said he was able to drive for twenty miles on the flat tire (at slow speeds of course), to get off the mountain. He had no damage to the bodywork.

Tire blowouts are not common but often result in serious and sometimes expensive consequences. I would urge any Airstream owner to check into
our products...we have a 30-year history worldwide and not ever a single claim for Tyron Blowout Protection not to perform it primary function.

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as a new vendor, welcome!

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...Most damage to your towed vehicle is done after the wheel flange comes into contact with the pavement and shreds the sidewall of the tire.
Because Tyron will not allow the wheel to come into contact the pavement, the tire will not come apart...
have u got VIDEO evidence of this happening on a stream?


a DUAL or TRIPLE axle stream has independent suspension at EACH wheel...

and can safely run on ONE or 2 tires per side,

withOUT the hub/wheel coming in contact with the pavement...

tires do shred but it's simply from being flat and flopping/rolling or from tread or belts separating...

and it's the TIRE that's STILL in contact with the pavement...

again the wheel doesn't COME in contact with the roadway.

IF someone has a flat (on a dual/triple axle) and no spare is immediately available,

the flat tire can be REMOVED and the trailer towed 50 miles or more at slower speeds...

((assuming the other tires are properly inflated))

older single axle streams have a 'skid loop' welded just inside each wheel to help with support...

still on a SINGLE axle unit something like this might be useful.


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Old 09-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #13
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This would be a highly desirable product for us with single axles who travel a lot. No greater fear than flat changing on the freeway or secondary road without a shoulder.
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Thanks for contacting us at airforums. I am constantly looking for ways of making my TV and TT better and safer. I am looking at purchasing a TPMS in the near future.
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