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Old 02-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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19.5 inch tire safety problem?

I dropped by Discount Tire for a tire pressure check. They refused, telling me they were not allowed to air up 19.5" tires because they might blow up. Has anyone else heard this? I googled the subject and could find nothing about it.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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No kidding?
I'll be interested in what the responses are on this one.
Maybe they meant they can't do it because they'll get their hands dirty.
That's just plain nuts; given you have a 2010 vehicle. The tires can't be that old, can they?
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Discount Tire had a tech killed by an exploding RV tire so they no longer sell or service those sizes.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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Wow never heard of that before.thanks
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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I have a friend who is a manager at a Discount Tire. They used to sell, mount balance, rotate my MH tires. Now I just tease him and say "you guys sure have got to be a bunch of sissies, even many new pick ups have 19.5" tires". He agrees and does'nt like it, but it is a new corporate policy/ rule. He said he feels they will be forced to start doing 19.5s again because he admits they will lose business.
I guess workmans comp and OSHA will require them to buy more appropiate tools and safety gear for truck tires.
He did'nt tell me this, but one emplyee getting hurt in a big chain business, can make a lot of changes.
One Walmart told me that my 16" tires/ wheels on my old CL C were just too heavy for his employees.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #6
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The store I use here in the NW part of town says that they can get the 19.5's I would need when that time comes, but at present he can't mount or service them. I use their tires on the '65 and our two daily drivers. Hope they get the issue setteled on the 19.5s setteled soon for the benefit of the RV crowd.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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Discount Tire has a problem with anything bigger than a Mazda Miata.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:56 AM   #8
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Discount Tire has a problem with anything bigger than a Mazda Miata.
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Have been using and running Discount Tires as replacements since '91 from as small as a Focus to a 31 Coachman 316KS class c without a problem.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:03 AM   #9
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I have these same tires on my 83 Pace Arrow and the were installed by and are serviced by Pete's Road Service one of the largest tires road services in California and the have no problems with them.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:22 AM   #10
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I have 22.5's as do many. Plenty of tire outlets handle bigger tires, also there is a set up that allows filling these tires at a distance basically a hose extention allowing a person to be ten/ twelve feet away. I learned of it in another thread (no, I did not get one). Not a bad idea for anyone filling a high pressure tire.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:43 AM   #11
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I think the hose extension is for use when getting the bead to seat when mounting a new tire, not when just adding a small amount of pressure to a tire in use. I watched someone use a long hose extension 30 years ago when mounting new Michelins for my Midas Mini class C.

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...also there is a set up that allows filling these tires at a distance basically a hose extention allowing a person to be ten/ twelve feet away. I learned of it in another thread (no, I did not get one). Not a bad idea for anyone filling a high pressure tire.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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From the F53 owners manual:

"Tire inflation information
All tires with Steel Carcass Plies (if equipped):
This type of tire utilizes steel cords in the sidewalls. As such, they
cannot be treated like normal light truck tires. Tire service, including
adjusting the air pressure, must be performed by personnel trained,
supervised and equipped according to Federal Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. For example, during any
procedure involving tire inflation, the technician or individual must
utilize a remote inflation device, and ensure that all persons are clear of
the trajectory area."


You all read that in yours, right?
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From the F53 owners manual:

"Tire inflation information
All tires with Steel Carcass Plies (if equipped):
This type of tire utilizes steel cords in the sidewalls. As such, they
cannot be treated like normal light truck tires. Tire service, including
adjusting the air pressure, must be performed by personnel trained,
supervised and equipped according to Federal Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. For example, during any
procedure involving tire inflation, the technician or individual must
utilize a remote inflation device, and ensure that all persons are clear of
the trajectory area."


You all read that in yours, right?
Yep, went through 2 weeks of intensive training on tire inflation. Now before leaving on a trip, I always position 2 supervisors between me and my tires while I check the pressure and add air.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #14
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I buy all my tires from DT and have never had a problem with them. They treat me good, even when I have special requests.

I bought my 19.5s from them, and had them delivered to S&S Tire for mounting and balancing.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #15
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Milton Truck Tire Inflator Gauge with 15-Ft. Hose Osha Compliant, Model# 98-A1-501 | Air Hoses + Reels | Northern Tool + Equipment Tools>Air Hoses + Reels-_-198150

This is a "remote" 15 feet anyway tire pressuring device.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #16
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Maybe I haven't spent enough money, but I have yet to find a clip-on inflater valve that doesn't leak to some extent.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:41 AM   #18
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:38 AM   #19
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A one piece rim isn't as dangerous as the old split rim set up (3pcs) they have been known for broken arms, hands as well as decapitation if a cage is not used that's why they went to a bud wheel (1pcs)..Jim
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #20
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Any tire can explode when over pressurised, and explosions when replacing a tire are actually fairly common. I've heard of Tire technicians killed in a "Freak Explosion" when changine a common auto size say 14 or 16 inch though it's more common with truck sizes.

One problem with truck sizes is they often use what is called a "Split ring" to hold the tire in .. These rims are very easy to explode. RV tires do not NORMALLY use this type of rim but.. They can.

OSHA has standards for changing big tires, I noticed when I had one of mine changed due to a sidewall slice they put the tire in a big heavy cage, hooked up the air, backed off and remotely opened the valve to fill it up.

Once it's mounted, however,, You are generally safe.

Still, OSHA rules require snap on chucks (These grip and hold) with remote valves so the operator is clear of the likely explosion area. There is a thread in one of the forums I visit about the snap on chucks,, I plan on getting one ... Some day. (Soon)
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