Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 00:00:31 -0600
Reply-To: Joel Walker <jwalker17@EARTHLINK.NET>
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From: Joel Walker <jwalker17@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: Re: XCA tire Warning!!
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> This came from the fowlling web site.
> DANGEROUS TIRES
> At the Mount Hood Roundup, Wes Caughlan warned us to get rid of
> Michelin XCA load range-D tires. Since then I have seen several
> still running the tires. Owners still running these tires risk
> damage to their coaches.
one thing to remember is that this guy is talking about
winnebago-type coaches ... and ALL of them are running over the
weight limits of their much-larger-than-vanagon coaches. one of
the things i found out when researching which (if any) of those
behemoths, was that the 'useful load' was almost nil ... by the
time the body and interior was fitted to the chassis, the tires
and suspension were almost overloaded ... and some were
overloaded before you even added the people, let along food and
water and fuel. :( and one of the magazines warns continually
about owners needing to check the air pressure in their tires, as
an underinflated tire is very dangerous; it will overheat and
start coming apart.
so before anyone panics about having those tires on their
vanagon, check into the facts ... there's a big difference
between a winnebago and a vw vanagon.
just a different opinion. ;)
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