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Old 04-19-2016, 05:17 PM   #311
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Haven't you seen old tires with cracks in them? That's pretty rotten but I've even driven on heavily cracked tires and didn't have any trouble. I don't recommend it, but they usually will hold up.
I figure I'll keep using this set of tires just like all my other tires. If I'm thinking about replacing the tires, when I have that first flat is when I usually get a whole new set. Not for the oddball puncture.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:31 PM   #312
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Haven't you seen old tires with cracks in them? That's pretty rotten but I've even driven on heavily cracked tires and didn't have any trouble. I don't recommend it, but they usually will hold up.
I figure I'll keep using this set of tires just like all my other tires. If I'm thinking about replacing the tires, when I have that first flat is when I usually get a whole new set. Not for the oddball puncture.
IDK if that's a very good approach. When you're driving something as large as a bus, it becomes much more crucial. You don't wanna wait for that first flat, man. If not for your own safety, for the safety of other motorists.
Things like this are why its so hard to find insurance.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:40 PM   #313
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Oh really? I'm the guy with the brand new set of Toyo's on my bus. I'll probably never wear them out, but I'm not going to replace them in 8 or 10 years bust because the tire guys recommend it. Yes, this is a heavy vehicle. Buying top quality tires was the first thing I did after purchasing my bus. So, I appreciate the insinuation that I'm the reason buses are so hard to insure. I'm guessing my tires are newer than your tires.
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Oh really? I'm the guy with the brand new set of Toyo's on my bus. I'll probably never wear them out, but I'm not going to replace them in 8 or 10 years bust because the tire guys recommend it. Yes, this is a heavy vehicle. Buying top quality tires was the first thing I did after purchasing my bus. So, I appreciate the insinuation that I'm the reason buses are so hard to insure. I'm guessing my tires are newer than your tires.
I said that waiting for a flat to change bus tires is irresponsible. I was being polite, at least I thought so.
WHat sort of response do you expect with that kind of statement?
I'm not here to be mean or make enemies or any of that.
I'm not insinuating anything. Stating a fact. No reason to turn it into a peeing contest.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:27 PM   #315
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Nitrogen fill instead of air to reduce the amount of moisture inside the tire?
What is the verdict on filling your tires with nitrogen? Whether it be bus or car tires. Is it a gimick or is there real value in doing so? Any cons in doing it?
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:28 PM   #316
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This isn't a contest of any sort. We don't use our buses in the same manner and our builds aren't even similar. It's pretty silly to assume that everyone needs to do as you do, because otherwise anyone is a part of the insurance problem. My system works pretty well.

"Things like this are why its so hard to find insurance" is an insinuation or accusation. Replace your tires any time you like, but what I do does not affect insurance availability for anyone and it's not your place to insinuate that my methods are the reason for insurance problems.

I'm pretty sure I'll still be driving on these same tires in 10 or even 15 years, if not longer. When they need to be changed, by becoming unsafe, I'll change them. Also I'll give you advance warning before I enter Florida so you don't have to pass my dangerous bus.
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This isn't a contest of any sort. We don't use our buses in the same manner and our builds aren't even similar. It's pretty silly to assume that everyone needs to do as you do, because otherwise anyone is a part of the insurance problem. My system works pretty well.

"Things like this are why its so hard to find insurance" is an insinuation or accusation. Replace your tires any time you like, but what I do does not affect insurance availability for anyone and it's not your place to insinuate that my methods are the reason for insurance problems.

I'm pretty sure I'll still be driving on these same tires in 10 or even 15 years, if not longer. When they need to be changed, by becoming unsafe, I'll change them. Also I'll give you advance warning before I enter Florida so you don't have to pass my dangerous bus.
Please, take this to PM's as its rude of us to bicker and derail an otherwise pleasant thread. Peace, bruv.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:50 PM   #318
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What is the verdict on filling your tires with nitrogen? Whether it be bus or car tires. Is it a gimick or is there real value in doing so? Any cons in doing it?
the only reason I use nitrogen in my cars is the fact it doesnt change pressures hardly at all with temperature.. so unless I get a leak my pressures pretty much stay the same..

living in ohio means that times like we are having now.. its been 46 at night and then sunny and 83 in the daytime.. I would always have arge swingsi n tire pressures..

im not sure if there are any other benefits to nitrogen over air?

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Old 04-19-2016, 08:18 PM   #320
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I'm sorry, I'm not trying to bicker. I've wanted to meet you for a long time if I ever get that far from home. I think you're assuming that I'd have a flat while flying down the interstate on old tires, while in actuality my flats usually come high up in the mountains on logging roads at relatively low speeds. We don't all make our builds the same or even use out buses the same.
Maybe you can teach me something I don't know. This is where we find that out. I'm not a tire guy and that's why I go to visit Mr Schwab. Considering my driving record I am not affecting anyone's ability to get insurance.
I know you're talking about replacing tires in ten years. I don't know what my tires will look like in ten years. If they show any signs of weakness I may replace them, especially if I'm actually going to be putting on some road miles. If I only continue using this as a fishing bus at high mountain lakes I may have the same tires for a very long time. Probably longer than I'll last.

Sorry if you're getting upset. I thought this was discussion.
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