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CowboyI need info on Michelin tire 235/85R16 1 ply steel sidewall...I just blew one out on my motorhome. Just happened to be on the front...some damage to m/h no one injured. Haven't had even a flat in nearly 40 years that stopped me in major interstate traffic as this did.....that was more dangerous than the blow out itself....I had heard stories about this tire and other Michelin blowing but this type and size came on the motorhome new in 95 and no probs for 43K miles so replaced 6 tires with same 2 years ago and 14,000 miles ago....Has anyone out their had the same prob ???? I keep my air pressure perfect per specs on tire and tire pressure requirements for motor home.....I want to replace both front tires with a heavier side wall and wider tire....I am finding out most tire dealers I have talked to so far no nothing about tires when it comes to a change from the norm...for instance....1 ply steel sidewall verses 3 ply polyster...I found a heavier tire with 3 ply polyster sidewall and wider tread.....which is better? Someone says 1 ply steel is better than polyster anytime....who knows what is going on...? Any help would be appreciated...
CapriRacerBlowouts are usually caused by road hazards of some sort. If you drove 40 years without a flat, you were overdue.

I've talked to a lot of people who've had a wide variety of experiences when it comes to tire problems. (Had a few myself!) Usually they are looking for a solution to a problem that they perceive, in your case it appears to be the 1 ply sidewall.

Let me say this: Most trucks use 1 ply steel sidewalls and they use a higher inflation pressure than yours. These folks are very aware of tire problems and probably would not accept this if it didn't work for them.

Hope this helps.

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