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Message posted by assured on 26/10/2013 at 10:49am
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Just had a set of Tyron bands fitted before we use our van for the first time next weekend. Just wondered if anyone had any idea if they are as good as they say they are.

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Message posted by adrian06 on 26/10/2013 at 11:01am
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Yup Assured,
We had a blow-out on a French motorway some years ago (always suspected sabotage!). Drove safely and under control to the next aire where we changed the wheel. No damage and little drama. We would always prefer to have them!
However, just like airbags and safety belts, I hope you never have occasion to find out how they work.

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Hopefully won't need to find out, just curious .

Message posted by Steved28 on 26/10/2013 at 11:35am
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Is there a way to telling if your wheels are fitted with Tyron bands ?
Purchased a 2010 Bailey earlier this year and would like to find out if they are fitted .

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Take the wheel to a local tyre shop and ask them to check as you will need a tyre machine to break the bead on tyre and push out of the way

Message posted by phantomtrucker on 26/10/2013 at 12:44pm
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Wouldn't be without them, gives peace of mind on M/ways. If fitted they put a sticker on wheel rim.


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Quote: Originally posted by phantomtrucker on 26/10/2013
Wouldn't be without them, gives peace of mind on M/ways. If fitted they put a sticker on wheel rim.




Ok thanks can't see any stickers not on the outside anyway will get them fitted at next service .

Message posted by redheads on 26/10/2013 at 8:47pm
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on my to do list to have tyron bands fitted when we have it serviced feb next year how much do they cost to have fitted?

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I too have tyrons, hopefully will never use them

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They are worth the money as they give you a discount on your insurance. We wouldnt be without them. After a period of time they will have paid for themselves

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My bands cost 75 each (think that included fitting). When we bought the caravan we were told they were already fitted, but then had a blow out, that is how we knew we didn't have them after all. Luckily we didn't have any problems on that occasion. I had them fitted for piece of mind but did not get any discount on my insurance.


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Cost now 160 for a pair plus cost of fitting tool. Over 300 for a twin axle - ouch!

The video they have on website must be at least 20 years old you would think that if they were serious there would be something more up to date than that. I recall seeing the demonstration that Tyron did at Peterborough in about 1991/92 it was impressive seeing the charge detonated and the tyre blowing out but not many tyres blow because of explosive charges.

Personally I would prefer to try to catch the tyre before problems develop using a tyre pressure and temperature sensor.

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I paid 140 for the pair fitted,which I thought was reasonable.you never know when a tyre will blow out so for peace if mind I am happy.

Message posted by John4703 on 28/10/2013 at 6:27pm
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I had a puncture at speed on the M6 and the Tyron bands made the caravan tow perfectly and I was able to stop safely. The only problem was that none of my local tyre fitters would look at a wheel with Tyron bands fitted. I took it to a caravan agency and they were able to deal with it.

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I will use e tyres as they fitted them and have franchises all over country

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