Location: S E Hampshire Joined: 07/6/2008
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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.
Location: Derbyshire Joined: 09/9/2013
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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.
Location: Cambs Joined: 24/9/2010
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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.
------------- 'A sure cure for sea-sickness is to sit under a tree'
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.
------------- Our caravanning plans were disrupted when my wife was diagnosed with cancer in February 2013. She is doing well and we will be away lots in 2014.