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Old 05-13-2015, 06:54 PM   #21
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I'm honestly surprised that a blown tire could cause that rig to veer like it did.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:55 PM   #22
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I bet he was going way too fast! I don't know what speed the rig with the dash cam was going, but this guy was flying by him, with a tow vehicle yet.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:58 PM   #23
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Ok as a "newb" that scared me , but my thoughts are I have TPM installed, I watch my speed im not in a hurry, and Check tires before after, and Check the tires check the tires.... I should be ok right??? I know its not a guarentee but it would be statistically lowered if i eliminate any chance for errors???
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:06 PM   #24
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Not sure if the "groove" for lack of a better word, in the center of the median or the drivers steering, kept the MH from plowing into East bound traffic. Just glad it didn't.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:14 PM   #25
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Boy this is the 2nd one Posted today on the Same Road! Youroo!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:13 PM   #26
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Sig, yes you are better off having the TPM installed because most blow outs occur due to tires loosing pressure.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:35 PM   #27
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IMO, no doubt the blowout started the mishap, but after watching it multiple times, I think the operator messed up by turning left causing the rollover. Thank goodness no one was killed.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:19 PM   #28
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Most likely he did the one thing that was totally wrong - he went to the brake - which caused the rig to veer to the left suddenly because of the blown front left tire... He should have gone to the accelerator instead which would have allowed him to maintain his forward progress which would have allowed him time to move to the shoulder of the road... Of course the hardest thing to do is to NOT go to the brake - it's an instant reaction.... Hopefully, if I'm ever in that situation, I'll be able to fight the urge myself....


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Old 05-13-2015, 11:55 PM   #29
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We had a front right blowout last spring in the Berkshire just a little east of there. 65 mph and wife driving. Michelin tires, still under warranty. I woke up because of the loud explosion and by the time I got up front, she had the coach safely on the shoulder. She said the 390bh behaved well during the incident. We had the tire turned into a coffee table.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:27 AM   #30
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This is something I have feared, having a blow out. When we owned our Pop Up with just 1 axle. Now with our Shamrock HTT I feel a bit better having a double axle. At least I would stand a better chance at getting off the road with the least amount of damage. A little sense of relief, but still sometimes "reactions' can overcome a person into doing just the opposite of what is needed. My heart goes out to those Happy Campers.
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