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Old 05-14-2015, 05:01 AM   #31
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Those cables in the middle of the interstate saved lives that day.
You are very right. There has been more talk about the cables than the actual accident.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:32 AM   #32
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Boy 3rd Post about the Same Wreck! Youroo!!
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:39 AM   #33
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Slow bad news day thankfully!
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:21 AM   #34
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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.
You mentioned "stand a better chance at getting off the road ". I believe that upon getting a blowout, you grip the wheel, do not use the brake, mash the accelerator down, stay straight ahead with gradually releasing the accelerator to slow down and steer over to a flat area, out of the way, but only when the MH is crawling slow. In the last phase, you would of course be looking at the traffic before making your move.

Mashing the accelerator down is not going to make your MH of many tons leap up to high speed. This is used to fight the sideways pull especially for a front tire blowout. I seen many videos using this procedure and even front tire blowouts were handled very docile.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:26 AM   #35
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Motorhome flips in median

May 13th in Louisiana. Caught on a 18 wheeler dash cam....


Motor Home Hauling A Dodge Truck Blows Tire And Overturns

Here's the video...
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:31 AM   #36
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:20 AM   #37
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Boy this is the 2nd one Posted today on the Same Road! Youroo!!
I've seen at least 5 separate threads about this crash scattered around the forums.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:33 AM   #38
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I've seen at least 5 separate threads about this crash scattered around the forums.
Excellent observation. So far, the site team has merged 6 threads into one about this accident. It is generating a lot of interest. We all hope that the person(s) involved in the rollover is not injured. Also does anyone know if the driver was a member of FRF?
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tried to correct ended up over correcting to the left. glad he didnt get onto the oncoming traffic
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For my RVing friends, check your tires for proper inflation, age (tires have a life span), max speed rating (many trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph), and proper loading. The lower the tire pressure, the more heat is generated and weakens the tire construction. Speed also increase tire temperature, quite a bit. Learn about your tires and their care. Look into a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Trust me, you'll learn bunches about your tires and it can save you a lot of money in damage to your coach from a blowout. Tire failure can happen quickly.

See video of motorhome crash that blocked I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans | NOLA.com
As a newbie, relatively speaking, should I be running the trailer tires at their max and the truck tires at their max when traveling? Trailer is 50psi; I ran 45psi last Fall on long road trip (dual axel). Truck is 65psi max. I kind of figured with hot weather I should drop the pressure a bit from the max.
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