Originally Posted by Briorick
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.