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Old 04-25-2016, 12:13 PM   #11
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I hate to be the one to tell you, but it looks like you may have more problems on your hands. That plywood appears to be rotted, which means water infiltration somewhere.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:13 PM   #12
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How long were you dragging it down the road like that? Looks like the rim/wheel took a lot of damage, too.
3/4 mile or so.. no shoulder .. I was amazed that the front didn't take more weight.. that wheel was on the ground the entire time.. with the wife, kids, and dogs in the truck, I was just grateful it wasn't worse.. definitely scary to get it over and get stopped.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:36 PM   #13
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Well that just plain sucks


What AquaMan & B&B said...I don't like the looks of your subflooring either. Have you noticed and "soft" spots in the floor of your camper closest to the area that the tire blowout damaged?


Like it was said, you need to plan on getting a whole new set of tires (maybe rims too). Another thing to budget for is a Tire Pressure Monitor - a lot of the folks on the Forum use the ones sold by TST [http://tsttruck.com/]


Best of luck and keep us informed on how the repair goes.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:40 PM   #14
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I hate to be the one to tell you, but it looks like you may have more problems on your hands. That plywood appears to be rotted, which means water infiltration somewhere.
It is all in good shape.. I thought the same thing, so i did the pull check.. see what you can pull off!! It ripped a drain line off of something, so that is water making it look like that. Speaking of that.. does anyone have any idea how they can go about repairing that?? Surely they aren't just going to screw some more plywood up there and and call it good..
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:48 PM   #15
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Most likely will pull out anything inside (cabinets, flooring, furniture, etc), then cut out the flooring. The tough part will be where it meets the wall. May have to do some kind of splice in that area. Trace the water damage, so it doesn't happen again.
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:14 PM   #16
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Saw lots of folks on side of I30 yesterday. Hope I didn't pass ya.
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:31 PM   #17
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Glad everyone is safe. That's one of my biggest fears about towing. I have always felt that Forest River put some REALLY skinny tires on a pretty heavy trailer in the 28DBUD model. Mine is a 2015.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:43 PM   #18
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Tire Grenade..Not good..

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That was the wheel that was in that spot when I purchased it.. and I also noticed that it is a different wheel than the rest, but htought nothing of it. tread was fine, no dry cracking or anything. And the fender skirt was ripped off save one last screw holding it on.. skidding down the highway. And if and when I get it back, it will surely have all new rubber under it!!


A different wheel, I wonder how old that wheel was. The tread could be new but if the tire is old that could cause problems. I just reframed a back wall that had a lot of rot, it's not that bad. I recommend you watch a lot of YouTube videos and open a thread when you start. I got a lot of tips from the guys at the Rv shop. He even took me into the back of the shop twice to show me how they do it, they had a 1957 tt that was being completely restored, these guys know what they're doing looks like.
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Blowouts suck no two ways about it. They almost always cause damage.
but.... having said that- I gotta wonder how fast were you towing on that flat?? For the tire to be that shredded and the rim to be that bent- seems like maybe you should have slowed down some more??
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:27 PM   #20
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3/4 mile or so.. no shoulder .. I was amazed that the front didn't take more weight.. that wheel was on the ground the entire time..
Wow. Yeah, I had a fair amount of time to get to the shoulder with my tire before any damage occurred.

You're right- it's definitely a big fear of mine.
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