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JamieGeek 05-15-2015 12:58 PM

Be careful driving out there
 
Disaster can be around any corner, or even a straightaway:
See video of motorhome crash that blocked I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans | NOLA.com
(If you cringe at RV crashes don't watch the video.)

Perhaps someone didn't study up on what to do when a blowout happens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkwOE1yKY5c

Then again, since it is a Thor Tuscany, perhaps that Thor quality caused something serious to go wrong...!

At least no one was seriously injured.

KNMIB 05-15-2015 02:03 PM

That sucked! I just installed a Saf-T-Plus for that reason. Don't know if that will help and don't want to find out. Geed training video.

3shooter 05-15-2015 04:42 PM

Valuable info ! Thanks !
Happy RVing !!
Donnie & Becky :thumb:

Larry 05-15-2015 04:58 PM

Thanks for posting this Jamie. Good to know.

EA37TS 05-16-2015 12:57 PM

Thanks for the post very useful.

Two things that jump out and that have been discussed on the various threads that could get folks into trouble.

One - those that like to travel at the maximum speed of their rigs and have discussed having the speed limiter kick in. This leaves no room for correction if required and discussed in the Michelin video.

Two - those that have reduced their tire pressure to the lower limit to increase the enjoyment of the ride. As discussed in the video two major causes of rapid deflation are tire failure and under inflation. One only has to think back to the Ford and Firestone fiasco with the Explorer under inflation of the tires and how many folks were killed or injured in a roll over when the tires blew out due to under inflation for a "smoother ride".

May you be safe and happy in your travels.

Tytlfamily 05-26-2015 03:43 AM

Great video...my 15 Hurricane and it's goodyear tires are rated at 75 MPH....scares the heck out of me when I am cruising in the right lane at 65, and another MH with TOAD passes me at 80+ unbelievable! That is a great video on tire failure control, and I'm getting ready to have a SafeTplus installed soon.

FW28z 05-26-2015 12:30 PM

Suppose a loose screw bouncing around in the coach found its way into the tire?

But, if you are passing a Semi, you are probably going too fast.

I don't know if it would have made any difference in this situation, but this is also why I have a TPMS system. My aftermarket TPMS system has an alarm that warns of a dangerous overtemp, overpressure, underpressure, or rapid deflation situation.

Monitoring the system will allow you to see if your driving or inflation habits are impacting your safety before something happens - if you pay attention to it.

While these alarms may not prevent an accident, it might give you the chance to anticipate a blow out and get your speed down. Afterall, you have to figure that a blowout at 45mph is going to be a lot less traumatic than one at 75mph.


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