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Old 12-05-2008, 05:45 AM   #1
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Okay, here's a quick question that my wife pulls on me every once in awhile to keep me sharp.
If you have been to the tire safety course at the FMCA rallys you might remember this one.
It's a good thing to remember if it happens to you.
The previous post on air pressures made me think about this.

Here it is:
What do you do as soon as you feel your tire blow out?

Don't worry I'll tell ya later and you can pull this one on your spouse while he/she is driving down the road.

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Old 12-05-2008, 05:45 AM   #2
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Okay, here's a quick question that my wife pulls on me every once in awhile to keep me sharp.
If you have been to the tire safety course at the FMCA rallys you might remember this one.
It's a good thing to remember if it happens to you.
The previous post on air pressures made me think about this.

Here it is:
What do you do as soon as you feel your tire blow out?

Don't worry I'll tell ya later and you can pull this one on your spouse while he/she is driving down the road.

Later,
AKBrick
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:01 AM   #3
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You mean besides "change your underwear", right?

Seriously, I didn't attend the course but when it really happened, I recall that I simultaneously looked in my mirrors and then lightly started to apply brakes....

then I changed my drawers....
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:44 AM   #4
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Against all that makes sense--I'd step on the gas.
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I remember that video...you're supposed to accelerate to get better control...hopefully I never will have to practice it....I have a pressure pro on the way too..
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:50 AM   #6
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No brakes, no gas... Coast and pull into right lane & onto berm as soon as possible (but keep 'er out of dah swamp!!!).

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Old 12-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #7
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Im with Flyer, step on the gas get control and slowly come to a stop especially if it a front tire.

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yes same as Flyer
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:50 AM   #9
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I had a left front blow out on my Coachman A pulling a 32' race car trailer at 70 mph (loaded). I let off the gas and coasted to the side of the road. Other than some noise and sitting lower on the LF you wouldn't know you had a flat. I think stepping on the gas would not be a wise thing to do. Don't panic or over react and you will be just fine.
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Couple of observations.

1. Things happen really quickly at 68 MPH

2. When a steering tire goes the front end drops down and coach rides on the rim (especially if the tire gets thrown, mine was)
and the tire banging and thumping around under your seat before disappearing into the night is unnerving (to say the least).

3. By the time you can react, the coach can be a half lane left or right (mine was)

4 Step on Fuel? Maybe.... at 40MPH.....but not me.....at almost 70...

I guess my point is not to defend myself or to say that any other method is wrong, but I want anyone who hasn't been through this at least once to know that the main thing (and potentially the hardest) is to remain calm. If you jerk the wheel or stab the pedals in surprise the result could be disasterous.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:13 AM   #11
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I have to side with Flyer.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #12
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OK, I cheated and watched the Michelin video so I know that, as crazy as it sounds, pushing the throttle pedal down to try to maintain control is the correct course of action. My mind grasps the concept but it sure might be difficult to make myself do that at the time. I hope very much that I never am called upon to execute that action.

That said, the natural tendency is also to not steer in the direction of the skid in order to maintain control. As an ol' PA boy from my earliest driving days, however, I've never had a problem with doing that and have saved myself several times because of it. I can remember going to the high school parking lot after it snowed and practicing skidding. After a few times, moving the wheel correctly made a lot more sense than it sounded like when I started.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:27 PM   #13
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Having had a massive blow-out of a Michelin tire on the right front, I can verify that Michelin's video is correct - step on the accelerator to gain full control then ease down without brakes until you are almost stopped. The blown tire is going to do some damage, but a lot less than if you roll the coach.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:48 PM   #14
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Flyer is correct. Michelin has had a video explaining this on their web site for quite a while.
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