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Old 11-08-2015, 08:42 PM   #15
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Glad you survived your tire problem, but your description of your actions is exactly what you shouldn't do.


No one really knows what happened in that drivers seat, only speculation

Its easy to find links/videos on the internet and post them up and add your own opinion.

I would like to hear of your first hand experiences handling a blowout
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:50 PM   #16
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I've handled front tire failures in autos, trucks, 15 passenger vans, and buses at highway speeds. Yes, they all create different situations, but to say, "Remember all of the safety class from rally's about how to handle it." and then explain," I remove my foot from gas and started to go for the brake, but stopped and put my foot back on the gas and slow it down while moving to the side of the road. Had no jerking or pulling to either side." (the OP's explanation of what he did in his other thread.) I'm glad he safely stopped, but his actions aren't always going to work OR are the recommended behavior in most situations.

Yes, it's counter-intuitive to apply more power in a sudden tire failure on the front axle, but the physics explained in the first video I posted explains why. On a high crowned road or wet conditions, yes, other actions might be better, but in general the only universal action is to make no sudden actions by sharply turning or braking.

I responded because the OP's post could have been taken as the proper or perhaps only behavior in the situation he encountered and I wished to correct that notion. To claim the videos are easy to find or "Because some manufacturer puts out a video it's the word of god." The video was done with Michelin, the RVIA, and the Nevada Auto Test Center, so it's not just "some manufacturer." I challenge you to find other videos showing alternate behaviors in a front axle sudden loss of tire integrity.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:03 AM   #17
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No one really knows what happened in that drivers seat, only speculation

Its easy to find links/videos on the internet and post them up and add your own opinion.

I would like to hear of your first hand experiences handling a blowout

Any landing you can walk away from was a GOOD landing! OP did just FINE IMHO!
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BFlinn181 DOES make an important point though. That is that the initial reaction to remove foot from gas and think about brake was probably NOT the correct reaction. HOWEVER, due to prior training, and having worked out in advance what to do in the event of a steering tire blowout, the OP quickly changed his actions, and the event worked out without further damage, and no injuries.

After years of practicing emergency procedures in aircraft simulators, and experiencing actual emergencies in flight, sometimes there is STILL the tendency to do the wrong thing (accept by me of course)

Having said that, all's well that ended well, and the videos should be required viewing for anyone driving a motor home.
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No one really knows what happened in that drivers seat, only speculation

Its easy to find links/videos on the internet and post them up and add your own opinion.
Exactly! The driver of that mh could have had an heart attack, or stroke, or the dog jumped in his lap, or they were changing drivers, or they could have been having sex....... the speculation can go on and on.

No brake lights came on (that I could see), and you can't really tell how fast he was going just because he was passing a truck. I typically go 63 mph and I pass a lot of trucks in the left lane.

This video is currently running on facebook and you just can't imagine all the speculation going on and negative comments about mh drivers.


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