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Old 11-04-2010, 03:56 PM   #15
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On the way home from the land of mouses had a u-haul truck tire explode I was in he center lane it was in the right lane slightly ahead of me , a piece of the tire blew a hole in the front cap of the mh on my side just above the headlight. One second slower and it would have missed me ,one second faster and it might have gone thru the a/c condenser and the radiator.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:15 PM   #16
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:31 PM   #17
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As to the semi trailer brakes locking. Yes if a hose breaks then the brakes lock up
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:42 PM   #18
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Had an experience last spring on I-75 just north of Knoxville. Was in the right lane blocked in and ran over the top of a truck retired. Cracked front bumper, flip flopped under the couch tell it came to rear engine and broke a fuel line, then broke loose back bumper left side. As it was coming out from under couch it came up and slapped up ageist the Back of MH and put tire print their, then went flying into left fender of car tote and broke front half of fender. Then !!!!! you well not believe what happen next, The tired hit the trailer tire or axle so hard that it loosened the tong from the bed and joggled the axle so hard back and froth that the back fender mount bolt put a hole on each side under door of car. Did not find that out tell we got back to MI. Also didn't know that the tong loosened and whore out trailer tires in about 400 miles. Trailer was new. Went to peterbilt in Knoxville to fix fuel line, $575 Good thing I have good insurance. all told around $4200.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:11 PM   #19
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you hear that whop,whop,whop coming from a tire, you should either backoff quickly or get around it. That's the sound of a recap getting ready to come unglued...
I've had that whop, whop, whop from a tire on my MH that was NOT a recap ...Michelin called it "irregular wear" and replaced the tire. ...I still wouldn't stay beside one that sounded liek that...
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When I was much, much younger, I used to drive a Semi over the road. I had a recap let go one time and it went through the passenger window of the semi behind me. If he would have had a passenger, they would have been gone. What was left of the tire was still inflated. Just as a caution. On some trailers you will see a placard sign on it. Kind of like a diamond shape. It is for hazardous loads. Get away from the no matter what. They are loaded with up to 50,000 lbs of very bad stuff. I used to haul hazmat loads. Poison, flammable, radioactive, explosives, corrosives. Everything that you can think of goes down the Interstate. Imagine what 50,000 lbs of hair spray does when it blows. I've seen the results. Not good.
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Michelin called it "irregular wear" and replaced the tire.
Yep, that's 'tire speak' for separation of belts or radial ply separation. Irregular wear sounds so much safer. Still, it's similar to a hernia...not a good thing. Bob
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Michelin called it "irregular wear" and replaced the tire.
Yep, that's 'tire speak' for separation of belts or radial ply separation. Irregular wear sounds so much safer. Still, it's similar to a hernia...not a good thing.
Their technical term was "rib punch" (very definite cupping of the tire on one rib only around the total circumference of the tire) and the tire dealer gave me $100 over the adjustment that Michelin gave me so he could take the take and retread it ...so I am guessing in this case it was not a ply separation.
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