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Old 04-08-2016, 12:15 PM   #1
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Another front tire blowout

Just saw this.

Virginia woman killed in RV crash on I-95 in Camden County, state patrol says | jacksonville.com
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I hate seeing stories like that.
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I hate seeing stories like that.
Yes, sad indeed.
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Seems like every crash you see with a motor home is a front tire blowout,just mabee the front tires should be chanced more often,but I guess the numbers small compaired to the ones that don't blow out.
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Sad indeed. I feel for the surviving husband.
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So sad! That's the reason I installed the SteerSafe stabilizers on our coach right after buying it!
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Frankly, Joe, I would go one step further and install a set of Tyron Bands on the front steer wheels.

Those prevent the tire from coming off of the wheel after a blowout.

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Frankly, Joe, I would go one step further and install a set of Tyron Bands on the front steer wheels.



Those prevent the tire from coming off of the wheel after a blowout.



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I had a front tire blow out seems like it shredded but still on the rim explain how the bands would benefit.
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X2 Joe I would not drive my Motor Home without Steer Safe. I have had 2 front tire blow outs. One with steer safe and one without. Steer safe for me.
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I had a front tire blow out seems like it shredded but still on the rim explain how the bands would benefit.
When the front tire blows, if it remains in place on the rim the tire will shred to pieces as you continue driving on it. However, if the tire slips into the deep well in the center of the rim, all bets are off. The tire may then come off the rim, it may jam in the steering mechanism, it may cause the front of the coach to suddenly veer off uncontrollably. The Tyron bands cover the deep well in the center of the rim so that the tire has to stay relatively in place on the rim.

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this is so sad. enough said about tire, tire, tire... especially the front ones.

to make sure the front tires are fresh, i don't change all 6 tires together, but split into 2 and 4 in 4 years apart. the change/rotation schedule guarantees that front tires are always no more than 4 years and rear no more than 8 years old.
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I had the Steer Safe system installed in Quartzsite a few years ago after viewing their video of a semi with a heavy load set up to blow a front tire, the driver was able to control it with one hand. Sold me
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Another front tire blowout

Wondering if there is a training course you can take on this. It's one thing to read how to handle this situation but it's another to practice it.

This is such a shame and one of my two big fears with the coach, the other being fire.
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X2 Joe I would not drive my Motor Home without Steer Safe. I have had 2 front tire blow outs. One with steer safe and one without. Steer safe for me.

That makes me feel better!
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