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Old 10-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #15
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In various places you will find a link in assorted RV forums

:Watching these videos may save your life:

The link it to a Mitchlin trainging video. and the headline is not kidding. I watced (A few times) and learned much.

Two or three things that contribute big time to major accidents.

Speed: The RV life is not about getting there first, it's about smelling the roses.. and it is easier to smell roses at 55 than at 80. Or faster

Stand on the brakes in an emergency.

There are times when both feet on the brakes is a good idea. HOWEVER not all that many of 'em (I have had it once, worked too, Still got rear ended though but unlike the poor guy behind me I was NOT pushed in to the vehicle in front of me.. Tha dude was double crushed, front and rear I just lost a bumper)

But far too many drivers... BANG the tire blows, SCREECH they stand on the brakes and FLIP they roll over and all to often die.

Seat belts... They not only save lives but if the rig is subjected to a violent move the driver can bet thrown out of the seat.. Belts prevent that.
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Are you kidding me!!!!! They gave her a ticket for no seat belt. That's Ohio for yah.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #17
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The cops said towing the mini-van contributed to the wreck. I wish they would have explained that.
There was a wreck a few months ago where the sidewall of the RV (where the seat belt attached too apparently) hit a bridge or something which in turn ripped the poor RV driver out of the RV. In that case, seat belts killed.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #18
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In various places you will find a link in assorted RV forums

:Watching these videos may save your life:

The link it to a Mitchlin trainging video. and the headline is not kidding. I watced (A few times) and learned much.

Two or three things that contribute big time to major accidents.

Speed: The RV life is not about getting there first, it's about smelling the roses.. and it is easier to smell roses at 55 than at 80. Or faster

Stand on the brakes in an emergency.

There are times when both feet on the brakes is a good idea. HOWEVER not all that many of 'em (I have had it once, worked too, Still got rear ended though but unlike the poor guy behind me I was NOT pushed in to the vehicle in front of me.. Tha dude was double crushed, front and rear I just lost a bumper)

But far too many drivers... BANG the tire blows, SCREECH they stand on the brakes and FLIP they roll over and all to often die.

Seat belts... They not only save lives but if the rig is subjected to a violent move the driver can bet thrown out of the seat.. Belts prevent that.
I had the same reaction to the article.
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What an awful day. Anymore wearing your belt is just common sense. I had the front drivers blow on my 86 chieftain in 1990. After that I buy new tires on everything I have when the date code hits five years.
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PLEASE WATCH THIS

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #21
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I had seen the Michelin video and had a right front blowout on my 2007 Revolution on interstate. 75 N of Atlanta. I stepped on the gas and was able to remain control. We credit the video for getting us safely through the experienced .
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this is a good video. saw it before now it refreshed my memory.
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