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Old 10-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Another Horrible Tire Story

RV overturns, driver ejected in U.S. 33 crash



Scary what a nightmare for these folks....
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Wow, that indeed was scary. Glad they weren't seriously hurt. Praying for a speedy recovery.
I don't drive mine without my seat belt on, just too much windshield for me.
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Wow, sure glad they will be OK.

I am wondering what they meant by also towing a minivan which contributed to the crash????
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Last month I had exactly the same thing happen just outside Tucumcari, NM. I was driving along at 67 MPH, suddenly the right front tire blew. It was a few seconds of sheer terror, but fortunately I managed to get to the side of the road. I was towing a Chevy Tahoe and Thank God that I made the decision to purchase the Blue Ox Tow bar and SMI Airforce One Braking system. Even the State Trooper remarked that having the right equipment allowed me to maintain control and prevented it from being any worse. I'm not saying that other systems are not good, I just had the right system for my towing situation. I also want to state, that I inspect my tires on a regular basis. They were looked at just 20 miles before the accident. We concluded that I hit something in the road. None the less, I am still investing in a TPMS (Tire Pressure monitoring system) that will even monitor the pressure and temperature of my towed vehicle.
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Last month I had exactly the same thing happen just outside Tucumcari, NM. I was driving along at 67 MPH, suddenly the right front tire blew. It was a few seconds of sheer terror, but fortunately I managed to get to the side of the road. I was towing a Chevy Tahoe and Thank God that I made the decision to purchase the Blue Ox Tow bar and SMI Airforce One Braking system. Even the State Trooper remarked that having the right equipment allowed me to maintain control and prevented it from being any worse. I'm not saying that other systems are not good, I just had the right system for my towing situation. I also want to state, that I inspect my tires on a regular basis. They were looked at just 20 miles before the accident. We concluded that I hit something in the road. None the less, I am still investing in a TPMS (Tire Pressure monitoring system) that will even monitor the pressure and temperature of my towed vehicle.

I just purchased a TPMS system hoping for a little more protection. It will help for a slow increase in Temp or a slow decrease in pressure. Because it takes 30 secs. to check all 6 tires, a rapid increase which might come before a blow out wouldn't be seen in time.

It's still a valuable tool for tire maintenance but I don't think, my opinion only, that it's going to be much help in a rapid pre-blow out situation.
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I just purchased a TPMS system hoping for a little more protection. It will help for a slow increase in Temp or a slow decrease in pressure. Because it takes 30 secs. to check all 6 tires, a rapid increase which might come before a blow out wouldn't be seen in time.

It's still a valuable tool for tire maintenance but I don't think, my opinion only, that it's going to be much help in a rapid pre-blow out situation.
??? What system did you buy? We did lots of research before buying ours and found that ALL would give immediate notification if any tire reached "notification" status which is normally 10-15% up or down from the standards installed by the owner...
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My TST system take about a minute to scan and pole all tires in a rotation...But, has immediate notification when pressure or temp hits the set points.
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In my opinion, immediate TPMS notification may simply be a distraction during an urgent situation, and the point of this thread should be about wearing seat belts, or about handling a front blowout.

Pleased that these folks will be okay!
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Wow I hope they are ok. If that thing overturned it held up pretty good considering. Had she been wearing her seatbelt she may have been ok. She was lucky not to be killed.
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any large vehicle front tire blown-out is a real bomber. see this
8 Dead in Tennessee Bus Crash With Tractor-Trailer, SUV - ABC News

watch the video.
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something strange in the details. The sat dome and airhorns look untouched. Must have turned over really odd. I always wear my seatbelt.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Last month I had exactly the same thing happen just outside Tucumcari, NM. I was driving along at 67 MPH, suddenly the right front tire blew. It was a few seconds of sheer terror, but fortunately I managed to get to the side of the road. I was towing a Chevy Tahoe and Thank God that I made the decision to purchase the Blue Ox Tow bar and SMI Airforce One Braking system. Even the State Trooper remarked that having the right equipment allowed me to maintain control and prevented it from being any worse. I'm not saying that other systems are not good, I just had the right system for my towing situation. I also want to state, that I inspect my tires on a regular basis. They were looked at just 20 miles before the accident. We concluded that I hit something in the road. None the less, I am still investing in a TPMS (Tire Pressure monitoring system) that will even monitor the pressure and temperature of my towed vehicle.
What was the age of your tire? You show you have an 06 coach was the tire original equipment?
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There are many good TMPS systems but I have the PressurePro system that has been in business longer than most others. Good service and it will intigrate with the SilverLeaf VMS system.
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