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Old 05-12-2015, 05:24 PM   #29
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:25 PM   #30
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Did the cable barriers cause the coach to flip?

It looked like the driver was keeping it straight, but then it gets caught up in the cables and flips over.

I am going to seriously look at installing a Safe-T-Plus after watching that video five times!
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:37 PM   #31
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Most Motor Home tires have a max speed rating of 75 MPH. There is a reason for that.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:55 PM   #32
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Did the cable barriers cause the coach to flip?

It looked like the driver was keeping it straight, but then it gets caught up in the cables and flips over.

I am going to seriously look at installing a Safe-T-Plus after watching that video five times!
If you read the facebook page it seems to suggest that. It says the cables were not really designed for a large vehicle like that. It's hard to tell from the video and photos, but seems after it tipped over, it slid across the opposite side lanes, spun around end-wise and came to rest on the shoulder on the other side. I can't imagine that ride!
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I got a question for all who have stabilizer installed. from the video, Do you think the stabilizer would have a different out come? (please,... answer only if you have one in your rig)



I ask this question because I been thinking about it for a long time, I am sure it will help (a little) - but will it prevent a situation like this?

I'm not trying to single you out Dan but several people have posted similar comments about buying stabilizers after watching the video, etc and it made me wonder if anyone has confirmed that the accident motorhome did not have one. Maybe it did.


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I owned and drove tractor-trailers most of my adult life i'm gonna be 60 in August. Have blown front tires at speed and never did that. He was giving that rig extra space and just cruising probably arguing or talking with his wife not paying attention! You have a blowout at 70 an inch from the soft shoulder at 69yo you better have big arms and fast reflexes or that is the result. I know lots of people that run on the lower end of the air pressure for a smoother ride and more than likely those were OEM tires as most people won't spend $350-400 a tire if they only have xxx miles and they look good! Bobby
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I'm not trying to single you out Dan but several people have posted similar comments about buying stabilizers after watching the video, etc and it made me wonder if anyone has confirmed that the accident motorhome did not have one. Maybe it did.


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A couple of years ago I had a left front blowout on the interstate. A loud explosion occurred and I did not apply brakes right away. I tried to accelerate to keep the coach stable but drag on the coach slowly stopped me. I was in the far left and I was safely able to get over to the right side of the road. It was a mess. All wiring in the wheel well was damaged along with some fender damage. If it happens to you make sure you don't slam on the brakes because you will lose control. If you feel you are losing control on a DP engage the rear brakes with the emergency control.

Scary but I never lost full control. Followed the advice in these forums thank God.
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I owned and drove tractor-trailers most of my adult life i'm gonna be 60 in August. Have blown front tires at speed and never did that. He was giving that rig extra space and just cruising probably arguing or talking with his wife not paying attention! You have a blowout at 70 an inch from the soft shoulder at 69yo you better have big arms and fast reflexes or that is the result. I know lots of people that run on the lower end of the air pressure for a smoother ride and more than likely those were OEM tires as most people won't spend $350-400 a tire if they only have xxx miles and they look good! Bobby
Curious, do you guys use steering stabilizers on big rigs?
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Well that was an eye opener, i live near there and the road there is really nice has been repaved a cpl years back, i never go over 65 but maybe thats too fast too,for sure now im looking into a Safe T control ,
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That dude was makin' time! Funny but I didn't see any 'reason' for the accident. Tire failure?
The first line of the story includes "Dash cam video from a semi captured the moment the tire of a camper failed,"
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A Blowout on left front will take you in that direction if you dont pay attention with both hands on the wheel. Accelerate to ovecome the pull and then slowly decrease speed to come to a safe spot.
I don't buy the "accelerate" business, for the simple reason that the vehicle is pulling in the direction of the failure, and a symetrical force forward won't reduce that steering bias; all it will do is make you go faster in that direction, exactly what you DON'T need at a time like that. Slowing is the only thing that makes any sense to me, and that's what I did when it happened to me.

If one had the ability to accelerate ASYMETRICALLY, to counteract the forces pulling the other direction, that might be helpful. But there's no way to do that.
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I'm not showing that to my wife....it scared me. I wonder how fast he was going? Perhaps above the 75 mph max????
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That's terrible. Really glad everybody is OK. So much for thinking I could get one more year out of my steers. Unfortunate reminder; time to go shopping. \ken
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