Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
Senior Member
Statgeek's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,578
Class A accident caught on dash cam

It Happened on I-10 in Texas:

WATCH: RV crash on I-10 | WBRZ News 2 Louisiana : Baton Rouge, LA |

Luckily the passengers sustained only minor injuries, and miraculously no other autos involved.

2013 Fleetwood Discovery 40G, Cummins ISL,Freightliner Chassis, Allison 3000.
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Toad w/ Blue Ox Aventa tow bar and M&G Braking System
Statgeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-12-2015, 11:49 AM   #2
Community Administrator
Clifftall's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,141
That was horrible. Glad they're ok.


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
road dogs's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: 7S5
Posts: 571
It would be interesting to know what speed, what the temp was and what tires were on the MH. It looks like they were moving along pretty good, glad there were no serious injuries!
2004.5 GMC SLT CCLB, Ride Rites, Turbo brake, EFI Live
2012 Arctic Fox 29 5T 5th Airborne, B&W, Prodigy
Papillon navigators Lily, Buddy and Willow
road dogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
Senior Member
Todd157k's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: So.Cal.
Posts: 297
That dude was makin' time! Funny but I didn't see any 'reason' for the accident. Tire failure?
2013 Itasca Sunova 30A
2006 Crownline 250cr
2012 Ram Laramie Longhorn
Todd157k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 11:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
RedRaider93's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 412
Holy cow, that is scary! That is my worst nightmare. I can only imagine how shaken up he must have been. So glad nobody was seriously injured.
Jeff & Kris
2016 Foretravel Realm & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
Cypress, TX
RedRaider93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 11:58 AM   #6
Senior Member
dkrobath's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: NW Houston TX
Posts: 299
Scary...I am going to be taking that same route in a few weeks. It did look like they were going fast to pass a semi at that rate. But I guess a blowout in the front like that can throw you.
Dave & Deb with furbabies Max & Myla
2015 Winnebago Vista 36Y, 2014 CRV w/Ready Brute Elite, 5 Star tuned

Texas Boomers and FMCA members
dkrobath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
DonDee's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 1,204
DASH CAM VIDEO: Motor home blows tire, slides on side across I-1 - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social
Don, Mary and Spooky
'00 Bluebird Skoolie Conversion
Geo Tracker/Dodge Neon/Aprilia Scooter towed
DonDee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
Redridge's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,557
looks like the toad remained on all 4 wheels.
2014 Thor Palazzo 33.3 (Melody), Folkstone
2013 Jeep Rubicon, Ready Brute Elite & Currie Ent Baseplate
Redridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:15 PM   #9
Senior Member
gerdutch's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 244
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.
02 Allegro Bus
ISC 350 Cummins
gerdutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
KarenS144's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Paoli, IN
Posts: 1,075
Can anyone identify the age of the coach? I wondered about the age of the tires. If it's a newer coach, the age of the tires shouldn't be a factor. The thought of a blowout scares the bejesus out of me!
Karen & Gary
Glamping is not for the faint of heart!
with furkids Gypsy & Cody &
traveling in a 2011 Ventana 3433!
KarenS144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:21 PM   #11
Senior Member
Chuck 1935's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shadow Hills,CA 91040
Posts: 3,020
Lesson Learned ! Always wear your DEPENDS when traveling above 30mph !
NOTE; I am not responsible for typos, poor grammer or misspelled word !
04 Itasca, Meridian 34H, 330 Cat/2003 CR V Toad
1933 Ford 3 Window,as seen in Bye Bye Birdie
Pvt. E1 Retired, Shadow Hills,Ca.
Chuck 1935 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 212
Scary stuff. Among many reasons, this is one of the big ones w/ regards to why I rarely break 60 mph in my motorhome.
2015 Jayco Greyhawk 29MV
s1njin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:25 PM   #13
Senior Member
gerdutch's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 244
Looking at the video again i see a sudden dip in the front end, maybe a panic brake, just before it veered to the left. Rubber is flying as the Rig is going into median. They were lucky.
02 Allegro Bus
ISC 350 Cummins
gerdutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 01:27 PM   #14
Senior Member
JohnBoyToo's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 4,850
Not far from there is where we had a blowout on our 5er that ripped up the side... it's rough road, humid, and hot as that asphalt gets BAKED all day since it runs almost directly east and west so there's never any shade...

Can't show this to the wife or we'll never go over 30 mph

And it looks like HAVING a toad probably helped a LOT in that it acted as ballast.

'11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler JKU. History.. 5'ers: 13 Redwood 38gk, 11 MVP Destiny, Open Range TT, popups, vans, tents...
JohnBoyToo is offline   Reply With Quote

class a, dash

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serious ? for those who prefer Class C's SissyBoyBob Class C Motorhome Discussions 168 05-27-2015 08:28 AM
I'm just wondering about the Wandering of the Ford Chassis on Class A's davidki Class A Motorhome Discussions 30 11-04-2014 05:43 PM
Extended Travel or Fulltime in a Class C mre Class C Motorhome Discussions 12 04-28-2014 06:28 PM
Dash cover information request RTegarini Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 03-29-2014 09:21 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.