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Old 07-08-2015, 02:03 PM   #15
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comming back monday from NJ ,was behind a fairly new Alfa that was towing a small suv the guy was doing 75-80 and tailgateing the hell out of everybody in front of him , had new hampshire plates thank god everybody got out of his way
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comming back monday from NJ ,was behind a fairly new Alfa that was towing a small suv the guy was doing 75-80 and tailgateing the hell out of everybody in front of him , had new hampshire plates thank god everybody got out of his way

The last Alpha was built in early '08. Fair chance the coach that passed you was exceeding the speed rating on tires that were built in '07.


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Folks, don't make this thread another debate on Tires and air pressure, that has been hashed over and over. This was just info on a poor Rver who could have lost his life and did lose his nice class A diesel in a contruction zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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I agree Sam!

Check your air all you want, hit a construction barrier and all bets are off on that tire keeping its air.

This was an accident, sounds like driver error. or errors.

My lesson, drive safe, although it don't say RV, follow the large vehicle restrictions.

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That's sad to hear. Its not just the PA turnpike. Construction with barriers are everywhere. I get in the slow lane , slow down and get thru. Why push the envelope I just don't understand. I actually hate lanes marked with cones more. One cone pushed over to far and its easy to hit and hard to see.
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Actually it does..

First the chassis,tires and all,may have sat for a very damaging year or more in the body builder's lot before the body was put on..Tires need to go rolling,rolling,rolling,Keep those tires rolling,Keep their juices flowing,R V. (yes you can sing that if you are old enough).

Second as I tell folks there are 3 tire pressures all but guaranteed to be WRONG for your tires.

1: Molded in the sidewall (Maximum load of ##### pounds at a maximum pressure of ### PSI) That PSI is only proper if you are running at maximum load.

2: Whatever is written on the sticker in the Motor home.. They have NO IDEA how you are going to load it and thus no idea of how much load will be on the tire

3:Whatever the tire store put in (See 2).

So if you are running 80 PSI in a tire that really needs 115.. They not going to last long.
#1. The sidewall pressure for a truck/MH tire is the minimum air pressure required to support the maximum load rating. (see tireman9 blog and posts here)
#2. Actually, the RMA=Rubber Manufacturers Association (of which Michelin, Goodyear, Firestone, etc are members), published a pdf stating to never run less than the mfgrs. tire placard air pressure. Read it here on page 55.
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However, never use inflation pressure lower than
specified by the vehicle tire placard, certification
label or owner’s manual. Nor should inflation
pressure exceed the maximum pressure molded on
the tire sidewall"
#3. We agree.
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#1. The sidewall pressure for a truck/MH tire is the minimum air pressure required to support the maximum load rating. (see tireman9 blog and posts here)
#2. Actually, the RMA=Rubber Manufacturers Association (of which Michelin, Goodyear, Firestone, etc are members), published a pdf stating to never run less than the mfgrs. tire placard air pressure. Read it here on page 55.
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However, never use inflation pressure lower than
specified by the vehicle tire placard, certification
label or owner’s manual. Nor should inflation
pressure exceed the maximum pressure molded on
the tire sidewall"
#3. We agree.
Start your own thread about tires and pressure, this thread is about a unfortunate couple who was in a terrible accident due to hitting a 2 ton cement concrete barrier and smashing into a bridge abuttment. Being in the wrong lane has nothing to do with tire pressure,
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"Cattle schutes" are about 12 feet wide and will always be with us in construction zones, turnpike or not.
If you can't fit 8.5 feet in it, you misjudged.
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That's true, sometimes they are less than 12' the barrier infringes a little at the base. My wife gets very nervous in those things, I stay on the slow lane if the sign says buses and trucks left lane.
Several years ago they were constructing a on ramp to get to the toll booths in Monroeville, had the "cattle shoots up" and a Smith trucking 18 wheeler couldn't negotiate the curve and the right side rear wheels on the trailer went up on the barriier and flopped over stopping him dead, it is a wonder it didn't turn over. I guess they are necessary.
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Take a pressure gauge with you and run a test on remaining tires. let us know what you learn.
Take an oil sample from the engine, and run an analysis. Pictures, of all the damage, tires, and find out the scene of the accident and get pictures of those as well. Please take an imprint of the road surface for a traction analysis. And, don't forget to get and post footage from all available traffic cameras, and satellite images that were captured at the moment of impact, (the CIA and FBI will gladly provide those). Get statements from all passing vehicle witnesses that observed the incident, and post here.

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