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Old 09-11-2014, 11:12 AM   #1
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Question Does a tag handle a blow-out better?

I was reading some posts about steering stabilizers and the question occurred...

Does a tag-axel coach handle a front-tire blow-out better than a non-tag?

It's accepted that in general tags provide better directional stability than non-tag.

I have a TruCenter on my non-tag.

Just asking....
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IMO, tags provide a bit more stability under most driving conditions, including a front tire blowout. But I think this is a very minor bit of assistance in a very dangerous time.

Wish I still had the link to the Michelin Blowout Video, hope someone may have it, as it is good to review from time to time. On a straight highway front blowout condition the 'stepping on the gas pedal' seems so strange. But it can save your life to know this.

I'm also a big fan of any additional front steering stabilizer device that you can fit to your coach, as another safety edge.

Best to all, be safe, have fun,
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http://www.michelinrvtires.com/michelinrv/toolbox/video...p#The_Critial_Factor

this it?
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I do not think a tag would make much difference in a front blow out.
MIGHT make a bit of difference in a rear blow out, epically if it was a tag wheel that blew,, But frankly I would not consider safety differences as being that great.

Best option is to avoid blowouts.. Only had one on this RV, and that appeared to be a knife cut. (or rock slide) Thankfully I found it at a top speed of about .. Well, pediatricians were passing me at my top speed that day.
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I was reading some posts about steering stabilizers and the question occurred...

Does a tag-axel coach handle a front-tire blow-out better than a non-tag?

It's accepted that in general tags provide better directional stability than non-tag.

I have a TruCenter on my non-tag.

Just asking....

http://youtu.be/lkwOE1yKY5c

Think this is the one... Good information to have for the "One Day"


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Sorry... Didnt see above posts😳


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Michelin North America RV Videos and Demos Page

this might work better, it's 25 MB's in size
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MIGHT make a bit of difference in a rear blow out, epically if it was a tag wheel that blew
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I have had a tag blow out while doing about 60-65 mph. Heard it, but never felt a thing. It took out the shock and split the rim in half, but my only indication was when I heard it. All bets are off if is a front tire!
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I had seen some where, There is a device that you have installed inside the tire on a steer axle that if the tire blows it aids in the handling of the vehicle.. Can't remember what it's called or where I had seen it..
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Woodrow. It's called Tyron.
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I think there is something that makes a bigger difference in handling a blow out, than a tag axle. I recently saw a training video explaining what to do immediately after a blow out. They recommend adding throttle to regain control of coach before slowing. This applying fuel had not been my first reaction to an emergency.

Hopefully another forum member has the link to that "must see" video.
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MIGHT make a bit of difference in a rear blow out, epically if it was a tag wheel that blew,, [/QUOTE]

The OP's question was, does a tag axle handle better than a non-tag axle if a tire blows.

How does a non-tag axle MH blow a tag axle tire?
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The OP's question was, does a tag axle handle better than a non-tag axle if a tire blows.

How does a non-tag axle MH blow a tag axle tire?
The OP clearly states a front tire blows...!
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Oops! My bad. Need more caffeine in the AM I guess!
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