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Old 02-06-2015, 03:59 PM   #29
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It will suddenly drop and pull fairly hard in the direction of the blown tire, but not uncontrollably. The crashes happen usually when the driver over corrects and with the flat tire compromising the situation that's when they lose it.

Let it do what it's going to do, react with purpose and control to keep it straight, let it coast without touching the brakes until it's straight and under your control. Then easily use the brakes and gently steer to the shoulder.

The big thing is to not panic or do anything drastic.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:39 PM   #30
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My Brother in Law had a blow out on his driver front See Pictures
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:52 PM   #31
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My Brother in Law had a blow out on his driver front See Pictures
So what caused all the damage? Did he panic and steer into something or did he lose control (the blowout overpowered his ability to maintain control)?

Hope is survived and is ok.
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Ken Green (pga tour) Lost his leg, his girlfriend, and his brother when he had a blowout a few years ago. It can get real violent.
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So what caused all the damage? Did he panic and steer into something or did he lose control (the blowout overpowered his ability to maintain control)?

Hope is survived and is ok.
A bonified blowout happens in a fraction of a second. It's over before you can rise out of your road daze hypnosis. And unfortunately the vast majority of front blowouts lead to total destruction of the rv.
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He had 2 broken arms and lots of cuts His wife broke her back in 2 places The wreck was last May and both are doing well now.He said the tire blew and he couldn't control the RV it went in the median and he hit a tree.The tires had 50,000 miles on them and they were 7 years old
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:49 PM   #35
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I don't know about complete destruction. We had the front left blowout at about 65mph coming down a shallow decline and a slow curve to the right. There was a startling, loud explosion from behind me and the MH immediately pulled hard to the left. The tpms was blaring and no matter how hard I fought it we kept going left. We entered the median and started heading towards the westbound lanes. Fortunately, the bank in the median helped me turn it back towards the east bound side until we got it stopped. Scariest moment of my life.
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There are a lot of factors involved. In the video the tire goes flat and stays in one piece. Keeping control would be the easiest in that situation.
If the tire blows apart and debris hangs up and is beating on the wheel well, it will change things dramatically.
The next thing is how much pitch is on the road and if you are in a corner and the list goes on and on.
The worst thing you can do is to jam on the brakes.
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Consider adding one of these, I have one on order and will install when it arrives.
I met a man who had a blowout on the left front "DP" and the bus took an immediate right turn off the road, he managed to save it and keep it from rolling over but it was close.


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Yeah it was a hoot! Interstate 60mph on a slight downhill grade right front tire blew out. Loud bang followed by pretty severe shaking of steering wheel. Luckily a good friend had recently sent me a link to a video on what to do in the situation. I didn't accelerate but did take my foot off the accelerator slowly without slamming on the brakes, got control and slowly decelerated to side of road. Scared the he!! out of me and the dogs I'll tell you that - I was shaking like a leaf when I stopped.
I was really lucky in that it did no damage to the coach body. Only took out the ABS sensor wire (which I still haven't got working again btw). Called CoachNet and was rolling again in a couple of hours. Tires were 7 years old and I was planning in replacing them that winter. Schedule got pushed ahead just a bit.
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I had my front left blowout last summer. Very controllable, no issues. Took foot off accelerator and rolled to a stop at the side of the road. One road call, and two hours later we were rolling to our destination.
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There are a lot of factors involved. In the video the tire goes flat and stays in one piece. Keeping control would be the easiest in that situation.
If the tire blows apart and debris hangs up and is beating on the wheel well, it will change things dramatically.
The next thing is how much pitch is on the road and if you are in a corner and the list goes on and on.
The worst thing you can do is to jam on the brakes.
Completely agree...
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had left front tire blow out last summer while southbound on I5. Coach jumped up and leeched to the right, came down and leeched left. Kept off brake and slowed down using accelerator for control. Vehicle easily controlled but had to cross two lanes to inside shoulder as no available outside shoulder suitable for emergency stop. (Was actually a very steep hillside).
Stopped safely with tire still on rim and no damage to rim.. Considerable damage to coach with wheel well section blown completely off. Call to roadside assistance and new tire installed at roadside, delayed only 2 hours.
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A bonified blowout happens in a fraction of a second. It's over before you can rise out of your road daze hypnosis. And unfortunately the vast majority of front blowouts lead to total destruction of the rv.
Is this really true? "Vast majority" seems a bit overblown. It is certainly true that the ones that totally destroy the coach are dramatic, but does this really constitute a vast majority? I would be interested in some actual data on this, especially at what speeds the total destruction tends to occur.
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