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Old 07-28-2015, 12:25 PM   #85
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Guys, it's not about adding speed, it's about weight shift. By getting on the power immediately, you help counteract the lurch towards the side with the blown tire. As soon as you get some steering input to get going straight again, you can start lifting off the throttle and coast down to a controlled stop. The time on the accelerator may be only a few seconds, certainly not enough to build any appreciable speed.

Exactly, force vectors! High school physics!!! There is so much more drag (pulling towards blow out) on the coach you are not going to accelerate. You are just going to add throttle to overcome the drag.
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As a former volunteer firefighter we were tasked with taking large Spatan chassied Fire rigs to a defensive driving school put on by the CHP. We spent a day putting these rigs through driving hell. Emergency stops, four wheel lock ups (anti lock disabled), front wheel lock ups with rear antilock enabled, evasive maneuvers such as sudden lane or directional changes and finally the skid pad. Never learned so much or had so much fun. A real E ride. Learning transferred directly to large size type A MH. Haven't lived until you have spun one out. A lot of centripetal force there. Took two additional courses in private auto and sent both son and daughter through course.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:55 PM   #87
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Just an update to the occupants - DW is in rehab. DH just got his first solid meal yesterday and should be in rehab this week.

Both have had some wonderful family, friends, and strangers assist them
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Thanks for the update. They are blessed to escape with their lives.
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Just an update to the occupants - DW is in rehab. DH just got his first solid meal yesterday and should be in rehab this week.

Both have had some wonderful family, friends, and strangers assist them.
Finally we come back to a factual post about this topic. Glad to hear they are on the mend.
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I think that there has been lots of good info posted here and hope that it helps someone to avoid a tragedy. I know I have learned a few things and refreshed my knowledge on others.
Also very happy to here that the couple involved is on the mend. I wonder if a new rig is in the plan?
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Prayers to the couple. A real lesson for us. Installing the steering stabilizer tomorrow.
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I am happy they are doing fine and are in rehab. I have to say, I learned a lot from everyone's comments and what they shared. I just had my RV front end aligned and scheduled an appointment to install safe-t-plus.
However when checking the alignment, they discovered that the back end is about an inch out of line. I was told to correct it, they would have to cut a weld, align it then re-weld back. Apparently it was out of line from day one when it left Fleetwood factory (Fleetwood Excursion 2004). My first thought, if it has been this far out of line for this long, we should notice some unusual wear in back tires. Which it didn't appear to. So for now, I decided to let it be and keep an eye on tires.
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I am happy they are doing fine and are in rehab. I have to say, I learned a lot from everyone's comments and what they shared. I just had my RV front end aligned and scheduled an appointment to install safe-t-plus.
However when checking the alignment, they discovered that the back end is about an inch out of line. I was told to correct it, they would have to cut a weld, align it then re-weld back. Apparently it was out of line from day one when it left Fleetwood factory (Fleetwood Excursion 2004). My first thought, if it has been this far out of line for this long, we should notice some unusual wear in back tires. Which it didn't appear to. So for now, I decided to let it be and keep an eye on tires.

When I was at a truck tire store in Grand Rapids Mi I walked out to check on the progress and was surprised to see about ten guys looking at my MH. I of coarse walked over and asked what they were looking at. The guy leading the group laughed and asked me how many miles I had in the tires. I said about 10000 and he said that's about what he thought. He asked a couple of questions about how it drove and handled and then told me the same thing. The back is not lined up with the front. He said it was very common and would not cause me any issues with the relative low miles I drive it every year. He said some are real bad and need correction. I have seen trucks like that where the rear tracks different than the front. I did get a second opinion and it was confirmed that yes it's out a little and it won't hurt anything.
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On my 1999 Newmar DSDP I experienced 4 front tire blowouts over a 9 month period at Highway speeds. It will definitely tighten up your pucker factor! It's a testament to the Granning front end on the Spartan chassis that I was able to maintain control. Michelin wanted to blame it on overloading or under inflation of the XRV/70/22.5 tires. I disproved this by having their field technician weigh each wheel & check the tire pressures @ a truck stop near Louisville KY- he said we were good to go. 62 miles later I blew the right front tire again- taking out the right front quarter panel & diesel tank fill hose & spout! I keep my tires inflated to + or -0.2 psi using a Halteck digital tire gauge. I also have each of my coaches weighted fully loaded. add 10% safety factor to each wheel weight & inflate per Mfg. specs for tire, size, location & load. After starting legal action in 2001, after 8 months of pleading with Michelin to recall these tires & pay me for my damages & a new set of tires (XZA 1 295/70/22.5 LR H) they settled with me & immediately recalled these tires through Spartan & Newmar. Steering axle blowouts are one of the most dangerous occurance you can encounter in a coach at highway speeds.
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