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Old 05-11-2015, 03:54 PM   #1
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Tuscany on its side outside of Baton Rouge

Looks like a Tuscany ended up on its side outside of Baton Rouge this morning. Hope everyone is OK. No other updates from our local news that I have heard.

Drivers side front tire looks blown, but was it the cause of or due to the accident?

Flipped RV closes I-10E past Gonzales | WBRZ News 2 Louisiana : Baton Rouge, LA |
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Witness marks on the pavement look like the Mh came over from the WB lanes...odd ain't it? That would also bolster the LF tire blowing theory............
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It was caught on truckers dash camera. They did have blowout and crossed median, flipped over cable barrier and slid across opposite lanes. Didn't hit anyone else and only suffered minor injuries.
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https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaSt...7741173575805/

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Glad I just installed a Safe-T-Plus on my 36 foot M/H
That was the reason that it was installed. Safety sake.
Sure am glad that no one was injured bad.

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Old 05-11-2015, 09:05 PM   #6
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Amazing how many people think they know about how RV's handle and tire life but don't have a clue!
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:07 PM   #7
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just thought abt where all the weight is on a DP not much on front to hold road when that happens, also he blew by that 18 wheeler
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Wow, glad no was seriously hurt. Assuming the trucker was going 65mph (if this was the speed limit), the motorhome must have been going 80. Little time to react. Even if they had a TPMS it was pretty much useless with the instantaneous blowout.

Makes you think!
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That's a little spooky right there! Considering what I am driving.. lol

I did just order a Safe-T-Plus to tighten things up in case this happens. After seeing this, it can't be soon enough.
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Wow, excellent video. It looks like the driver almost got it straightened out to make a run down the middle of the median, but I think his speed worked against him for sure.

And another thing, why are those stupid median "cable barriers" being put up all across the nation? Everyone that I have seen post crash is completely down & I doubt they scrub off much speed in a crash. A solid concrete barrier is a much better choice...imho.
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Amazing how many people think they know about how RV's handle and tire life but don't have a clue!
Just curious...care to elaborate on this statement? Other than possible excessive speed(it's all speculation at this point) what could the driver have done differently & how does tire life factor into this crash?
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Wow, excellent video. It looks like the driver almost got it straightened out to make a run down the middle of the median, but I think his speed worked against him for sure.

And another thing, why are those stupid median "cable barriers" being put up all across the nation? Everyone that I have seen post crash is completely down & I doubt they scrub off much speed in a crash. A solid concrete barrier is a much better choice...imho.
Their intent is to stop vehicles from crossing the median into oncoming traffic. Most of the time they perform as designed.
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I'd like to see the post crash stats on them to know how effective they really are.........

Found some for Minnesota...looks like you are right:
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficen...udy11-2012.pdf

I drive back & forth to Canada quite a bit and Minnesota has many cable barriers. After every snow/ice storm I see lot's of post crash aftermath & the cable barriers are completely destroyed. I had no idea they were that effective in preventing fatalities in automobiles.
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I'm interested in hearing how the Safe-t-Plus would have helped in this situation. I have read of others installing it for ease of driving but this could be another point in favor of having it installed.
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