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Old 05-24-2005, 10:06 AM   #15
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Good to hear everything worked out MaxAZ. Often its the simplest things that cause us the most trouble, if indeed it was a ground problem. Nice to know the manufacturer looked after you that quick aswell. I know if I have a similar problem, thats what I'll check first. Cheers
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Old 05-29-2005, 08:12 PM   #16
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68 MPH on the off ramp //////////////////wow. most are signed 25 mph . you must have fine brakes . Skipper
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Old 06-01-2005, 06:30 PM   #17
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Don't just get 2 new tires. You will regret mixing the tires while you are traveling. Even though they be the same size they most likely will not be the same deminsions. I have seen this on tires mad by the same same company but were just different styles of tires.
Not only that 2 different manufctures of tires use different techniques of manufactureing and the tires will behave differently.
Take it from me it could get uglier than when you had the blowout.
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:05 PM   #18
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Super, I appreciate the information but at this point I'm going with it as is. But I will make sure to monitor the tires more closely to see if there's any sign of a problem.

Skipper, it was a downhill ramp as well but straight as an arrow. The only ramps I notice with speed limit signs are those that have curves. I usually set the cruise at 68 MPH and then tap it off right when I pull onto the off ramp and then decel as needed. The instant I hit the brakes to slow down, I'm sure the tire that lost the wheel skidded when the brakes were applied and then I noticed I had a brake problem. My wife was busy asking me if I heard an odd noise (probably was that wheel skidding for an instant) and I just said no because at that point I was giving everything I had to stop the rig. It was a handful but I kept it straight and I've always felt that my Ford had really good brakes which really showed that time. The trailer weighs right at 8000 loaded and I still pulled it down to Rocky Point and back without any trouble. If I'd have had my normal 1500 pounds of ATVs, bikes and camping gear in the back of the truck, it might have been another story. There's really no hills and I just drove a little different to give myself more space.
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