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Old 08-15-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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As in what driving do's and don'ts to perform in the event of a TV blow out or TH blow out when fully loaded. Anybody got any stories and good driving facts for us to ponder in the event of such an occurrence?

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As in what driving do's and don'ts to perform in the event of a TV blow out or TH blow out when fully loaded. Anybody got any stories and good driving facts for us to ponder in the event of such an occurrence?

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Old 08-15-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
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OH Griz...Clark's gonna be mad when he gets back! BTW...where is that little booger? He should be back by now).

I had a friend of mine lose a tire on his Tahoe 20 miles (after going 1200) into Barstow, and it wasn't prudy. He did a good job gettin off to the side, and when I asked him what he 'thought' (and I got that stinkeye), the idea he sadi was to not panic, drive straight, and get off as SOON as possible. It tore up the side of his coach like sumthin' fierce...tire was only $160, but the body work was hilatious (I think $1600).

What I worry about the most is what Mikey brought up in a recent thread...more than one going. Tha'ts when you'll lose some significant stability during the driving stage. I've been lucky...a 1800 mile trip we came back from the Grand Canyon, got on the I40, and the front driver's side tire was perching out with a pretty good vibration. got to Kingman AZ, to gass up, and Moski went in the SLC to find the stove halfway out of the cabinet! Upon further study of the tire, went to the Big O, and 5 of the 6 were separating (I had noly replaced them the year before). Darn TowMasters (made by Carlyses). Never again...
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:55 PM   #4
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I've only had one blow out in my life.(Knock on wood) Right front poped like a ballon on my 70 Chevy Impala in the pouring rain doing 60 MPH (Washinton)I was at the shoulder (it took me their) any faster and I would have been headed to the embankment. Scared the bejesus out of me. Never have had a flat while towing. My dad was a long haul big rig driver all his life. He has always told me to just let it roll to a stop with out touching the brakes. says the minute you touch the brakes is when your problems start, especially on the TV.

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yea, .. i had been saying that 4 of my buddies borrowed another one of my friends WW to haul some bikes up north.
Of course you would never never think of replacing tires on a rig you are borrowing, even if you are going to put 3000 miles on it and be hauling $100,000 worth of bikes.

When those tires (3) went at 70 mph, they ripped thru the floorboard like a texas chainsaw. Big time. We could have patched the trailer, but since it was an operator mess-up on a borrowed trailer, they brought it in to an RV fixer, who did the exact same job we could have done, except he made it 'official' by charging $5000.

Here is how you can tell that something like this has happened to a trailer if you are ever in a 'patch' job. There are now 'magazine holders' in unusual spots in the trailer, two of them in the head alone. There are 'custom' strips of moulding where there didn't used to be custom strips of moulding.

Oh,... and he ended up getting 4 new tires just so they could get it home. figures
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Oh gawd....Clark's gonna kill us...
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Sean and Mike......that's ZACTLY why I went with the XPS ribs, One less thing to worry about.

You guys are right.... firm hands on the wheel.....slow gradually, no brakes.

On edit: Sorry Clark, Griz made us do it.

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yea you're right Wes, but i think the Griz did a drive-by tire-thread. He got it going, and then dashed for the hills
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Wes I haven't even had the new LE out yet and can already tell the 15" tires are barely enough to support an empty LE with two Quads in it. I can't imagine a Jeep in there. Remember all the part numbers you ended up with because I think when I get back from Iraq next august I'm going with your setup. That's alot of weight rolling down the road to skimp on tires!

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Fatty hold the phone here I just don't type fast!
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Now I feel abandoned

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You won't regret the upgrade Griz. The coach feels so much better going down the road. I can't wait to try it fully loaded.

I've got the part numbers written down for you. Let me know when you want them.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FatDog:
yea you're right Wes, but i think the Griz did a drive-by tire-thread. He got it going, and then dashed for the hills </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

AHHHHHH!!! goooot to ooo geeet soooommmeee aaaaiirrr!

Oh...oh...let me catch my breath here...whew...Mikey- that was brutal! But...true! I can see the look on his face now!!
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Thanks Wes They sure look good
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