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Old 12-02-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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I was driving my car on the freeway in Portland, Or on Sunday and noticed a motor home ahead of me using up the whole lane as he was driving. I got a little closer and saw that he had a flat tire on the driver side outside dual. I pulled up beside him and started honking my horn as my wife pointed to his tire. He gave us the briefest of glances and then looked straight ahead and refused to acknowledge us. We finally pulled ahead but 5 miles later we could still see him in the mirror fighting to maintain control. You know, folks, if someone is driving beside you and honking and pointing, there is a better then average chance that you have a problem.

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Old 12-02-2014, 09:57 AM   #2
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Sounds as though they may have had more than one problem. You did your best. That's all you can do , besides calling 911 to get that hazard off the road.


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Old 12-02-2014, 10:33 AM   #3
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In this day of road rage, I'm not surprised you were ignored. You tried. Calling the hwy patrol was the only other alternative.

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Old 12-02-2014, 11:52 AM   #4
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I've been on those Portland freeways, and sometimes it not that easy to get off of one and into an area where you can drive a large motor home. Been there, done that.

Maybe he had a specific spot to get off to fix the tire. I'm not advocating him ignoring you, as he should have acknowledged your help. As a motor home driver who goes through that area often, thank you for doing your best to help him....most will just drive on by.

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Sounds as though they may have had more than one problem. You did your best. That's all you can do , besides calling 911 to get that hazard off the road.

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Next time try tapping out "FLAT TIRE" in Morse Code with your horn!
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As long as we as fellow RVers do our best to get the attention of a driver in a similar situation, we've done our bit. When all else fails, phone 911

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