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Old 10-05-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Anyone carry a tire thumper?

I purchased one thinking it would be better than having a pistol or bear spray in my motorhome for fear of my kids getting a hold of either.

But have come to find out, of the three, the tire thumper is the one that could be ruled a felony possession.
I guess it is plausible if one is driving a big rig...but a motorhome?
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Mine serves two purposes; thump tires and put salmon to sleep.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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I carry an IR temp gun to check the tires....better than a thumper. But for protection, a 17 round Beratta 9mm....again, better than a thumper.

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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Mine is called a Fish Whacker, it works great for checking tires and other things

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Just because an object CAN be used as a deadly weapon, does not mean it is if in your possesion. A tire thumper or baseball bat are legitmate everyday tools. Now it you hit somebody with one, that could be assault with a deadly weapon. Can't figure that using bear spray though.

Anyway, carrying a thumper in a MH is certainly legitimate and I carry one. Mostly use it on the left seat if it gets too noisey

No kids so I do carry guns, but also have A CCW.
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Just because an object CAN be used as a deadly weapon, does not mean it is if in your possesion. A tire thumper or baseball bat are legitmate everyday tools. Now it you hit somebody with one, that could be assault with a deadly weapon. Can't figure that using bear spray though.

Anyway, carrying a thumper in a MH is certainly legitimate and I carry one. Mostly use it on the left seat if it gets too noisey

No kids so I do carry guns, but also have A CCW.
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I use a hammer. I guess it could be used dual purpose if needed. Jim
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I use a hammer. I guess it could be used dual purpose if needed. Jim

Yep, you hit the NAIL ON THE HEAD.....

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Pre-empitve warning here.....No guns discussions. Thank you.

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I carry my hand to check temps on the tires, I seem to stay more in tune of my surroundings this way. You touch a slightly low aired tire and you will know the difference.
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One of the trucking industry magazines did a test with a tire thumper and over 50 OTR professional drivers. Of those drivers only 2 could tell a dangerously low tire from one with the correct pressure. Dangerously low is 20% below the pressure required for the weight.

If most professional drives can't reliably "thump" a tire and tell if it's low how do your think RV's would do?
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I carry my hand to check temps on the tires, I seem to stay more in tune of my surroundings this way. You touch a slightly low aired tire and you will know the difference.
LOL.. The point of this thread was the use of a tire thumper for a weapon. The other points made refered that lead projectiles propelled by chemials was a better option for self defence.
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Pre-empitve warning here.....No guns discussions. Thank you.

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As previous many discussions/threads and moderator inputs have been put forward, it's my understanding the discussing of guns as related to RVing is allowed. If something has changed in the rules, please advise. Thanks!
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As previous many discussions/threads and moderator inputs have been put forward, it's my understanding the discussing of guns as related to RVing is allowed. If something has changed in the rules, please advise. Thanks!

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