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Old 09-27-2016, 04:47 PM   #1
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Recent fatal RV crash and tire malfunction

Fellow Campers,

Recent RV crash around my neck of the woods was caused by tire malfunction. Our fellow camper lost control after tire malfunction and crashed into woods. RV then burst into flames.

http://patch.com/new-york/easthampton/least-one-person-killed-accident-sunrise-highways-police

Be safe and check your tires.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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UPDATE: Police Identify Man Who Died In RV Accident As Richard Santos of East Moriches - Hampton Bays - 27east
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:13 PM   #3
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rvfigs; I'm having a hard time equating this accident and a "Tire Malfunction" incident. No where in the article are tires even mentioned. For all we know the gentleman had a heart attack and that's why he went off the road with no signs of trying to slow down. Anything at this time is pure speculation.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:38 PM   #4
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rvfigs; I'm having a hard time equating this accident and a "Tire Malfunction" incident. No where in the article are tires even mentioned. For all we know the gentleman had a heart attack and that's why he went off the road with no signs of trying to slow down. Anything at this time is pure speculation.

This particular article didn't mention it, but local police report cites tire malfunction.

http://patch.com/new-york/easthampto...ighways-police

http://www.27east.com/news/article.c...ove-Of-Camping
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:57 PM   #5
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BREAKING: The fatal accident took place Sunday afternoon when a tire malfunctioned, New York State Police said.
Regardless of the cause

RIP and condolences to the family.
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According to his son he sounded like an awesome gentlemen. A tragedy, for sure.

None of us knows how fast a tire blowout can happen and within a few seconds this can happen. Folks talk about doing this or that when the tire blows but in all reality you really have barely no time. He wasn't speeding - doing 55. His wife was driving behind in the car. How awful to witness.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:37 AM   #7
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Yes, this is tragic. My heart goes out to this man's wife and family.
I have often wondered how I would react in a steer tire blowout. Everyone says you should keep your foot on the gas to maintain control and then bring the RV to a stop in a safe place. I fear the reality would be different, as the first instinctual reaction would be to take your foot off the gas and apply the brakes, which is quite possibly the worst thing one could do.
Years ago I bought and installed a Steer Safe device for this reason, hopefully I will never need to find out if it truly works, but if so I hope it does!
My steer tires will be 7 years old next season and will be replaced before our next long trip.
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Awful tragedy for sure! Makes me glad that I put a set of SteerSafe stabilizers on the MH right after I bought it!
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