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.
Burns & Diane
2005 Winnebago Aspect 26A/2012 Subaru Impreza toad
Illinois! - Where the politicians make the license plates......