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Old 11-22-2015, 07:55 AM   #1
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I survived my first and hopefully last tire blow out. My passenger front blow which ripped apart 2 wiring harness, banged up the fender pretty good, lost a center cap,2 nut covers and soiled my underwear. I can say goodsams was excellent I had a new tire on in 3 hours I thought that was pretty good at 10 pm. Bad news I had no lights because of the wiring harnes.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:59 AM   #2
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My first tire blow out wasn't as bad but still an experience.

Good luck on getting your wiring situation fixed.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:07 AM   #3
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Glad to read everyone is OK! Also glad to read of your service that GS gave you. Mine is up for renewal and was thinking of switching to coachnet, but to get the same coverage I now have with GS it is $140.00/year and GS is at $114.00/year. I read of bad experiences with both and the location where you are broke down seems to be the biggest factor as to the level of service for the both of them.
Again rooster, sorry to read of the damage your Coach received, but it can be repaired and everyone is OK! Any idea as to why it blew?
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:11 AM   #4
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Glad to see that it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Although any issues is always a pain. Was it an older tire or road debris? No one hurt and minor damage is always good. Safe travels.
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:25 PM   #5
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I survived my first and hopefully last tire blow out. My passenger front blow which ripped apart 2 wiring harness, banged up the fender pretty good, lost a center cap,2 nut covers and soiled my underwear. I can say goodsams was excellent I had a new tire on in 3 hours I thought that was pretty good at 10 pm. Bad news I had no lights because of the wiring harnes.

How fast were you traveling and did you have any trouble controlling the coach? Do you have any kind of steering stabilizers?
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #6
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I survived my first and hopefully last tire blow out. My passenger front blow which ripped apart 2 wiring harness, banged up the fender pretty good, lost a center cap,2 nut covers and soiled my underwear. I can say goodsams was excellent I had a new tire on in 3 hours I thought that was pretty good at 10 pm. Bad news I had no lights because of the wiring harnes.
Glad to see you're okay and only soiled underware. I'm fortunate and have never had that happen to me. I've experienced the death wobble before and almost had soiled underware before I got the coach slowed down enough for it to stop.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:21 PM   #7
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How fast were you traveling and did you have any trouble controlling the coach? Do you have any kind of steering stabilizers?

I felt a little vibration in the steering wheel tire pressures and temps were good. After a few miles it vibrated more noticeable were my DW could feel it then it pulled to the right and pow. Luckily I slowed down to 50 it went straight.
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I've had one. Spring of 2008, Columbia SC. Blew inside rear on a set of Michelins getting off I-20 west at a Flying J for fuel. Maybe 15 . Didn't know what it was for a minute
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Very happy you are safe - sometimes front blowouts cause steering problems or so I am told.
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WE had an inside rear blowout, quite a few years back. We were on the plains of Colorado, HWY 70-a long way from anywhere.

I slowed down to about 25, or so, and drove about 70 miles to the next town.

It was a 78 Itasca 27', it handled fine-the blown tire held together-we rolled in to a farm town & bought 4 tires from a truly nice businessman.

Just to let you know how long ago that was-(probably 35 years)the tires were 19.5's, they were not radials, and the 4 tires , including balancing & Labor, were less than$250. I think I paid $11K for that 2-3 year old coach with 10K miles on it. Gas was around a buck.

Those were good days.
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Glad you're ok Rooster. Good luck getting the wiring harnesses fixed and and fender.
Maybe you can get some new underwear for Christmas...
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