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Alaskansnowbirds

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Motor home disintegrates during wreck
« on: March 30, 2005, 11:47:37 PM »
Saw this URL on a news group. Wonder how long the MH was and if the trailer with a truck on it had any effect on his loosing control. Looks like the driver hadn't viewed Michelinís video on how to handle a blowout.

Glad everyone survived the wreck.

]http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005203300317&source=email


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Re: Motor home disintegrates during wreck
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2005, 12:18:24 AM »
Thanks for posting that Don.† Think now is a good time to point interested members to the Michelin's sight where they can view the videos.† They are very infomative and could save lives. The video can be seen HERE




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Re: Motor home disintegrates during wreck
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2005, 06:56:07 AM »
Thanks for the videos Ron.  Much appreciated.
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Re: Motor home disintegrates during wreck
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2005, 07:13:03 AM »

Your welcome.
IMHO Those are excellent videos and provide some good information on how to care for the tires and what to do should a blowout occur.
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Re: Motor home disintegrates during wreck
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2005, 09:19:48 AM »
Saw this URL on a news group. Wonder how long the MH was and if the trailer with a truck on it had any effect on his loosing control. Looks like the driver hadn't viewed Michelinís video on how to handle a blowout.

Glad everyone survived the wreck.

]http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005203300317&source=email




Don,

Wow, that's quite an eye opener! I would guess the trailer didn't help. I saw a travel trailer on the same highway that had jacknifed a few years ago. The whole front was torn off. Not nearly as devastating as this accident but the Interstates in Florida, as almost anywhere else, can be dangerous at times.

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Re: Motor home disintegrates during wreck
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005, 05:09:17 PM »
The videos were excellent, and I don't mean to argue with them at all, but what the heck do you do when you're on a 6% downhill grade, already on the brakes and still gaining speed, and there are no emergency run-off's - like driving thru Tonto National Forest??? Some of those grades are lvery ong and/or twisty. I know it only takes a second or two to recognize the problem and start to correct for it, but that can seem like a lifetime (and could well be). Maybe we should all have a little prayer tucked away and ready for instant recall. To be quite honest, the trip thru Tonto was quite beautiful, but I wouldn't do it again trailing a toad. That would be better as a long side trip IN the toad.
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Re: Motor home disintegrates during wreck
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 05:33:55 PM »
It all means "know your route" and "know your limitations and those of your equipment".
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