Motor home disintegrates during wreck

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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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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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Alaskansnowbirds said:
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 Michelin?s video on how to handle a blowout.

Glad everyone survived the wreck.

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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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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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It all means "know your route" and "know your limitations and those of your equipment".
 
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