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hallock5

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Posted: 10/23/12 03:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

48 hours ago cruising along I-40 with our rigs in the signature area the noise you never want to hear at 62 mph--BLOWOUT! Truck, driver's side front tire explodes rendering very little steering as we immediately are sent into the left lane and then careening into the median stopped by the retaining, dividing cables. No injuries thank you Jesus. Tires 27K miles on 40K tire with 9/32nd tire just inspected 3 days prior. Stuff happens folks!

If you want to read the details, I have the two posts here.. A learning experience I didn't want to learn about.


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hallock5 wrote:

48 hours ago cruising along I-40 with our rigs in the signature area the noise you never want to hear at 62 mph--BLOWOUT! Truck, driver's side front tire explodes rendering very little steering as we immediately are sent into the left lane and then careening into the median stopped by the retaining, dividing cables. No injuries thank you Jesus. Tires 27K miles on 40K tire with 9/32nd tire just inspected 3 days prior. Stuff happens folks!

If you want to read the details, I have the two posts here.. A learning experience I didn't want to learn about.


Scary, and not just the accident but the tow charges. Very good write up. I'm glad no one was hurt.

I am in Texas now and I will be watching out for guardrails, I wonder if trees are cheaper?


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Dennis M M

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Posted: 10/23/12 03:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry to hear of your harrowing experience, glad all are OK.

That said, Go take a look at this video. My old buddy Benny parsons will tell you how to handle that situation the next time it happens.

Everyone else driving motor home or towing a trailer should look at it once a year!


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Holy Cow!! So glad no one was injured. For that I know you are grateful. You also seem to have a great sense of humor. That will go a long way in getting you through this. All the best to you.


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mayo30

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Posted: 10/23/12 03:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow,good thing you are safe,that must have been quite a shock.How are the batterys normally held in place,is there a strap or something?How much is your truck worth,I would be afraid of them wanting to write it off,have a buy back figure in mind just in case.

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Posted: 10/23/12 04:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad everyone is OK. Thanks Dennis for putting up that link again. No need for a blowout to be a catastrophe.


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Posted: 10/23/12 04:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad there were no injuries and sorry about the repair cost… but I am certain the NC residents appreciate the boost and contribution to their local economy… the coonhound sounds like a real good deal, the nice part out the RV is there I always more room for another low maintenance occupant…


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mayo30 wrote:

Wow,good thing you are safe,that must have been quite a shock.How are the batterys normally held in place,is there a strap or something?How much is your truck worth,I would be afraid of them wanting to write it off,have a buy back figure in mind just in case.


Has a sliding case and a strap that holds them to the case. But the case sits along recessed ridges and it bumped its way over and pushed open the door. Funny, 1st question 3 different insurance folks asked me was "Do you think it is totaled?". NO, but the blowout in my underwear is.

Wills250psd

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Posted: 10/23/12 04:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where in NC did this happen.

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Wills250psd wrote:

Where in NC did this happen.


35 mi. west of Wilmington, NC.

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