I just can't believe some of the post in this forum. They will do anything to keep on driving on ten year old tires. LOL! All I can say if they roll over, it is their problem not mine and I wish them luck. I just hope some innocent family does not get killed because of a cheap person that didn't want to buy tires.
2002 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser
330 HP Caterpillar
3000 Allison Transmission
Neway Freightliner chassis
2013 Honda CR-V EX
There are many ways to get a flat on the road. Sure it could have been by poor maintenance.
But I can tell you that while driving back from Disney World on 95 in CT at 3 in the morning I hit a 10' long piece of 3" angle iron across the road. I will say that I was in a car and I did try to avoid it, but my 2 drivers side tires were flat in seconds. I had my wife and 3 year old daughter with me. I was able to get about 20 to 25 feet off the highway as other cars and trucks hit the same steel. Turns out there were about 10 pieces of this steel along the road.
So goes to say watch the road.
lost my first motorhome to a similar situation... except the whole drivers side was ripped off and crash landed on the basement/generator... which then broke the rear axle bolts and sent the drivers side rear tires through the bathroom. Either side of the highway was a 40' slope... so I felt lucky to even have the ability to steer the thing.
I guess having been a truck driver for years, has its things that stick with you. You never crawl back in that cab with out putting that billy stick on them tires, except in my case now, its a little 12" crow bar laying beside the drivers seat.
First class A we had, I didnt know any better about cracked up tires & looking back, only the good lord got us from one point to the other.
Thanks to RV.Net & you good folks, I learned a lot about tires.
Dennis, you hit the nail on the head ! It was an up close and sobering reminder, to me, that I can do a better job of checking my tires, each and every trip (and I don't usually do so for short trips).
Also my tires were manufactured in October, 2005 and they now have my full attention.
I have a car with TPMS, and it has saved me twice (slow leak). Would be nice to add.
2006 Revolution LE 40E
2004 Jeep Rubicon Toad/Brake Buddy or
20' Toy Trailer/Quads 'n Dirt Bikes