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tpcollins

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Posted: 06/29/12 02:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had our first trip only a short distance to one of our favored camping park for 3 nights and left for home this morning. Shortly after getting on the expressway a guy pulled up along side pointing towards the back of my rig. I got out and walked back and noticed my wife's Liberty leaning to one side. I thought flat tire in this heat! As I walked around I realized the front wheel was missing! The guy who flagged me down also stopped and told me my tire was laying in the median about 2 miles back! I went back and got the tire and tracked how far the scrape marks were in the road back to the Liberty - exactly 2 1/2 miles.

The tire didn't look tore up, just out of air. But the inside of the rim was all tore up and all of the bolts had ripped out of the rotor housing. I double checked the steering was unlocked before we left and check it again when I pulled over. So I assume a flat tire at 59 mph is not a good thing to have happen when towing a vehicle . . . !


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Posted: 06/29/12 02:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sure glad you did not have any major mishap and that your toad was not severely damaged. It seems that you have a quite simple repair. Safe travels.


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I know for a fact that I can not tell when I have a flat on a FROG.

Tire Failure

It makes no difference if you have a wheel or hub failure. Once the tire separates then you get an alarm. I have never seen a wheel failure on a FROG but I have seen one wheel failure on a trailer. When I stopped to help you could see the entire set of lug bolts were still attached to the drum. The entire center of the wheel was retained on the drum but the remaineder of the wheel assembly and tire were long gone.


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Posted: 06/29/12 02:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tim, I think there is more to it than that. Something caused that wheel to tear away. Either it had a loose lug and gradually wore out the hole in the rim causing it to fail or bearing failed and it worked loose. Is that model a front wheel or rear wheel drive? Take a close look at that rim, my guess is you had a lug nut/bolt work loose.


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Posted: 06/29/12 02:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That just shows the importance of a tire pressure monitoring system


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Posted: 06/29/12 02:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One side of this is your toad is damaged.....the other side is no one was hurt.
It could been or caused a major accident.
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Posted: 06/29/12 03:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's pretty scary. I know I keep checking that the bikes are still on the bike rack, I can't imagine pulling a toad and not being able to see it.





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Glad no one was hurt! Best kind of problem - one where you write a check for the deductible...

Now that you have this one behind you, clear sailing wishes from Smitty!

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Posted: 06/29/12 02:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It may not have been the trip you wanted, but you made it home unhurt, and that is the goal of all of us!
The toad can be fixed.....


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