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 . . . !
1995 Newmar 35' Dutch Star diesel pusher, acquired 1/21/05
That just shows the importance of a tire pressure monitoring system
2006 Mountain Aire 43
Short haired wife, long haired daschund and 3 sugar gliders are co-pilots, along with Garmin Nuvi 855
05 Honda Pilot with Air Force One supplemental brake
Blue Ox Aventa II towbar
Whirlpool Residential Fridge !!!
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.
2005 Monaco Dynasty Diamond IV 42' ISL 400; Tag Axle; Residential Refrig (sold)
2004 F450, 6.0 auto, 4:30 pumpkin; BrakeSmart; 50 gal aux.tank, 01 HR Presidential 35CKS, 3 slides, axles flipped; TrailAir Pinbox. pin weight 2760. Total gross 24,060 lbs.
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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