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BarabooBob

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Posted: 09/17/19 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This afternoon I stopped along I-70 in Utah to help out a fellow camper. She had a shredded tire on her new to her Rockwood A-frame. She had just installed new tires on the unit about 50 miles before heading out for a 2 week trip.
According to her, the tire exploded and that started the trailer swaying and she said that she was lucky to not end up in the ditch. The damage to the trailer was extensive. The plastic wheel well was destroyed, the floor of the camper had a hole about a foot wide and three feet long toward the rear of the camper, the welded on frame extension that goes to the side of the camper was bent 90 degrees from its normal position, the inside of the cabinet above the wheel well was torn apart, the gas line to the outdoor stove connection was smashed, most of the wiring for the entire trailer goes through that cabinet and the wires were wrapped around the wheel.
Since the wires were shredded anyway, I cut them away from carnage to get things cleaned up. I had to unwrap the copper gas line from around the wheel. I used a ratcheting tie down strap to straighten the bent frame member because it would have hit the new time.
I could not believe that her stop/turn signals still worked and so did her electric brakes.
After only 90 minutes, I had things cleaned up enough that she could limp back home or wherever she decided to go.
I informed her that I would take it back to the RV sales place that installed her new tires and try to get some of her repairs covered.
As a result of spending 90 minutes along the road helping her, I got into Moab at 6:30 pm and found most campsites full. I stopped at Moab Rim Campground and they had an overflow site available without any hookups. I was telling him about the afternoon and he let me stay the first night for free and I was able to get an electric only site for tomorrow night. I guess karma liked me today.


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Posted: 09/17/19 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll bet the RV dealer will (maybe) give her a new tire and nothing more. Insurance will cover the rest. So much for brand new Chinese will-pop tires. They should be outlawed.


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What a kind and caring person your are. Best post I've seen anywhere on the internet today.


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outdoorlovers wrote:

What a kind and caring person your are. Best post I've seen anywhere on the internet today.

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Im sure you made her real crappy day at least a bit better. Good for you.

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Chivalry isn't dead. Wonder what speeds she was towing at, UT has 85mph speed limits in places.


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Posted: 09/18/19 02:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azdryheat wrote:

I'll bet the RV dealer will (maybe) give her a new tire and nothing more. Insurance will cover the rest. So much for brand new Chinese will-pop tires. They should be outlawed.


"She had a shredded tire on her new to her Rockwood A-frame. She had just installed new tires on the unit about 50 miles before heading out for a 2 week trip.
According to her, the tire exploded"

RV forums are great are they not, gotta love em.

From the original post you came up with it was caused by a Chinese will-pop? You also were able to determine it was not caused by a curb strike, road hazard, overload, overspeed, low air pressure, or anything else?

Awesome.

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Bert Ackerman wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

I'll bet the RV dealer will (maybe) give her a new tire and nothing more. Insurance will cover the rest. So much for brand new Chinese will-pop tires. They should be outlawed.


"She had a shredded tire on her new to her Rockwood A-frame. She had just installed new tires on the unit about 50 miles before heading out for a 2 week trip.
According to her, the tire exploded"

RV forums are great are they not, gotta love em.

From the original post you came up with it was caused by a Chinese will-pop? You also were able to determine it was not caused by a curb strike, road hazard, overload, overspeed, low air pressure, or anything else?

Awesome.


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Posted: 09/18/19 07:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good samaritan. Nor many left today.


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Great Job...

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