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Post Info TOPIC: Tire Safety

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Tire Safety

Everybody make sure to do a complete safety check before heading out. This headline just reported in Colorado:

PARACHUTE - The Colorado State Patrol is looking into a fatal crash that involved an RV and a truck near Parachute Tuesday.

Troopers responded to a head-on crash on Highway 6 east of Parachute.

An RV, driven by James Vanacore, 68, of Florida, was traveling westbound in the right lane on Interstate 70. The RV blew a front tire, and Vanacore lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway through a deer fence and into the eastbound lane of Highway 6.

A white pickup, driven by Vance Flynn, 35, of Rifle, was traveling eastbound on Highway 6. The RV collided head-on with the pickup truck.


Dave and Marilyn


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Click HERE to see the original report.  Fortunately the folks in the RV only suffered minor injuries. The innocent driver of the pickup died at the hospital.  Not something I'd like to have on MY conscience!

Definitely another reminder to keep tires properly inflated and to replace them when they get old.  We just replaced our 7 year old tires even though there was lots of tread left on them.  That little bit of weather cracking along the rim was enough to scare me!


Ron and Joan
2005 Itasca Sunova 34A
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Fulltiming since 3/28/12

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Supposedly something like this from BlueOx helps in case of a front tire blowout. I've seen testimonials indicating how well these stabilizers work when a tire blows on a MH.

Here's an online vendor's webpage:


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