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Old 08-28-2007, 06:14 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toledo, {NW} Ohio
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2005 E350SD 6.0L PSTD SMB RB15 Class "B" and TT

Blew a drivers rear tire on my SMB this weekend.
Noted while tire was being changed by GOOD SAM [30 min. response], that my E350 has the semi-floating axle.
Kinda' thought on this application the full floater would be appropriate.
We were heading up to Alpena Michigan, but didn't make it out of Toledo.
With the Voyager roof our SMB is somewhat top heavy, but thanks to the travel trailer and the EQUALIZER load distributing hitch I was able to bring it to a safe stop alongside I75.
We were traveling 60 MPH and had just left I280 when I saw smoke in the rearview mirror.
We do not do any offroading in our SMB as I designed it primarily for towing and touring.
Went back home as I wouldn't drive much distance without a spare.
As the origional tires were 40,000 milers with 33,000 on them I just went ahead and bought a new set of four.
Changed plans and spent the weekend at Maumee Bay State Park.

Ken Kill Sr.
2005 SMB RB15
Voyager Roof
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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Good to gear you came out of this safely. Believe the only way to ge the full float rear, is the (expensive) SMB option. I'm not aware of Ford offering a full float rear end, at least on the vans.

SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
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