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Old 08-31-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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I'm heading to Wisconsin and had an eventful day yesterday.

First, I lowered my pent house top and the bolt in my U bars broke off so the passenger side of my roof fell down and the frame of the 'pushpad' broke. Not good. After a phonecall to paul @!SMB Austin and some propping up of the roof with a cooler and a bible we got the roof down and locked but the alignment is off by about an inch. I'm heading towards Indiana so I may have SMB Indiana repair the roof.
Then...
A tire blowout in my drivers side rear.
The tread blew off and severed my water intake hose and my coolant line. Luckily, we were a mile from Kellogg, lD and found a local tire shop that helped close off the water line and reconnect the coolant.

We r back on the road and will cruise thru Yellowstone today.

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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That's bad luck and kinda scary. On the upside if the two items you could get your hands on first were a cooler and a bible - you must be living a well balanced life. :-)

Good luck.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:24 PM   #4
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Any signs before the tread let go? "Wait, I don't have a massage seat..." kind of thing?

Glad you're OK!
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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Not good...What caused the top to fail? When it rains it pours?

What tires are you running? Do you think you had low tire pressure?
Glad it didn't cause a wreck. Good luck on the rest of your trip. I'm sure it will be good the rest of the way.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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Wow! Bad day, glad you didn't fly off of the road.
My dad recently had a newer BFG AT do the same thing and it damaged his front fender. I can only imagine what a strip of tread like that would do to a water line.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:04 AM   #7
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And D or E rated tires? How many miles on them?
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Sorry to hear. Same think happened to me. Do search the forum for the discussions on E-rated tires.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:26 PM   #9
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Any signs before the tread let go? "Wait, I don't have a massage seat..." kind of thing?

Glad you're OK!
Jge. I did notice an odd vibration. Strange enough that I mentioned it to my co-pilot. We reasoned out that it was from the road construction. The section of interstate we were on was being partially resurfaced. I am thinking that a bubble in the tread was causing the vibration. Now I know but it's good for the forum to hear. I will definitely be pulling off to check if it happens again.

I'm checking tire model now. Will send shortly...

I have BFG mud terrain TA. Rated D. These tires were on it when I bought it. I did some research at that time on D vs E rated tires but enough people told me these tires were sufficient. Now I don't remember the difference. Will check that thread.


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Old 09-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #10
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Tire pressure was between 60/65 psi (cold) and 25k miles on the van. So no more than that on these tires.


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