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Old 01-12-2017, 08:50 PM   #251
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I had a right front tire blow out at around 70 mph in my MH. It did not create crazy pull or other actions, but I did have to hold the wheel and keep it straight, slowing down and over to the right side edge of the interstate. Fortunately there was an on-ramp and so I was able to get over farther off the traffic flow. Would not call it a fun experience, but it was also not something out of control or unmanageable. If a brake line or other major part was taken out it could be a lot worse. In my case i only lost some wiring for headlights and the flexible flap seal. It did make some scratches on the outer fender from the cords in the tire. Overall I got off without any major damage or repairs required.

Catastrophic failure of the tire, completely blew and shredded, by the time I stopped there was only two rings for the bead with some small sidewall. Rest of tire was all over the interstate, hahaha. Some small scratches on the outer circumference of the wheel, but more cosmetic than anything. I did not have to get a new wheel.

Back on the cruising speed, I could never do 55-60. I usually set cruise at 70-72 and live with the reduced mpg.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:51 PM   #252
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Default Taller tires?

To the OP considering different gearing. Have you considered taller tires? They will effectively increase your gear ratio. Higher speed at lower rpm.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:52 PM   #253
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Going to stay with the 9 speed and the tires on the truck.

Started some work on the heater.



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Starting to put the walls back up.







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Old 03-22-2017, 08:31 AM   #255
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Closed up the other side. No on to panels.

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Old 03-24-2017, 09:54 AM   #257
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Looking good! 1/4 or 1/8" interior skins?
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:06 AM   #258
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1/4 " plywood. Underlayment.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:07 AM   #259
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1/4 " plywood. Underlayment.
Cool, I used 1/4 as well.

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When you use the 1/4" stuff make sure you put some backing from behind to help hold lights and things.







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