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Old 24 May 2009, 10:50   #1
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The blow out experiance

20+ years of towing never had a s much as a puncture,
on the M5 2 mile to my exit junc 22 ---------Sh-* in hell. near side blow out tell you what wakes you up from your cruising speed, thought the wheels had came off or worse the boat the car was snaking like a bitch, looked in mirror looked like the boat was on fire cars trying to stop every where, made it to hard shoulder. ones under wear needed checking first trust me,

30 sec's the kind road officers turned up as they saw it and also thought i had caught fire, + all what was left of my tyre was in the road causing other drivers havoc.

out come one
mangled steel mud gaurd
one port side tube full of steel tyre particles,
rubber marks all over said tube
colour change in my under garments.

moto of story all and every one watch your tyres and check pressures regulary, i do to be honest and they looked fine to me, will post pic of tyre( not got leed to do so with me) its unreal it ripped clean off like a waggon tyre, and this was a genuine 8ply trailer tyre,
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As long as your alright.
It doesn't matter how good your tyres are it can still happen.
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Did the tube puncture?
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You need to have this product put into the tyres , I use it in horse/boat trailer tyres and also motorcycle tyres, prevents blow outs, first saw it at a motorcycle show years ago and it works very well

http://www.ultraseal-swiftlysorted.co.uk/home1.htm

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Glad you're OK and that nobody was injured.... sounds very shocking.
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You need to have this product put into the tyres , I use it in horse/boat trailer tyres and also motorcycle tyres, prevents blow outs, first saw it at a motorcycle show years ago and it works very well

http://www.ultraseal-swiftlysorted.co.uk/home1.htm

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I used that stuff once - when the tyre was due to be changed - I had a plank with nails in it and deliberately punctured the tyre. it worked great but the tyre went flat overnight. Same the next day. I think it has to be always in motion or it pools at the bottom.

It would stop a tyre from a nail or similar but it won't help if the sidewall goes.
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yes unfortunatley i gained 2 very small needle leeks, very small loss of air but got to see if i can get away with just putting a dob of glue on there as opposed to a patch and spoil my new looking tubes, or i may just leave it as there so slight its nothing,

tyres where new with trailer from purchaser 2 years ago, nothing really, as there was plenty of tread, not remoulds no wall damage i beleive the right pressure and no way near over loaded at time of said incident,

drove home more slower today must admit

pics of tyre should of took one of trailer before sorting the guard and bits out, but on the hard shoulder i just ripped it all of, thank god for a 24v Rattle gun in the boot made short work of it all,


just looking at pics tyres where 6 ply not 8, now thats naughty indespension!!! sure std is ment to be 8 ?

i have fitted 3 new 8 ply's now
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Any idea what kind of speed you were doing?
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Any idea what kind of speed you were doing?
errrrrrrrrrr 60mph ossifer

+ a small speedo deviation due to car having low profiles fitted, yes i know the do's and donts before i get chastised by a few,

there was a nice blue osprey eagle owned by a Mr- Rol*# overtaking me at approx 80+ just after my experiance hence why i was going so slow
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