RV Blows Tire Causing Roll-Over
Today, we’re presented with a scary situation as this dash cam footage captures ...
Today, we’re presented with a scary situation as this dash cam footage captures something that we would never want to see happen to anybody!
While cruising along the highway, an RV has a blowout and instead of being able to react to the situation mildly, the large body begins to flail around and roll over with Dodge Ram attached to the back and all!
If your front RV tire suddenly loses air, the front corner of your rig will fall. That droop creates a sideways force that wants to pull your RV off the road, as demonstrated in the above RV wreck video. If a vehicle is traveling slowly during a tire blowout, the sideways forces gain strength and pull even harder to one side.
Going faster is the only one way to overcome those sideways forces. Moving at a higher speed lets you add power to the drive wheels. This extra juice enables a driver to conquer the side forces and get to a safe place.
It’s the same principle if you’re driving during high crosswinds. To get through it, your goal is to accelerate, keep a good grip on the wheel and drive in a steady, straight line until you can safely pull over and stop.
Check out the video below to witness the crash for yourself. Luckily, only minor injuries were reported from the crash. Hopefully, these folks are able to make a quick return to a motorhome for their road tripping needs!