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Unread 07-13-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Default Seriously, people... (tire damage on freeways)

Two flats in six days. People need to quit losing bolts and nails on the freeway.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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It would be pretty hard to catch one at 60-70 MPH. It would be more likely that you caught both of them at the same time in a parking lot or back road, but one didn't manifest itself until after the other. I've actually had that happen before.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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Two flats in six days. People need to quit losing bolts and nails on the freeway.



I agree that really sucks....
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Unread 07-13-2009, 06:13 PM
Bo
 
Location: San Antonio
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I had a couple of those within the first year I lived here, when I spent more time driving near new construction. Helped me get my money's worth out of the road hazard warranty on my tires.

One errant screw found its way into the edge of the sidewall of my tire. For that one, the warranty got me a brand new tire. If you don't have the warranty, stay away from new construction!
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Unread 07-13-2009, 06:23 PM
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Two flats in six days. People need to quit losing bolts and nails on the freeway.
Ha! Most of them have lost their marbles.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We blew a tire on the travel trailer taking it to the lake 4th of July weekend. I have never seen anything like it! Glad I was following back aways and didn't see it come off. Would have scared me to death to see it.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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If somebody's doing it on purpose I should thank them for the free new tires courtesy of the tire insurance.

The one today was directly under the St Marys skybridge that they just painted red and white. I heard that one get kicked up and actually found it in the wheelwell with damage to the threads and little to the head (in other words it wasn't in there but a few revolutions). The other I heard banging around on the road when the tire grabbed it near I-10 / I-410. Darn the luck I guess...
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Unread 07-13-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Belly dump trucks need to find a way to stop dropping rocks
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Unread 07-13-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Imagine all the bolts and screws that would be all over the highway if we had an Ikea!
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Unread 07-14-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I agree, and will add that I've never seen as much "road rubbish" as this area presents. Bumpers, exhaust systems, shredded tire fragments, the occasional kid's toy, etc. It all makes for a nice game of dodge-the-really-big-thing-in-the-road-or-pay-money-for-repairs.

--Dim
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