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Old 05-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #29
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How does it do that?

The ball and coupler swings to the outside of the centerline of the TV when cornering. So the AS makes a slightly wider arc than with a conventional ball hitch. (It is more than you would think too)
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LOL: Funny how a thread about self admitted driver negligence is attempted to be turned into a hate thread about GYM's. Some just never miss the opportunity to slam them even if the thread has nothing to do with the manufacturer of tires.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #31
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LOL: Funny how a thread about self admitted driver negligence is attempted to be turned into a hate thread about GYM's. Some just never miss the opportunity to slam them even if the thread has nothing to do with the manufacturer of tires.
But that was the "challenge" upthread.........no one can pass up a challenge!
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:00 PM   #32
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LOL: Funny how a thread about self admitted driver negligence is attempted to be turned into a hate thread about GYM's. Some just never miss the opportunity to slam them even if the thread has nothing to do with the manufacturer of tires.
whoa there kemosabe!

I've been known to hijack a thread, a time or two... but I don't think "hate" post is a fair description of my contribution

15mph clipping that rock should not have blown that tire...

and with JFS taking the time to post a pictorial chronology, I felt compelled to share my experience that, in addition to the obvious, exonerates him of that consequence.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #33
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whoa there kemosabe!

I've been known to hijack a thread, a time or two... but I don't think "hate" post is a fair description of my contribution

15mph clipping that rock should not have blown that tire...

and with JFS taking the time to post a pictorial chronology, I felt compelled to share my experience that, in addition to the obvious, exonerates him of that consequence.
Thank you for your input. Compulsions can be a hard thing to overcome.
And I am not your "kemosabe".
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Last Sunday (6th) we had a GY Marathon mysteriously acquire a gash in the sidewall. Never hit a thing We were traveling fully loaded from St Augustine , FL to Jekyll Island , GA. Luckily we have a 34 Classic with triple axles and it was the middle tire. We proceeded on and Good Sam sent out someone to install the spare on Monday. I have noticed the spare has a small bulge in it. I guess I will have to address that when I get home Thursday.
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15mph clipping that rock should not have blown that tire...

It was more like 5 mph, but I do need to admit that edge that was sticking out did look sharp...
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I have noticed the spare has a small bulge in it.
After two brand new Airstreams and one set of replacement tires (that's 12 tires) it would appear to me that they all have small bulges as from the factory or after just a few hundered miles...
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As a follow-up to this post - the maligned "rock" has since magically vanished as I have heard tales of others hitting said obstacle...
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This is a wealth of information and the pictures are priceless. I recently had a sidewall failure (blowout) on a busy interstate and can certainly relate. When I had the tire replaced they discovered a valve stem inside the tire which is what probably caused the sidewall failure. I also travel with a compressor and also forgot the blocks. Wow, can I relate to this. Thanks posting the step by step pictures.
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After two brand new Airstreams and one set of replacement tires (that's 12 tires) it would appear to me that they all have small bulges as from the factory or after just a few hundered miles...
RE sidewall "bulges". You might want to read this thread.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ml#post1289459
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