was hauling a 90 F350 4x4 cab/chassis down to dad's farm today around noon and blew my R rear tire on the van, just before Wallenstein on 86 east. had everything I needed along except for the spare. D'OH.
dad brought me a spare and I got it to his place, on the way home tonite we got just past Brussels line and the spare blew. drove it home that way, didn't even stop> I'm sure the shoulder and the gravel road to my house is ripped up a bit but there was no other way!
scared the kids when the first one blew, no warning at all. it blew the inside sidewall out.
spare did not quite feel right but had no bulges and lots of tread, empty trailer.......second blowout had 2 kids asleep and everybody was crying. LOL
tread separated completely from the casing, completely different failure.
wife was even joking about wanting another spare along but had no more.....
she was kind of shocked that I had no panic or even upset by a tire blowout, was kind of surprizing how little effect it had on the handling of the vehicle, I think I may have felt it more when the trailer was empty.
I took a couple pics of the first boom, will take some of the 2nd in the morning and I'll try posting.
definitely was an interesting PD day for the kids
summer: RIP 72 Bronc, 68 Merc,
Daily:94 Exp xlt , Barney the PSD CW
projects: all on hold for now