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Old 08-04-2008, 03:04 PM
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Last month I was towing when I lost a bearing on front drivers side of a triple axle, was able to pull over before I lost the rim, and then ratchet strapped (more like about 4 straps!) the axle up to the trailer 'I' beam and limped home with 2 wheels on one side and 3 on other side.
This could be a lifesaver- especially if you smoke two on the same side.

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Not that there's anything funny about an accident like this, it does make me think about some of the recent photos I've seen on here where on-the-water mishaps ocurred. Some of these flyweight cats are reduced to shards by rolling in water. This Formula looks like it could be rolled over & launched. They do build a tough boat.
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Wonder what brand tires are on that trailer? Glad everyone is ok.
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Not that there's anything funny about an accident like this, it does make me think about some of the recent photos I've seen on here where on-the-water mishaps ocurred. Some of these flyweight cats are reduced to shards by rolling in water. This Formula looks like it could be rolled over & launched. They do build a tough boat.


I was thinking the same thing. Replace the blown out hatch, a new windshield and frame, some minor glasswork, a good buff and drain the oil out of the top of the motors and this thing might be ready for Labor Day. I would have expected the deck to split from the hull along the rubrail. I'm sure there is more damage than visible. Glad everyone os ok!!!
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Holy Chit ! That is terrible! I hope everyone was okay.
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Might not be the brand of tires but how old. I just replaced mine, lots of tread but 8 years old, had old ones blow before and trash the trailer.

Lucky nothing like that happened.
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Might not be the brand of tires but how old. I just replaced mine, lots of tread but 8 years old, had old ones blow before and trash the trailer.

Lucky nothing like that happened.
Well put. My understanding is that most tire manufacturers recommend tire replacement after 7 years.
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Near record temperatures of 105F yesterday could have also been a factor if there were tire blowouts.
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Well put. My understanding is that most tire manufacturers recommend tire replacement after 7 years.
I never trust rubber over 3yrs old installed
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