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A1ARealtorRick

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Posted: 06/23/20 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Matt_Colie wrote:

Realtor Rick,

I hate to tell you this but, the failure of retreads is not much different than that of first moldings. Retreads are prohibited on the steer wheels (I think that is DOT and not just state) and there are other limits as well. Time was I ran lots of retreads and had little issue apart from the fact that tires were an expense just a little below fuel.

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I see what you're saying, although I can't fully agree that brand new tires have the same failure rate as retreads. It's just a shame when someone hits a gator on the highway, even though their insurance company will pay for the damage it caused, they're still stuck with a huge deductible, maybe $500+


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Posted: 06/23/20 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another reason I travel at 55 max.


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Pennsylvania gators can get nasty.

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buddy hit a gator one time,running down a lake in florida. ruined a real nice boat.

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Posted: 06/23/20 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"You were a couple hundred feet too close for emergency stop" Not necessarily, the truck could have been in a different lane and threw the gator into another driving lane. I have seen worse, the gator being thrown up and taking out the windshield of a car.

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You were a couple hundred feet too close for emergency stop. Remember it is the safe drivers that keep your insurance rates down.


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Posted: 06/24/20 05:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Used to work for a state DOT, the region office did an annual picnic. As a joke the maintenance guys would do a "gator roundup". Basically they would save the biggest hunk of tire they picked up in the last month to see who had the biggest. It wasn't unusual to be more than 40lb.

Now imagine a 40lb object hitting you at 60mph. Yeah, it can do a lot of damage.

PS: Retreads were an issue 40yr ago. In the modern world, it's not a big difference compared to new tires. There's a reason truckers are expected to check their tires each morning before heading out.


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Posted: 06/24/20 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From what I gather, retread failures are primarily due to under inflation. Glad OP didn't get hurt and yes, "gators" can do a lot of damage. Sorta-kinda like when you are passing a semi. Don't sit there and loyygag cuz if you do and a tire goes on the semi, lots of nasty things will more than likely happen. Wife's family takes their sweet azz time when passing a semi and wife used to, till I told her otherwise. Now she semi cleans out fuel injection system when passing trucks.


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If anyone has trouble getting to sleep at night and needs some reading help, here's a link to a 2008 NHTSA commissioned study into the reliability of retread versus new truck tires. To cut to the chase, the conclusion was no significant difference.

Commercial Medium Tire Debris Study


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Posted: 06/24/20 10:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

Another reason I travel at 55 max.


Yep. This whollllllle tragedy could have been avoided if they hadn't been recklessly doing 56.


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