Yikes! Motorhome Blows A Tire & Rolls Over

“69-year-old Royce Denmon and his passenger were driving along a highway, when their RV blew a tire. Everything was caught by Jonathan Mendel, who was driving in his 18-wheeler behind the ill-fated RV at around 10.35am Monday. The RV was towing a red Dodge pickup truck and this also was affected when it rolled. The 30 year old trucker caught it all on tape and called for emergency services.” Read More

We are glad everyone was ok.

Have you ever had an RV tire blow?

19 COMMENTS

  1. We blew. Both rear tires on passenger side. Fortunately the tire pieces stayed in place. No other damage to RV, just $850 to have good Sam contact come out and replace tires.

  2. YES WE HAVE AND OUR RV LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE THE 1 IN THIS VIDEO. ANGELS WERE HOLDING US UP-RIGHT AND KEPT US FROM ROLLING AS WE WENT INTO A MUCH DEEPER RAVINE THAN HERE AND STOPPED 6 FEET FROM ONCOMING TRAFFIC. WE ARE WALKING MIRACLES AS OUR RV WAS A TOTAL LOSS. I HAVE COMPRESSION FRACTURES IN MY BACK AND SO DOES HUBBY. WE HAVE 1 DAUGHTER AND 5 GRANDCHILDREN WITH US AND ALL ARE FINE. TRULY A MIRACLE… I SAY THANK YOU DAILY TO.

  3. Two times
    Once inside tandem passenger rear..hobbled off..

    Last year motorcycles in box trailer..trailer single axle right side…stopped quick..no damage to rim..

    good Sam came to change tire.

    .scariest day of my life…waiting…while watching my rear view. For tractor trailers swerving to miss my blown tire in roadway.

    Both on I 95 …in June…2015 walterboro sc….2016…jax fla

    No problem this past trip..down I95

  4. I had one of the back tires blow out on the freeway going 60mph. I didn’t even know it. Someone waved me down and told me. I pulled over, decided to hobble with my flashers to the next exit a mile away. Luckily there was a tire store right there. I was traveling empty, no water, pretty low gas, so figured I could make it on the one tire with no problem.

  5. We’ve had two blow outs but never lost control of the RV. A lot of damage done the first time, tore out a storage compartment. Second time no damage. I hate to say it but I will – this guy seemed to be going WAY too fast, passing a truck while towing a pickup himself. Probably would have maintained control if he was travelling a safe speed. Hopefully no one was hurt.

  6. Had many… But the front right blow out was the worse. Motorcycle beside us got a face full of rubber. But was not hurt. Had to maintain the wheel and forward movement. No brakes as will send you flying to side of blow out. Be careful and dont drive fast!!

  7. I’ve had the r/f blow, pulled off road safely. Damage underneath but no loss of control. but then I wasn’t driving so fast I was passing semi’s. Foolish guy endangering himself, his passenger, and others.

  8. I pull my 40′ 5th wheel with a Freightliner semi tractor. I had the left front blow. Even though I had both hands on the steering wheel, the tractor made an immediate lane change. Fortunately there wasn’t anybody next to me. $5,000 worth of damage.

  9. Yes, blew an inside driver’s side rear tire, southbound between Dayton and Cincinnati, I75. Lots of damage, large hole in bathroom, tore up black water tank and a storage bin, wiring tore up, exhaust pipe flattened on ground. The smell was atrocious!!! Literally, shut was everywhere!! Sat on side of the road about 5 hours, 98 degrees outside. The best highway patrolman stopped to be sure we were ok. Roadside assistance was horrible. We had 32′ class A, they sent a car wrecker, and thought we had a spare tire. Had to leave the RV in Ohio. Stayed 3 nights in motel, rented a uHaul, as we had to take EVERYTHING out of our RV!! Had to buy packing boxes, coolers, ice, etc etc. Never got the RV back, we ‘traded’ it in, with dealer going back to Ohio to pick it up. We live in SW FL. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE, but we were fine and could have been much worse!!

  10. RV tires are not rated for the speed that many people drive. I never go more than 65, and I see RVs passing me going 75-80 all the time. Idiots. Tires also need to be replaced every 8-10 years regardless of wear, and need to be run at the proper pressure, which is where a TPMS system is invaluable. Be safe people!

  11. Blew rear left tire on i80. Finally found someone to replace it after 4 hours. The shop replaced the tire as I didn’t want to be without a spare. 20 miles later blew the left front tire. Luckily a nice guy at Loves put my new spare on, even though they are only supposed to work on semi trucks. Got to our site 7 hours late. Found a tire place and had them replace every tire except the new one. They told me they are called to replace rv tires every weekend. Tires get funky within 4-5 years because they set in one place so long. I’ll replace all tires every four years from now on. Wish my rv dealer would have told me.

  12. Working in the truck repair industry for many years, when it comes to tires you will find most are under inflated which causes big problems due to sidewall flexing more and creating heat and tire rupture.

  13. One word: TYRON
    Never ever drive an RV with Tyron installed on the front steering tires. RV Owner 2015 Dutch Star diesel pusher.

  14. It amazes me as a truck driver that any person with a standard driving license can drive a rv without training or at least a B. Licence. they are heavy ,don’t handle at speed and are allowed to tow another vechile. It seems most of the drivers of rv are older and drive at max speed on roads they don’t take into the account of wind ,stopping distance and between distance ,as a truck driver of over 30 years I have seen many rv accidents looking at the video speed was the way and inexperienced driver hence why the law should be revised on this driving system

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