No National Safety Standards.  No Inspections And Most People Have No Clue What Is A ST Rated Tire.  Look At The Potential Loss Of Lives This Trailer Could Have Caused.  Over 70% Of All Boy Scout Trailers In The United States Have At Least One Safety Violation And At Least 50% Of All Double Axle Boy Scouts Trailers Do Not Have Functional Breakaway Systems In Violation Of Federal Law.
 

 

 Do They Understand What Could Have Happened?


Aren't Wheels Supposed To Be Round?


Obviously, it's a rhetorical question.  And the wheel above was round, until about 10:15 am yesterday when the tire catastrophically failed.  This was on a trailer hauling the gear for 14 boy scouts headed for summer camp.  The tire failed about 45 minutes from home, while driving 65 (ish) oin the left lane of the interstate. 

Notice that the tire tore up the fender pretty well.  In true "Be Prepared" scout fashion, we did NOT have a spare.  So the scoutmaster called his wife to throw some spaers in their picku-up truck, we disconnected the van, and took the 3-cars worth of scouts to the next exit to hang out.  A couple of hours later, we were back on the road.
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And 15 miles later, we were back in the shoulder, with the other tire failed:


So we repeated the above proceedure, including having to cut / manhandle the fender off....  We did eventually make it to the camp site.  We dumped the scouts we were carrying, and headed home. 











 
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