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Old 08-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Scary moment on the interstate

We were on out way to florida down I65 through Birmingham (very rough interstate BTW) traveling behind my dad pulling his 5er. I decided to pass him so he could check the bicycles on the back of my 5er. Just after I got over in front of him my truck started shaking almost felt like riding a bull at the rodeo. I grab my trailer brakes and start to merge over across 3 lanes of traffic get over on the side of the road, and to my surprise no flat tire. I get under the truck and realize, I broke a tie rod end. I limp off the interstate to a walmart parking lot to drop the 5er, get a tow to the local tire store and 6 hours later I am on my way. This happened while going 65 MPH. The mechanics at the tire store couldn't believe we came out of that in one piece. All i can say is that is the last time you catch me passing in the far left lane on the busy interstate. Looking back, i think the 5er is what saved us.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Sounds like you maintained control of a dangerous situation that could have easily had catastrophic results. Good to hear that everything was repaired in short order and back on the road.

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Old 08-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Glad to hear you and the family are safe with the bonus being no terrible damage to your vehicles.

On a lot of roads in my neck of the woods you aren't allowed in the far left lane while towing. I guess the rule is there to avoid having to cross over multiple lanes to get to the shoulder if a breakdown occurs.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you and the family are safe with the bonus being no terrible damage to your vehicles.

On a lot of roads in my neck of the woods you aren't allowed in the far left lane while towing. I guess the rule is there to avoid having to cross over multiple lanes to get to the shoulder if a breakdown occurs.
I'm also glad to hear everyone was safe!

After reading your story, I'm more convinced I'm going to be "That Guy", as was stated in this thread:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...-That-Guy-quot
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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I am glad everyone is safe. That being said, as a certified master mechanic, it is hard to belive you did not feel the shaking steering wheel for months while braking towing or not. You are lucky to be alive.
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Dang you are lucky, might want to throw an extra 20 in the collection plate on sunday.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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X2 on the collection plate. As the saying goes, there are no atheists in the foxholes on the front lines, or in a situation like yours. Thank the Lord you all are safe.
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I am glad everyone is safe. That being said, as a certified master mechanic, it is hard to belive you did not feel the shaking steering wheel for months while braking towing or not. You are lucky to be alive.
I don't drive the truck, everyday but I noticed nothing out of the ordinary. Even up to 5 minutes before it broke, the intersate is horrible through birmingham. It is essestially broken concrete in 8 feet sections.. At anyrate there was 0 warning that this was going to happen.
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I'm also glad to hear everyone was safe!

After reading your story, I'm more convinced I'm going to be "That Guy", as was stated in this thread:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...-That-Guy-quot
We ran 60 mph in the far right lane the rest of the trip. You better believe i am "That Guy" now.
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