Just About Ballistic Over A Safety Issue

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BK's Comment
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Ryan, I believe you did the right thing in this situation. You are “Captain of your ship”. (That last word is spelled with a P and not a T.)

That trailer tire needs to be replaced before it moves again. That is what road service is for. Good for you standing your ground.

PJ's Comment
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With the air inflation system it may have beaded back up after putting air to the trailer. I’ve had it happen and it suprised me that after about 20 minutes it aired up good enough to get to a shop.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I had the same situation with a tire on a flatbed trailer. The bead was off the rim as in your picture. Road assist sent me to a shop that was 5 miles away. I agreed to drive it there because I could drive slow on side streets. By the time I got to the tire shop the tire had seated on the rim and fully inflated.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Ryan, I believe you did the right thing in this situation. You are “Captain of your ship”. (That last word is spelled with a P and not a T.)

That trailer tire needs to be replaced before it moves again. That is what road service is for. Good for you standing your ground.

Thanks for the kudos. Yeah, I knew it was one of those situations where I am going to have to tell them that the professional driver is not moving the trailer.

I am the captain of my ship with a "t," too.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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With the air inflation system it may have beaded back up after putting air to the trailer. I’ve had it happen and it suprised me that after about 20 minutes it aired up good enough to get to a shop.

I did try that. It was a no-go.

I had the same situation with a tire on a flatbed trailer. The bead was off the rim as in your picture. Road assist sent me to a shop that was 5 miles away. I agreed to drive it there because I could drive slow on side streets. By the time I got to the tire shop the tire had seated on the rim and fully inflated.

I probably would have been willing to drive it to a place that was not too far, even though I wasn't too comfortable with it being an outside tire. The TA suggested to me to get it serviced is 80 miles from where I was picking up the trailer. Not driving 80 miles on a flat tire, even if there is a chance that it beads itself again.

I know that you weren't being critical of my decision, so I am not arguing with you on this. Just different situations and sharing our experiences on how it can be handled.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Yep, I would have done the same thing. Less than 5 miles on surface street, back roads is a way different scenario than 80 miles of interstate. Glad you stood your ground.

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With the air inflation system it may have beaded back up after putting air to the trailer. I’ve had it happen and it suprised me that after about 20 minutes it aired up good enough to get to a shop.

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I did try that. It was a no-go.

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I had the same situation with a tire on a flatbed trailer. The bead was off the rim as in your picture. Road assist sent me to a shop that was 5 miles away. I agreed to drive it there because I could drive slow on side streets. By the time I got to the tire shop the tire had seated on the rim and fully inflated.

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I probably would have been willing to drive it to a place that was not too far, even though I wasn't too comfortable with it being an outside tire. The TA suggested to me to get it serviced is 80 miles from where I was picking up the trailer. Not driving 80 miles on a flat tire, even if there is a chance that it beads itself again.

I know that you weren't being critical of my decision, so I am not arguing with you on this. Just different situations and sharing our experiences on how it can be handled.

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