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Old Jun 24th 2012, 2:29 am
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Random question: after almost hitting a large chunk of tyre on the interstate, does anyone know why American truck tyres fall apart so frequently on the roads?
I never used to see this in the UK.

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Extremes of weather.
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Originally Posted by Muswell Hill View Post
Random question: after almost hitting a large chunk of tyre on the interstate, does anyone know why American truck tyres fall apart so frequently on the roads?
I never used to see this in the UK.

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We had a thread about this a few years ago in The Lounge forum...I'll see if I can locate it. At the time we had several truckers posting.
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Those tires on the freeway are usually retreads that have peeled off from big rig trailers.
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Those tires on the freeway are usually retreads that have peeled off from big rig trailers.
Yes and a few months ago a 6 ft piece came hurtling at us on I-80. I ducked under the dashboard...fortunately my hubby was driving...he didn't flinch an inch. It just missed the windowscreen...hit the roof of the car and I reported it to the state police. A couple of miles down the interstate a bicycle came flying off the roof of a car in front of us. Again...someone was looking out for us that day...and again I reported it to 911.
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Originally Posted by Muswell Hill View Post
Random question: after almost hitting a large chunk of tyre on the interstate, does anyone know why American truck tyres fall apart so frequently on the roads?
I never used to see this in the UK.

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Where in the UK can an 18 wheeler come barreling down the road at 70 mph on retread tires?
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Yes and a few months ago a 6 ft piece came hurtling at us on I-80. I ducked under the dashboard...fortunately my hubby was driving...he didn't flinch an inch. It just missed the windowscreen...hit the roof of the car and I reported it to the state police. A couple of miles down the interstate a bicycle came flying off the roof of a car in front of us. Again...someone was looking out for us that day...and again I reported it to 911.
not a good day driving
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Where in the UK can an 18 wheeler come barreling down the road at 70 mph on retread tires?
Excuse my ignorance on such matters, but what are retreads?
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Where in the UK can an 18 wheeler come barreling down the road at 70 mph on retread tires?
70?! Most of them here seem to do 80 It scares the bejesus out of me, especially in the wet.
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I think they call them remoulds in UK or was I dreaming that?
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We had a thread about this a few years ago in The Lounge forum...I'll see if I can locate it. At the time we had several truckers posting.
Here is the old thread I mentioned. It seems the extremes in temperatures here in the US may have something to do with the retreads being shredded all over the roads.


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I think they call them remoulds in UK or was I dreaming that?
No you are not dreaming...we call them remoulds.
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Here is the old thread I mentioned. It seems the extremes in temperatures here in the US may have something to do with the retreads being shredded all over the roads.




No you are not dreaming...we call them remoulds.
You know I've been here so long I say stuff and then wonder why I'm getting blank stares. I don't know what is British and what is American anymore. I'm so confused
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You know I've been here so long I say stuff and then wonder why I'm getting blank stares. I don't know what is British and what is American anymore. I'm so confused
I have the same problem...sometimes I can't even tell if it's an American or British accent.
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Excuse my ignorance on such matters, but what are retreads?
Many truckers don't purchase new tires but instead purchase tires that have a new tread molded on a used tire to save money. In theory, a retreaded tire is supposed to be as good as a new tire but in my opinion they aren't and the tread can come lose from the tire.

Also since a company may retread many different brands of tires, it is unknown if their process will hold the tread equally well to all the different brands of tires.
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