Blowout on the interstate
On our way up to Wisconsin this weekend, we had a driver's side blowout on the interstate. It was a narrow shoulder with a sharp drop-off, about 9 miles to the next exit, and was 5pm on Friday so traffic was heavy. Literally worst-case scenario. We called the non-emergency police# and they got us hooked up with the WI state police...they sent out a trooper to help slow down/direct traffic, and he literally saved my life.
Without him, I'd have had to ditch the boat. I thought about limping it along, but chunks of tire were already flying off, and obviously unsafe.
Needless to say, I'm buying 5 brand new tires (going with the Goodyear Endurance since they have higher load/speed ratings than the Marathons).
Over the weekend, I wondered how safe it would have been to limp it along on three wheels (assuming I could remove the blowout and ratchet-strap the axle up to keep it from dragging)...ironically, on our way home we saw this trainwreck of a situation: https://youtu.be/3XTtE1OH4Dk (Warning: F-bomb at the beginning...that's my wife with sailor mouth, haha)
1996 Captiva 232