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Had a 3' wide x at least 1' deep pothole nearly destroy my truck and trailer going between Houston & Dallas on the I-45. Here is what is left of my rim on my trailer after I retrieved it off the side of the road. Sheered of a wheel stud in the process along with taking out 2 other tires.





 

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Kodiak,

That must have been one huge surprise.
The pothole situation is getting worse every year.
It almost doesn't matter which state you drive in.
You are having your share of luck lately---

Good Luck,
WAYNES WORLD
 

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Holy chit! that must've been quite a hole you went through
 

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Holy chit! that must've been quite a hole you went through


I jerked the wheel to the left to avoid it and caught the right rear outer rim. Probably would have destroyed my complete right side of truck & trailer had I not. Luckly it didn't do damage to my axle of suspension just $450 worth of rim & tires.
 

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You should be able to submit that to the state and get reimbursed that cost. That is crazy. Imagine if a passenger car had hit that...
 

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I jerked the wheel to the left to avoid it and caught the right rear outer rim. Probably would have destroyed my complete right side of truck & trailer had I not. Luckly it didn't do damage to my axle of suspension just $450 worth of rim & tires.
So you wrecked one of the truck's rims too? and one on the trailer?
 

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So you wrecked one of the truck's rims too? and one on the trailer?
No. Just the right rear axle on the trailer.
 

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holy crap dude. i cant imagine if i woulda cought one of them in my peterbilt. the rims alone are $900 for the polished aluminum ones.

and that tire looks a bit worn for a new trailer?
 

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Now that is a Texas sized chuck-hole. Maybe they should put a cone on it :shock: Sorry about the bad luck.
 

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holy crap dude. i cant imagine if i woulda cought one of them in my peterbilt. the rims alone are $900 for the polished aluminum ones.

and that tire looks a bit worn for a new trailer?


Trailer is a 2005. Tire has some mileage on it. :thumbsup:
 

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dads friend that owns a truck salvage yard and he said it is caused by cracked wheels
 

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Wow..that looks like it did some damage man. Glad it was only one trailer tire and nothing too major.
 

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dads friend that owns a truck salvage yard and he said it is caused by cracked wheels

Not sure how the rim could be cracked. It was a new rim. I have had cracks in the rims before but it is on the welded section. Usually it just caused leaks in the tire. That is why that rim was new because I had a weld crack last time. If this was caused by a cracked rim I am going to be pissed. I have replaced about 5 rims on this trailer.
 

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he said that the dracks happen by the lugnut holes. so they wont leak. i would get something to check all the rims for cracks
 

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Jesus. That is nuts. I have never seen anything like that. Everything is bigger in texas
 

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Good ole 45, I drive it daily, its alot like an arcade game for adults!
 

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35E into Dallas aint no better!! They're working on it though. Okie has some chitty roads too!
 

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wow that sucks ! sorry to hear about that
 

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dads friend that owns a truck salvage yard and he said it is caused by cracked wheels
that rim was ripped from the lugs. it could of been a brand freakin new rim and it would of done the same thing.
 

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Good ole 45, I drive it daily, its alot like an arcade game for adults!
:ditto: I hate that stretch of 45 through Conroe. It doesn't matter which lane you choose or how you try to dodge them, it still beats the crap out of you. :buttkick: I cant wait for the construction to be over.
 
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