Originally Posted by Danny L
...I recently read a post from a gentleman who said that the axle on his rv broke and the tire blew. The result was a very serious accident. ..
Yes please do provide a link to that post. Axle failures are uncommon.
Tire failures, on the other hand, do happen. Sometimes due to manufacturing defects but most often due to owner neglect. Proper tire and wheel maintenance along with replacement every 5-7 years will prevent the vast majority of problems but the problem is that many people dont pay enough attention to their tires and wheels. I also advocate the use of a TPMS
as a further bit of insurance against unexpected failures.
There will always be some risk involved when traveling so proper insurance is also a good idea, but I have the idea that I will never use it because I work very hard to prevent accidents. I would not let the small amount of risk slow you down.
BTW, if you are near Charlotte / Stateville and want to see a Scamp
and maybe have someone talk your ears off about the pros and cons of the brand, send me a PM.