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Old 10-05-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Filon delaminates

Passed a Cougar or Outback TT on I-40 this afternoon. I stopped in a rest area for a break. When I got back on, I passed it again along the side of the express way. A piece of filon about 4'x6' on the drivers side must have gotten air under the skin and ripped the piece off. Pretty good hit on a vehicle behind them.

Looked like air got under the front edge along the vertical seam and pealed it back about 6' until it snapped.

Bob & Debbie
Crossville, TN
2007 Chevy 3500 6.6L Allison, Crew Cab, Dually, Long-bed, 4x4
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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OUCH! Doesn't take much speed to create a lot of pressure. Makes you wonder if the owner takes the time to look over his RV before towing. If a seam was that far apart you would think it would be obvious.

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