My question would be, is this a one-off incident? I think I'd be contemplating some "test to destruction" on one of those fittings. I'm trying to think of a reasonably priced place to have it done. I don't think your average machine shop is going to be properly equipped to do that. I would not be feeling real comfortable about the rest of the fittings or the replacement fitting. If I had a blow out on a brand new automobile tire, for no apparent reason, I'd be having them all changed out for a different brand. If I encountered resistance I would graciously suggest that the questionable tires be placed on the shop owner's vehicle and, after a year's driving with no failures, we could talk about me paying for replacing all of them. And I place rigging turnbuckles in the same safety category as I do tires.
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