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TravelTiger
12-22-2013, 10:13 PM
Today on our travels, we stopped at a rest stop. An SUV pulling a bunkhouse trailer pulled into the space ahead of us, and the family piled out to use the facilities and walk their dogs. Then, they loaded up and headed out, before we did.

About an hour down the road, a sheriffs car cane speeding past us, lights flashing. I mentioned, "looks like he's headed to a wreck."

Sure enough, we came upon an accident scene. Unfortunately, the SUV was hanging on to a tumbled trailer. The SUV did not appear to be damaged, but the trailer did not fair well. See pics I snapped as we passed. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/23/yzejyre6.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/23/yzu4ejeb.jpg


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jmgratz
12-22-2013, 10:49 PM
Hope no one was injured. Almost looks like too much trailer for the SUV.

Speedy
12-22-2013, 10:54 PM
Could it have been the strong winds that were forecasted? I know several RVers stayed until Sunday for the wind advisories to be dropped.

GOTTOYS
12-22-2013, 10:58 PM
Hope no one was injured. Almost looks like too much trailer for the SUV. I agree. Looks like a long trailer, short tow vehicle. Not a good combination...Don

scottyb
12-23-2013, 11:08 AM
I agree. Looks like a long trailer, short tow vehicle. Not a good combination...Don

Yep. Salesman tells them that it will tow 8K. I see this a lot towing boats where I live. They do OK until they hit the hills and curves.

One of my friends bought a TT toy hauler to pull with his SWB Denali. On paper, it was on the high side of the specs, but it fit. On the 100 mi trip home from the dealer, he changed his mind and decided he needed a Super Duty. That was w/o his two Harleys loaded in the back of it. The Denali had factory passenger tires.

TravelTiger
12-23-2013, 10:15 PM
There was no wind to speak of. I don't think there were injuries, looked like wife and kids were sitting in the SUV, as a large tow truck was assessing the situation. There were skid marks in the left lane, but they ended up off the right side of the roadway.

Maybe a blown tire on the door side, caused a fishtail? Don't know.

The trailer was from Vogt RV dealership in Ft. Worth, TX. We were a few hours west of there.


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caissiel
12-24-2013, 10:53 AM
A friend tipped his light weight TT while pulling it with his GM 2500 HD CC long box while the truck was loaded.
I told him to get a heavier trailer if he wanted to tow safely.

All the hype about light trailers will only cause more sights like these

The trailers are built to light for the space it occupies with the walls.



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priorguy
12-24-2013, 10:08 PM
The trailer was from Vogt RV dealership in Ft. Worth, TX. We were a few hours west of there.


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Anything to make the sale right. Guess it'll be a double when they go back with the insurance cheque.


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sjs731
12-26-2013, 01:43 PM
This happened just west of Wausau today. Not many details yet. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/27/aqeretym.jpg


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JohnDar
12-26-2013, 05:37 PM
Now that's ugly!

boatto5er
12-26-2013, 07:43 PM
That could ruin your whole day.


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sjs731
12-26-2013, 10:58 PM
No injuries which is the plus side.


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Mizmary
12-27-2013, 01:39 AM
Someday either RamDually or I will post about the travel trailer incident in Maine. It very nearly was as bad as either one of these photos. Drive safe everyone! Slow and steady may not win the race but just getting there alive is good for me!