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    Tumbling Trailer

    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.


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    Re: Tumbling Trailer

    Hope no one was injured. Almost looks like too much trailer for the SUV.
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    Could it have been the strong winds that were forecasted? I know several RVers stayed until Sunday for the wind advisories to be dropped.
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    Re: Tumbling Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by jmgratz View Post
    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
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    Re: Tumbling Trailer

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    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.

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    Tumbling Trailer

    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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    Re: Tumbling Trailer

    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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    Re: Tumbling Trailer

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


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    Re: Tumbling Trailer

    This happened just west of Wausau today. Not many details yet.


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    Now that's ugly!
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