This is definitely going to have me start attaching my cable some where on the truck and not on the hitch.
who's to say how the trailer brakes wear working if at all. I'm sure disc brakes would have made a big deference, perhaps the truck was trying to do most of the braking
It's a Toy Hauler.. Dont forget the 1600 lb RZR in the garage. Which brings me to my question. How much will a 1600 lb load in the gargae reduce the pin weght on a 44' Cyclone? In my 33' bumper pull it was almost 20%.
I'm in the process of shopping for a hitch system right now. Trailer is being built. I have been watching videos of systems being installed and was just thinking that the rail system would not hold up in an accident, boy was a right, after seeing this thread. I'm glad to hear that everyone is OK.
Do you think a Gooseneck mounted hitch would hold up better in an accident? My truck is a little older and I was even looking for an aftermarket puck system for it but it doesn't exist. I'm was even thinking a custom made puck system would be stronger then the rail mounted system. Has anyone seen how well a puck system holds up in an accident?
On another note. California (municipalities) are notorious for setting up their lights with short times on yellow to make more revenue, cities have been busted and sued before. You need to get the light timing info and then find out what it is required to be for the speed of the road that the accident happened on. The state might be responsible for the accident if insufficient time was available to stop or clear the intersection. I am moving from Cali to Florida right now and while in Florida I found that every light I come to people are running the reds. I make sure that the intersection is clear before going.
Good luck on your travels.