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Old 02-09-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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An RV Crash to Remember

Hey guys,
I came across this amazing (and scary) video on youtube, perhaps many of you have seen already.

It's not often you get to examine an accident well before it happens...

There is a good opportunity to glean some important lessons from this guy's mistakes. Just wondering what contributed to this disaster? Any ideas?

All I see from this is perhaps moderate to high cross winds. IT doesnt appear that speed was excessive or that the tow vehicle was undersized (appears to be a dually one ton).

what do you think?

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Old 02-09-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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Can't tell for sure why it happened. You might be right about the wind. Due to the rhythmic pattern of the sway, I wonder if there was a tire or axle issue with the trailer. He obviously had a stout tow vehicle.
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No sway control mechanism?
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I said in a previous thread that park models behave best when PARKED. 40 plus foot with a bumper pull sucks even under ideal conditions let alone high winds. CAn't understand why he would not be using a WD hitch.
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I said in a previous thread that park models behave best when PARKED. 40 plus foot with a bumper pull sucks even under ideal conditions let alone high winds. CAn't understand why he would not be using a WD hitch.
Ahh.. you might be right.. I didnt look closely enough to see that it was a park model; although it did look like a gargantuan bloody trailer! Lots of wall area to make for an effective sail.

They are fortunate that the truck didnt overturn at least.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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Looks like a combination of things.
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and wind. Listen to the wind howling in the microphone.

It's usually a few small mistakes that add up to a bad accident.
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