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Old 06-23-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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SUV and TT flipped over

Saw this in Michigan on I69 southbound last week. Talk on CB radio was that he pulled out to pass a pick up and pulled back in to early and clipped the truck. I can't confirm that as it happened prior to me coming across it. No one was hurt from what I could see as they were all standing on the shoulder of the road. Looks like no WDH on there.

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Old 06-23-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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that stinks... it also looks like the TT may have been to big for that SUV. I'm fairly new to towing, but I did my research and I take it easy on the road. There's no need to ruin your vacation over a stupid mistake.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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Did the video link work for you?
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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Yep, it works. Almost once a year on one of my trips to my TT(300 miles away)I see what your video shows. Sometimes just the TT, sometimes both. I always feel bad for them.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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Often I see folks pulling large trailers that seem to be maneuvering like they had nothing on behind. Unfortunately, there are also distractions, like cell phones, kids hollering, and fiddling with dashboard navigation and entertainment. And excessive speed. All this leads to not concentrating on what driver and vehicle are doing, and then a accident looking for a place to happen. So sad when it happens.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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I looked at the video a number of times, and paused it numerous times. The TV is an SUV on a truck chassis; it looks a bit like a high end Tahoe or similar. He hitch in the video is blurry, but the hitch is very big, which indicates a WDH, but on the TT there are trunnion brackets that are fairly clear on the TT. All 8 tires (TT &TV) look to be in good shape. As for clipping another vehicle I did not notice any damage to the bumper or sidewalls that would indicate a collision.

I suspect he was traveling to fast and ether began to sway as he passed the mentioned truck, possibly as he changed lanes got the wheels on the shoulder and lost it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:48 AM   #7
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Hitch actually looks bent in the video. Agreed, I see what looks like a WDH hitch head but no bars. I think SUV was a Trailblazer but I could be wrong. I can confirm it was beautiful, sunny, and perfect road conditions with zero wind.
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I also agree the TT looks a bit large for the TV. With the short wheelbase, it could have been a case of the tail wagging the dog. Did anyone else notice there's a hitch receiver on the TT too? It doesn't appear that it was in use at the time of the accident, though as it looks undamaged. I hate to think of how that combination would handle with the extra weight in that TT's receiver from whatever it was being used for.
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It is a lot nicer for us having our tow vehicle heavier than our trailer rather than the other way around.
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I want to say it was a Durango.
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