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Old 01-15-2016, 03:49 AM   #11
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That's crazy, why he didn't stop or slow down.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:24 AM   #12
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Hopefully, he can salvage another pair of underwear from the wreckage! He definitely needs 'em!
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:44 AM   #13
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That's crazy, why he didn't stop or slow down.
How much do you want to bet he was talking on his phone or texting?

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Old 01-15-2016, 08:35 AM   #14
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Hitting the brakes (vehicle, not trailer) would probably not have helped at all.

Best solution: Apply trailer only brakes.
Next best: Speed up then gradually slow down.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:10 AM   #15
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So I am kind of confused after reading some of the youtube comments... Reading the manual and other sources state you should let off the gas pedal and apply the manual trailer break. But I see a lot of comments on the youtube video stating you should accelerate to "pull" the trailer straight and had this person letup on the gas it could have been a lot worse?

Am I missing something here? Is there a right or wrong way to recover from this situation?
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:11 AM   #16
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Don't slow down or anything! Going way too fast. It almost looks like he accelerates rather slowing down and perhaps applying TT brakes. Didn't look like brakes were applied at all. He would have slowed down quite a bit just by taking foot off the gas.
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:27 PM   #17
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Brake the trailer only until she straightens out. (manually)
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:58 PM   #18
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The craziest thing is that he had PLENTY of time to take action to stop the sway. He should have immediately applied the manual trailer brakes. If that didn't stop it IMMEDIATELY, he should have continued to apply the trailer brakes and accelerated slightly (like pulling a bent string from both ends, it straightens out), then slow down and pull off the road safely. If none of that worked, then he would have had time to take measures to find something to grab 'hold of because he was going for a ride!

But he had PLENTY of time to do a lot of things that could have prevented this.

I actually made my wife watch that clip several times as a learning exercise.

Here's a thought though; what if he didn't have a brake controller in the truck?
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You CAN cure STUPID... once he totaled off the truck n trailer he probably wont buy another one... :-))
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