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Old 02-20-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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A few words of advice.
"Don't haul when it's snowing"

Last Sunday on our way to Florida for 2 months we flipped our new trailer going 40 MPH in a snow squall on I-75. Didn't make it 50 miles from home and swoosh!!

Thank God no serious injuries- just banged up a bit. Adjuster just called and said the trailer will be scrapped. My Ram truck will need an evaluation at the dealer.

Been trailering all over the U.S. and Eastern half of Canada and never had a problem. Guess it was my time.

So beware and drive careful my friends...
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss.
Glad to hear everone is safe and sound. You are right about hauling and snow it has been a terrible winter!
Hope the insurance pays soon and the truck checks out ok at dealer.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:56 PM   #3
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Wow sorry to hear that. At least no one got hurt the truck and TT can both be replaced. Hope you can get back on the road soon
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:09 PM   #4
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Very sorry to hear about that. The positives are no one was hurt and you were close to home when it happened. Best of luck.
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Sorry to hear about your loss and glad everyone is ok
Great advice! "Don't haul in the snow"
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:47 PM   #6
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I am glad you are safe and no one was hurt!

Snow seems like bad news to tow in (said the native, Coastal Californian), but it can happen in what we might call faultless conditions...it's why they are called accidents.

I managed to flip a trailer at 60 MPH in perfect conditions on a bright Sunday morning on I-80 near Berkeley, CA about 10 years ago..I too had towed all over the US without a problem but it still happened. Our trailer broke apart on the freeway when it was righted, so it was a total loss. The van got shoved into the center divider and the fender and bumper got a little "ground down", but I was able to drive it home after theose parts were "removed" (torn off actually by the wrecker). That's what made me get a Hensley Hitch for our next TT.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:22 PM   #7
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A few words of advice.
"Don't haul when it's snowing"

Last Sunday on our way to Florida for 2 months we flipped our new trailer going 40 MPH in a snow squall on I-75. Didn't make it 50 miles from home and swoosh!!

Thank God no serious injuries- just banged up a bit. Adjuster just called and said the trailer will be scrapped. My Ram truck will need an evaluation at the dealer.

Been trailering all over the U.S. and Eastern half of Canada and never had a problem. Guess it was my time.

So beware and drive careful my friends...
Bill, thank goodness everyone is ok. Sorry your Florida plans were ruined. Stupid winter. I know you have a lot on your mind, but I was curious if you had considered coming back to Jayco?
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear about your lose. Can you comment on what you think happened to lead to the flip.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:53 PM   #9
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Glad to here that everybody is ok. Very good advice.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:55 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear about the accident, but the good thing is no serious injuries. TT and TV can always be replaced, but it is a sad day nonetheless.
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