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RinconVTR wrote:

I saw all the **** at the back of the camper immediately as well, and notice how much the bumper and/or the rack holding is all is bent downward! WHOA!!!

Add to that to the heavy load at the back of the trailer notice as well how much the SUV is sagging. Either a poorly adjusted WDH or no WDH at all.
So, it's both back-heavy and tongue-heavy. [emoticon]

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rbpru wrote:

1. He is passing a truck, usually I am passed by them because I tow at 60 mph.

I don't think I'd want to tow faster than that, either. I heard a Navy Seal say that they have a saying: "Don't rush to your death." Those are words to live by.

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RinconVTR wrote:

I saw all the **** at the back of the camper immediately as well, and notice how much the bumper and/or the rack holding is all is bent downward! WHOA!!!

Add to that to the heavy load at the back of the trailer notice as well how much the SUV is sagging. Either a poorly adjusted WDH or no WDH at all.
So, it's both back-heavy and tongue-heavy. [emoticon]


Exactly.

There is such a thing as too much tongue weight especially when its not transferred properly via WDH....AND...its an SUV.

Nothing against SUV's towing at max (I do it) but every little detail beings to matter. There's little to no room for general error.

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RinconVTR wrote:

mike-s wrote:

RinconVTR wrote:

I saw all the **** at the back of the camper immediately as well, and notice how much the bumper and/or the rack holding is all is bent downward! WHOA!!!

Add to that to the heavy load at the back of the trailer notice as well how much the SUV is sagging. Either a poorly adjusted WDH or no WDH at all.
So, it's both back-heavy and tongue-heavy. [emoticon]


Exactly.

There is such a thing as too much tongue weight especially when its not transferred properly via WDH....AND...its an SUV.

Nothing against SUV's towing at max (I do it) but every little detail beings to matter. There's little to no room for general error.
Whoosh.

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Improper driving skills in addition to weight . The driver in passing attempted to cut in early and when he realized he had a trailer behind him he immediately tried to get back into his lane . he abruptly cut back in and the trucks air pressue wave didn't help. Once he went into fishtail he kept correcting and over correcting until he wagged himself into a flip.

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Improper driving skills in addition to weight . The driver in passing attempted to cut in early and when he realized he had a trailer behind him he immediately tried to get back into his lane . he abruptly cut back in and the trucks air pressue wave didn't help. Once he went into fishtail he kept correcting and over correcting until he wagged himself into a flip.


WRONG!

In the drivers own words

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So hard to say, but what I saw was an SUV not turn or swerve until the TT was in the slip stream affect of the semi trailer. Only then did the SUV start slight correction and then the tail wagged the dog. Roll over. Good boy. Lots of mistakes. Not that I haven't made some of those.


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Really? REALLY? Someone's not paying attention, and I don't mean the driver in that video.

This is the FOURTH time this has been posted.


Whats your point? First time ive seen it. RELAX!


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Ivylog wrote:

Hey, first time I've seen it and between all the stuff he added to the back and not putting the trailer brakes on, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?


This was no accident. This one was 100% avoidable. There are 2-3 smoking guns, unlike most crash videos and images we see posted.

I saw all the **** at the back of the camper immediately as well, and notice how much the bumper and/or the rack holding is all is bent downward! WHOA!!!

Add to that to the heavy load at the back of the trailer notice as well how much the SUV is sagging. Either a poorly adjusted WDH or no WDH at all.

And of course speed. The truck was doing 65mph and the SUV was passing at a good clip. Had to be over 70. Not to say I've never done the same, but add this high speed to all the above and this IMO was clearly an avoidable incident.



All that **** at the back of the camper only weighed a whopping 128 lbs. I don't think that unloaded much hitch weight taking into account the balance point of that trailer. Why is it on RV forums that people swear that any weight behind or on the rear bumper causes Armageddon?

Anyhow here is the real story told by the person who lives through it max62.

Story


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RinconVTR wrote:

Ivylog wrote:

Hey, first time I've seen it and between all the stuff he added to the back and not putting the trailer brakes on, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?


This was no accident. This one was 100% avoidable. There are 2-3 smoking guns, unlike most crash videos and images we see posted.

I saw all the **** at the back of the camper immediately as well, and notice how much the bumper and/or the rack holding is all is bent downward! WHOA!!!

Add to that to the heavy load at the back of the trailer notice as well how much the SUV is sagging. Either a poorly adjusted WDH or no WDH at all.

And of course speed. The truck was doing 65mph and the SUV was passing at a good clip. Had to be over 70. Not to say I've never done the same, but add this high speed to all the above and this IMO was clearly an avoidable incident.



All that **** at the back of the camper only weighed a whopping 128 lbs. I don't think that unloaded much hitch weight taking into account the balance point of that trailer. Why is it on RV forums that people swear that any weight behind or on the rear bumper causes Armageddon?

Anyhow here is the real story as told by the guy who experienced it.Story

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