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Old 08-03-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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Be careful out there

This guy passed me outside of Payson headed down to Phoenix doing about 70-75. I mentioned to my wife that he looked to have a lot of sway going on. Also a big trailer for a 1/2-ton. About 15 mins later I see brake lights and a trailer on its side. I said to my wife I wonder if it was that trailer that was swaying. well it sure was. this guy got way lucky. His truck stayed upright with his wife and 2 kids in it...Nothing is worth the extra time it takes not to drive safe.

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Old 08-03-2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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It looks like he cinched up his bars a little too tight. Picked the rear end right up off the ground.

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Old 08-03-2015, 07:34 PM   #3
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I would guess the bicycles on the back did it.....

Glad no one got hurt, this time.
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This guy passed me outside of Payson headed down to Phoenix doing about 70-75. I mentioned to my wife that he looked to have a lot of sway going on. Also a big trailer for a 1/2-ton. About 15 mins later I see brake lights and a trailer on its side. I said to my wife I wonder if it was that trailer that was swaying. well it sure was. this guy got way lucky. His truck stayed upright with his wife and 2 kids in it...Nothing is worth the extra time it takes not to drive safe.
When I pull, I live in my mirrors. If I see movement back there, I get off the gas. Feel sorry for his tribe. Folks like this kill.

I wonder if he will figure out what caused the accident.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:08 PM   #5
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Cant Cure stupid
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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Wobbles the only way to get out of a bad sway situation is to pull out of it meaning steady wheel get on the gas once under control slow down, slowing abruptly will make it worse.


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Old 08-03-2015, 08:17 PM   #7
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I live in Payson

I live in Payson for ten yeras now. I am currently in my rig in Wyoming. We drive the "Beeline Hwy" "Hwy 87" many times a month. NOTHING signed faster than 65 MPH and I think that is too fast for some of turns. Aways wrecks on that road. It is 4 lane all the way to Fountain Hills. That's 65 miles with nothing to slow you down except the Highway Patrol. Guess they weren't around.........
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Wobbles the only way to get out of a bad sway situation is to pull out of it meaning steady wheel get on the gas once under control slow down, slowing abruptly will make it worse.


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Boatman, I would never get on the brakes. Yes, also have driven out of situations where the trailer was passing me up. The issue here is that this guy was to fast for condititions.
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Yep got that right. I sure don't feel sorry for them when they don't have a clue and know nothing about towing. Later RJD
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Wobbles the only way to get out of a bad sway situation is to pull out of it meaning steady wheel get on the gas once under control slow down, slowing abruptly will make it worse.


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or feather the trailer brake, so iv;e been told
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