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Old 05-14-2019, 09:58 PM   #1
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Towing Accident

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If you were driving I5-S, you may have witnessed this. I don't think I was driving too fast or distracted but have a lot to reflect on what I did wrong. Or could have done differently. No physical injuries. I'd had the rig a few hours.
Please stay safe peeps.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:04 PM   #2
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Sorry that happened. Glad no one was hurt. Thanks for sharing.

Please share what you think went wrong, and what you could have possibly done differently, in the hopes that we can avoid a similar fate.

Good luck with insurance.
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Glad everyone is ok. You can replace things not lives
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Sad to see. Moreso, glad everyone is OK!
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:40 PM   #5
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So thankful you are ok. I as well would like to hear what lead up to the accident and how it occurred. May help us all with avoid something similar
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Glad you're ok.

Those roads look pretty slick. Perhaps you didn't do anything wrong. The combination of slick roads and poor visibilty probably contributed to the wreck. Throw in a bit of wind and the fact that the rig was new to you stacked the deck against you.

Hope you find a new rig soon.
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I don't think this was the OP's accident. I5 is on west coast
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I don't think this was the OP's accident. I5 is on west coast
Agreed.

From my educated guess from WA:

1. TV was inadequate for the trailer in regards to payload.
2. If it's a stretch between Centralia and Kelso, speed (70mph zone) was involved.
3. Classic case of "dealer set up my WDH" aka owner/driver had no clue on actual weights.
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Is that a Yukon? They don't have very high tow rating. I had the 2018 Chevy Tahoe version at work and was surprised at the low tow rating (PPV vehicle).
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Is that a Yukon? They don't have very high tow rating. I had the 2018 Chevy Tahoe version at work and was surprised at the low tow rating (PPV vehicle).
Looks like the XL version which would be a suburban in a chevy. There is some panel between rear door and wheel well opening which the regular yukon wouldn't have.
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