Just a quick note to wish you all safe travels!
We had a very close call on the 8th of this month. We were heading out from our place here in British Columbia on a two week trip to the prairies (Alberta and Saskatchewan) to visit family.
We got on the inland Island Highway (divided hwy) and were cruising at 90 km / 55 mph. An opposing logging truck blew a tire and dived in to the concrete meridian, concrete flying everywhere. The chains snapped and logs went flying, two in our direction.
By the time the two logs hit us we were stopped, however the logs were still travelling at about 40 mph.
We sustained a fair amount of damage to the driver side front end of the truck and to the driver side axels of the 5th wheel trailer. Both are in the sick bay for a week or so.
We both are fine, my wife a bit soar and are getting massage and physio treatments. The logging truck driver even walked out of his unit. That no one was hurt is a miracle.
Here is a clip showing the severity from our local news Logging truck crash closes part of Inland Island highway | CHEK
What are your opinons on the integrity of the hitch (Hijacker Autoslide) and the Glide Ride Pinbox after a blow like this?
Sometimes it does not matter how slow and safe one drives. We will be back on the road once our unit comes out of sick bay, heading for Baja, Mexico.
Wishing you all safe travels.
Here are some images from my FB page: hope they come through.
Cortes Island, BC. Canada
Pony: 2008 Dodge 3500 Laramie, 4x4, Quad Cab
Harness: Hijacker 24-AS-18 Autoslide, Demco Glide Ride Pin Box
Chuckwagon: 2011 Rockwood 8265WS