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Old 03-09-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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Exclamation Be careful out there folks!

Just learned this morning that the victims of this fatal TV-TT crash were related to a coworker who is also a fellow camper. I have encountered ladders in the road more times than I care to as well and worse. As the season gets into full swing with everyone looking toward Spring - travel safe!

FHP: Ladder in road caused deadly I-95 crash
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:06 AM   #2
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Wow. that is scary. thanks for posting.

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Old 03-09-2015, 11:13 AM   #3
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This is so heartbreaking, my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:41 AM   #4
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Heartbreaking. This very thing was a topic of discussion on a motorcycle forum I follow just yesterday. At the time, I thought it would be a rare occasion for a ladder to fall from a truck, but now I need to reassess those beliefs and plan ahead for both bike and RV.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:42 AM   #5
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Whoever dropped the ladder should get an "unsafe load" ticket and maybe even something for causing a death.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:12 PM   #6
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Not to beat a dead horse, but it's things like this that scare me when someone says " Yeah I might be a little over weight, but I have been towing like this for years with no problems."
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:32 PM   #7
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I was waiting to see who brought up the weight issue when they have no idea what the rig was. Accidents can happen to a rig that is setup properly. My thoughts and prayers also go to his wife.
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I was waiting to see who brought up the weight issue when they have no idea what the rig was. Accidents can happen to a rig that is setup properly. My thoughts and prayers also go to his wife.
You misunderstood my point. This was in no way intended to mean that this accident was the result of improper towing as I do not know the details. It was meant to imply that it is things like a ladder in the road that need to be considered when making decisions as to what one can tow. It is unfortunate that this happened no matter what the circumstances. I have seen my share of ladders and other equipment in the road over the years and also seen the results. These experiences determine my towing speed, and margin.
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:35 PM   #9
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In Fl. it is normal to find a ladder in the road. Many trucks drop items and keep going.
Caution when driving in Fl. is 1st. Sorry to hear about this.
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In Fl. it is normal to find a ladder in the road. Many trucks drop items and keep going.
Caution when driving in Fl. is 1st. Sorry to hear about this.
My hubbie and I are planning a big trip to and in Florida this coming September and this story will definitely be etched in my mind. Really, this is now in my mind no matter where I go or what I'm driving.

I once ran over construction debris on a major busy freeway that caused a blow-out and other undercarriage damage and I am so grateful that is all that happened, could have been so much worse. Some call me an 'old' person driver because I keep my speed at or below max and leave plenty of room to respond, but sometimes there just isn't enough time to maneuver or come to a stop in order to avoid a situation. No matter how hard you try, you can't control other people who are careless and sometimes things just happen. Do your best and leave the rest.
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