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Old 11-14-2018, 12:54 AM   #1
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Looks Good To Me...

Local news story.

Why it's important to be aware of your load and weights... My opinion... overloaded weight in the truck and an older style camper with no electric brakes. The sway got away from him and he couldn't get it back.

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Old 11-14-2018, 05:29 AM   #2
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“ATV being removed from bed of truck” is a pretty good clue.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:32 AM   #3
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Thatís your opinion, the wind may have blew the camper over or the driver may have swerved to miss something or someone. The police said they were investigating
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:49 AM   #4
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I hope everyone is OK.

Just wondering... from looking at that photo... how the determination could be made that the trailer didn't have electric brakes?

While it doesn't appear to be a brand new model, it does have a slide out so it can't be ancient. Electric brakes have been used for decades.

Just curious as I see no factual way to come to that conclusion from looking at the photo.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:10 AM   #5
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Thereís a whole lot unknown about what happened here. I had a 6x12 cargo trailer with electric brakes, made in the late 90ís. I would be more inclined to think the trailer has them. Whether they were hooked up and operating correctly is another matter.
There are probably three or four other variables at play here, with a greater impact on how this happened, then trailer brakes. JMHO.

Possibles....

Speed to fast for conditions. Towing/slick roads/windy/inexperience.
Improper loading, or overloading of the TT and or TV.
Lack of proper WDH/sway control.
Outside forces like another driver and vehicle starting the whole chain of events.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:19 AM   #6
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Thereís a whole lot unknown about what happened here. I had a 6x12 cargo trailer with electric brakes, made in the late 90ís. I would be more inclined to think the trailer has them. Whether they were hooked up and operating correctly is another matter.
There are probably three or four other variables at play here, with a greater impact on how this happened, then trailer brakes. JMHO.

Possibles....

Speed to fast for conditions. Towing/slick roads/windy/inexperience.
Improper loading, or overloading of the TT and or TV.
Lack of proper WDH/sway control.
Outside forces like another driver and vehicle starting the whole chain of events.
My 1974 fifth wheel which weighed 4000 lbs had electric brakes. and several TT also older than that and around 16ft had electric brakes. so I don't think that was the issue. also I have seen several trailers being towed that should have had a WDH but didn't so I think your opinion is right on...
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:36 AM   #7
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Best part of the story: only minor injuries were reported - remarkable when you look at the truck.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:03 AM   #8
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Statistically speaking, it's about ten thousand times more likely they were either distracted/sleepy, hit an unseen slick spot or were attempting to avoid another driver/debris/animal.
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I'm also wondering what makes you think the trailer didn't have brakes.

My old beat up 1978 Coachman TT had trailer brakes!

Although I will admit they they always worked...except when I needed them most...going downhill (and I lived in Colorado at the time).



I'm thinking two things...

Truck not big enough for the load...

And the driver was not very experienced towing.
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Oh yeah...

It was probably also one of these:

"It was within the TOW RATING of my 1500!"!
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