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Old 08-12-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Pop Up Roof Fly Off (Video)

Note to the pop up guys/gals...latch your roof before travel. That stinks for the camper and the guy that ran it over....Good air time though.

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Old 08-12-2016, 08:20 AM   #2
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in his product description, it now says "comes with central air".....
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Note to the pop up guys/gals...latch your roof before travel. That stinks for the camper and the guy that ran it over....Good air time though.

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Old 08-12-2016, 08:24 AM   #4
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That happened in the future according to the date stamp (11/16/2016). Someone tell him before he leaves the campsite to latch his roof on that morning!

Being the guy in that car that ran the roof over would have been fun...unless there was a soda or coffee in the center console!
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And I just read an article today (Road debris causing more traffic accidents), with AAA stating studies have shown that debris-related crashes have gone up by 40 percent since 2001. That was debris for sure.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:17 AM   #6
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Wow. I used to own a popup and did latch it, however I didn't do it as secure as I probably should have. Glad I never blew that step off.

Kudos to the driver that ran it over; he/she handled it well. That could have gone badly.


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At first I was thinking to myself " I hope that isn't a white van pulling a green trimmed coleman" cuz 2 years ago I sold mine to an older couple and the latches were in bad shape ( the buyer was aware of it), THEN ! Luckily after watching the video from the beginning again I noticed it doesn't have a roof A/C, so unless they put a new roof on it, I doubt its the couple that bought mine.

I feel bad for everyone involved, pretty sure the seats in the car will need to be shampooed.
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Would have been nice if the person recording the video had stopped to offer some help!!
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Would have been nice if the person recording the video had stopped to offer some help!!
I thought the same thing. What a wonderful world.
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And I just read an article today (Road debris causing more traffic accidents), with AAA stating studies have shown that debris-related crashes have gone up by 40 percent since 2001. That was debris for sure.
I got the sarcasm in your post (even though you didn't use sarcasm font). The bad thing is that stationary road debris is almost always the fault of the driver of the vehicle that hits it.

In this case it's clearly obvious that the General Lee was not at fault, however, give thme about 300 more feet of travel distance between the camper and the General Lee and then you gave a stationary object in the road that could be avoided.

For the road debris issues causing more and more accidents just remember guys and gals, maintain a high visual horizon when you drive. Don't stare at the car in front of you, look WAY beyond the car in front of you. Your peripheral vision will catch anything the car in front of you does. This way you can see what the cars or trucks 3-4 ahead are doing. If they are swerving to the left, that is a clue.

Of course most all of the RVers I see towing are driving very safe to begin with.

And for goodness sakes. Buy a diesel!
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