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Old 07-24-2016, 12:19 AM   #41
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Glad everybody is unharmed. You sure he didn't just sideswipe you ?? Your statement of being "sucked in" may work against you in a claim.

We lost a claim when my wife was asked by the other insurance company "how far were you from the line in the road" when my wife answered that she did not know how far she was from the center line, the insurance company quoted my wife as saying that she "did not know if she was driving on the other side of the line".

Be very careful of the statements you make....just sayin'
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:56 AM   #42
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I use to tow a travel trailer, got rid of it for the very same reason and went to a fifth wheel.

When I towed the TT and arrived at my destination, as I would get out of the truck, you could see where I gripped the steering wheel and the leather seat had a huge pucker where I sat.
Like said before a few posts above fifth wheels do the same thing. If you were white knuckled towing all the time something was setup improperly.

I tow our camper and use just one hand on the steering wheel. I also have extended tow mirrors and a camera on the back of the TT. I know what is coming from behind and just expect it to suck over a little... I have never been white knuckled though.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:32 AM   #43
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Ken --- I pulled TTs for decades with only one really white knuckle/pucker experience. There were the tugs from passing semis always which is expected. In the 1980s I started leaving a window open on both sides of the TT which may be my imagination but seemed to help. As for pulling 5ers the same forces apply but I have yet had a noticeable tug. Could be that I'm always towing with a more than capable for the load. Hope that tug never materializes
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:13 AM   #44
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OK gotcha. I wasn't criticizing. I can see the possibility.

Just........this is so bizarre that I am curious about it all. (You ain't helping my considerable pucker factor, I'll tell ya..........LOL)
You are not getting sucked into anything with that 3500 dually and fiver. You ar solid.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:21 AM   #45
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Like said before a few posts above fifth wheels do the same thing. If you were white knuckled towing all the time something was setup improperly.

I tow our camper and use just one hand on the steering wheel. I also have extended tow mirrors and a camera on the back of the TT. I know what is coming from behind and just expect it to suck over a little... I have never been white knuckled though.
Two years with my fiver and zero push pull from anything. I'm sure the dually helps but even in my 3/4 ton it was never noticeable. With my tag trailers? Yes, all the time.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:30 AM   #46
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Good job on making it to camp without injuries. It's funny how many truckers pass so they can drive 1-2 MPH faster. Makes no sense. Hopefully the insurance claim will be painless.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:13 PM   #47
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Ken --- I pulled TTs for decades with only one really white knuckle/pucker experience. There were the tugs from passing semis always which is expected. In the 1980s I started leaving a window open on both sides of the TT which may be my imagination but seemed to help. As for pulling 5ers the same forces apply but I have yet had a noticeable tug. Could be that I'm always towing with a more than capable for the load. Hope that tug never materializes
Sounded like you always were towing with white knuckles.

I use to keep windows open on the camper hoping it would help keep it cooler. LOL Now I just leave a vent open on top.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:21 PM   #48
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Agree completely with the dashcam. Glad everyone is OK, really scary.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #49
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Sounded like you always were towing with white knuckles.

I use to keep windows open on the camper hoping it would help keep it cooler. LOL Now I just leave a vent open on top.

No, only one white knuckle experience. That was in 1974, possibly before you were born. It was towing a 28' TT with a Plymouth Fury. Many changes have come about since then in TTs, TVs, and hitches. Best thing I found is 1 ton TVs and 5ers.
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It's sad to see a 312qbud in that kind of shape. So glad that everyone is ok!!
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