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Old 07-21-2016, 11:00 PM   #1
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Travel trailer and a semi

So I played Russian Roulette with a semi on the way to the campground this afternoon and this was the result. Thankfully no one was hurt but the wife and kids were pretty shaken. Somehow after changing the left front tire I still managed to make it to camp and everything works properly. I don't know how fast he was driving when he came up on my left in the fast lane but we've all been passed by hundreds of semi's while towing and obviously I've never been sucked in so hard and fast in all the trips I've made. I didn't even have time to drop an "f-bomb" before I was into the side of him. I saw him coming so it wasnt like i wasnt paying attention either. Just makes another case for all you people towing 5vers lol. Just glad I was in a super duty! Guess I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, now I get to deal with insurance companies.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:10 PM   #2
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So I played Russian Roulette with a semi on the way to the campground this afternoon and this was the result. Thankfully no one was hurt but the wife and kids were pretty shaken. Somehow after changing the left front tire I still managed to make it to camp and everything works properly. I don't know how fast he was driving when he came up on my left in the fast lane but we've all been passed by hundreds of semi's while towing and obviously I've never been sucked in so hard and fast in all the trips I've made. I didn't even have time to drop an "f-bomb" before I was into the side of him. I saw him coming so it wasnt like i wasnt paying attention either. Just makes another case for all you people towing 5vers lol. Just glad I was in a super duty! Guess I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, now I get to deal with insurance companies.
OMG.

I have felt the pull before but never got sucked in. I am glad you are all safe.

What was your speed and what would you estimate his? Two or four lane?
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:18 PM   #3
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Glad you're all safe. Just got back from trip to Yellowstone and lots of semi's pass but nothing as bad as you experienced.

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Glad everyone is OK. Good luck with the insurance.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:38 PM   #5
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OMG.

I have felt the pull before but never got sucked in. I am glad you are all safe.

What was your speed and what would you estimate his? Two or four lane?
I was going 63 and I would estimate him at 75+....2 lane
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Glad you and the family are safe!
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I was going 63 and I would estimate him at 75+....2 lane
Wow, glad your safe, It would have been time for me to change my shorts. Did the police come and what was the out come they came out with, was anyone charged in the accident? Did the truck driver stop and pulled over to? ..
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Wow, glad your safe, It would have been time for me to change my shorts. Did the police come and what was the out come they came out with, was anyone charged in the accident? Did the truck driver stop and pulled over to? ..
Yes did he stop?
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Wow that's a crying shame! I can remember that "suck in, push out" feeling when we had our TT....all stopped when we got the 5er....it's amazing the difference!
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Holy! Fortunately, everyone was ok. Had to have been a scary feeling being pulled into an 18 wheeler like that. You're very lucky that you were able to make it to where you were going.
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