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Old 07-24-2015, 07:50 PM   #1
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But I don't think he's level.

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He's passing an 18 wheeler so probably going too fast.

When it started, I'm saying just slow down!
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
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ST tires are speed rated at 65 mph, it appears he was traveling at a greater speed then that
I'm not saying he WASN'T going faster than 65mph (very probably was), but I sure as heck can't conclude that from this video. The commentor must be a better man than I. I've done 65mph and passed trucks doing 55mph. Simply passing a truck doesn't mean anything.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:26 PM   #3
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He seemed oblivious to the worsening problem. I would have used the trailer brakes on controller to be virtually stopped by the time this dude let the sway amplitude be high enough to cause catistrophic failure. What was he thinking?
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Plus the junk on the back added to the problem. It is evident, he was a rank amateur in towing regardless of the speed. He was also unaware of the air currents when passing a semi. Just can't fix stupid.
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Crazy. It looks like he never backed off the gas or applied any braking at all.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:42 PM   #6
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Ouch expensive lessons........

Just a couple observations that do not mean a whole lot but looked like 2 gas bottles on the rear that were not very well secured & I am surprised the truck came loose...... a good thing for them...... I have seen numerous RV accidents & the majority of the time the tow vehicle stays hooked to the trailer.


Don't know the speed;

Any way last week a camper coming into the campgrounds in the south of Myrtle Beach area. Decided he did not have to wait with the other mile plus of backed up traffic and was traveling at a good clip down the left turn only lane. A mini van decided to do the same as the RV passed......... The mini van lost its front end the pick up and camper both struck the mini van The awning poles (manual style) struck several cars as the driver of the RV fought to retain control and stop. Took about 8 plus car lengths (they were sitting waiting). It could have been much worse had the RV lost total control or struck an on coming car head on............. Was less than 1/2 mile from the vacation destination just got in a hurry............
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That will buff right out...


Glad no one got hurt.....or worse.
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Crazy. It looks like he never backed off the gas or applied any braking at all.
X2. I don't see the TT or the pick up brake lights ever coming on.
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He seemed oblivious to the worsening problem. I would have used the trailer brakes on controller to be virtually stopped by the time this dude let the sway amplitude be high enough to cause catistrophic failure. What was he thinking?
Ding Ding...Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! I was thinking the exact same thing while watching the video. If he would of done this right away I'm pretty sure he would of continued on his journey. Do you think there might of been a possibility he didn't have an equalizer hitch or some kind of sway control? I'm thinking the force of air being directed around the semi was the cause of his problem, his inexperience and letting it get worse didn't help...
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Maybe no WDH, no anti-sway, no brake controller.
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