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Old 06-24-2016, 08:37 PM   #1
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I'm crying!!

Last year I had to replace my Wildwood because someone had a medical emergency and totaled it while it was parked. Got my new Wildwood to replace it last fall, got out once last year and Monday was the first trip this year. I was going down I-81 in PA when a very large road construction dump truck entered the road in front of me. It was going slow, so I decided to pass it. Well, it sped up fast and before I knew it my trailer started swaying. I ended up on the left shoulder and almost lost it . I must have traveled a 1/4 mile until I got control and stopped. The only damage I found was the step was smashed. I figured I must have hit a rock hidden in the grass. Of course the inside was a mess with stuff all over the place with a little damage to one side of the dinette. Today on the way home, I brought it to my rv center. They found a lot more damage underneath. Do know until the adjuster sees it and they figure the damage costs. I'm crying.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that! Thankfully, no one was hurt. Good luck on the repairs!
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Wow! Good job getting it back under control! Sounds scary. Hope things work out ok.
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How distressing for you! Please focus on your skill in keeping it from flipping and damaging more than just the trailer. Hoping all goes well with the adjuster. Good luck to you.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:06 PM   #5
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Last year I had to replace my Wildwood because someone had a medical emergency and totaled it while it was parked. Got my new Wildwood to replace it last fall, got out once last year and Monday was the first trip this year. I was going down I-81 in PA when a very large road construction dump truck entered the road in front of me. It was going slow, so I decided to pass it. Well, it sped up fast and before I knew it my trailer started swaying. I ended up on the left shoulder and almost lost it . I must have traveled a 1/4 mile until I got control and stopped. The only damage I found was the step was smashed. I figured I must have hit a rock hidden in the grass. Of course the inside was a mess with stuff all over the place with a little damage to one side of the dinette. Today on the way home, I brought it to my rv center. They found a lot more damage underneath. Do know until the adjuster sees it and they figure the damage costs. I'm crying.
Glad yo hear you are ok. Sounds like a spooky moment...
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:35 PM   #7
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'Stuff' is replaceable.....

you and the family are not....
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RitaB.. Glad to hear you kept control. I did that once years ago pulling a tongue light pop-up behind a Dodge Dart slant 6.. Long, long time ago...Very scary..

I want you to be safe so I'm gonna ask if you have a WD hitch with sway protection?
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Glad everyone is ok. I have found it is better to be behind a slow vehicle than to be towing to fast you never know when a crosswind or bad ruts in road will.cause trailer to become out of control.
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I hope this isn't taken as an insult because I don't mean it to be but why is everyone in so much of a hurry these days especially if they are retired?
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