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Old 12-29-2014, 02:57 PM   #41
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Tire chains. Not sure if they were required or would've helped.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:20 PM   #42
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Tire chains may have helped but don't think they'd be legal where we are. Flat land and no snow, just the one patch of ice. In hindsight, I should've either stayed home or not pulled the camper. It really was a fluke accident and not much I could've done different in that time other than be in 4wd. But like I said, ti's was the only spot of ice in over 100 miles. They salted it 20 minutes after our slide.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:22 PM   #43
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It appears that they bent to the point that it let the hitch head come off of the base.
Exactly what b&w tells me should have happened. They said it's designed that way to save the lower hutch and of course, help prevent the tow vehicle from being pulled over as well in the event of a rollover.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:25 PM   #44
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Ok. Makes sense. They're required where I live. But that's only because if we're heading into snow it's usually for mile after mile. We get lots of black ice around here too. That's the stuff that makes it nerve wracking. Can't see it till it's too late.
Glad you're okay anyway.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:36 PM   #45
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Man jtstromsburg what i mess!
Glad all involved is ok!
Hmmmm i wonder if the second a/c is ok.... lol.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:30 PM   #46
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Man jtstromsburg what i mess!
Glad all involved is ok!
Hmmmm i wonder if the second a/c is ok.... lol.
It's amazing to me, but both the factory installed and the one I added are both still solid and in place. Can't believe how well things actually held up Even though it slammed on its side! Definitely totaled, but still seems square and all
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:37 AM   #47
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These photos brought back memories from our accident a few years ago - only it was our truck that went & 5 week old Sabre trailer stayed upright although did sustain damage & both truck & trailer were replaced! Like you, our guardian angel watched over us and we walked away. We were only into our send day of travel from Ontario, Canada when a sudden snow squall turned the road to ice & we were gone.
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Insurance is still working on this, but they're guessing the camper will be totaled... Shocker. So it's in the middle of SD, and they say it will now be towed, at their expense, to their salvager in Sioux Falls. That'll be interesting to see going down the road ;0

Not sure if they'll remove what's left of the suspension and tires and low boy it? Not sure what other options they'll have. I'm 4 hours away so won't get to see, but technically, it's still mine at this point. Should I be concerned? I'm thinking this to be fairly normal, and trust state farm, but?? Truck is still getting estimates done!?! Kinda wish knew one way or the other on it as it stinks not having my own wheels right now. Here's to an early spring, hopefully a fun time at the February Omaha rv show, and happy Campin to all you lucky snowbirds!!
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Glad everyone is okay, JT!
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Think it will be best in the long run that the trailer is replaced - so many unknowns when it tips like that. I would not trust the pin box after a force like that!! Although ours stayed upright, the suspension was damaged and unknowns as to the electronics, etc. inside the trailer although all "appeared" to be okay. Good luck - we came out well in the end and hopefully you will as well. Most insurance companies are great to work with but do your own homework and read your policy wordings!!
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