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Old 07-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #11
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Wreck

Glad they were not injured. Cutoff probably never looked in the mirror...
Going through Nashville 2nd morning of Branson trip had a flamer cut my Sunseeker off. ABS kept me straight and upright. I could have sworn I got a whiff of scorched paint. Or was that my britches.. Never mind.

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #12
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Similar wreck this evening on the approach to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. TV coverage was spotty, but it looked like maybe a 25' TT towed by a Dodge SUV.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #13
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Going through Atlanta a few months ago, had a car stop right in front of me to look at somebody pulled off the side of the hiway. Had to do a brake check and a horn test! I had nowhere to go except up his rearend. Lucky it didn't end my trip.



Not actually a question about the accident in the article; how much do those solar panels weigh?
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"Not actually a question about the accident in the article; how much do those solar panels weigh? " 25 lbs maybe. Not enough to make it more top heavy. I am sure they played no part in the accident.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:49 PM   #15
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just my two cents, but i don't swerve. i'll hold the line to hold my center of gravity and brake and lay down the horn. i just use a big truck F250. sucks they had the wreck, glad they're ok and glad they had insurance. as far as wildlife goes, i don't swerve, statistically, more people are hurt or killed by avoiding animals. driving defensively is an obvious choice but there seems to be too many idiots on the highway that don't see a travel trailer or motorcycles or can't judge distances and speed.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:39 PM   #16
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Slowing down to make a turn. Need to know what's behind you. But it looks like the Flagstaff held up well.


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...driving defensively is an obvious choice but there seems to be too many idiots on the highway that don't see a travel trailer or motorcycles or can't judge distances and speed.
+1 to that.

My only comment would be (as a motorcycle rider myself) there are a lot motorcyclist out there that think that the rules of the road don't apply to them. I had to avoid killing a biker yesterday when he deiced to use a right turn lane as a passing lane. He cut over in front of the car he was passing just as I was pulling out. Luckily I didn't have the camper attached.

It's just sad what the country is coming to with all the "me first" attitudes.
Just one more reason I love camping and the folks that I meet while doing it.
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Slowing down to make a turn. Need to know what's behind you. But it looks like the Flagstaff held up well.



OMG that is ugly!
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The 17 year old driver did survive it.
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It's just sad what the country is coming to with all the "me first" attitudes.
Just one more reason I love camping and the folks that I meet while doing it.
amen.
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