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Old 07-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Travel Trailer Accident

Wow, looks like everyone was ok, possibly a bit too much trailer for that truck?

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Overturned RV creates traffic nightmare on 215 Freeway in north San Bernardino - San Bernardino County Sun

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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That was awful...Just bought it in June...Just glad no one got hurt. Sounds like he was trying to avoid someone cutting him off and lost it. Could have happened with a big rig.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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That was awful...Just bought it in June...Just glad no one got hurt. Sounds like he was trying to avoid someone cutting him off and lost it. Could have happened with a big rig.
X2 on the "Could have happened with a big rig."
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The main thing is that all passengers were not hurt, and no vehicles were involved.

That puppy looks longer that 29 feet. Is that Rockwood Signature Ultralite on the back ?? If so, that might be a 8293SS, listed at 31.5". If so, a bit long to be pulled by a 130" wheelbased vehicle.

It would be interesting to know what type of WDH and sway control he was using.

Regardless, sometimes these things just happen.....and without injury to themselves or others, the people were very lucky.
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The main thing is that all passengers were not hurt, and no vehicles were involved.

That puppy looks longer that 29 feet. Is that Rockwood Signature Ultralite on the back ?? If so, that might be a 8293SS, listed at 31.5". If so, a bit long to be pulled by a 130" wheelbased vehicle.

It would be interesting to know what type of WDH and sway control he was using.

Regardless, sometimes these things just happen.....and without injury to themselves or others, the people were very lucky.
That sure looks eerily similar to our TT, an 8293RKSS! Roof and back end is exactly the same as ours. He obviously hasn't been reading these forums regarding hanging bicycles from the bumper.....

Glad everyone came through okay. I've always said you can be the most conscientuous, careful driver in the world; it's everyone else you have to be on the lookout for!
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This is a case where's it's probably better to hit the car instead of swerving to avoid it. I try to tell my brain that, but in an emergency, there's not much thinking involved...you just react.

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This is a case where's it's probably better to hit the car instead of swerving to avoid it. I try to tell my brain that, but in an emergency, there's not much thinking involved...you just react.

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Swerved once to avoid a deer and was REAL close to rolling my Durango. I've been told to just hit the deer, but you're right, your first instinct is always to swerve. Hope I'm never in that situation again, but deer are everywhere here in Wisconsin.
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That sure looks eerily similar to our TT, an 8293RKSS! Roof and back end is exactly the same as ours.
You got those 2 back storage doors on your unit ??
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there is a reason I won't swerve to avoid a wreak I'll ram into someone pulling out in front than try to avoid it I think in my truck it would do some damage but nothing like if I roll the truck and camper
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You got those 2 back storage doors on your unit ??
Yes, the one on the right has shelves and the one on the left is one big cabinet where we store our easy up and other tall things.
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