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Old 08-03-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Wind blows over travel trailer on Mackinac Bridge

I saw this on the internet and it appears to be a Coachmen trailer, but the pic is blurry. Hope everyone is all right and wonder if it's one of our members.

"Freak" Wind Gust Topples Camper & Trailer on Mackinac Bridge - Northern Michigan's News Leader

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Old 08-03-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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When your on the (Big Mac) driving (On the Grate) (Up drafts and Side Drafts) REALLY get your attention!! Add (Ice or Rain) and it is a REAL Deal!! The (Bridge Authority) tries their Best to Alert of Danger,BUT (Mother Nature) has her own ways! Youroo!!

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Old 08-03-2015, 11:40 AM   #3
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I went over that grate on a motorcycle once . . . . ONCE!
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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Love the title. Camper and trailer? One and the same I'd say Later RJD
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:36 PM   #5
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That is really scary. Opens your eyes up to what can happen. Everyone be careful & stay safe.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
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Mackinac Bridge reopened to traffic : News : More than one involved. Story says no injuries which is great.. I've driven on the grates with tt behind in storm when my TT became weightless behind my truck and thought that break away hitch might be useful at time. Combination of lift and sudden impact of side winds makes gives a strange sensation of tt not being there anymore.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:42 PM   #7
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I saw it on the news this morning. They said the wind gust was 65 miles per hour.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:54 PM   #8
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I was up there this last weekend. Had some pretty severe storms move through. Wasn't on the bridge at the time, was just south of it. Wonder if the storms had something to do with it. We have been escorted across the bridge several times due to the wind conditions....scary stuff.

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Old 08-03-2015, 07:26 PM   #9
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we were camping an hour south of there. the storms that rolled through were pretty bad. indian river jellystone park is a half hour south and two people were hit by lightning and one by a falling tree at the park. the lightening blew three transformers in the park and the evacuated the park. we were supposed to be there but cancelled last weekend and went to gaylord instead. sure are glad we changed plans.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:16 PM   #10
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We have crossed twice this year and due to construction had to stay in the grated lame. I actually feel better with our 7000 lb trailer than I did with our 24 foot criuse lite we had that was only around 4000 lbs. we crossed with it last year in a 40 mph wind. They had the warning signs on and had trucks and rvs at very limited speeds.

Years ago some lady had her little car blow right off the bridge. Scary.

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