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Old 10-29-2019, 06:21 PM   #1
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Truck towing 5th wheel collapse in Tucson

This morning (Oct 29) just east of Tucson, on I-10, I saw a pickup towing a 5th wheeler collapse in a driving lane. The truck frame completely collapsed just behind tne truck cab, mashed all the way to the roadbed. It was west bound, I was east bound when l drove past it. It was so quick I could not snap a photo. I'm hoping someone from the Tucson area can post a news photo or something. I couldn't tell if the collapse was secondary to another crash or the result of a grossly over-loaded tow vehicle. Inquiring minds would like to know.
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This morning (Oct 29) just east of Tucson, on I-10, I saw a pickup towing a 5th wheeler collapse in a driving lane. The truck frame completely collapsed just behind tne truck cab, mashed all the way to the roadbed. It was west bound, I was east bound when l drove past it. It was so quick I could not snap a photo. I'm hoping someone from the Tucson area can post a news photo or something. I couldn't tell if the collapse was secondary to another crash or the result of a grossly over-loaded tow vehicle. Inquiring minds would like to know.

Old truck? With a rusted frame?? Could you tell the make & approximate year?
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Old truck? With a rusted frame?? Could you tell the make & approximate year?
I don't know, I'm hoping someone local can fill in some details. I was in traffic, towing, and going the opposite direction. I just saw it as I zipped past.
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I've been unable to locate any info online. Wish I could find more detail.
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Couldn't have been local

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Old truck? With a rusted frame?? Could you tell the make & approximate year?
Arizona trucks don't rust.
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Do we know it to be an "Arizona truck?"
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Do Dodges rust in Arizona?

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See alot of older Chevys with bowed frames, bed is against the cab. Weak C-channel frames that rust quick.
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Interested in seeing what you find out.
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Do we know it to be an "Arizona truck?"
I don't know. I'm hoping someone got a picture or news article. I've found nothing.
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The older Chevy problem is the rear cab mounts rusting out and dropping the cab. The frames are pretty stout, the cab corners and rocker panels not so much.
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This is true . Been there sold that.
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The older Chevy problem is the rear cab mounts rusting out and dropping the cab. The frames are pretty stout, the cab corners and rocker panels not so much.
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