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Old 08-31-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Saw a ruined weekend

Big tie-up on I70 in Maryland today westbound ( I was heading east).

Blue Chevy Trailblazer pulling a 12' pop up had wrecked and had the interstate backed up for at least 10 miles. From the damage, looks like he clipped a car he was trying to pass, but I don't know for sure. Don't think anyone hurt - car was in-tact, but the trailer was a wreck. Both on flatbeds by the time I drove by.

It's easy to forget that trailer is behind you - don't!
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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What a horrible trip! Best wishes to whoever they are.

I too have a Chevy Trailblazer and find that pulling my PopUp is a breeze. I can see how easy it would be to underestimate your maneuvering, but you always need to be aware it's back there. And your surroundings as well.
My dad was an 18 wheeler, so I guess something rubbed on me. More times than I care to admit, I heard...... "check those mirrors!" Thanks, Dad! LOL.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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You're not driving the truck, you're driving the trailer! The truck simply pulls the trailer. Check ALL the mirrors.

That was the best advise my mentor gave me. Salute to anybody that is a professional driver.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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Wrecked,vacation ruined

Got my RV wrecked sitting in front of my house hooked up to my truck,ready for vacation.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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Wtf...... Happened????
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #6
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Got my RV wrecked sitting in front of my house hooked up to my truck,ready for vacation.
Huh??? How 'bout a photo?
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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High wind will put a damper on a trip also! Youroo!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:47 AM   #8
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oooh. the old apache took a hit!

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #9
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Here is photo of ruined vacation.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #10
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This was also a ruined vacation.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:25 PM   #11
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This was also a ruined vacation.
These photos look a like the houses hurt in a windstorm a couple years ago I southeastern SD.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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This was also a ruined vacation.
Seeing those treehouses brings back images I have all too well of many, many houses around here in Hattiesburg the days after Katrina.

That for sure was no vacation!
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