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Old 03-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Too much wind, Too Tall

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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high wind advisories for high profile vehicles should be heeded.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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That is for sure!
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That bridge is about a half hour from me and is in Durham NC. People hit it all the time. It is still an active train trestle. There are other ways around not sure why people keep insisting on going through there.
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three letters, GPS. people will follow a GPS like sheep to slaughter. Never really paying attention to signs nor what they are hauling. Around here, a tractor trailer driver followed his GPS into a low, 11' or so, bridge, even though there are a lot of signs warning about the very low clearance. His comments on TV were that his GPS told him to go that way. A pro driver...yeh.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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Wow, who would have thought wind could push over a trailer that easy. My trailer (Wildwood x-lite 195bh) is quite tall compared to my Tacoma so it definitely has me wondering if something like this could happen to me.

Does this type of wind related accident occur often? If so, what can one do to help prevent it?
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #7
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looks like the end of that vacation. would hate to see the bill for that little bump to the bridge.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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Be sure to watch this to the end!!


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Old 03-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #10
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I do not know why I love these videos:

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #11
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I live 2 miles from the 11' 8" bridge in Durham, NC. Before retiring I worked a few 100 yards from it. Something was hitting that bridge all the time. It has waring signs and horns. Folks still hit it.
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Maybe they should get a smaller fifth wheel like this one. lol

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #14
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interesting
but
I found the first video a little disturbing when the guy said

"I want to see it when it goes over"

like he was getting his trills on


just a note from my four-wheeling days
I have heard that when we are
pulling and also getting pulled
possibility of a stretched frame ??

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Any idea where this is?
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Any idea where this is?
That's Custer State Park in SD. I don't remember the name of the road though.
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That's Custer State Park in SD. I don't remember the name of the road though.
Thanks - I'll certainly remember that if I'm ever in SD.
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We stayed at the Horse Thief campground when we visited Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park. I encountered this sign pulling our fifth wheel to the campground. Needless to say it gave me the willies. Fortunately the campground was just around the curve and long before you get to the narrow tunnel.



As I remember there were three low and narrow tunnels on that road. Here’s a picture as we entered one of them, without the trailer of course.

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Oakman i actually remember that sign from traveling in that part of the country. Scared me too!
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I finally remembered the name of the road with those crazy tunnels, it's called the Needles highway. This was another of those tunnels along that road.

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