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Old 05-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Why is this posted in a Class A forum when it shows a large travel trailer being blown over?? They are totally different vehicles with different centers of gravity, weight and different handling characteristics.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Scary. What's even worse are the MH fire videos linked at the end of that video.
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One reason I will never again pull a bumper pull trailer.
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It would be interesting to know what the wind speeds were. I don't know of any manufacturer that specifies a wind limit but maybe they should.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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This looks like I80 just east of Cheyenne Wyoming. It is always windy up there on top of the mountain. Someone once asked when do you know when you need to stop when it is windy. If you are wondering if you should stop then you should have already stopped.
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Yes he should have stopped or at least slowed down a long time ago when it started to wiggle and waggle rather than keep the foot in it. Some people shouldn't be driving a Smart Car never mind a truck/trailer.
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Yes he should have stopped or at least slowed down a long time ago when it started to wiggle and waggle rather than keep the foot in it. Some people shouldn't be driving a Smart Car never mind a truck/trailer.
That's what happens with big HP and a small Brain.
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Old video but a good reminder. It looks like he was driving slow, so it was apparently just too much wind which can happen in that part of the country. He should have pulled over much earlier.
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Those break-away chains did a good job of holding onto the truck.
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Think its a bit unfair to pile on this guy as anyone could be put in this situation pretty easily. The wind may have just picked up recently. May have been looking for a place to pull off. Didn't look like the side of the road was much of an option. Plus if the wind could blow it over moving it probably would have blown it over parked.
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Think its a bit unfair to pile on this guy as anyone could be put in this situation pretty easily. The wind may have just picked up recently. May have been looking for a place to pull off. Didn't look like the side of the road was much of an option. Plus if the wind could blow it over moving it probably would have blown it over parked.
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