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Old 05-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Couple unhurt after RV tips over on Tumwater Truck Route -- Port Angeles Port Townsend Sequim Forks Jefferson County Clallam County Olympic Peninsula Daily NEWS

The speed limit is 45mph just prior to the exit, seems like the operator should have been able to control the unit.

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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And another F250 toting a lot of trailer. That is a Carri-lite and they are not light weight.

At least they were not hurt.

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Good to hear no one was hurt.
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A sudden manoeuvre at 45 can be disastrous assuming he was doing the speed limit. Sounds like he was not paying attention to the road signs.
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The article lists the truck as an F250, but looking at the picture, the truck is in the background and is a dually, which would mean it is at least an F350.
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My thoughts were the same... the truck is a 350 at minimum. You can see the duals and the drivers rear outer dual fender is off.
One of the reasons that even in the car I tell my wife if you have to punch the brakes do not turn the wheel, everything gets hairy at that point.
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"John Sasseen said he saw the exit at the last minute and quickly turned the rig right off the highway, losing control."

I guess driving to the next exit and double back was not an option.

I can hear the words "TURN HERE!!!!!" echoing from the trucks cab.
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I have a point where I inform darling navigator.... "no way, find the next one", and don't even slow down or react to the turn.
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it was at least an F-350. the driver's side rear fender "bubble" is missing. the passenger side "bubble" can be seen as well a dual tires on each side.

`nuff said regarding the turn.
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There is a slight chance that it is an F250 with an aftermarket dually upgrade.
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I have a point where I inform darling navigator.... "no way, find the next one", and don't even slow down or react to the turn.
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The operator said they were going to a campground. The route takes you down to the waterfront in Port Angeles, no campgrounds. YES a good GPS makes life much easier.

Sudden movements are never a good thing for an RV.

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