Originally Posted by tuffr2
This had to be done on purpose as a stunt...just has to be because no-one is that stupid...are they???
Oh when it comes to stupid, this is no where near the limit (In fact per Einstein there is no limit, and he was a very smart man)
(or so the quote is attributed,Not sure he ever said it)
This video has been analyzed by folks who claim to be experts and it appears he was not going all that fast, the tow vehicle was or should have been up to the job it is not known why the trailer filpped. IF, as it appears, nobody got hurt then there is no reason for the trucker who filmed it to stop and very good reason for him to carry on.
Note that I have been there (Witnessed some super stupid crashes) and once I determined driver was OK continued on.
Of course in that case... Folks at the office were watching via remote camera.
That said: Why did he not apply trailer brakes? Well it appears several of us have had some exposure to professional drivers who know about applying trailer brakes to regain control of a trailer,, Others may well have studied physics and understand how that can help.. Still others have no clue and that driver.. Was in the "No Clue" group. That's the only thing I can think of.
NOTE: I once pulled a 2,000 pound trailer with a 3/4 ton truck (Dodge Tradsman van.. the number 250 comes to mind)
That little trailer given half a chance, the first time I towed it fishtailed like a very happy dog's tail.
Second time I towed it it "Fistailed" like the bed of a straight truck (Tracked well and true) Yes.. I did a bit of mosification (Reese friction sway control bar) and it worked.