Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2014, 11:07 AM   #1
Senior Member
Tomtall's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: S.W., Michigan
Posts: 686
Travel Trailer flips behind SUV.

No injuries but the trailer does not look like it faired to well.

SUV pulling camper rolls on U.S. 131 near Rockford, freeway traffic snarled | MLive.com

2003 Winnebago WFG33V Adventurer - 8.1 Gas, Workhorse Chassis - Medium Titanium Metalic

"For GOD'S sake, be human"
Tomtall is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-22-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
K-Star's Avatar

Texas Boomers Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Fulltime - Currently somewhere in the lower 48
Posts: 2,228
A few years ago I saw a travel trailer that had flipped and the trailer broke apart and the peoples belongings were strewn over the interstate. fortunately they were OK.

John, Joyce & Zoie the Terrier. - Fulltime since 2008

2017 Solitude 375-RES by Grand Design
2018 Ford F-450 King Ranch
K-Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 12:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
wa8yxm's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 23,989
Wonder the cause.. Trailer looks a bit big for SUV but that should not have flipped it.. Speed too fast on the curve in one of the photos perhaps.

Oh, and I have driven that section of road...
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 12:22 PM   #4
Senior Member
topdownman's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,469
I did that once. Sh*t my pants too.
Mark Anderson - FMCA 351514 - NRVIA
Louisville, KY
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH
2006 Jeep Commander
topdownman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 01:41 PM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,346
Same ol story too much tail for the dog!

Some iddiot salesman probably told him his TV could tow it just fine!

Newbies if you just have to have a TT go overboard on your TV choice. Preferably get a 5er!
Cummins12V98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 01:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
wa8yxm's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 23,989
The solution to too much "Tail for the dog" is a bigger dog

Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 08:08 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
SmokeyWren's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midland County, Texas
Posts: 3,587
Those type of "accidents" are usually caused by ignorant folks that don't know you have to have an excellent sway-control hitch to prevent such disasters. That's why I tow my TT with a ProPride hitch, and my cargo trailer with a Reese Strait-Line dual cam hitch.

Speed is not the problem. I can tow my properly set up TT with my properly equipped tow vehicle at 90 MPH with no problem if I don't mind buying lots of fuel.

And a TT tows just as good as a fifth wheel trailer if you have an excellent TT weight-distributing and sway prevention hitch such as the ProPride, and you don't exceed the GVWR of your tow vehicle. Yes, I have lots of experience with towing both 5ers and TTs. A 5er tows better than a TT only if you're talking about towing the TT with a cheap hitch. "Cheap" is anything you can buy from discount sources such as ETrailer.com or Amazon.com for less than $500.

So most of the comments posted with that article are based on ignorance and not true. The Nissan Armada is a half-ton SUV similar to a Chevy Tahoe, and they make good tow vehicles when not overloaded and when properly equipped with an excellent weight-distributing sway-control hitch. But most half-ton SUVs dragging a TT and loaded with family and stuff are overloaded - they simply don't have enough payload capacity to drag a heavy trailer while loaded with family and stuff for a trip. The owners try to get by with a cheap hitch, and some don't even have a cheap weight-distributing hitch.
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost SuperCrew.
SmokeyWren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 08:33 AM   #8
Senior Member
wandering1's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 462
Send a message via ICQ to wandering1
Dum de dum dum. Very common for tow vehicles that cant control the trailer. Soft mushy suspensions combined with short wheel base is a great combination for swaying, fishtailing and wrecks like this.
wandering1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 08:41 AM   #9
Senior Member
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: michigan-tip of the mitt
Posts: 1,439
I have a second rv. 21' tt and a nissan x-terra tv with a Equil-izer hitch system. Just returned from a short (700 mile) trip and I see no issues with the SUV tv if properly set up. Just a side note, this is not my 1st tt.

HR 29 fks TT, 1 slide, Chevy Silverado, RVM 167
Next stop?
Previous rigs..2 Pickup campers,2 TT's, 3 DP MH's
t55watson is offline   Reply With Quote

travel, travel trailer

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back Up A Travel Trailer VAParrothead RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 18 09-21-2014 06:24 AM
Just bought my first Travel Trailer Goneracin New Member Check-In 10 03-21-2014 04:12 AM
Where is the gooseneck travel trailer forum? Spud_Monkey Just Conversation 17 02-12-2014 10:16 AM
Travel trailer gdb1966 Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 2 01-06-2014 03:20 AM
Upgrade Travel Trailer Electrical BassinDmax Boondocking 2 04-23-2013 08:53 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.