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Old 07-19-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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Man pinned between camper & tow vehicle

Be careful out there folks. Take your time and be sure you do not forget any important steps when setting up or breaking camp. Thoughts and prayers for this family.

Vernal man dies after being pinned between vehicle and camper | Deseret News

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Old 07-19-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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That is so tragic. Thanks for posting. Even though we're always careful, it's nice to have a reminder that safety comes first.

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Old 07-19-2015, 11:24 AM   #3
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Not just campers and vehicles, but any thing that is towed. One must never get in the habit of walking between the two. I have seen too many get injured/killed by being between vehicles.
Prayers to the family!!!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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That's horrible!
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #5
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We all tend to forget that it is the little things you forget will get you killed also.

Good reminder to us all to pay attention!
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:10 PM   #6
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There are times (Hooking an unhooking) where you MUST put yourself between Towed and Tower.. As the artricle concludes.. ALWAYS set the brakes and double check them first.

USUALLY when I'm setting up I will not unhook till the brakes are set, Towed engine off, Jacks down, Slides out and so on. Then I unhook and set the brakes on the towed as well.. I did not. thankfully the only "Damage" is a small dent.
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:43 PM   #7
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Be careful with jacks, too. A friend died when the jack slipped and the RV fell on him.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:01 PM   #8
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As a still working FF/EMT-P, I have seen many of these incidents. Jacks are for lifting a load, not supporting one. Always use jack stands or shoring. And never get between two moving objects without using blocks/chocks/anchors.
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This is just awful. So sorry to hear this. RIP.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:16 PM   #10
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So sad to see something like this happen. Prayers for his family.
When I first started using a toad, I would stand behind the MH while my DW would drive the toad up behind the MH, and I would motion her up to the proper distance for the hook up.
BUT, after a few hook ups, I thought that was NOT a smart position for me to get between the MH and the approaching car.
I know my DW would never do anything intentionally to harm me, but accidents do happen.
SO, now i always stand to the side to position the toad correctly and only get between the two vehicles when the toad is stopped and the brake is applied.
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So sorry for his friends and family.

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