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Old 04-28-2016, 05:25 PM   #1
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No one was seriously hurt- Be careful out there

A reminder to be careful out there. A miracle no one was seriously hurt

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Glad no one was hurt, but it makes me wonder what that cab would look like if that was a 5th wheel instead of a trailer.
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Arizona/New Mexico is getting hit with high winds right now. Find a spot to park and call it a day. Dust storms come up in a flash with no warning.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:39 PM   #4
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We hate driving thru AZ - drivers there are crazy. We've had several close calls in AZ but nowhere else and we've put MANY miles on our RVs over the years. It's not the RV drivers, but these large "farm" trucks with huge wheels that "own" the roads. Just be careful!
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What a mess, it was amazing no one was seriously injured or worse.
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We hate driving thru AZ - drivers there are crazy. We've had several close calls in AZ but nowhere else and we've put MANY miles on our RVs over the years. It's not the RV drivers, but these large "farm" trucks with huge wheels that "own" the roads. Just be careful!
That is an interesting statement. I have traveled and lived in many many of these United States, including AZ right now. Compared to what I have experienced AZ traffic is a piece of cake in comparison to the majority of places I have driven any vehicle
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That is an interesting statement. I have traveled and lived in many many of these United States, including AZ right now. Compared to what I have experienced AZ traffic is a piece of cake in comparison to the majority of places I have driven.
Same here. Where did you see farm trucks? Yuma? Yes, that's farming country and those trucks are in any farming state.

We, too, have driven in just about every state and even the greater Phoenix area isn't bad compared to some. Ever drive in St. Louis or Houston?
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I think it has something to do with license plates. When I moved to CA and still had KS plates, I had several incidences. We have CA plates on our RV and maybe that's the cause. Fast driving, swerving in front of us, etc. I notice when I visit my daughter in AZ, there's not much traffic and people drive really fast and if they encounter an RV, laws are broken - i.e. passing in no-passing zones, etc. By "farm" trucks, I mean the large Fords, Chevies, big tires, etc. type vehicles.
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Dust still hanging in the air in most pictures .

Truck and trailer ; no skid marks and no visible damage to the rear of trailer; looks like he wasn't even trying/able to slow down.
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The back end of that ford can't be very tough if the travel trailer did that much damage to it. The way travel trailers are built it takes nothing to destroy them, and it doesn't look any worse than the truck.
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I think it has something to do with license plates. When I moved to CA and still had KS plates, I had several incidences. We have CA plates on our RV and maybe that's the cause. Fast driving, swerving in front of us, etc. I notice when I visit my daughter in AZ, there's not much traffic and people drive really fast and if they encounter an RV, laws are broken - i.e. passing in no-passing zones, etc. By "farm" trucks, I mean the large Fords, Chevies, big tires, etc. type vehicles.
I have lived here going on 6 years and have never witnessed anything like that and I had CA plates on my stuff for the first few months. Are you driving slow in the fast lane? Posibbly driving in another manner that is causing issues? Something does not add up
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The overall driving in TX and AZ that I have observed so far this winter isn't bad, but the number of folks that are obviously distracted by their electronic toys seems much higher to me than in states I have driven in where fiddling with your electronic toys while driving is illegal. It seemed like every third or fourth car had someone with a phone in their hand in Tucson.
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Oh, it adds up - and "no", we're not one of "those" that hog fast lanes. We drive as respectfully as we can. Those back highways are pretty much empty and many drivers expect to "fly". That's all - no biggie - just an observation!
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I-10 is a terror thru El Paso. Cross border trucks don't give a damn about other traffic.
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