Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 11-27-2008, 08:53 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ceratto's Grotto's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NW Washington State
Posts: 289
I don't know any details, but it did not appear anything was fatal, (except maybe the RV).



__________________

__________________

The Hamptons
2015 Newmar Ventana LE 3436
2005 Mini Cooper S
Ceratto's Grotto 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 11-27-2008, 08:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ceratto's Grotto's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NW Washington State
Posts: 289
I don't know any details, but it did not appear anything was fatal, (except maybe the RV).



__________________

__________________

The Hamptons
2015 Newmar Ventana LE 3436
2005 Mini Cooper S
Ceratto's Grotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Crossville,TN USA
Posts: 437
It would be interesting to know what caused this unfortunate accident, i.e. blowout, steering failure, driver over/under compensation. road obstruction, i.e. animal , etc. Ken......
__________________
Ken Roberts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 01:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
LindaH's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,545
It would also be interesting to know exactly *where* on SR-88 (The Apache Trail) this took place.

Shortly after leaving Tortilla Flats, heading northeast, the road turns to gravel. It is a narrow, winding, and in places, steep road...no place for a motorhome!
__________________
2014 Winnebago Aspect 27K
2011 Kia Soul
LindaH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 04:03 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11
Workhorse brakes maybe?????????
__________________
Bussey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 05:33 PM   #6
Moderator in Memoriam
 
Kablewizard's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 2,361
It dose not matter who's brakes or anything like that, I have driven this road 100s of times very weekend morning motorcycles use it because of it's twisty mountain roads I took our 5th wheel up that way the first weekend we have the roads are narrow 2 lanes with many blind turns. If someone crossed the line with a boat trailer the only way out is over the edge. Luckily there are many shear drop offs and this wasn't one of them.
__________________
Jim (SSG US Army Ret.) and Cheri (TSG Phx ANG Ret.) Mesa, AZ
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab Diesel | 2005 Honda Goldwing | 2006 35' Dune Chaser 5th Wheel
Kablewizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Finhawk's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 1,480
So Bussey. What's wrong with Workhorse brakes?
__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 06:37 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ceratto's Grotto's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NW Washington State
Posts: 289
Linda, the RV was headed back towards Phoenix from the direction of Tortilla Flats, the road is paved at that point. It appeared to have gone off at curve the cars are parked on (1st photo). There was a small pull off at that point but nothing that I thought would be big enough for that particular RV.
__________________

The Hamptons
2015 Newmar Ventana LE 3436
2005 Mini Cooper S
Ceratto's Grotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 04:48 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 61
According to some VERY knowlegable idiot writing to the East Valley Gazette, this was OBVIOUSLY an insurance scam, since the people involved were able to escape.

Maybe so but how in the world do people become so darn skeptical/cynical.
__________________
lawdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 04:56 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 61
Kablewiz,

A rancher friend of mine was up the hill to some land he leased for grazing. While coming back he was tapped by a car and forced over a cliff. He landed (first bounce) down 50' and went through the windshield, losing his $200 cowboy boots. He also broke most of his ribs and one arm and one leg.

He was unconscious until about 2 in the morning and realizing where was knew he had to get back to the road. (BTW, the truck went another 200' down the canyon).

He used one arm and, laying on his back manageed to pull himself to within about 20' of the road.

Problem was, it was straight up and he could not make it. Fortunately, a young guy stopped to relieve himself and my friend made as much noise as he could without yelling. The kid somehow got him help and he was taken to the hospital.

Very scarey for him. Heck of a nice guy and was ok in about 3 months. Good pool shooter also.
__________________
lawdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 05:13 PM   #11
Moderator in Memoriam
 
Kablewizard's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 2,361
We have been up there a few times and saw bikes down, the last time they said he was no longer with us, most of those accident happen past the flats from the stream to the gravel, we haver seen where they will get a couple radios along the road and tell everyone when its clear and then they really fly, it is the guys on the crotch rockets, and the sheriffs department doesn't come that far out until after 9AM.

I missed the article in the paper, a real idiot you get lucky and manage to survive and its a scam. I bet they stayed in the camp ground across from the flats, nice park, but a real test of your abilities getting a trailer of any type back there, some day they might widen the road, but I was told they cant, and will never pave the rest do to an agreement.
__________________
Jim (SSG US Army Ret.) and Cheri (TSG Phx ANG Ret.) Mesa, AZ
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab Diesel | 2005 Honda Goldwing | 2006 35' Dune Chaser 5th Wheel
Kablewizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 08:05 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ceratto's Grotto's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NW Washington State
Posts: 289
FYI...
-----------------------------------------------
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">East Valley Gazette </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Motor home goes over cliff on Route 88

Gary Grado, Tribune

State troopers are investigating an accident in which a recreational vehicle went off a 200-foot cliff.

Sgt. Harold Sanders, DPS spokesman, said no one was injured in the 11 a.m. incident.


He said the motor home was traveling east on State Route 88 near mile post 202 when the driver lost control and veered off the road.

The crash site is near Fish Creek Hill and is on the road to Apache Lake and Roosevelt Lake.

Sanders said the driver was able to jump out before the vehicle left the road and no one else is believed to have been inside.

There are no lane restrictions, but that may change when a tow truck attempts to pull the 30 to 36 foot vehicle up.
-----------------------------------------------
__________________

The Hamptons
2015 Newmar Ventana LE 3436
2005 Mini Cooper S
Ceratto's Grotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 05:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,700
After my motorcycle wreck the Doctor was right when he said: "I can't cure stupid". I wonder if that guy's doctor said the same?
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 05:26 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
tom wilson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 193
6 new tires and the mh will be good to go again.
__________________

__________________
tommy wilson
1996 kountrystar
spartan mountainmaster cummins 8.3L
tom wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Bizarre Incident DonnaB Newmar Owner's Forum 18 09-05-2008 06:37 AM
Anyone been to Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week or World of Speed? CheetahGirl RV Events & Gatherings 1 06-15-2008 05:31 PM
Ugly black water incident floyd Class A Motorhome Discussions 22 05-31-2007 05:55 AM
Very Sad Incident 2Roadrunners iRV2.com General Discussion 18 08-05-2005 08:02 AM
Bizarre Incident Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 18 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.