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Old 08-18-2020, 08:28 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Class A Crash

I'm not a fan of posting crash scenes....other people's misery....but this one is unique. The chassis separated from the body! Luckily, no injuries.

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Old 08-18-2020, 08:41 PM   #2
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incredible, never seen that before, almost like it was never bolted down.
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:51 PM   #3
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Wow, that really makes you wonder.

Think if I owned one of those I'd be at a dealer trying to find out if it was put together correctly.

Thanks for posting.
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:56 PM   #5
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Wow, makes you wonder about build quality
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:37 PM   #6
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A month ago we happened onto an accident on our highway that resulted in a travel trailer body being sheared off the frame. It was easy to see the trajectory of the SUV hitting it and understand how it was sheared off. It would take quite a forward or side impact to separate the body from the frame of this Fleetwood. Undoubtedly, an investigation will follow.
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Houston, we have separation....

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Amazing thing is the driver remained belted in his seat and uninjured.....
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Your sig line is very appropriate here.
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On this one,....not ready to say pilot error.
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:54 AM   #11
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I think if you drive off the left side of the road and hit an embankment, or hill, not sure any motorhome would stay together.
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I’ve always said a gas Class A is nothing but a trailer sitting on usually a Ford chassis. Not sure how the driver missed the steering wheel when it separated.
There are plenty of DPs that would stay together plus the bus conversions.
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I think if you drive off the left side of the road and hit an embankment, or hill, not sure any motorhome would stay together.
And that's a major problem. And, why we drive what we drive.
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I think if you drive off the left side of the road and hit an embankment, or hill, not sure any motorhome would stay together.
Luckily, we were forced off the 'right' side of the road...a little buckled/twisted, but together - no injuries. The Jeep lived on.

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