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Old 03-15-2021, 11:55 PM   #1
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Honey did you connect the tie downs

This accident happened on March 1st 2021 on I-75 south bound between the 109 and 110 mile marker in Ohio.

Not sure what happened to cause this but it ha just happened you can see the truck with the driver out in the right side of the picture. It looked like a fairly new slide in.

Anyone with thoughts on how it came off the truck?
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Old 03-16-2021, 03:40 AM   #2
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The title of this thread says it all.
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Old 03-16-2021, 07:59 AM   #3
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Oh man...I am pretty careful about checking all the steps for loading or unloading but I know I can miss something. When I was trucking (28 years) I always made one last trip around the rig looking to make sure I didn't miss anything. That habit has served me well. Hope this wasn't worse than it looked. Meaning, I didn't see any other vehicles involved...
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"I always made one last trip around the rig looking to make sure I didn't miss anything. That habit has served me well."
I'm with Longshore. I always make a slow, deliberate trip around. I check up top, underneath, and everywhere else, looking for safety issues, something left behind, etc. It's a great system and only takes minutes.
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:34 PM   #5
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I think it comes down to a discipline. At least it does for me. I see so much of that lacking in today's world. But alas, that is another thread lol.
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:46 PM   #6
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I do a finally walk around and then SHE does one while I check out the inside of RV

Has served us well



And YES...think the title sums it up as to What Happened
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:55 PM   #7
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Iíve been TC camping for 45yrs and never seen an accident like this!

I check everything before we head out AND every time we stopÖ.fuel, coffee, groceries, whenever. Lights, tie downs, trailer hitch, safety chains, etcÖ..also double check trailer brakes BEFORE leaving the parking lot or rest stop.

Itís a habit every TC owner should develop.

I also bungee all four jacks while camper is on the truck..

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Old 09-16-2021, 12:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for posting that pic nvs4602.
Glad it didnt cause a pile-up on the highway. That would have been bad.

Closing thought. . .
I find it entertaining when TCers forget the 7 blade trailer connector and then pull the truck out from under the camper. The results are usually pretty bad for such a simple mistake.

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You would think that he would have felt it lift a little a couple of times before it became airborne.
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You would think that he would have felt it lift a little a couple of times before it became airborne.
Took the words out of my mouth!
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When I sold my 11' TC a few years ago a guy from IN bought it sight unseen. (I'm in VA). I talked to him on the phone and he said he had a dually. I told him he needed camper tie downs. He said he went to a camper dealer who didn't know anything about truck campers and they told him he didn't need them. Doh!
He showed up at my house with no tie downs. He said he was going to use ratchet straps. But, he didn't bring those either. He was going to go buy some but I live about 18 miles from the nearest place that sells them.
So, I gave him some I had and sent him on his way.
I never heard from him again. I hope he made it home.
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