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Old 04-09-2021, 09:47 AM   #15
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Let me know if you’ve ever seen a camper body completely detached from the frame while towing. The guy’s truck is still connected to the intact trailer frame.

I’ve heard multiple people complain their 2021 MY rockwood geo pro TTs have multiple loose bolts, which mount the floor to the frame.

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If you look at the video carefully around second 3 and up you'll see skid marks that look like the trailer was swerving. I suspect a poor tow vehicle and/or setup. The trailer was likely "wagging the dog", got away from him and slammed into the side of the road then detached. The trailer looks mangled as though it went over and flipped. Seems like a smaller tow vehicle for commercial use.
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But it's marketed as "half ton series". How could that ever wag the dog?
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But it's marketed as "half ton series". How could that ever wag the dog?
SMH...
Didn't check the trailer model or anything, but if a transport driver is rushed and driving 75-80MPH anything can happen.

I've gone 90 MPH+ a few times just to test stability of the 5th wheel, zero issues. A TT sucks compared to a 5er...stability-wise.
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Didn't check the trailer model or anything, but if a transport driver is rushed and driving 75-80MPH anything can happen.

I've gone 90 MPH+ a few times just to test stability of the 5th wheel, zero issues. A TT sucks compared to a 5er...stability-wise.
Speed very well could have been the contributing factor.
Aside from watching travel trailer demo derby's, I've never seen a TT detach completely from the frame before though.
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Well, if he skidded sideways at 60MPH+ and that flimsy box hit the guard rail, I'm not surprised at all that it's 100% detached. The frame is all bent up, so this didn't just fly off while driving.
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The trailer stayed together pretty well. But that is a bad spot to camp.

Yes, that is definitely a transport truck. I did not see any damage to the trailer. Nothing twisted like a jack knife would cause.

I agree worth seeing and crazy video.

Humm, a YouTube short vs Tiktok.
Did you watch the same video as I did?
The front of the trailer body is pretty well smashed up, and the frame that is still attached to the TV is bent up in the front.
Most likely the package got swaying on the slick road (snow/ice) and contact with the guardrail caused the separation.
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