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Old 08-22-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Travel Trailer flips behind SUV.

No injuries but the trailer does not look like it faired to well.

SUV pulling camper rolls on U.S. 131 near Rockford, freeway traffic snarled |
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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A few years ago I saw a travel trailer that had flipped and the trailer broke apart and the peoples belongings were strewn over the interstate. fortunately they were OK.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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Wonder the cause.. Trailer looks a bit big for SUV but that should not have flipped it.. Speed too fast on the curve in one of the photos perhaps.

Oh, and I have driven that section of road...
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I did that once. Sh*t my pants too.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
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Same ol story too much tail for the dog!

Some iddiot salesman probably told him his TV could tow it just fine!

Newbies if you just have to have a TT go overboard on your TV choice. Preferably get a 5er!
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:49 PM   #6
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The solution to too much "Tail for the dog" is a bigger dog

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Those type of "accidents" are usually caused by ignorant folks that don't know you have to have an excellent sway-control hitch to prevent such disasters. That's why I tow my TT with a ProPride hitch, and my cargo trailer with a Reese Strait-Line dual cam hitch.

Speed is not the problem. I can tow my properly set up TT with my properly equipped tow vehicle at 90 MPH with no problem if I don't mind buying lots of fuel.

And a TT tows just as good as a fifth wheel trailer if you have an excellent TT weight-distributing and sway prevention hitch such as the ProPride, and you don't exceed the GVWR of your tow vehicle. Yes, I have lots of experience with towing both 5ers and TTs. A 5er tows better than a TT only if you're talking about towing the TT with a cheap hitch. "Cheap" is anything you can buy from discount sources such as or for less than $500.

So most of the comments posted with that article are based on ignorance and not true. The Nissan Armada is a half-ton SUV similar to a Chevy Tahoe, and they make good tow vehicles when not overloaded and when properly equipped with an excellent weight-distributing sway-control hitch. But most half-ton SUVs dragging a TT and loaded with family and stuff are overloaded - they simply don't have enough payload capacity to drag a heavy trailer while loaded with family and stuff for a trip. The owners try to get by with a cheap hitch, and some don't even have a cheap weight-distributing hitch.
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Dum de dum dum. Very common for tow vehicles that cant control the trailer. Soft mushy suspensions combined with short wheel base is a great combination for swaying, fishtailing and wrecks like this.
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I have a second rv. 21' tt and a nissan x-terra tv with a Equil-izer hitch system. Just returned from a short (700 mile) trip and I see no issues with the SUV tv if properly set up. Just a side note, this is not my 1st tt.
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