Oh, DEER! This highway disaster is WILD!


WARNING: This video contains a deer crashing into this trailer. The deer does not appear to get seriously hurt, but if you’re sensitive to potentially harmful animal videos, you may want to skip it. NOTE: If you play this video with sound, there is some foul language. If you do not like swear words, turn off or down your volume. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. 

Can you imagine if this was your trailer? I mean, not only is it terribly sad for the deer, but it just goes to show poor craftsmanship on the RV – the whole trailer gets pulled apart in less than a second! Deer can do a lot of damage to any RV or vehicle, but this is bad! Deer: 1, Trailer: 0.

We saw this posted on our Facebook group RV Crashes & Disasters and had to share. What a truly wild incident!

Facebook user Ken Tennis commented: “Never knew they built deer shock absorbers. Looks like they work.” 

We sure hope everyone, including the deer, is okay.

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Larry & Bev Lee
9 months ago

Good morning, Deer stories are crazy. My wife and I hit a deer doing 65 during rush hour while towing our Terry Classic on our very first trip. It completely totaled our tow truck, and just about tore the step off of the trailer. That showed us how hard a deer can be on a truck, it stopped us dead in our tracks, had to coast off the highway.

9 months ago

The deer nay have run off after the accident, but I doubt it survived. It most likely had multiple broken ribs & probably at least one broken leg, & other internal injuries. I’ve hit 3 deer over the years, fortunately, none when I was towing our fifth wheel.

9 months ago


Jeff Price
9 months ago

I couldn’t get the video to play!

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
9 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Price

Does it work if you click on the link here: https://www.rvtravel.com/deerdisaster953/ If not, try this: https://www.facebook.com/1525863817/videos/10221988868980570/ Sorry you’re having a problem with it, Jeff. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Tom Smythe
9 months ago

One does not expect the cap on any towable to survive a deer impact at highway speed. Luckily for the deer, it collapsed and absorbed the impact nicely. One can only imagine the landing beside the highway was not nearly as graceful as the “catch” in the trailer.

9 months ago

no video

Tom Gutzke
9 months ago

Oh, deer!

Steve F
9 months ago

Poor craftsmanship? That big of a deer is going to do the very same damage to any trailer regardless of “craftsmanship”.

Ronald Payne
10 months ago

Good grief,now thats what you call a hit and run! deer seemed fine,hopefully people in vehicle were ok and had full insurance.

10 months ago

No video.

Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
9 months ago
Reply to  Glenn

Glenn, look again. I can see it.

9 months ago
Reply to  Glenn

I’m unable to see the video, too, using Firefox on Linux. Loaded the page in Brave (similar to Chrome) and was able to watch it there. Not sure why it displays in one browser but not the other.

Sue Freivald
2 months ago
Reply to  David

on Firefox/Linux and it came in fine!