Tuesday, November 28, 2023


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.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Larry & Bev Lee (@guest_84633)
3 years 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.

Fred (@guest_84607)
3 years 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.

Cindy (@guest_84318)
3 years ago


Jeff Price (@guest_83978)
3 years ago

I couldn’t get the video to play!

RV Staff
3 years 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 (@guest_83976)
3 years 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.

steve (@guest_83895)
3 years ago

no video

Tom Gutzke (@guest_83821)
3 years ago

Oh, deer!

Steve F (@guest_83793)
3 years ago

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

Ronald Payne (@guest_83682)
3 years 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.

Glenn (@guest_83649)
3 years ago

No video.

Chuck Woodbury
3 years ago
Reply to  Glenn

Glenn, look again. I can see it.

David (@guest_83816)
3 years 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 (@guest_113755)
2 years ago
Reply to  David

on Firefox/Linux and it came in fine!

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