The worst RV crashes and disasters we’ve ever seen!

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Yikes! These are by far some of the worst RV crashes and disasters we’ve ever seen. You can’t help but cringe and cry out while watching this.

The clip that starts at 3 minutes and 20 seconds looks especially awful – the RV hits one pole and completely falls apart! Says something about craftsmanship, doesn’t it? And the clip that starts at 5:05 – Wow! The RV drove away after sending a pickup truck tumbling! We don’t know what happened, but we sure hope that RV was caught.

Have you ever seen an RV crash or disaster? Tell us in the comments. Also, make sure to join our Facebook group, RV Crashes and Disasters.

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Joe
2 months ago

I drive a 42 foot motorhome and would say that most of my close calls come from people not yielding when coming on the highway. People just expect you to move to the left not knowing what is on my left side. This is why when we are in urban areas with more than two lanes I camp out in the middle lane. Once while in Texas I had a tractor trailer passing me in a two lane construction 45 MPH area and another tractor trailer coming onto the highway without yielding, it brought us to almost a complete stop and just about getting rear ended resulting with our mirrors about an inch apart. Lesson to the story drive defensively at all times, keep your speed to a safe speed (we very seldom go over 65) always lookout for the what if’s and when merging onto the freeway yield means you not those on the freeway yield. Purchase a tire pressure monitor system (it has alerted me to a low tire pressure on our tow vehicle twice) and know your tire speed rating.

TangoChuck
10 months ago

Ever wonder why you need to travel with your propane tanks OFF? Watch these vids.

KellyR
10 months ago

A couple years ago going across Indiana on the interstate, I’d spent hours of white knuckled driving in a severe cross winds (hands cramped). In the opposite lane a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer came out from under an overpass and the wind, or lack of, at that point, just grabbed the trailer and laid it on it’s side, staying hitched, and ended up with the truck standing on it’s nose. People shaken up but no one hurt. They backed up the west bound lanes for a good mile or better.

KellyR
10 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

BTW, I was in a class B, having a hard time keeping it in my lane at 45 mph.

Jeff
10 months ago

Reading all the comments below, all good ones.
NHTSA estimates there are between 75,000 to 80,000 NON-FATAL RV Accidents every year.
Suprisingly, allot of that number are Motorhomes or Motorized style RV’s.
The other factor that causes this many accidents is #1: Inexperience and #2: AGE of the drivers.

Safety should never be compromised!

Thomas
10 months ago

Amazing how those ball hitches stay connected. Just wondering if they had trailer brakes or controllers. Slow down the trailer to take the sway out before vehicle brakes. Agree, Hensley arrow or similar hitch but people don’t want to spend any money.

Rita M. Black
10 months ago

One thing I did notice in some of the “bumper pull” crashes, was that the tow vehicles stop lights came on shortly before the worst of the sway happened. I was taught that you should never step on the brakes, this causes the trailer to be faster than the tow vehicle and it jackknifes .

Tommy Reeves
10 months ago
Reply to  Rita M. Black

The brake controllers were not adjusted properly. In a panic, the driver doesn’t think about manually controlling the trailer brake first but if the controller were set to apply the trailer brakes slightly before & in a greater amount than the towing vehicle a lot of those wouldn’t happen. When I drove an 18-wheeler, that’s the way that the air brakes are set.

Captn John
10 months ago

Having been pulling well over 40 years I have a few rules ~~ never tow anything over 3500# with less than an F250, never pull but the lightest popup with an SUV, never pull anything single axel over 1000#, never own a TT again (5ers for many years), over 10,000# require an F350, over 15,000 use a dually. Never over 65 mph pulling anything. There are more but I’m all for safety.

Tommy Molnar
10 months ago

Many of these crashes seem to involve what I would consider undersized tow vehicles with short wheelbases. Just sayin’.

Fox
10 months ago

Just reinforces why I hold the maximum speed at 65 miles an hour and invested in a Hensley arrow hitch

Tim Pittman
10 months ago

It seems most of these crashes occurred outside the US. Most due to excessive speed. Almost all were bumper pulls.
One looks like driver rage after he tried to merge onto a highway. He was at fault and yet tried to damage the vehicle that didn’t move over for him.

Bobby
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim Pittman

There is some justice in that most of these idiots destroyed their RV and TV. They could have killed others with their stupid behavior. Speed is a great factor in the sway and not using a sway control and using manual trailer breaking to bring trailer under control. Even in the US, traveling 75 MPH or more is just asking for problems. I see too much of speed and wonder how they can stop traveling with a big rig. It ain’t the Indy 500.

mike henrich
10 months ago

Gotta ask yourself, what the hell were some of those people thinking.

Will B.
10 months ago

Unfortunately, the video doesn’t seem clickable.