Video: Trailer flips, tumbles on highway

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It doesn’t appear any harm came to humans in this travel trailer wipeout, but the RV surely didn’t fare well. You can’t tell exactly what caused this accident, but the driver obviously didn’t deal well with the situation.

Let this be a reminder to you why passengers are not allowed to ride in moving travel trailers. Oh, don’t even think about how bad the outcome would have been in that case.

 

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Cindy
2 months ago

Looks like maybe the slide was starting to come out when this all happened. Maybe shifted center of gravity. We don’t see enough of the beginning to be sure.

Ada Tolar
2 months ago

It looks to us that the rv is too much for the suv. We have an suv and looked at what we could tow and nothing was as large as this one. Just my thinking.

Captn John
2 months ago

His lane was ending, took the middle land instead of the inside lane. Cut too hard, cut too fast, not enough TV for the trailer. Darwin will get him yet.

John Koenig
2 months ago

OUCH! I cringe when I see vehicles towing trailers that are VERY likely to be exceeding the speed rating of the trailer tires (MANY trailer tires have speed ratings of 65 MPH or LESS). Simply an accident waiting to happen. The abrupt lane change visible in this video sure didn’t help.

Judy S
2 months ago

That’s horrifying and I learned a lot from others’ comments! I don’t pull a trailer and didn’t see all the things others pointed out until watching it again.

bounder
2 months ago

Have seen several like this, driving too fast!

Thomas
2 months ago

Amazing how the tow vehicle never really flipped while the trailer went on both sides and still stayed attached. The propane cover flew off but both tanks ,although lose stayed attached to their hoses.

Marty
2 months ago

And some ask what’s the big deal about transporting pets inside a TT…They should see this. A loose pet or even crated would have been thrown around inside not to mention traumatized. Had there been a hole a loose pet who survived would have escaped onto a highway to either to be killed or run away in fear.

Jillie
2 years ago

Being a school bus driver I can see it from the moment he lane changed. Stupid is as stupid does. Inexperience is what does a trailer in. Glad I have less then 25 feet to deal with.

PeteD
2 years ago

Wheel base vs trailer length

TP
2 years ago

Amazing how the propane tanks get flip around and are still dangling at the end of the video.

Roger Marble
2 years ago

As an engineer experienced in vehicle dynamics I agree with John Snell. At 0:10 sec you can see the SUV at an extreme angle crossing lanes.

Mike A Schwab
2 years ago

Too much weight in the rear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jk9H5AB4lM

John Snell
2 years ago

I think it’s obvious, this was a sharp lane change and not gradual. Looks like a knee jerk reaction.

Jim Blevins
2 years ago

you have to ask yourself, where did the video come from? probably from a dash cam in a Semi truck! I get your email every sat and a lot of the talk at times is about Trucks and Truck drivers driving to fast or blowing your camper around and how those trucks just make RVing dangerous! Well I love RVing AND have been a Trucking Company owner 40 years. Yes truck drivers can be a problem but MOST of the time the average driver causes the most problems on the hiway and the stats prove my point. This poor guy run out of talent and has not near enough truck to be pulling a camper that size. Next time you get gas or groceries or go pickout your new camper or camper gadget Say thanks to all the truckers that work 24/7 to keep your shelves stocked. Ive been a lot of places in my RV and one of my Trucks and I know what im talking about. More training and attention to the vehicle pulling and the size of the camper and there will be less RVing accidents

Grandpa5x
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim Blevins

Amen brother

GeorgeR
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim Blevins

I’ve been RVing for over 30 years and have always found truckers to be very courteous to RV’s. As a consequence, I go out of my way to return the favor…i.e., flashing the headlights when they pass so they know when they are clear and can pull back in front of me, adjusting my speed and flashing the headlights or moving over to allow them to get on the highway from an on-ramp, and moving over to allow them to go by me when they can. I figure this is just normal highway etiquette, especially when I’m going slower than most of the other traffic. Yes, there is an air wake that hits the trailer when the big rigs pass, but if you’re paying attention and ready for it, there shouldn’t be any problem.