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Old 03-09-2015, 11:36 AM   #1
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Does this hurt value?

I thought this could be a learning tool for us all. I read it in my local paper.
Driver rolls new trailer on Route 44 in Raynham - News - The Taunton Daily Gazette, Taunton, MA - Taunton, MA
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Yes, the results are much better if you know how to tow a trailer when doing so.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:33 PM   #3
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OMG ! I would die from embarrassment if I did this. Would insurance even cover this accident?
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:35 PM   #4
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Insurance claim paid? If he had it before leaving the lot? Yes. Next year his rates will skyrocket! I was taught to tow by a friend - and also picked up a lot of helpful advice here and there. I think it might have been Pharmgeek who clued me in on the idea that some truck driving schools offer courses in RV towing. I'm sure it isn't a huge money maker for them, but it could be really good publicity to hook up with an RV dealer and offer spring safety checks, new driver courses (for teenaged to early adult children who are moving into helping the parents tow and spouses who need to take on helper or primary driver roles)... This kind of accident happens all too frequently, and would be largely avoidable if there were ANY laws in any states requiring testing of RV drivers. Of course we all hate more legislation and license fees... but RV dealers would do a great service to let lookers know where to get additional instruction.

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Well, you know "they" say you loose value the minute you drive a new trailer off the lot...

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Old 03-09-2015, 06:22 PM   #6
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Talk about an embarrassing situation! I bet that driver wanted to crawl under a rock and hide after that!
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:12 PM   #7
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kinda funny...in a sick kinda way. Hope he learned his lesson and will take the insurance money (if any) and buy an AS. jon
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:24 PM   #8
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After leaving off my hitch pin last summer and having to replace the Barker jack and slightly damaging my propane tank cover and putting a crease in my Tundra bumper I don't feel so bad about my brain fart.

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Old 03-10-2015, 03:50 PM   #9
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If you zoom in on the photo you can see the dealership on the left side background. This was the first turn they attempted.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:37 PM   #10
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Talk about an embarrassing situation! I bet that driver wanted to crawl under a rock and hide after that!
Wellll, maybe. I would bet he had an excuse why it wasn't his fault within a minute. It seems that nobody is at fault for anything these days. He's probably looking for a "good" lawyer to sue somebody for his misfortune.
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kinda funny...in a sick kinda way. Hope he learned his lesson and will take the insurance money (if any) and buy an AS. jon


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Wellll, maybe. I would bet he had an excuse why it wasn't his fault within a minute. It seems that nobody is at fault for anything these days. He's probably looking for a "good" lawyer to sue somebody for his misfortune.
Funny?

Someone has an unfortunate event occur and we can bet they are blaming it on someone else, or that they learned their lesson?

Unless someone has published an accident report we don't know the circumstances. This is unfortunate at best and hopefully no one was hurt.

Airstream or SOB's they all make up the RV community that I am a part of. Life offers daily lessons and we'd do well to be thankful for what we have.
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I was trying to figure out how in the world he flipped it there. But I downloaded the picture and zoomed in. Then it hit me....there's a 3' or 4' tall bank parallel to the highway. He must have turned as though he were not pulling a trailer; so he cut it too sharp and probably drove one side of the trailer up onto that bank and then rolled it over. The whole thing was at low speed as he pulled onto the freeway.

Still very embarassing. I'd go crawl under a rock!
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:40 PM   #13
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Sad. At least two things make it less sad:

1) Nobody was injured. (Pride doesn't count)

2) It's an SOB, not an Airstream...


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On the upside, it knocked off the snow on the roof of the trailer which would have flown off on the highway, landing on the minivan travelling behind, full of kids, causing the driver to flinch into oncoming traffic hitting another van full of kids head on.

Everything has a reason for happening; maybe next time he'll clean off the trailer.

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