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Old 05-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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A Very Sad Sight

Today, we were towing Lucy eastbound on I-84. We had just crossed from Oregon into Idaho and were at about mile marker 5 when we came across a terrible sight. There was an Airstream up side down in the median. It had separated from the tow vehicle which was on its side in the median.

The Police and Rescue units were already on the scene. We couldn't tell about any injuries. SuEllyn was able to take a couple of pictures as we went by. I hope that everyone involved was alright.

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Old 05-27-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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That looks like a mid 70's rear bath model. The axles and tires are intact. I wonder if there was a catastrophic failure of some sort or maybe the driver fell asleep at the wheel or lost control somehow? Hopefully all involved are ok.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:10 AM   #3
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Very sad sight; hope everyone got out OK. Does anyone recognize the rig?
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #4
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Bad deal! I hope everyone came through ok. On some selfish level I want to know what happened! What do I need to know to avoid being here someday myself?
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:19 AM   #5
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Awful!

Hope everyone is okay.



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Hope everyone was OK. Not the way to start the summer.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:02 AM   #7
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Sad.....very sad. These Folks know we all feel for them and will help if we can.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #8
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It looks like the white truck may have a stinger still sticking out from under the bumper. It may be a Ha or Propride. I doubt it caused the accident.
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Curious as to why no tag/plate on the AS? I wonder if someone had just purchased it and was hauling home without WDH or sway control? I have done that in the past for short distances using my F350 dually.

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On closer inspection, it can not have been a Hensely, because there is nothing attached to the A frame of the trailer. I see no numbers, so it is not likely a WBCCI member. 8 out of 10 Airstream owners are not members of WBCCI.
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It's hard to determine what was attached to the rear of the TV. There are several wires on the bottom of the trailer heading back to the rear bumper area. My thought on this is that it could have been for temporary lights that were attached to the bumper. This would be consistent with a new buyer towing the unit home.

Like most other sad pictures of this type, we may never know the details. We can be pretty certain that this Airstream has sadly seen it's last day on the road.
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I went on the Idaho State Police web site and saw nothing in their report. What date did you see the accident? wolf146
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I went on the Idaho State Police web site and saw nothing in their report. What date did you see the accident? wolf146

The photos were taken on Saturday, may 26, 2012, at 4:30 PM on I-84, Mile 5, in Idaho.

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Yikes! It's photos like this that finally convinced me that I needed to shell out the extra $$$ for a more solid TV and a Pro Pride.

I really hope that no one was hurt.
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