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Old 04-13-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation Disintegrating trailer on I10

A travel trailer fell apart yesterday while being towed on I 10 near exit 56 in MS. Unsure of year, make, etc. but not an airstream. Debris all over the road, caused a six mile backup. Something else to be conscious of on the road. Never heard of this before.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:40 AM   #2
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I've seen trailers in splinters, but it is usually the result of a collision or improper setup of weight distributing hitch and sway control.
I wonder if that trailer was rotten due to leaks and had never been repaired.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:53 AM   #3
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The guys that tow house trailers are the worse. They drive like they are possessed and you frequently see skins coming off and insulation flapping in the wind.

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RV accidents

There could have been any number of causes for the accident. Driver inattention, texting, phones, navigation, kids, pets, fatigue, driver inexperience, failure to react or over reaction to road conditions or traffic. Irregardless of the cause, it is a fact that like modern cars, RVs are just not built to withstand any sort of serious impact or roll over. The Airstreams do seem to hold up better in accidents although they are usually totaled.
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This was no accident or collision. The trailer just came apart while being towed down the road, sections flying off, according to another motorist.
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Rot, neglect, lack of maintenance maybe-
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I was on my way to New Orleans this morning on I-10 around 5:30 am heading west bound from Mobile. After coming around a gentle curve I could not believe that I was seeing a demolished trailer in the east bound side easement. I thought it was involved in a MVA . It was totaled. Felt sad for the family. Glad to know that it was not the result of an accident, and no one was hurt. Still I know it was very upsetting seeing your trailer fall apart like that.
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We drove from Austin to Destin in January ... If any road can disintegrate a travel trailer, it could be I 10 in Louisiana. Parts are worse than others.
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I've wondered about this- trailers that have a wood framed shell (something I've seen in old canned hams) and when they leak, the frame rots.
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