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Old 09-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Hate to see that! Son in law knows i love Airstreams. He 's a truck driver and this was on I-5 in California. Big Bummer.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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It breaks my heart to see that. Does anyone have an idea of what happened?

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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That is terrible!
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:29 AM   #4
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Oh, that makes me sick... Hope no one was hurt. If it was an Airforums member, hope they post what happened.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:04 AM   #5
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In about 6 months we'll probably see that trailer on Ebay :
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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Looks like a straight piece of road, and he did a 180 and ended up in the wrong direction. Unless he crossed the center divider.

My guess is excessive speed or emergency braking.

It looks like nobody was hurt -- thank God for that.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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Blow out? ST tire?

Has a solar panel.

Want to know the details, hitch, tires, brake controller, all the information.

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #8
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I wonder if they were traveling with a full black tank.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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That's a sad thing to see, hope everyone's ok.

Looks like the rear tire on the truck is flat, that could be a cause or a result.
That doesn't look like a really big trailer for that truck, even a small trailer can spin a 1/2 ton.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #10
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It looks like the truck remained upright... no visible signs that the truck rolled, but clearly the Airstream did at least 90+ degrees.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:27 PM   #11
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Letsee... Left lane and had to avoid a merge intrusion into their lane and ran out of narrow paved shoulder to meet the steep highway fill prism slope complete with eroded spots with extra loose ballast gravel* at high speed...

Some over-compensation steering and trailer skated well past the edge of the pavement, hit gravel, locked go frictionless, went all the way to jackknife as truck kept braking with two wheels back on pavement, popped the coupler and the chains let the trailer roll & dig in that swung everything around as it passed the tow vehicle...

No fun. I bet probably the hardest part of driving is knowing when NOT to stay on the pavement and just let the speed bleed off in the median, barring signs, culverts, bridges and the like...

*See the nice bright 'disturbed' gravel along the shoulder going back to edge of picture?? Its a shame the State can't be ticketed for contributing to a vehicular accident through non-repair of lanes & waysides...
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #13
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I hate to see any one having this problem, especially when I have one the same size. God be with'em

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