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Old 02-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:13 AM   #3
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:20 AM   #4
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Ya - we love our lil Scamp 5th too. 5ers tow SO NICE AND SWEET, right?



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Ouch is right! I guess he didn't know to hit the trailer brakes.

"He said the trailer rolled onto its side because of poor weight distribution and the driver's inexperience with hauling a trailer"'
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:23 AM   #6
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### AND ### I wonder how much of a factor his speed was.



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Ouch is right! I guess he didn't know to hit the trailer brakes.

"He said the trailer rolled onto its side because of poor weight distribution and the driver's inexperience with hauling a trailer"'
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We saw a fifth wheel that had done the same thing up in Paso Robles. The truck was, apparently, attached correctly - it was hanging from the upsidedown trailer.

I didn't get photos of THAT one, but check this out. Or this. Or this gooseneck version.
And my favorite - in which the entire fifth-wheel assembly tore off the trailer (this one's a commercial trailer, not a house trailer).

So...don't think you're immune just because you've got a 5er!

Speed, load and the side of the road, Baby - a bad combo with ANY rig.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:14 PM   #8
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Agreed that 5ers / goose necks are NOT immune. Not at ALL!!

I **DO** like that quote "Speed, load and the side of the road" - so true.

BUT - a 5er / goose is inherently more stable. And more forgiving. The TRICK is to NOT then push the limit until that stability factor is moot. Slow and steady is always better....

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