Originally Posted by Jared J
Wheel came off thanks to the dealership not torquing anything after a rotate and balance. It stayed upright, went under the bumper, under the trailer deck severing the harness, and under the trailer tires
(still upright). It launched the left side of the pickup and trailer 3' in the air. What you can't see is the ravine after about 5' of shoulder. I was damn glad to be in a pickup when that happened.
That looks nasty. Glad it wasn't any worse, and you are here to tell us about it.
I had that happen with the front wheel on a 3/4 ton pickup. I was lucky that the truck pulled into the ditch, and not the oncoming traffic. I wasn't pulling a trailer.
That is a very rare incident that you had though, and not a reason for a heavier and bigger tow vehicle. We really can't plan everything we do for a worst case scenario.