"they don't roll over too well"... - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-12-2016, 04:27 PM   #1
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"they don't roll over too well"...

that was the comment from the tow truck operator who brought this in....

happened on the Inland Island Highway
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:25 PM   #2
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That's sad. What happened?
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:33 PM   #3
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Hey, the door is still good. What's the problem?
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:17 PM   #4
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Dang, some brands just do better at rolling over than others :- 0

..... this one did a ooopppps on the week-end in Idaho.

Thats a Lexus SUV and a 19' Bambi.....
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Once saw a mobile home that rolled on a clover leaf. There was nothing but a bunch of wood and insulation smeared down the embankment.
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In the end, totaled is totaled. The insurance company will get more in salvage from the Airstream, but they will be paying out more, too.

One mainly hopes the people were able to walk away.
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Dang, some brands just do better at rolling over than others :- 0

..... this one did a ooopppps on the week-end in Idaho.

Thats a Lexus SUV and a 19' Bambi.....
Hi: Carol H...At least the trailer will "Buff out". I've got some great aluminium cleaner too.
I thought you were supposed to keep the rubber side down?
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Dang, some brands just do better at rolling over than others :- 0

..... this one did a ooopppps on the week-end in Idaho.

Thats a Lexus SUV and a 19' Bambi.....
I'm amazed that they're still connected.
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Hi: Carol H...At least the trailer will "Buff out". I've got some great aluminium cleaner too.

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Yup it just needs a good rivet gun, a big box of rivets & few new panels and its all fixed!

Not so sure about the Lexus though

BTW the good news is that apparently the party driving was not seriously hurt.
Details/cause of the accident not known other than conditions where said to be fairly windy at the time & an unapproved (not made/designed for Airstream) bike rack and bikes on the rear.
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I have seen a few stick builts that crashed, and all were just a trailer of debris. This is one good thing about a moulded fibreglass, in that it most likely will stay mostly intact, though with the contents scrambled.
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I'm amazed that they're still connected.
Yup lots of speculation as to what WDH they where using - for sure not a ProPride or Hensley due to the shape/style - some suggest possible an Anderson.
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Yup lots of speculation as to what WDH they where using - for sure not a ProPride or Hensley due to the shape/style - some suggest possible an Anderson.
The only WDH I have ever owned is an Anderson, and pretty sure that is not one.

On zooming in, damage is WAY worse than I first though looking at it.
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"scrambled" eggs? LOL!
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I doubt molded fiberglass would fare much better. I recall this one from a while back (resulting from a tire blowout, according to the post):
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Scambled egg, indeed!

Of course, being fiberglass, you could put Humpty Dumpty together again. But I'm having a hard time imagining any molded fiberglass trailer rolling at highway speeds and not being a total loss for insurance purposes. Or any other build type, for that matter. The thread title says it all.
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