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How To Tell When You're Going Too Fast
« on: March 29, 2018, 11:54:27 AM »
You might be pushing and pulling that RV a little too fast...  :o

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Re: How To Tell When You're Going Too Fast
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 12:44:32 PM »
So many could have been saved with a tap on the trailer brakes. (Then stopping to put a bunch more weight up front.)
Scott
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Re: How To Tell When You're Going Too Fast
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 02:32:49 PM »
They all could have been saved (except the second one with the boat) If they were paying attention. I wonder how many were on their stupid cell phones.
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Paul 1950

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Re: How To Tell When You're Going Too Fast
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 02:53:01 PM »
I wonder how many were on their stupid cell phones.

Or never learned how to handle or prevent trailer sway.  Videos like this are one reason we chose a motorhome over a fifth wheel, or a bumper pull.
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Re: How To Tell When You're Going Too Fast
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 03:35:51 PM »
Most of those, with the possible exception of the extremely large trailer being blown over in the wind, demonstrate why you must have enough tongue weight to tow safely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jk9H5AB4lM

I particularly like that aluminum boat going up on plane like it would in water instead of having enough weight up front to let the trailer's nose drop to the pavement.

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Re: How To Tell When You're Going Too Fast
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 06:31:05 PM »
Tongue weight video is spot on  :))
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Re: How To Tell When You're Going Too Fast
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 07:12:42 PM »
I impressed how well the hitches stayed together. i would have thought the tongue would pop off of the ball instead rolling the tow vehicle.