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Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by Hilldweller, Mar 17, 2021.
HOLY YOU KNOW WHAT!!!!
this happened right this happened right down the road from where I live
I've always wondered if ambulances carry fresh underwear to give folks for situations like this?
My buddy forwarded this to me... pretty unbelievable! I was trying to imagine staring straight down out the windshield... I’ll pass!
What you don't see is behind the wrecker is the the flat bed semi truck that tied off the truck with his load chains till the rescue people could get there. THANK the TRUCK DRIVER!!!
Just a point, receivers fail and if that happens and your break away cable is attached to the receiver, the brakes will not activate. I have seen people install an eyebolt elsewhere to attach the cable to.
I'm going to say 80-90% of campers attach the cable to the receiver.. but you are correct, I know someone who had their receiver literally fall to the ground about 5 minutes after unhitching in their driveway.. guess where the safety cable had been attached?
There's a liability loophole. No receiver or trailer manufacturer I know of SPECIFIES where the emergency brake cable must be attached. It is left to the user. I would say if you modify a tow vehicle and then decide to attach a required tow element to that modification, you may inherit that liability.
I think vehicle manufacturers with towing packages should clearly ID a brake e-cable attach point on the vehicle if the vehicle has a factory receiver. I used to use an eye in my bumper on my old truck, but who knows, in the event of a receiver failure, perhaps the bumper would come off too.
I don't worry about it too much, but it seems to be a weak link in the towing liability scenario, unlike weights.
I saw that from rv miles site, so scary, my palms would be so sweaty, I'd die from fear. They even saved the dogs!
Something like that usually happens when you try a make a right hand turn on a bridge.
They should put up a sign or something.