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Posted: 09/23/19 04:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Over the years I have seen a few light pickups bent that way from pulling compresses and gen-sets, but never that bad. But I would think the driveshaft would stop that much bend...

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Same trailer and camper on two different Ford trucks. What are the odds ... that either is true?


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Posted: 09/23/19 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

Same trailer and camper on two different Ford trucks. What are the odds ... that either is true?


If he didn't figure out and change what caused it the first time, the odds are plenty good that it could happen again.

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There is a video of it driving down the road lie this on a facebook truck camper page.

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For those with facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/leona.pelke/videos/10157795712404669/


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Why would any drivers sit in the driver's seat as though he was going to continue down the road? How did the bottom of the box not touch the bottom of the cab corner in a bending position like that? And how could you drive it without modifications did the drive shaft because I wouldn't line up with the rear end? Too many variables for me to believe. Out there

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Can you say Photoshop?


haha, same TC, same trailer, photoshopped truck. So, is the broken frame even real?

I'm not an expert on either of these trucks, but shouldn't the frame be more stressed over the axle where the springs mount to the frame and bend there or behind the axle or where the trailer hitch attaches through holes in the frame instead of way up in the middle of the truck?

Others are saying they have seen trucks bend in the middle so maybe this is where a bend would happen… Given the fakeness of this it brings it all into question

Also, yes, the driveshaft would quickly bottom out inside the transmission and stop the axle from rotating. What happens then? The stress gets put on the axle? Leaf springs would hold the bumper suspended above the pavement maybe, what would coils do?

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The page took over a minute to open, but when I click on video, it will show loading for couple of minutes and nothing happens.
Is the video there?





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Video is working for me. There are a number of comments on the video from people who also saw the truck/camper as well as a couple moe pictures people took of it. Here is a still from the video. There is some pretty bad scraping/grinding noises coming from the truck.

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As far as the driveshaft, not sure about Ford but on our Rams the driveshaft is 2 piece which would allow for some extreme angles

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very strange indeed.
The photo of the truck with the two-tone paint dates back to at least 2014 (you can do a reverse image search)
At the time, it was discussed here.
I think I remember someone saying that there was a race car in the trailer, and a heavy toolbox in the front of the trailer.
The all-white truck seems to carry the exact same camper and pull the exact same trailer.
Photoshop is possible in a still ... but in the fb video? The video clearly shows the bent all-white truck. And even if it were 'shopped ... why?
But the other explanation is just as crazy: same thing happening to same person with new truck?

I do not doubt the truck was drivable. There is a similar video out there of a truck bent by a fallen tree.

Strange, this...


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