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Posted: 10/10/19 08:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RLS7201 wrote:

Wonder if that was a 3500 lb receiver the tow truck driver was lifting on? Did that MH have frame extensions? Kinda of scary stuff.

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I 100% agree with that. I would bet that tow did some major damage to the rv frame. If it wasn't totaled before it is now.

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Did someone forget they weren't driving their Prius?

Also there is legally no expectation of privacy in a public space.


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I can't walk & climb stars so I bought a Class A. Past time for licensing to drive something this large. Most states all you need is a drivers license. How many know how to do an air brake test? Hoe many actually do? It ain't like driving your Prius like 1320fastback said.


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Posted: 10/10/19 09:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't that a temp tag on the RV. Might be a pretty inexperienced driver. Easy mistake to make when you're new at driving one of these things.

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Yes the Georgetown has frame extensions. The receiver is rated at 5000lbs. But this is lifting it from the bottom of the receiver. A bit different. But still not the ideal way to lift it, however with the damage that was done there wasn't much of a choice. At $150k the damage would have to be around $100k (70-75% of its value). Not sure if that was $100k in damage. I'm guessing at least $70k!
And yes they were temp tags, they could've been coming from an older class A or are completely new. We will probably never know.


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grldst wrote:

Isn't that a temp tag on the RV. Might be a pretty inexperienced driver. Easy mistake to make when you're new at driving one of these things.

X2. Exactly what I thought. Looks like an inexperienced mistake. He would have been fine if he hadn't chosen that outside island. I feel bad for the guy. Makes you wonder if he's gonna stick with RV'ing.


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So, you hear the first crunch on the side panel and keep going?? Or was he going like 20 mph?

Wow.. That took some effort to accomplish!

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Another example of why there should be mandatory training, testing and licensing to operate anything larger than a car or pickup, or to tow a trailer. A lot of folks can't negotiate a Walmart parking lot in a Kia Soul, and the next day jump in a class A and hit the highway towing it.

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Sometime stuff just happens. This might have been a momentary lapse in memory of which vehicle he was driving. Luckily it looks like no one was injured, which is the main thing.
I remember at one station where I was filling up and the RV next to me was pulling out to exit after he had filled his tank. He did not exit straight out of his position and caught his rear overhang on the island guard. It ripped his rear cap right off and left it dangling before he stopped. This was a diesel pusher and I guess the damages amounted to $20,000 plus, not to mention the horror of having to listen to his DW about everything he did wrong and how this ruined the trip, gave her "age" lines, etc. I'm sure this guy's significant other will remind him of this incident for decades to come.

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Bert Ackerman wrote:

Another example of why there should be mandatory training, testing and licensing to operate anything larger than a car or pickup, or to tow a trailer. A lot of folks can't negotiate a Walmart parking lot in a Kia Soul, and the next day jump in a class A and hit the highway towing it.


Some people with CDL's can't drive either. So there goes that thinking! It's not about the size of the vehicle, it's about paying attention.

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