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Scariest pictures I have ever seen. We have always used safety chains and I guess I thought everyone always did. If they don't these pictures will probably change that. This couple would never have survived this accident.

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Wow that's staring at eternity literally.

Though accidents and detachments maybe rare, I was always queasy on that single-point of contact between the RV and may tow vehicle with all those weight resting on that ball -- until I installed a weight distribution and now I have 3 connections (5 technically with the chains) with that huge sturdy round bars of the WD.

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Got to love the British tabloids. Within an hour after an event they have posted an article, usually somewhat disjointed and rambling, with a zillion pictures.


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Fizz wrote:

Witness says they started to swerve...
From the pictures it looks like they had a luggage rack on the back of the trailer making it lighter on the front end. It could have been the tail wagging the dog scenario.


I'm glad they are safe. And I agree I think this was a tongue weight issue. Goes to show a 3/4-1ton truck does not fix a poor setup!


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Ivylog wrote:

OMG this statement is correct “ A safety chain connected to their 30ft camper was the only thing keeping them from falling.” The 2 silver chains on the right are the trailer’s and only the upper one is still connected under the gold chains from the wrecker.
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Good thing it's only a F305. A F350 may have been a bit heavy for that one chain...


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God gave them another chance for another day. I hope that they realize how lucky they are.


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That's probably the most excitement they've seen there since Evel Knievel tried to jump the gorge.

Those rescue guys from Jerome really delivered. It took miracle after miracle to keep them out of that gorge. I hope those guys in Jerome never have to pay for a drink again.


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agesilaus wrote:

Sjm9911 wrote:

I would have never thought that was possable. Wow, they got lucky.


The Lord decided it wasn't their day


Yes!

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Kudos to the fast thinking truck drive that ran the gold colored chain from his bumper to the PU truck’s hitch.
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