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Posted: 03/28/21 04:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is the Ford crowd always this sensitive? Wasn't it a Ford hanging off that bridge by the safety chains on the TT? That was pretty impressive. Every situation is different is all I'm saying.


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The Ford F150 comes in many different designs, some more HD than others, with higher GVWRs, and higher RAWRs. The Ford in picture should have the towing mirrors, if it was the heavier Max towing version, like pictured in Mitch 150s post. The mirrors were part of the max tow, thru 2014, as were many other upgrades. No, truck in pic did not have an aluminum bed.

I witnessed a mid sized FW falling on a similar year Ram 1500, and while the bed was damaged, it did not look like that.

My guess...the truck pictured may have been moving at low speed, when the FW disconnected, causing much more force on the rear of bed, to cause that type of damage. The pic is not telling the whole story.

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Dropping a small fifth wheel off the hitch simply will not cause that much damage. As BB said, there's way more to the story.


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BB_TX wrote:

I think there is more to it than is told by the picture. And likely we will never know the real answer.


The real answer is easily found on the web. The entire rig flipped on its side with obvious skid marks and the truck on the guardrail. The picture in the OP is after the rig had been righted.

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No injuries. There were more pictures but they have been removed from where they were posted because the discussion degenerated into people ridiculing the owners.


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jkwilson, nice work finding that. Surprising no one pointed out that the truck was facing the wrong way on a highway in the original photo. Would be interesting to know what the official, documented cause of the rollover was. And it almost certainly has nothing to do with it being a 1/2 ton Ford. Isn't what's important here is that there were no injuries?


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cummins2014 wrote:

I think its a simple explanation here ,he forgot to lock his B&W hitch, and dropped it on the bed. This all could of been prevented with a steel Andersen hitch . [emoticon]


Funny... I was thinking it was an Andersen that collapsed. I guess we'll never know [emoticon] [emoticon] (okay, I know we do know since it's explained at the end of thread... just trash talking)

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