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larry barnhart

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Posted: 09/25/19 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge truck had a similar story once. My friend had his dodge frame break 2 times. travel club friend so I have not talked to him for years. He did replace that truck the last time we talked for aother dodge. stuff happens.

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ford truck guy wrote:

wnjj wrote:

ScottG wrote:

Pic keeps showing up with same TC and trailer but different paint on truck and different background.
Fake!

Not fake, it just happened twice. I watched the video of it moving down the road, complete with scraping sounds.

The other discussion is here https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29972773.cfm


Could you share the link for that video? I sure would love to watch that!

It was on page 3 in that thread in the Truck Camper forum I linked above but here it is:

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

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wnjj wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

wnjj wrote:

ScottG wrote:

Pic keeps showing up with same TC and trailer but different paint on truck and different background.
Fake!

Not fake, it just happened twice. I watched the video of it moving down the road, complete with scraping sounds.

The other discussion is here https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29972773.cfm


Could you share the link for that video? I sure would love to watch that!

It was on page 3 in that thread in the Truck Camper forum I linked above but here it is:

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


Thank You for the link.. I was not able to open the original, but got into this one.. OUCH ! That looks painful and expensive ! !


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This is what happens with too much weight behind the axle.......combination of tail heavy truck camper, extended hitch assembly and tongue weight, as well as having all the available torque to move it!
Just look at how an OTR truck flexes when it accelerates.


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It appears that the camper tie downs were welded to the truck frame causing this weakness. This is the second truck the same owner damaged by doing this. No receiver extension was used since this trailer has an extended tongue under the camper overhang. It can be found on the Alberta Coal Rollers page within Facebook.


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Toyota’s used to do that all by themselves!

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jfkmk wrote:

Toyota’s used to do that all by themselves!


No! Nature and poor design is what did it.

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Ozlander wrote:

That couple wouldn't just be sitting there if that was real.


Zactly what I was thinking. [emoticon]

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Extended warranty will fix it. That is if they have insurance for folks that extend common sense.



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Ozlander wrote:

That couple wouldn't just be sitting there if that was real.


There are videos of this rig driving around, so yes, they would. It also explains the background changes.

It's likely that they were trying to limp the rig somewhere for help. Heck it's even possible they were driving it normally like that, but still, they were driving it.

Apparently this happened not once, but twice to the same owner because a different truck with the same camper and trailer is in another picture with the same bent/broken frame.


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