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« on: July 14, 2008, 05:41:51 PM »

Someone sent me this video link of what NOT to do when pulling a fifth wheel...you won't believe this. I am told that everyone was ok (hard to believe from the video). Makes you think, we'd better be careful about heights and clearance.
http://tinyurl.com/5d5szd
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 06:32:10 PM »

Hi BCF,

It looks like the pick up took the brunt of the canopy... Maybe the driver is ok??

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 06:35:59 PM »

... Maybe the driver is ok??

Not for long if they make a habit of not paying attention.  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 07:11:17 PM »

Probably the driver of the Setra coach that hit the bridge out in WA ! After the cops, company, DOT, whoever else got thru with him, he probably retired, bought that rig and set out for destinations unknown! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 08:57:55 PM »

I found out today that it happened at a drive-thru teller at a bank. It was the bank camera that picked it up, and the reports still say no one was seriously hurt (hard to believe when you watch it). Poor guy was probably getting some money for his first trip.........what a horrible way to start a vacation!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008, 12:42:12 AM »

from the video it looks like it only caught the side of the truck.

That person was LUCKY!

Can you imagine what would have happened if they had been trying to go thur the drive thur.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2008, 07:35:30 AM »

The structure yielded pretty fast, I wonder if it was built to code?
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2008, 08:56:06 AM »

Probably the driver of the Setra coach that hit the bridge out in WA ! After the cops, company, DOT, whoever else got thru with him, he probably retired, bought that rig and set out for destinations unknown! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin
Yes in Seattle, has happen so often the city put in a 'Over height' sensor with warning lights and bells. The driver said 'My GPS system said this is the route'.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 09:17:06 AM »

Suggest all unlimited clearance lane should have curb begin at a about 15 feet before and line up 10" or more outward with the Businessís roof far end.

It already may be similar in the building code? ?

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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 09:28:49 AM »

And in the last 15 years, San Diego built a 12 foot overpass at the new airport. Can't believe it.  don't ask me how I know this
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2008, 09:52:37 AM »

To the tune of "It Had to be You" - "It sucks to be you,... it sucks to be you...."
From one of my personal favorites by Frank Sinatra - "New York, New York" the big line "Start spreadin' the news" or in this case " Iiiiiiit sucks to be youuuu!"  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008, 10:20:55 AM »

I have to admit, I had problems in my early motorhome days.  I learned that I actually had to pay attention to street signs that extend over the road, that streets that are graded so water goes to the side also can tilt your motorhome so that the roof is over the curb making that telephone pole that leans a bit into the street is an issue, and long tree limps have something against luggage carriers.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 02:13:37 PM »

Thank goodness nobody was seriously hurt.  The stories we all could tell.  All it takes is a couple of seconds of not paying enough attention.  Like the time I was......!  AIRBAG raises a very good question...that overhead just collapsed.  No yielding, no bending, it just plum dropped.  Wow!  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2008, 01:48:47 AM »

OMG! I cannot believe that it was built to code. Any wind would have knocked it over. I'm glad no one was seriously hurt. That was amazing.
I'll bet that guy left a present in his pants. He is one luky dude.

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