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wapiticountry

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Posted: 01/07/21 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at both the damage to the truck and the damage to the fifth wheel I would conclude the Fiver tipped over while they rigs were either stationary or moving at a very low rate of speed. The damage to the truck is limited to a section of the side of the bed, not along the entire side as would be the case in a highway speed roll over and the fifth wheel shows very little damage that would normally occur in a roll over at normal trailering speeds. Best guess is the driver pulled off the elevated roadway and the fifth wheel leaned past the point where the center of gravity would maintain the rig in an upright position. Like someone else posted, at that time something was going to give and the hitch is the most likely point.

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The odd thing about the king pin is that it does/did not extend up passed the plate of the pin box, should be 2/3 inches above the top of pin box plate where it should have had some type of reinforcement.

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Posted: 01/07/21 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW, this is an excellent example why I hate Facebook. After spending some time trying to find the post about the trailer mishap, I've given up. Seems to be impossible to find a particular post, even if you posted on it. Anyone know how, I'd be grateful for a heads-up on how to go about it.


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Posted: 01/07/21 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

At least the driver of the TV in the picture was nice enough to provide the Popcorn for the discussion.
Yes I noticed the ACT II with butter in the first picture. [emoticon]


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fj12ryder wrote:

FWIW, this is an excellent example why I hate Facebook. After spending some time trying to find the post about the trailer mishap, I've given up. Seems to be impossible to find a particular post, even if you posted on it. Anyone know how, I'd be grateful for a heads-up on how to go about it.


That is just 1 of the MANY reasons I deleted my account years ago....


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Posted: 01/07/21 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What kind of info did you put in for Facebook to find original post?


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Nothing to put in, I don't remember the guy's name, when the post was up, or even where it was supposed to have happened.

I post hardly at all, so I figured I just go back and see where I posted. Nope, no record that I can find where I can track down recent posts of mine.

And people want to use FB instead of a regular forum. Thanks, but no thanks.

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fj12ryder wrote:


And people want to use FB instead of a regular forum. Thanks, but no thanks.

Did you know that there is an upcoming merger of 3 of the social media platforms?

Yeah, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are all joining to become one.

They're going to call the new company YouTwitFace!
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BobsYourUncle wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:


And people want to use FB instead of a regular forum. Thanks, but no thanks.

Did you know that there is an upcoming merger of 3 of the social media platforms?

Yeah, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are all joining to become one.

They're going to call the new company YouTwitFace!
[emoticon][emoticon]

That happened a couple of years ago and included MySpace...it’s called MyFaceYouTwit [emoticon]


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Posted: 01/07/21 11:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try searching your own name...I know searching other people will pull up their posts and I think comments from groups, so maybe you can find your own...?

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