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My dad's old plow truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by luciani634, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. luciani634

    luciani634 Member
    Messages: 60

    1999 Gm Tahoe K1500 towing a 27ft camper the 2 tires on it.


  2. toyotaplow

    toyotaplow Member
    Messages: 84

    Ouch, what exactly happened there?
  3. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    My guess: Towing at or a little above GCWR, got sway after swerving to avoid a jerk, no electric trailer brake controller to stop the sway (or driver did not manually activate it), the tail wagged the dog...
  4. toyotaplow

    toyotaplow Member
    Messages: 84

    If so, that's one hell of a sway. The truck is spun right around facing oncoming traffic.
  5. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks like he rear ended someone first.
  6. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Not saying that happened here, but i've seen that happen. 3/4 truck with a stock trailer half full of lumber started swaying, spun a 180 and ended up in the ditch facing the roadway, trailer tires off the ground. worst part was there was absolutely NO damage other than a bead popped off the tire and i had to recover it. Pulled it out without causing damage, aired up the tire, got paid and he went on his way!

    Anyways sorry to hyjack! Back to the thread! Hopefully hes ok!!
  7. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    That's the problem...if you can't get control of sway, it's likely to keep getting worse until you spin or roll.

    I'm not saying for sure that's what happened here, that's just what the photo looks like to me.
  8. luciani634

    luciani634 Member
    Messages: 60

    The 2 passenger side tires blow out and he could not control the sway. he did have electric trailer brake
  9. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Makes sense. When both tires on one side blow, trailer brakes probably can't help and might make it worse. Of course when one tire blows the other ends up carrying more weight, making it more likely to blow.

    Let this thread be a reminder to all of us to always be aware of our tires' condition and inflation...especially on trailers and tow vehicles.
  10. campkd6

    campkd6 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    There probably some staining on the front seat after that wild ride. Glad he is ok
  11. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Belongs in the "Really Bad Day Thread", glad everyone is OK. Like everyone else says keep equipment in good condition and make certain you are using all the correct and proper required equipment.
  12. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I had a trailer start to sway real bad on me this summer it was a deck over pintle with a heavy truck on it. Scared the crap out of me It was going almost 2 full lanes and there was an 18wheeler right by me thank god I got it under control.