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Old 09-26-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Please share your fun photos here. Topics could include: unique coaches, bumper stickers, or just about anything. I'll start--




We saw this bumper sticker and just had to share it with everyone. No, the license plates don't really look that way, I had fun blurring the image to protect the privacy of the vehicle owner.

What photos do you have to share?
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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I love the paint job on this one!
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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I love the paint job on this one!
My guess, it probably isn't paint but Vinyl wrap.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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Please share your fun photos here. Topics could include: unique coaches, bumper stickers, or just about anything. I'll start--




We saw this bumper sticker and just had to share it with everyone. No, the license plates don't really look that way, I had fun blurring the image to protect the privacy of the vehicle owner.

What photos do you have to share?
Did you know that there is software out there that can undo that in any photo?
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:25 PM   #5
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:43 PM   #6
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And sometimes you come across stuff that's just plain weird.

The spider people had annoying dogs, so I never ventured over to see what the spider was all about. Middle of summer so it wasn't Halloween.

The store manager in the Piggly Wiggly wanted to know why I photographed the "Fog Legs Sea Food Special"...I meekly suggested that where I come from, (about an hours drive away) frog legs would be a bit of a stretch for catch of the day. I had never seen frog legs for sale in a real grocery store. But I bet they were caught local, and organic raised at that.

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Here's a shot of princess terra, ke5zru, playing with the neighbor's squirrels in their custom built squirrel cage that leads back into the 5th wheel into a large freestanding indoor cage. She's such an Ellie Maye! (Beverly Hillbillies reference)
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Nice Bluebird!
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:33 PM   #9
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DRIVE CAREFULLY THIS WINTER!

Photo taken today (12/5/11) I-40 east in Amarillo
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #10
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WOW...bad day in Black Rock for that rig...
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:35 AM   #11
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Would love to hear "the rest of the story"
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:35 AM   #12
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I'm looking at the photo, noticing the truck bed is squashed almost flat. I'm wondering if this is a Lippert frame failure where the pin box failed, let the 5th wheel down catastrophically and we are seeing the result? Anyone have the story behind this ?
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Plus that is pretty big trailer fro a SRW truck.

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Old 12-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #14
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I think if it was a Lippert frame failure, then the bed frame of the truck would be bent in a downward direction, not upward. Just a guess, but maybe the TV rearended or hit something with the front end, and the forward motion and weight of the RV lifted the frame? I've seen those who have dropped (forgot to pin) the 5th wheel hitch, drove off and crunch....down on the bed it comes. That RV looks to be about 25-30 ft long, not long for that what to looks to be a 3/4 ton to pull.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:12 PM   #15
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I don't think the trailer is a fiver. We are looking "straight down" on the roof in the picture, so it makes it hard to tell, but I do not see the tell-tale humped roof line that all fivers have.

If this were a fiver, they would almost surely still be attached. Every fiver rollover I have ever seen (just pics, thankfully never one in person) and every semi-trailer wreck I have seen, the TV never comes loose of the trailer.

Now if a standard travel trailer jack knifes, hard enough, I could see the trailer wanting to roll over "into" the truck bed as it comes uncoupled, assuming everything is moving in the proper direction.

That's my theory, anyway.

My backup plan is the trailer fell on the passing truck just out of bad luck, and the truck is not the TV for the trailer at all.
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I thought Keystone only made the Challenger in a fiver. If you look at the left foot of the guy in the pic, you can see the break in the roofline where the front half lifts. My neighbor drove off with his fiver unhooked and the damage to his tv looked very similar. Definitely an aw shucks moment. I had a gooseneck hitch break once and when you hear the crunch, you know that really bad things are about to happen.
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Yes, Challenger is only made as 5er. And if the pin box failed, you see exactly the picture of the truck in the background. Have seen two of them and it looks like the bed flattens, the frame on the truck breaks due to high load (instant 3K+ weight) and looks like it was bent in half because the weight comes down on the tailgate, bending bed up near cab. There's one like this down the road in a wrecking yard with another Lippert frame 5th that did. That's why I wondered if anyone knows if this is what happened, just the picture doesn't explain much.
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Actually the king pin will break free from the fifth wheel in the right circumstances.

I was working with another guy one day and we were moving trailers in and out of a manufacturing plant. The staging area around the dock had a compound slope and I watched my friends International Cab over tip over as he was pulling a fully loaded trailer out of the dock. The trailer tipped to the drivers side and pulled the tractor with it. When the tractor reached a 30 degree angle, the pin came loose and the tractor fell back on all tires. The trailer continued over and landed on its side, splitting the top open and spilling printer parts all over the staging area.
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Well, the good news is, I have not seen enough towing accidents to have gained any expertise in them.

With any luck, I'll never come across one. Much less be in one.

So in this case, the pin box failure preceded, or caused, the rollover and not the other way round. Is that the conclusion of our blue ribbon panel?
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Well, the good news is, I have not seen enough towing accidents to have gained any expertise in them.

With any luck, I'll never come across one. Much less be in one.
You and I both Wade. Especially the part about being in one !



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