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Old 05-17-2019, 02:49 PM   #11
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The cool kids call it "overlanding" now.

I wonder if a weight distributing hitch would have prevented this. Instead of the weight pushing down on the hitch and the rear axle acting as a fulcrum, the downward force would have been moved forward more over the axle itself.

Then again, maybe force at that angle would have been sufficient to rip the hitch off intstead.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:51 PM   #12
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The cool kids call it "overlanding" now.

I wonder if a weight distributing hitch would have prevented this. Instead of the weight pushing down on the hitch and the rear axle acting as a fulcrum, the downward force would have been moved forward more over the axle itself.

Then again, maybe force at that angle would have been sufficient to rip the hitch off intstead.
yeah that is a nice trailer been wanting to get a offroad tear drop
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:16 PM   #13
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People think it was frame mounted because of the truck model, but no one is 100% sure. The OP quit the group and ran off.

People stalked him on facebook and found his trailer (attached) which he claimed was 5,000 lbs or less.

People are saying he must have hard-bottomed on the bumps and the frame finally gave.
Your picture won't appear in this quote, but judging from the distance from the trailer hitch- to the trailer axle, i can see how the tongue weight could easily be overloaded. Anything put in the trailer in front of the axle adds to the tongue weight, I doubt those boxes are empty either. Battery or two, loaded propane tanks add a lot of weight. I wonder where the water tank sits in that trailer too.

Bummer that you broke your truck, dude
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:19 PM   #14
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I wonder if a weight distributing hitch would have prevented this. Instead of the weight pushing down on the hitch and the rear axle acting as a fulcrum, the downward force would have been moved forward more over the axle itself.
WD hitch could have helped . . . . .but I bet the dude thought they were too expensive (they are, but so was his Colorado)
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:36 PM   #15
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:58 PM   #16
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Bummer that you broke your truck, dude
You know it wasn't mine, right??.


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Old 05-17-2019, 03:58 PM   #17
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I'd have ventured a trailer bounce could have done it, but that would be the opposite way. Perhaps the trailer bounced and then came down at the same time the front end of the truck was coming down. Too much speed, too much weight and bouncing might do it...
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You know it wasn't mine, right??.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:11 PM   #19
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Gotta say I didn’t read through the thread yet but the title had me worried .. glad it wasn’t yours.
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You know it wasn't mine, right??.


Yes I knew. I continued my "dude" statement on my next post.


I'd never call anyone I know dude



If I was in this FB group, this would have been my reply to him
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