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Watch your clearance - don't do this!!

Unread postby Limey on Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:01 pm

Read this and watch This video!
:o :o :o
BTW It was a 5er and not a TT as mentioned in the press, below:

At approximately 3 PM, Tuesday, July 2, a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, pulling
a new travel trailer, hit the corner of the Texas State Bank Drive-In
on Tenaha Street, causing the complete awning to come to the ground.
Luckily, the driver of the Dodge, Mickey Miller, of Garrison and his
10 year old son were able to exit their vehicle uninjured.

According to Miller he was circling the bank to park on the other side
when the corner of his travel trailer caught the corner of the bank
awning. Next thing he heard was a rumble as the awning started falling
against his driver's side door. Somehow he was able to unbuckle the
seat beat and exit the other side of his truck as it was falling.

Mark Ivy of Texas State Bank stated that the main lobby would be open
for business while the drive-in is being repaired.
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Re: Watch your clearance - don't do this!!

Unread postby wintek on Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:12 am

It can be very easy to forget you are towing. I almost pulled through a McDonalds drive through last week. If it wasn't for my wife asking me "what the hell are you doing" Ronald might be on sick leave. I was not going to renew my TT insurace this time, but I'd better re-think.
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Re: Watch your clearance - don't do this!!

Unread postby jemek on Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:46 pm

It seems weird to me that the bank canopy would have come down that easily.
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Re: Watch your clearance - don't do this!!

Unread postby antiqfreq on Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:25 am

I am surprised this video isn't on the news stations - I have seen it allover the internet!

I bet there wasn't enough money in that ATM to replace that Dodge or that fiver..........

Poor guy - ruined his 4th of July Holiday didn't it?

Not to mention what idiot built that flimsy structure?

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Re: Watch your clearance - don't do this!!

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:34 pm

I guess it's the truck driver in me that always keeps me keenly aware of what I'm going under. I caught myself looking carefully out the window as I crept into a few fuel islands at small stations, and in campgrounds I always dodge the low branches on the roads. :-)
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