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Old 23rd August 2019, 17:00   #1
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Looking at this, I wonder what speed the car and 'van were doing?
....... and how well he'd loaded it too !!
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Old 23rd August 2019, 21:34   #2
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Too fast and badly loaded I suspect!, the trouble when towing with a van is there is very little weight at the rear of the van. Couple that with a poorly balanced van and you are in trouble.
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Old 23rd August 2019, 22:05   #3
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Wow!

There's been a couple of incidents in and around Derby recently, both resulted in total destruction of the caravans.
Speed being the factor in both events.

One of the reasons for me buying my ZT is it's towing capability as me and my good lady are planning on buying a caravan in the near future and upgrading from our trailer tent.

Sadly my lovely ZS isnt man enough for even a modest van.

Steady as she goes!
Thats my towing motto! Better to get there late than never!!
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Old 24th August 2019, 21:17   #4
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Too fast and badly loaded I suspect!, the trouble when towing with a van is there is very little weight at the rear of the van. Couple that with a poorly balanced van and you are in trouble.
surly you don't want weight in the back of the van?

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Old 25th August 2019, 10:37   #5
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Too fast certainly - and not experienced enough to know that a big wagon pushes a “bow wave” of air in front of it.

In the video you can see how this bow wave initiates the snaking that rapidly overtakes the ability of the driver.
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Old 27th August 2019, 20:06   #6
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surly you don't want weight in the back of the van?

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To much weight at the back makes the tail wag the dog but it needs to be balanced with most over the axle.
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Here's one
I saw earlier! Ouch!
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Old 29th August 2019, 23:26   #8
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I saw earlier! Ouch!
Ouch indeed - have seen that one before - but it certainly deserves repeating.

Driver error again - overtaking too late where two lanes merge into one whilst an HGV is already committed, in lane one with a bollard on the right

Could it be that the car driver forgot he was towing his caravan ?
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