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Old 08-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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Interesting traveler going down the freeway.

Ill bet youve heard of the story many times .In front of me about 200 yards I catch site of what I think is a Motorcycle rider in the fastlane ,I begin to slowly gain up and as I do what I think is a rider starts moving over lanes with me, Im know getting up in better view to realize its a semi tire and rim making its way down the freeway .I hit my brake lights a couple of times to let the traffic behind me get the idea of upcoming hazard ,I pass by it and watch in my rearview as it rolls and jumps onto the access road ,followed by a drainage ditch .Just a mile ahead I see the Detached semi that had lossed it ,he was checking the back of the rig were he probably had it bungy corded ,not chained.He wasnt going back for it ,he was just making sure the tie downs were not getting in the rigs rims, some truckers kill me.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:04 PM
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Ill bet youve heard of the story many times .In front of me about 200 yards I catch site of what I think is a Motorcycle rider in the fastlane ,I begin to slowly gain up and as I do what I think is a rider starts moving over lanes with me, Im know getting up in better view to realize its a semi tire and rim making its way down the freeway .I hit my brake lights a couple of times to let the traffic behind me get the idea of upcoming hazard ,I pass by it and watch in my rearview as it rolls and jumps onto the access road ,followed by a drainage ditch .Just a mile ahead I see the Detached semi that had lossed it ,he was checking the back of the rig were he probably had it bungy corded ,not chained.He wasnt going back for it ,he was just making sure the tie downs were not getting in the rigs rims, some truckers kill me.
Not yet, but they're working on it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:45 PM
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Dashcam is your friend.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:56 PM
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The real fun starts when they cross the median and the closing speed is over 100 MPH
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:11 PM
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I lost a wheel off my travel trailer once and although we looked at least a half hour never could find it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:41 PM
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He wasnt going back for it ,he was just making sure the tie downs were not getting in the rigs rims, some truckers kill me.
I wonder how much it's worth.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:54 PM
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A lot of them are still on blow.

Buying myself a dash cam and hooking it up to the harness and calling it a day for many reasons.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:28 PM
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Did someone say dashcam?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdnIRiFHqPg

This one happens early on - about the 12 second mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY9jrt8KNWE
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:45 AM
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