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FT owner killed when a tornado hits his rig on the road
I was watching YouTube. Saw this guy posted this incident.

I can not believe it. Foretravel don't build light RV. Can't believe a Fortravel was blown away 150 yard.

On the other hand, this guy was really active recently in posting RV related...

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Re: FT owner killed when a tornado hits his rig on the road
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150 yards

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News Clip of the event.  Pretty tragic.

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Sure, why not.  Driving into my home town of Port Aransas after hurricane harvey, hundreds of overturned, blown around motorhomes and RV's.  Pioneer RV, lots of class A coaches....wiped out 100%.  This doesn't even begin to compare to the power...

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The RV and trailer combined weight probably more than 60000 pounds.

Wow! Just unbelievable force!

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https://youtu.be/63iOeQ8A0eA

This video was likely the one involved in the RV accident. It captures the whole event. 0:42"

The coach was torn in pieces in seconds.


Every one please drive safe!

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Something like this reminds us of how trivial our issues with puck lights, commodes, etc. are.

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No, ... I disagree. The man was doing exactly what he loved and probably cherish every hour in his Foretravel including fixing the puck lights.

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Winds on I-80 here in Wyoming can be quite strong. Our daughter calls the 18-wheelers on their sides "sleeping semis." A tornado has winds far stronger than regular wind - 300 mph or so. That's a LOT of force.

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A big tornado would take a Foretravel or anything else up to OZ. I remember the video of the helicopter caught in one.

Pierce

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We drove around one years ago on the way to grandmas house in Gelsburg Michigan, I saw it coming and hammered the loud pedal in my father-in-laws 76 cutlass.
Any damage to my car ?
No Bob not a mark.

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From the post Sven posted, it seems like the coach was torn completely into pieces. How can this be possible? Doesn't Foretravel have steal frame?

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Did you ever see what a tornado does to Semi-trucks and train cars loaded? Google it, far to many to post here.

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We live in tornado alley in Oklahoma.   I've seen tornados wrap a dump truck around a tree, pull cement slabs out of the ground, and carry items hundreds of miles to where they are finally deposited.   This one wasn't that strong according to the...

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The man filming wasn't thinking or he would have done an about face when he first saw it in the road. You hate that someone was killed, twisters leave things that you hate in their path.

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And that's why we moved from severe weather 12 months a year South Dakota to a very much lacking in severe weather Walla Walla.

Sometimes, as that guy filming the Tornado tearing apart that Foretravel shows. Folks (including Mr Nelson RIP) get...

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Sometimes, as that guy filming the Tornado tearing apart that Foretravel shows. Folks (including Mr Nelson RIP) get way to complacent. No way Mr. Nelson didn't see it and simply drove right...


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And these peaple reproduce.
Daytime event such as this could of been handled differently,  I think. A shame from every angle.
Scott
I'm of two minds about this. Videos of these Tornado's are of...

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Discussion has veered well off the subject of Foretravels and RVing, which are the focus of this forum, so it is now locked.

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I was saddened to read this.

73 Year-Old Gettysburg man Identified as the Driver Killed when Tornado Hits...

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The line "The R-V came to rest on its roof some 150 to 200 yards west of the highway in a nearby corn field." makes me wonder if a proper harness would have prevented the driver's demise.
Our condolences for his family's loss.

Art & Lynn

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Re: FT owner killed when a tornado hits his rig on the road
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May not have had even his seat belt on. Harnesses sure help unless the cab gets crushed.

Pierce

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May not have had even his seat belt on. Harnesses sure help unless the cab gets crushed.

Pierce
Ever since I ricocheted by head off the ceiling of my TriPacer running low and...

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Ever since I ricocheted by head off the ceiling of my TriPacer running low and fast into Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport (EEN) on a gusty day,  I keep any lap belt fastened securely, even...


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