[VIDEO] Watch Your Weight Distribution

“New Jersey State Police say no one was injured when a camper being pulled by an SUV overturned on the Garden State Parkway.” We are so grateful no one was injured! Watch the video below.

Please share in the comments below: your best tips to avoid fishtailing and how other RVers can recover if this starts to happen.

5 COMMENTS

  1. SLOW DOWN!!! 1st off, pulling a trailer, that long, really shouldn’t be pulled by a 1/2 ton SUV. Get a truck with a wheelbase that will reduce this type of whiplash! But really, SLOW DOWN!!!!

  2. Yes, you need to take it slow,but sometimes that’s not enough. I have pulled pop up trailers n now up to a 5th wheel with many different vehicles. And I have found it’s all about the vehicle. Ford sucks! I don’t care if it’s a SUV or truck. They suck for pulling anything! Chevy does better but the older Suburban don’t do good. Wheel base? But the older Tahoe does better. But since the 2007 came out they changed something because they tow as good as the chevy trucks. And chevy trucks are the beast. And way less breakdowns. I’m a woman with no formal training. Just a farm girl n it’s all about the vehicle. And did you hook it up right n crank down that sway bar? And slow down. Your on vacation!

  3. Speed is a very large factor in towing safety. However, matching a vehicle and towable is the first priority. That and proper loading with a load bearing hitch and anti-sway protection is the only way to reduce incidents like this.
    In this case, the vehicle was not matched to the trailer, I doubt it was loaded correctly or the catistrophic fishtale would probably not have developed. There’s one way out of this situation and it is just as bad as the event. You can try to grab the trailer breaks to snap it out of the fishtale but that can often result in a skid. Neither have a great outcome.

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