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CRASH! The TCM Truck Camper Accident Story

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This is a really interesting and scary tale of a terrible accident that totaled their truck, ripping the rear suspension out completely, and what it took to get back on the road. Well worth reading, it might prepare you for your own wreck one day. Fingers crossed.





Part 1: https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-lifestyle/crash-truck-camper-accident-story/

Part 2: https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-lifestyle/three-strikes-to-recovery/

BTW, I quite like the magazine, the articles are well done and they don’t pull punches with their critiques... Much.

“As stated in our Frequently Asked Questions, Truck Camper Magazine reviews are wholly independent and posted without notice or review by the industry until publication. However, the manufacturers are invited to submit a manufacturer’s response to be immediately published, without edit, the following publishing date.”

John Davies

Spokane WA


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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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The inside of the camper, when everything exploded. Just so sorry for everyone involved, and grateful no serious human injuries 




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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12



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Thanks for sharing John.  That’s quite a story.   Glad that no one was injured.  Stuff can be replaced.  Hard to believe how much bad luck can happen within a short time on one trip.  Things like this are the reason I’m adding a dash camera before we head out on our next trip in the early spring.  

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2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461

Tow Vehicles:

Primary - 2019 Ford F-250 SuperCab 4x4, 6.2L Flex-Fuel engine 

Backup - 2019 Nissan Armada 


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Being a retired Body Shop Mgr. for some 30 years for a large DFW Chevrolet Dealer I have pretty much seen it all over time. We always tried to help the customer as much as we could, stranded people away home is very uncomfortable displaced feeling. So insurance companies do help there insured better them others, if it's liability claim you best do what you have to do and get your money back latter in the settlement. 


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Elite II, Twin Bed, Hull #489, 2019 RAM 1500, 5.7 Hemi, 4X4, Crew Cab, 5'7" bed, Towing Package, 3.92 Gears.

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