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 4/11/2008 1:57 PM
 
This morning the roads were clear and the trucks were thundering by so I thought, what the hey, I'll go on my merry way! I was driving along in an orderly fashion when the wind started to blow and drifts were piling up. I took my foot off the accelerator, did not brake, just wanted to get below 40 and slid, spun sideways, jacknifed, shot across the median, almost down the far slope and ended up facing East on I-80. I thought for sure the TT was going to tip over, but it stayed upright. I thought everything was fine, note thought. So I made my way back to Kearney, along I-80 East on perfectly clear roads. I got into Kearney and their were police sirens behind me. I pulled over and the police officer, said, di you know you are dragging something under your trailer? We got off the main highway and I got out to take a look. The TT had jacknifed and hit the side of the truck, leaving a couple of dings. I had lost my back bumper and my licence plate and tore off a chunk of the underside sheathing which was dragging on the ground. They sent for a State Trooper because it had happened on the Interstate. He fillerd out the paperwork and went to look for my bumper. However he hasn't come back, so i guess he couldn't find it. He said don't worry about driving with no licence plate. If I get stopped just show them the report. I needed to get to Walmarts or a truck stop and couldn't drive with the chunk of metal. So I looked in my tool box and found the shears that we used to trim the goats hooves. Lucj=kily it cut through. So I chucked that in the back of the truck too. The inside was a mess. Every one of my Blue Ridge dishes is smashed. BUT. Nobody got hurt, there is only minor damage and it's just a little bump in my life.

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 4/11/2008 2:19 PM
 
Ouch, Sparkle. I'm so sorry for the damage, but so glad that you and both animals are ok. Have you looked to see if there's anywhere local to get everything repaired?
Dang, Sparkle, it seems like you're having a heck of a time getting to the Dakotas. --------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying)
Bethers

--------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying) Bethers
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 4/11/2008 2:19 PM
 
Sparkle,
Thank goodness you are all right!!! I would have had to change my pants after that. Please take care of yourself and have the rig checked out. Sorry about the dishes, but at least you and the animals are safe.
Linda
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 4/11/2008 2:30 PM
 
I thought of contacting my Insurance. I have a deductable, but if I can add the other things that needs to be fixed it might be worth it. I'll have to wait until I get there, if ever. Maybe I can stay in one of the cabins while its being repaired. I can't afford it right now if I have to pay for it.

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 4/11/2008 3:09 PM
 
You are lucky that it did not tip or come thru the cab of your truck. Thank god. The lesson is that no matter how minor things can seem, take the time to check your rig for damage. You could have lost a tire with that bumper dragging underneath, and had another accident. Make sure that when you do go to a shop that you have them check for unseen damages like alignment on both truck and trailer and that you did not tweak the frame or anything else. You have an angel on your shoulder, take it easy. Just passing thru

Danar- Of the North Just passing thru
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 4/11/2008 3:33 PM
 
OMG, I'm so glad that you're okay. That must have been a scary experience. Hopefully, you'll have no more adventures like that the rest of the trip. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present. http://www.macandchris.com

Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present. http://www.macandchris.com
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 4/11/2008 3:37 PM
 
Glad you are ok Sparkle, but you are scaring the wits out of me with your zany misadventures! Stay tuned....Yikes!
In the Pickle Jar of Life Friends make a Dilly of a Difference Seeya down the road Seeya_Gal

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 4/11/2008 3:40 PM
 
Oh Sparkle, I am so glad that you and the fur babies are okay. That must have been quite a ride! Hope you get things taken care of soon. You have my prayers as you go on the rest of your journey. I'm not lost, just exploring. Carolyn & Sedona (chorkie) 2003 Itasca Sunrise 36M Nashville TN

Carolyn & Sedona 2003 Itasca Sunrise 36M http://sunshinecruisertn.blogspot.com
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 4/11/2008 4:18 PM
 
((( Sparkle! )))
I am sooooooooooo glad you are ok. Girl, just PARK it until this sh---y weather quits! Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 4/11/2008 4:27 PM
 
Sparkle, so glad you and your babies are okay. You're scaring the devil out of me cause I'm about ready to head north to Wyoming. I've always said if my 30' rig with tow ever started skidding, I'd have a heart attack before it quit. I once spun a car out on icy roads - 4 complete spins in the center of a small town and didn't hit any of the parked cars. that was back when I was still smoking and let me tell you, I sat and smoked and shook for quite a while before I was able to drive off. If you have any more adventures it will take me two weeks to make a 3 day drive - I'll leave after noon and stop by 2pm to be sure the roads have warmed up. Please be CAREFUL out there. BTW, tell your insurance company all the loose parts came from the one accident.

Karen Sassy and Buddy,(the labs) 30'Gulfstream Class C This message was edited by retiredhappy on 4-11-08 @ 3:28 PM

Karen Sassy and Buddy,(the labs) 30'Gulfstream Class C
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