Trailer destroyed - Ford's OK
Yesterday around 5:30 pm, my son was on his way home from work, towing his 4 wheel covered trailer. It was fully kitted with his tools, tressles, walking planks, nails, etc.
He said it felt a little wobbly and accelerated a bit. It felt good again so carried on cruising @ 80 k's (correct speed limit) on a dead straight bit of road.
Next thing he knows, the trailer dug into the bitumen on the R/H/S. His AUII XR8 ended up doing a complete 360 and the trailer, after breaking the tow-hitch and safety chains, ended up on the left side of the road amongst some bushes/trees, on its side totally destroyed. Tools, planks, bolts and nails were everywhere. Fortunately he was unhurt and the ute was undamaged, except for a small chunk out of his rear spoiler.
A commie driver saw it happen and couldn't believe his eyes. Said the ute at one stage was up on 2 wheels for a bit, but came down ok. Glad he was driving a Ford. Anything else might not have survived. On a good note, it happened about 10 minutes from home so it didn't take long for me to get to him and make sure he was ok.
A phone call to one of his mates ended up with the arrival of a flattop truck with a big hiab, making retrieval better than expected.
All's well that ends well.