Well I normally like driving my car to the auto x events, but had lightly considered tossing the car in the trailer this year so that we can have some cold drinks in the fridge and a place in the shade. So much for that idea! Sunday night we were driving through Iowa and hit some some chunk ice section of highway where the plowing duties changed from one county to another. I-80 is bad...we must have passed 250 cars in the ditch, but we were careful. We got slowed down easily, but apparently the semi behind us thought he was going to cruise right through it. The chunk ice was 6-8 inches thick and had cars and trucks jumping out of control. A semi slammed us in the back and jack knifed us into the ditch. He pulled over about 1/4 mile ahead, so I ran as fast as I have ever run in my life up there to get his info....I looked like a pregnant Lance Armstrong. I got about half way there and he saw me running and took off. Hit and run :( It is Tuesday morning and we are still stranded here trying to get insurance to send a tow truck large enough to handle the 18,000 lb rig on the ice.
The next 2 hours was the scary part. We were sitting ducks out here in below zero windy conditions as semis and cars came flying at us out of control. We couldn't sit in the heat of the truck for fear of being hit...so we stood on the shoulder and ran into the field every time a truck came at us out of control. The field was knee to waist deep in snow and we had to literally make a superman dive on one occasion....only to escape a 60mph semi by inches.
Trailer held up suprisingly well to the impact. The actual frame is fine and I'm sure it hurt his bumper since he went that far past the frame
The passenger side of the bed is pushed in and the front of the trailer is pushed in. The hitch is ripped out of the frame.
4x4 ain't gonna do squat :lol:
Look at this moron and the angle he is trying to pull this out. I tried to help him, but after he nearly pulled his own truck over himself he got pissed off and left.
Resting in the Hampton trying to figure a way to salvage this trip for tomorrow