Re: [RC] [RC] Water tanks and safety - Karen Standefer
It would be the same or worse if they were in the
--- Heidi Smith <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have/had 3 of the rooftop tanks on my trailer
> > our accident. There was probably a total of 50
> > water in the tanks. There could not be much worse
> > accident than we had (110 mph head on with another
> > large vehicle). The tanks caused absolutely no
> > issues. They were all still intact and undamaged
> > caused no damage to the trailer. I had already
> > checked with the manufacturer of my trailer to
> > sure it could handle the weight.
> > More important to safety to humans and animals is
> > insuring you have the correct vehicle to handle
> > weight. I would venture to say 90% of us do not.
> I'm glad that they were not an issue in your
> accident, Karen, but not all
> accidents are alike. And the laws of physics
> apply--unbaffled water is a
> mass that applies a force when it is already in
> motion down the highway at
> 60 mph, and if you swerve, it can make your swerve
> worse, or cause a
> rollover. Doesn't matter if the tanks are so
> anchored down that they are
> the last thing to move or break--the weight and the
> mobility of the water
> can still be major issues in the dynamics of an
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- Re: [RC] [RC] Water tanks and safety, Heidi Smith