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Old 01-31-2010, 08:35 PM
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On the way home from the Snowday ride, the trailer and Grizz had a mishap.

We still have snow on some of the main roads. Met a car that was crowding the center line, so I moved to the right to give room. The plow trucks had the shoulders built up pretty good with snow. In one spot the trailer got off the shoulder, and it was trying to pull the truck in with it. I managed to get it back on the road, but I was in a slide. After a bit of skiding and back and forth action I got the truck straightened out, and looked in the rearview to find the trailer and Grizz were no longer attached.

Once I got out of the truck the trailer was up side down in the ditch. The Grizz was sitting up on all 4 tires just behind, and next to the trailer. MY freind that was in front of me said he saw the trailer and Grizz flip through the air, then out of site.

We flipped the trailer over picked up all the stuff that used to be in my box, hooked the trailer to the truck, and I rode the grizz back on the trailer. One safety chain broke, and the other pulled the hook straight out. The trailer is a tilt bed, and the tilt latch broke. I had to use the winch to suck the Grizz down to the tounge to keep it from tilting back. Hooked the tie down straps back up and headed home.

The front rack, and my ammo box on the from are messed up pretty good. Front right fender and light is hosed. Moose bumper dented, cracked, and pushed back about 2" on the right. Handle bars, and controlls are in perfect shape. My front box sacrificed its self for the bars.

My back box exploded, and the rear rack is bent down on the left side. The rear fender on the left is busted at the rack mounting point.

I'm bummed to say the least, not sure weather I am going to file an insurance claim, or fix it out of pocket. I do need to have it looked at by a dealer to be sure there is no frame damage. I don't think there is, but want to be certain.

Here are the pics from when I got home.

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Man that realy sucks hopefully the frame is good that fricken plastic is expencsive
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Sorry about your luck... but you are ok and that is the important thing.

How did the trailer come off the ball hitch? Was it locked on there?
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Damn Jay aleast no one was hurt! But that just sucks.
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Holt Crap jay Looks bad but not to the point of frame damage. It's a good thing it was snow and not summer gravel Right!!!!!
Mucky has some GREEN panels for sale hehehe
I like how the Ammo box saved your handel bars that alone is major. Rear rack, looks like your going to need the back bracket too.
I'll tell you Pal for a brake away trailer accident the grizz came out pretty darn good all in all.
Get a qoute from your dealer then go on line and see what you can get online.
I'll bet it won't be too bad, shuffel around a while with a sad look and make that young man who's going to be your future son-in law to help his future old man out!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck Buddy glad your ok the rest is replacable
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Sorry about your luck... but you are ok and that is the important thing.

How did the trailer come off the ball hitch? Was it locked on there?
I think 2 things contributed to that. I had just cleaned & greased the ball a little because it was starting to rust. Second the latch was down, but i did not have a lock or pin in it. I have pulled without a latch lock many, many time wiyhout issues. Never again.
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Sorry about your luck... but you are ok and that is the important thing.

How did the trailer come off the ball hitch? Was it locked on there?
I think 2 things contributed to that. I had just cleaned & greased the ball a little because it was starting to rust. Second the latch was down, but i did not have a lock or pin in it. I have pulled without a latch lock many, many time wiyhout issues. Never again.
10-4 on the lock Jay I've lost two trailers crossing PA because of that back in the 80's 3am in the rain canyou believe it
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Holt Crap jay Looks bad but not to the point of frame damage. It's a good thing it was snow and not summer gravel Right!!!!!
Mucky has some GREEN panels for sale hehehe
I like how the Ammo box saved your handel bars that alone is major. Rear rack, looks like your going to need the back bracket too.
I'll tell you Pal for a brake away trailer accident the grizz came out pretty darn good all in all.
Get a qoute from your dealer then go on line and see what you can get online.
I'll bet it won't be too bad, shuffel around a while with a sad look and make that young man who's going to be your future son-in law to help his future old man out!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck Buddy glad your ok the rest is replacable
Green panels, hush or mouth Ray. I said the grizz was banged up, not dead.

AS said, no one was hurt, so thats all that mattered. I do remember saying as we loaded up from the ride, "It was a good day, no one got hurt, and nothing got broke." Spoke to soon.
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Normally I would come up with a CAMO Grizz joke but not tonight. I am just glad that you are alright and that the damage only appears to be cosmetic.

Good luck in the fix and once again, I'm glad you are OK.

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That SUCKS, at least no one was hurt. It doesn't look as bad as i was imagining it was going to be.
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