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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
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Sad Day In The Land Of Camo Grizz.
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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