Caravans at the insurance auctions

Submitted: Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 17:32
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I've been to heaps of these auctions, and like some of the cars there, I look at some of the caravans and wonder how they came to be in the predicament they are. Like this one:



Most others are burnt, rolled, or severely water damaged but sometimes I just wonder what has happened to others - that is a pretty nasty kink in the drawbar there.

No doubt some of you could shed some light based on the things you've seen on the road...
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Reply By: Brian 01 - Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 17:39

Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 17:39
I would suggest a pretty severe jacknife.
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Follow Up By: SDG - Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 18:33

Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 18:33
I was thinking the same thing.
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 19:36

Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 19:36
Whatever it was ... I am glad that I was not there!
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Follow Up By: Member - bill j (VIC) - Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 20:12

Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 20:12
looks like it jackknifed



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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Feb 08, 2014 at 20:21

Saturday, Feb 08, 2014 at 20:21
It would probably do a lot of people some good to go to a few insurance auctions where busted caravans are offered.

They might then realise how easily things go pear shaped and how common all those things that people pass off as unlikley.

In particular how fragile caravans are.
how easily they get out of shape, jacknife and roll over
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How well they burn.

The caravan pictured was possibly not in a particularly serious accident......and if a solo vehicle was in the same situation it may have come out of it completely unscathed.
It may have been as simple as getting crossed up under brakes at relativly low speed.

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