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In defensive driving courses they teach that, if you can't avoid hitting someone that pulls out in front of you, to steer to the rear of their vehicle. There's a small chance you may clear them since you're steering opposite the direction they're moving and, if not, you hit the lighter rear end of a front-engine vehicle. In this case, a 1979 travel trailer, while a sad loss, would likely have been lighter than a pickup truck. It might seem counter-intuitive... like pushing forward on the stick at the beginning of a stall-spin.

Rob

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On 6/20/2020 at 2:04 PM, Second Chance said:

... like pushing forward on the stick at the beginning of a stall-spin.

Rob

 

Had lots of vehicles stall, been in a few spins (intentional and accidental) - but never both at the same time -or- with an RV.

Now........if I can just find "the stick" if necessary....😕

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9 minutes ago, Pappy Yokum said:

Had lots of vehicles stall, been in a few spins (intentional and accidental) - but never both at the same time -or- with an RV.

I believe that Rob is speaking about aircraft in flight.  While we don't generally include them in the recreation vehicle group, my friend owns one purely for recreational purposes. 

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21 hours ago, Kirk W said:

I believe that Rob is speaking about aircraft in flight.  While we don't generally include them in the recreation vehicle group, my friend owns one purely for recreational purposes. 

I think Pappy was just being funny...

Rob

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It might seem counter-intuitive... like pushing forward on the stick at the beginning of a stall-spin.

Or : down shift and accelerate in a curve instead of natural instinct to brake. ( in a car not a big MH)

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6 hours ago, filthy-beast said:

Or : down shift and accelerate in a curve instead of natural instinct to brake. ( in a car not a big MH)

A Greyhound Bus driver once taught me to brake a bit before the curve so you could accelerate slightly going through it.

Linda

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I ride motorcycles. In my motorcycle safety class we were taught to brake before going into a turn and accelerate thru it. 

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6 hours ago, Twotoes said:

I ride motorcycles. In my motorcycle safety class we were taught to brake before going into a turn and accelerate thru it. 

In motorsickle track training, a how to drive briskly course, and heavy truck driving training - all instructors taught a variation on the same thing:

Get your braking done before the turn, settle into the correct line through the turn at a steady speed, looking as far ahead as you can in the turn - at the "vanishing point of the road" - when the turn begins to open up and you can see out of the turn now you apply power... for RV's you hafta also ignore pots and pans unloading out of the cubbards thundering around on the floor

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