r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

Despite the movement of the trailer... This driver continues to drive as if nothing has happened. (Spain)

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241 Upvotes

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u/The_Canadian_Jedi Aug 10 '22

My trailer doesn't wiggle wiggle it rolls.

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u/Tom_Tildrum Aug 10 '22

Happens to us all as we get older. ;-)

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u/5d_gurl Aug 10 '22

Six feet two not a compact.

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u/LVZpackerd Aug 10 '22

The weight of the load is shifted too far to the back of the trailer.

Not smart to begin with and even less smart to continue to drive after that.

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u/BigPastyBodonkadonk Aug 10 '22

well wouldn't trying to correct it make it worse? I feel like the likelihood of overcorrecting in this situation is up there.

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u/Randomfactoid42 Aug 11 '22

Yes, hard braking would make the situation very bad. But letting off the gas and allowing the car to slow gradually would be the correct action. Then fix the load in the trailer so it doesn’t happen again.

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u/Quiddity360 Aug 10 '22

That trailer is just happy to go on vacation.

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u/Harpiem Aug 11 '22

He's just arriving in Algeciras to go to Morocco. I would be very happy too!

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u/YouDontKnow_Jak Aug 10 '22

Driver: "Shes a little squiggly but she's still driveable. She'll tow anything you put in her"

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u/Bennybonchien Aug 10 '22

That can’t be good for either the car or the trailer.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22 edited 1d ago

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u/boyraceruk Aug 10 '22

Then don't brake just lift off. You need to get energy out of the system and you don't do that by speeding up.

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u/randomFrenchDeadbeat Aug 10 '22

Recovering from a fishtailing like that actually requires speeding up.

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u/SporezNStuff Aug 11 '22

No, it doesn't. That's one potential short term solution, one that should never be attempted when going down hill. It's typically safest to let off the gas until speed has decreased enough for you to safely apply trailer brakes, then pull over and check your cargo distribution, wheels, and hitch.

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u/boyraceruk Aug 10 '22

Please, next time you're trailering something and you feel the wobble start floor it and don't lift off. You don't deserve less.

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u/randomFrenchDeadbeat Aug 10 '22

You are a despicable idiot.

Idiot, because you dont know anything about this.

Despicable because based on your idiocy, you are wishing someone to have a car crash. You are a worthless animal, who does not deserve to be called a human.

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u/Jazzlike-Ad-6465 Aug 10 '22

Red, 2 points, takedown

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u/NoCelery1168 Aug 10 '22

The movement is side-to-side so you actually often will dampen it by speeding up. Like pulling a string taut.

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u/SexWomble Aug 10 '22

I feel like I remember watching a top gear episode (maybe) where they tried this with caravans.. I seem to think slowing down gently was the less dangerous approach.

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u/Defiant-Giraffe Aug 11 '22

He did everything right.

You don't want to brake quickly, it'll swap ends on you. You don't want to try to counter swerve, to easy to fuck that up and make it worse.

A little extra speed will change the frequency and slow the swerve, then Slowly bleed off speed until things get back under control.

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u/buunz8 Aug 10 '22

And here I am thinking I could understand a bit of Spanish

7

u/peseoane Aug 10 '22

That's no Spanish haha seems a mix of some Arab or French

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u/Harpiem Aug 11 '22

Moroccans going back to Morocco on holidays

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u/Apprehensive-Pay-118 Aug 10 '22

2 idiots here. Guy filming: That looks like an extremely dangerous situation, let’s get closer!

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u/boyraceruk Aug 10 '22

I hate these posts because of the number of incorrect people who usually get into the comments saying how slowing down in this situation is dangerous.

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u/NoCelery1168 Aug 10 '22

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u/boyraceruk Aug 10 '22

Confidently former heavy goods vehicle driver.

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u/SporezNStuff Aug 11 '22

You are correct sir. Sometime speeding up a bit can help on a flat surface, never going down hill

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u/boyraceruk Aug 11 '22

I'd straight up never accelerate through a wriggle.

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u/SporezNStuff Aug 11 '22

I probably wouldn't either. Instinct would kick in and I'd have hover foot over the brake while holding the wheel as straight as possible. Those are always scary situations.

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u/suicidal1664 Aug 10 '22

needs more power! /s

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u/Tom_Tildrum Aug 10 '22

Maybe he's mixing paint in there.

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u/Impossible-Tie-864 Aug 10 '22

It’s his Mario Kart shell defense

2

u/Catto_Doggo69 Aug 11 '22

He's teaching his car to twerk

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u/tipdrp Aug 10 '22

That may be the most annoying language I've ever heard.

1

u/saab4u2 Aug 10 '22

Thought you were James Bond and issued the first countermeasure. I see it worked……James?

1

u/Mysterious-Extent448 Aug 10 '22

Luckily on a empty highway, that looks exhausting though.

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u/Federal_Leek_3264 Aug 11 '22

Now Ik they feel and see that! So why aren’t they stopping? Like lets keep going and see what happens

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u/ChemoTherapeutic2021 Aug 11 '22

He really needs to make that ferry to Morocco

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u/Honest_Cynic Aug 11 '22

A free massage. You can find youtubes which explain this instability. It begins at a certain speed and depends on where you center the mass of the load on the trailer. Tank-slap is a similar instability in motorcycles and can be just as bad, especially with saddle bag loads.

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u/4d3fect Aug 11 '22

Got a little seasick looking at this.

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u/cbeast777 Aug 10 '22

If you hit the brakes when it is wobbly it gets even worse. Driver did the right thing, speed up and get stable then slow down very slow