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Sad Day for a caravanner 4 months 3 weeks ago #471179

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www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-new...fic-clevedon-3089214
Probably poor loading. Note the caravan chassis has turned 180 degs +, car seems ok?
Hopefully no one has been hurt
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Sad Day for a caravanner 4 months 3 weeks ago #471198

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Thankfully no one was injured. I thought about travelling back from Leicester on the M5 as the Fosse had some events on and the other option via Towcester and Bicester had F1. But I try and avoid M5 at weekend holiday times. Too many leisure vehicles !
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Sad Day for a caravanner 4 months 3 weeks ago #471218

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Looks bad. I cannot see what the cause was but looks to have been going up hill so possibly something other than loading.
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Sad Day for a caravanner 4 months 3 weeks ago #471240

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I dont live very far from here.
Looks like they were descending the rather long hill heading towards Clevedon.
Very easy to build up speed here with a caravan if your not careful.
Theres 2 banks either side of motoway for a while and then it opens out.
Maybe speed...overtaking a lorry....gust of wind where it opens out???
Glad no-one was hurt though
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Sad Day for a caravanner 4 months 3 weeks ago #471247

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GeorgeandAde wrote:
I dont live very far from here.
Looks like they were descending the rather long hill heading towards Clevedon.
Very easy to build up speed here with a caravan if your not careful.
Theres 2 banks either side of motoway for a while and then it opens out.
Maybe speed...overtaking a lorry....gust of wind where it opens out???
Glad no-one was hurt though

Yes similar to the Bath junction on M4 which has signs for crosswinds but has also had some accidents with towing vehicles.
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Sad Day for a caravanner 4 months 3 weeks ago #471291

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Was towing down the M5 Sunday 14/07, saw the usual mis-aligned TV antennas but I saw at least 3 open Skylights, with one being a fully open sideways opening Heki... this may be indicative of a lack of care and attention.
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