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Horse Trailer Accidents: Learn What Happens in a Wreck

An incident involving a trailer on Interstate 95 highlights the resilience of modern trailer construction technologies. While traveling at high speeds, the trailer encountered debris, resulting in an off-road crash that caused significant damage. Remarkably, the main structural impact was limited to the coupler and exterior sheets, demonstrating the effectiveness of using advanced materials like 3M chemical bonding tape. This method not only enhances the trailer's durability but also contributes to a quieter and smoother ride by preventing metal-on-metal contact.
  • The incident involved a trailer crashing off Interstate 95 after hitting an obstacle at speeds between 70 to 75 mph, leading to structural damage.
  • Damage included a bent coupler, which was cut off post-accident, and the spare tire being pushed into the back of the truck.
  • Other damages were primarily dents along the side from colliding with trees.
  • The repair process involves removing the exterior sheets, which are attached using a 3M chemical bonding process, also known as 3M tape.
  • The use of 3M tape avoids metal-on-metal contact, reducing noise and vibrations and providing a smoother ride.
  • Demonstrating the durability and effectiveness of the tape, it's noted that even after significant wear, the tape maintains its elasticity.
  • This elasticity allows the metal sheets to expand and contract independently from the structural frame, preventing warping that would occur with traditional mechanical fasteners like rivets or screws.
  • The tape also acts as an insulated membrane, enhancing the trailer's watertight barrier and preventing the corrosion and wear typical of metal fasteners.

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