Originally Posted by flybouy
I think I'm going to buy one, if nothing else just to help control my blood pressure!
It saved his life! Fixable and reusable after a horrific crash! Kept his blood pressure from racing! Jeeze, I'm surprised it didn't make his hair grow back, his teeth whiter, and have him "run faster and "jump higher" than a pir of "P.F. Flyers".
A few "contributing factors" that I gleaned from that article:
1. Occurred in 2018 using a 2000 F350 with 319,000 miles.
2. Towing with the ASH coupled to a "sizeable fifth wheel".
3. The accident occurred when an 18 wheeler "pushed the trailer" causing the uncontrollability...
4. There is no mention of truck GVW, GCWR, RAWR, trailer weight, length or contributing factors.
While the ASH "might have helped save lives" it might also have "allowed a paperwork increase in tow capacity" that "far exceeded the mechanical capability of the F350"...
This is one of those, just because you can, you should or "if it works on paper, you'll be OK" kind of comparisons....
Real life and "slide rule/computer calculations" don't always provide the real world application successes anticipated... Just ask Boeing about the 737 MAX.....