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[–] con77 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

wouldnt taking your foot off the gas stop that?

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[–] Erotic_Monkey 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

I think you need to accelerate to 'pull' the trailer straight and stop the wobble, then carefully brake.

Wasn't there a Mythbusters or something on this subject?

Although, I guess the main point is that they should not have been going so fast in the first place to lose control of the trailer.

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[–] RoBatten 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

You only accelerate if you have a small trailer without trailer brakes. This large trailer is required to have brakes. Lift the pedal and manually apply only the trailer brakes.

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I think remembering they are pulling a trailer so they don't ram into the truck they are passing, would have been the most helpful in that situation.

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[–] revofire 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

That's actually a good idea. If possible, accelerating to pull it straight is the easiest thing to do if you're not experienced to control it otherwise.

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[–] undertheshills 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Clearly he is the kinda guy thats got this.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yep!

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[–] 10386118? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

On a trailer like that you would hit the manual trigger on your brake controller. Slowing might help if you got it soon enough, activating the trailer brakes would...

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[–] KILLtheRATS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He was probably getting cross winds coming down the hill, also.