We've had some close calls while towing, though we've been fortunate enought to never have to deal with a calamity like the one you see above. From what we can tell, the driver of the truck in the video below was calmly driving along when his boat and trailer decided to blaze their own trail. We don't know if the trailer or the hitch failed, or if the rig simply wasn't secured properly, but the result is properly dramatic.

Fortunately, it doesn't look as if anyone was hurt in the chaos, though we're guessing both boat and trailer will need some substantial work. Let the video below serve as a reminder to check your hardware before hitching up. Scroll down to check it out for yourself.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Russian rednecks are really competitive with our rednecks these days.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you keep replaying it, you can see the car in front on the boat trailer.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree. There was a car pulling that boat. Just rewatch it and you will see.
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      Did anyone else notice that paint job on the hood??? Some sort of preistoric unicorn?
      to your email L
      • 3 Years Ago
      SpongeBob Squarepants was driving. Mrs. Puff sez 'oh the horror'.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This has happened here too, more than you think, it happened to a cousin of a friend of mine about 5 years ago. It came off in heavy traffic and looked like it was attached to the car in front of it (that was speeding to get away from the loose boat), they actually said to each other as it passed "Hey I like that guys boat, it looks just like ours" right before it flipped over in the ditch. They didn't realize it was their boat until they pulled over to help the other guy, and got out of their car. AND about 20 years ago we bought a rebuilt horse trailer from a guy, he said it pulled so nice you forgot it was back there, in fact, the reason it was rebuilt was that it had come off, and he didn't notice. He only found out when he noticed the friends that were behind him weren't behind him anymore, so he turned back to look for them. Ahead he saw a horrible sight, it was his horse trailer in the median, upside down, and his friends were there with it, getting his horses out of the trailer. He was horrified, thank god the horse were okay. Anyway, we bought that trailer and used it for 20 years, and it did pull great, tuff too, it survived a full speed hit by a drunk driver while we were pulling it. These trailers were made by Stitem in Iowa in the 50's and 60's.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's ma boat... Seriously, some non-driving people
      • 3 Years Ago
      Without Russians, Youtube would be so boring.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      In Soviet Russia you don't tow boat, boat tow YOU.
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      Epic Russian Dashcams ftw!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably don't have safety chains in Russia.
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