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Old 05-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Towing, am I doing it right?


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Old 05-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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I hope that is not real but it probably is.

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Old 05-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Only if there is a pontoon boat behind the trailer that I'm not able to see. If so then it's fine.
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Middle trailer needs new axles... or certainly will after this spacecraft lands. They want to know if they can put a bike carrier on the rear bumper?

Oh my.
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That reminds me why I don't buy old trailers from U-Haul.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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They are using an Andersen. No sway, no problem.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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we were in atlanta about 10 days ago and saw a smashed up 6 cylinder jeep towing a smashed up something or other towing a smashed up beetle. like a 3 care pile up had occurred and they stuck it all together. this tops it though.
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Most state law allowances for a double-bottom rule insist that the middle unit be a 5th wheel. We commonly see fishermen towing that way, with a good sized boat behind. The margin of error certainly is less when a moment's inattention follows. The interstate just west of me had one of these triple units roll a couple years back. The humans survived but the property was kablooey.

Though this situation looks like they would have been very cautious after a problem with their tow vehicle. I've been in a situation where we had to rent a U-Haul to tow a utility trailer. In Muskogee, OK, no less... Left my wife alone and stepped across the road for a Coors after we were in a Muskogee motel for the night. A hanger-on at the bar offered me virtually any "service" or substance I could desire. That was 39 years ago. This June Susie & I celebrate our 40th. You know what my decision was.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:30 AM   #12
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Those are photoshopped, right? That ain't really even possible, is it?
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Those are photoshopped, right? That ain't really even possible, is it?
For the first one, I don't see why it wouldn't be possible. I rented one of U-Haul's car trailers recently (obviously, just to move a car, no extra idiocy as above) and they're plenty big enough for a pickup.

Hitch up the fifth wheel, then drive the pickup on to the trailer... I'm not thinking of anything that seems impossible here. My car sits pretty low, and it was scraping as I started up the ramp, so I adjusted a few things to get the trailer fairly level - do that for this rig and I doubt the fifth wheel hitch would complain while loading.

The second one is even more plausible. Could be photoshopped, yes, but two photos from different angles and a lack of a reason why it would be impossible makes me think it's legit.

We saw a Class C motorhome towing a fairly long SOB trailer that had a small riding mower hanging off the back. Geez I wish I'd grabbed a picture, but I was too stunned. The frame of the trailer was clearly sagging just behind the wheels. Friends of ours (we spotted it at a gas station near where we were holding a rally) saw the rig later that day, pulled off the road, apparently having suffered some issue.
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Seems like the cables holding the tailgate of the Blazer/Jimmy would just break, not to mention if he made a turn the corner of the trailer would collide with the c-pillar of the tow vehicle.
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