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Old 08-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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"Stupid is as stupid does"...

From our favorite boondocking site in northern Colorado, we overlook the Route 129 leading up to Steamboat Lake State Park.

We see interesting - and scary - configurations of RV's. The small amount of engineering training I've had has helped me get comfortable with a 5th wheel towing a boat. I can understand the physics enough to know that its probably reasonably safe (assuming the TV is big enough, and except for backing up).

Less frequently, but more scary, we see 'bumper-tow' SOB trailers towing a small boat as the third element. Two hinges on a rig about 60-65 feet long is scary (to my mind) on mountain roads and strong cross winds.

But last week took the cake. We saw a 'triple', but this genius had sandwiched a small lightweight (tiny wheels, no brakes) motorcycle carrier between his 1/2-ton truck and his 28-foot SOB. So we have the 4000 pound (or more) SOB behind the tiny trailer behind the undersized truck.

I don't have to be an engineer to understand I don't want to be on the road with this one.

(I know - he probably figured the trailer had brakes, so put it last).
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:08 PM   #2
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I wouldn't ride with him, even on flat ground with no wind!

A friend of mine wanted to use my 10,000 lb tow bar to pull his Jeep Wrangler behind his 1/2 ton Suburban with a 23' SOB behind the Jeep. Of course, the Jeep was also lifted and had big tires and wheels and had a tendency to exhibit death wobble. He couldn't understand why I knew that wouldn't work and he literally got angry when I told him so. Finally he gave back the tow bar having never made a trip with it, his way of admitting defeat without saying so. I was wise and didn't rub it in.

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But last week took the cake. We saw a 'triple', but this genius had sandwiched a small lightweight (tiny wheels, no brakes) motorcycle carrier between his 1/2-ton truck and his 28-foot SOB. So we have the 4000 pound (or more) SOB behind the tiny trailer behind the undersized truck.

I don't have to be an engineer to understand I don't want to be on the road with this one.

(I know - he probably figured the trailer had brakes, so put it last).
Did you get pictures??>
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:23 PM   #4
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............But last week took the cake. We saw a 'triple', but this genius had sandwiched a small lightweight (tiny wheels, no brakes) motorcycle carrier between his 1/2-ton truck and his 28-foot SOB. So we have the 4000 pound (or more) SOB behind the tiny trailer behind the undersized truck.......
Wow, how do people that stupid even breath on their own? The more I see how people are rigged, the more space I try and keep between me and other vehicles on the road.
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Too bad that you didn't get a picture of that. It would have surely made the cover of Stupid People magazine.

I'm also positive that genius man had a long enough umbilical on the travel trailer to reach past the the motorcycle trailer to the tow vehicle. Obviously there were no trailer brakes in use, not that it really matters, as the significant tongue weight of the travel trailer would surely reek havoc with the geometry of the motorcycle trailer.

I sure hope that no one gets hurt when genius man has a train wreck.

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Wow, sounds like a make shift train and running without any tracks.
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From our favorite boondocking site in northern Colorado, we overlook the Route 129 leading up to Steamboat Lake State Park.
I think the most important details have been left out. Like where is this boondocking spot exactly and do you have pictures?
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First, I did not get pictures of the disaster-in-the-making. Sorry - I described it as best I can.

However, here's a view of our boondocking spot, as viewed from Hwy 129 (we own the property, and hope to build a home someday)

This is 3 miles south of Steamboat Lake.
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