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Old 10-24-2020, 03:43 PM   #1
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But, but officer...

... I read online that payload numbers donít really mean anything!
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They'd have probably been OK if they'd been using a WDH.
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Old 10-24-2020, 06:39 PM   #3
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"Officer, I can understand this doesn't look all safe or good. But, I think if you check the weight on each axle vs. the rating of that axle, I'm within the limitations since the manufacture builds them with a 20% fudge factor give or take a little"
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Old 10-24-2020, 06:44 PM   #4
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OK I'll go first. Would of been ok with a pro-pride hitch. Nothing else matters.



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Old 10-24-2020, 07:58 PM   #5
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A propride hitch and a BMW X5 would have been fine.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:13 PM   #6
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A propride hitch and a BMW X5 would have been fine.
Hey, Iíve owned both of those... whoíd a thunk?
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:04 PM   #7
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I don't think there is a weight problem anywhere but now he is towing doubles so he needs a commercial license. Also he needs operating brakes on the rear tandems.
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:43 PM   #8
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But I have a Propride hitch and talked with Andy in Canada...... Oh wait, I should have bought an Anderson...right Bob?
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:36 AM   #9
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We're all assuming he was towing. What if he misunderstood "diesel pusher"?
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:58 AM   #10
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We're all assuming he was towing. What if he misunderstood "diesel pusher"?
Thatís actually pretty funny!
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:13 AM   #11
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Just because you "can" doesn't mean you "should"! Yikes!!!

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Another head shaker... that IS only funny because no one died. Most of the time stuff like this is not "risky" behavior, it is oblivious behavior.

The headline should have read "Darwin Award Winner Thwarted by Mean Police Officer.

Thanks to the officer who saved the other drivers on the road from this idiot.
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:16 AM   #13
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Another head shaker... that IS only funny because no one died. Most of the time stuff like this is not "risky" behavior, it is oblivious behavior.

The headline should have read "Darwin Award Winner Thwarted by Mean Police Officer.

Thanks to the officer who saved the other drivers on the road from this idiot.
Amen!
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Old 10-25-2020, 12:32 PM   #14
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I followed thru a rural area earlier this year a filthy and rundown old pickup pulling a mud covered trailer wider than the pickup, that was loaded up with stuff...with no working tail lights on the trailer.

None, nada, zip.


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I don't have a pic of this but several years ago some locals put a small home on a home made trailer/dollies and tried to pull a small house thru town.

Busted!

They had to take the house apart board by board and scrap from the side of the road.

I really wish I had that pic.
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I don't have a pic of this but several years ago some locals put a small home on a home made trailer/dollies and tried to pull a small house thru town.

Busted!

They had to take the house apart board by board and scrap from the side of the road.

I really wish I had that pic.
Sounds like one of those homemade "Tiny Houses" that are all the rage...

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Sounds like one of those homemade "Tiny Houses" that are all the rage...

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Not this time, they were trying to relocate a stick built house. It sat on a wide shoulder spot for days as they took it apart.
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In a normal year (huh-what's that) we'll tow 15-20K miles and you get to see some interesting sights in those miles. It's pretty amazing what some people will pull down an Interstate.

I believe in dash cams and should actually save some of the clips.
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Old 10-25-2020, 01:42 PM   #19
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In a normal year (huh-what's that) we'll tow 15-20K miles and you get to see some interesting sights in those miles. It's pretty amazing what some people will pull down an Interstate.

I believe in dash cams and should actually save some of the clips.
Iíve been thinking of a dash cam. Now Iím going shopping for one.
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