Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Funny

 

 

Class l V Hitch Install... (patent pending..)


Wouldn't you love to see how the trip went...?

Good chance he ended up doin' some unintended off roadin' somewhere.

 
Check the 'hills' in the background.
 


Howja like to meet this rig on a two-lane road....coming down the mountain in your direction....power steering works real good now.

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She's hitched up and ready to roll!!

 
Amazin' how the extra weight smoothes out the ride.
Needed to air up the rear tires a bit ('bout 160 psi).

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Added some super heavy-duty chain for extra support on the tailgate, (note the 'Heavy-Duty 'S' hooks to attach the chain)

 
Also paid-up for some BIG Number 5/16 sheet metal screws to attach the Reese hitch frame to the tailgate (see 'em there? one on each side...)

 
Likely two more through the carpet into the floor pan inside....
Yep, probably overkill, but didn't want the possibility of having an axerdent.

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Most of the time was spent on the front porch whittling down that MASSIVE solid pine 4x4 to fit precisely down into the hole in the ball mount receiver.

 
Note also - The 14"x14" piece of 3/8" plywood on the underside of the tailgate to distribute the load more evenly and beef up that tailgate support.

 
'A MAN CAN'T BE TOO SAFE'...!!
They are out there, folks....... and they 'REPRODUCE'!

ONE DAY CLOSER TO OUR DREAM

12 comments:

Kathy and Robert said...

Looks to me like an "axerdent" waiting to happen. Hope we're not on the same road course as they are! Yikes! K

Phyllis said...

Sure hope that tailgate is REAL secure there!

Happytrails said...

You would think there are laws to protect folks from themselves and us. All kidding aside....isn't there a law against towing that way?? Scary isn't it??

Judy and Emma said...

Egad! And here I thought you were happy with your Tioga! :)

Sue and Doug said...

nice rig..too bad it can't come into Canada!!.. :)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Impressive!:( Just proves that there are idiots in every walk of life:)

JoJo said...

They must really love camping to go out on a limb like that.
Becarefull everyone if you see this guy give him all the room he needs. :0

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

SCARY!!

Dennis and Donna said...

I think we have seen these people on the side of the road before..."you can't fix stupid"..

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WHAT THE HECK!

Wild Blue Yonder said...

Stupid is as stupid does. this one is a doozy!!!
Don't get behind him on a hill, things could go sideways soon!

YIKES

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Is this for real?? Better send it to Jeff Foxworthy...can you spell "redneck."