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O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! #112850
07/27/07 12:50 PM
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This is slightly off-topic, but most of us do some trailering, so we can relate. I got these pics and description from a friend on another board who was documenting his neighbor's "ingenuity"!

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He had the air pressure in the rear tires to about 160psi.

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He added some heavy-duty chain for extra support on the tailgate (note that he used the "Heavy-Duty 'S' hooks to attach the chain) He also paid-up for some BIG 5/16 sheetmetal screws to attach the frame to the tailgate. Yeah, he knows it's overkill, but he didn't want the possibility of having an accident. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

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Much of his time was spent on his front porch whittling down that MASSIVE 4x4 board to fit precisely into the ball mount receiver. Also note that he used a 14" piece of 1x4 to help distribute the load more evenly--"YOU CAN"T BE TOO SAFE, YOU KNOW!!". " It cost a little more, but you just can't be too safe when pulling a trailer of this magnitude !!". <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

Who wants to take bets as to how far this rig would get this guy? Think the reults of which would remove him from the gene pool which is a requirement to win a Darwin Award? <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


Doug Bernstein
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Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Doug_P182_LKN] #112851
07/27/07 01:28 PM
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If I didn't see the picture I would say "NO ONE IS THAT STUPID!!!!"

I think the first time he would have to stop somewhat suddenly the back will meet the front.

Clayton

Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Doug_P182_LKN] #112852
07/27/07 01:47 PM
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I think the Goose thing was intended to be put in the middle of a pickup truck bed.

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Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: DHO] #112853
07/27/07 01:56 PM
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There must be some 'after' photos out there somewhere...

Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Doug_P182_LKN] #112854
07/27/07 02:09 PM
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That was so good I had to put that on Team Seacats.


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Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Clayton] #112855
07/27/07 02:18 PM
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I think the first time he would have to stop somewhat suddenly the back will meet the front.

Clayton


Just so. While he appears to have given some thought (I use the term loosely) to "holding things up," there doesn't appear to be anything holding the tailgate down. Hit the brakes or take a slight grade, and the gate looks like it would fold up - the steel frame of the goose hitch that he's bolted on was not designed to take a "folding" load.

For far less than the insurance claim this guy will be filing (and probably denied), he could have bought an old pick-up, put good shocks on, and been worry-free. Hope nobody gets hurt. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Doug_P182_LKN] #112856
07/27/07 02:22 PM
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Appleton, WI
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Words are not enough.

I certainly don't want to be anywhere near that rig when/if he finally makes it over the pass. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Doug_P182_LKN] #112857
07/27/07 02:34 PM
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Too bad the license is blacked out.
Someone needs to call the Highway Patrol.


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Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Doug_P182_LKN] #112858
07/27/07 03:39 PM
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Reminds me of this one <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPnwi0nb2Q


Dermot
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Re: O/T - We may a potential '07 Darwin Award! [Re: Doug_P182_LKN] #112859
07/27/07 03:39 PM
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He seems to be on a slight grade and I offer the suggestion that the reason he is parked right there is that there was not enough weight up front to keep the front wheels on the ground while trying to accelerate.


Jake Kohl

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