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Old 09-08-2014, 11:41 AM   #31
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Why is this crazy? Someone using a truck as a truck? Farmers do it all the time. What is the man to do? Go buy a $60,000 1T diesel dually to haul wood a short distance?
I scoff at the notion of putting dirty firewood in MY TRUCK......getting dirt/bark off the bedrug is a pain.. ;-)

None the less, the 1500 I was referring to was not only loaded with 24" long x 10" thick LOGS stacked to the top of the cab (way over payload im sure) he ALSO had a 28' travel trailer behind THAT and the cream on top was a pair of razers behind THAT!!!..

farmer or not , that aint crazy its just plain ignorant....it is what it is...
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:57 AM   #32
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I scoff at the notion of putting dirty firewood in MY TRUCK......getting dirt/bark off the bedrug is a pain.. ;-)

None the less, the 1500 I was referring to was not only loaded with 24" long x 10" thick LOGS stacked to the top of the cab (way over payload im sure) he ALSO had a 28' travel trailer behind THAT and the cream on top was a pair of razers behind THAT!!!..

farmer or not , that aint crazy its just plain ignorant....it is what it is...
Just because some folks use their trucks for what they were intended instead of just as show trucks doesn't make them ignorant. Just using what they have and can afford.
I prefer to let folks do what they want with their stuff. I might not do it, but it sure doesn't make them ignorant in my eyes. JMO
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:03 PM   #33
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Blatantly overloaded and on the highway putting others at risk IS ignorant......ill leave it at that. ...to each his own....
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:07 PM   #34
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Have seen lots of small boats being pulled but first time for a pontoon!
He had no problems gettin around campground.


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Old 09-08-2014, 12:30 PM   #35
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We saw this today,
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Have seen lots of small boats being pulled but first time for a pontoon!
He had no problems gettin around campground.


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2 things:

1) His truck might be pointing skyward, but at least he's level between the 5er and the pontoon.
2) Where are you that still supplies those charcoal BBQ's on a post? I haven't seen one of those in decades!


In our case, this past weekend I saw a ranger pulling an old school 26' stick and tin trailer. From the looks of it, he should have been way over towing capacity, but it was sitting level so I guess not. Conversely, a 2500 pulling a 30' fiberglass lightweight 5er was nose high driving around. It just goes to show how important the actual setups are compared to the stated limits.

The other strange sight was the ghouls, geeks, and other monsters walking around. (It was the halloween weekend. ) Probably the best one I saw was the family who were pulling their 1 year around in a wagon. They had the kid dressed in a mouse costume, and had built a cover for the wagon to make it look like a sprung mousetrap. So as they went around it looked like a mouse who was stealing the cheese (or potato chips in their case). I wish I had gotten a picture but I had left the phone back at the camp site.





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Old 09-08-2014, 12:54 PM   #36
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Ok side on Lake Texoma, quite few Corps places in Ok still have post grills, love'em.


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Old 09-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #37
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My aunt and uncle pulled a "coachbuilt" (pronounced "heavy") 18' TT all over Europe for many years behind an Austin A55 sedan. It had a 1.5L pushrod 4-banger which was supposed to deliver 55 horsepower (hence the model name). It had a 4-speed stick-shift and drum brakes. They even crossed the Alps from Switzerland into Italy and back a few times. They finally upgraded to a 2-liter Austin.

They were members of the UK "Caravan Club" and went to rallies just about every weekend. Many of the club members pulled 25' TT's with a short wheel-base Land Rover.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:24 PM   #38
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Towing with 4 china bomb tires are enough of a stresser, those folks gotta worry about 8 of them! Yikes ,)


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I honestly can't believe how many poorly set up hitches there are out there. For every one I see set up correctly, I see 3 that are so far off it makes me wonder if they have even a clue, or just don't care.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:56 PM   #40
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I July I saw a dog biting me on the calf and a lightening strike about 50 yards from the camper. I also saw water running out of my camper, not a good sight.

I never ocrured to me to look at other hitch setups I will have to start checking them out.
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