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Old 06-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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What do you see wrong here

Saw this the other day at a local store, tried to find the owner but somehow missed them as I felt they needed a bit of advice.

Pic 1 does not look real bad except a bit nose high on the truck till you look abit closer in pic 2 at how the wd bars are hooked.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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is that a gas can sitting next to the battery? Sorry - that caught my eye before I noticed the WD bars apparently bolted straight to the trailer frame...
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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So THAT'S how you double the tongue weight of an F150!
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Some of my best friends are Ford guys....because they keep me constantly laughing at all the crazy things they do with their trucks! Too funny...



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Old 06-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Some of my best friends are Ford guys....because they keep me constantly laughing at all the crazy things they do with their trucks! Too funny...
Hey, at least our driving lights work!!!
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:39 PM   #6
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I drove one for 9 years. I really did love that truck, but around 91K miles, things started to fail with depressing regularity.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #7
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Some of my best friends are Ford guys....because they keep me constantly laughing at all the crazy things they do with their trucks! Too funny...
since you went there...I cannot stand how all GM products put the reverse lights on with the dome light. I have gotten to the point where I just ignore the reverse lights on any GM product and find that I am shocked to see one actually backing up.

I used to own a Chevy truck. Which is why I do not currently own a Chevy truck.
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since you went there...I cannot stand how all GM products put the reverse lights on with the dome light.

I used to own a Chevy truck. Which is why I do not currently own a Chevy truck.
since I owned a 92, 94,98,2004, 2006 I have never seen this light action you are talking about
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is that a gas can sitting next to the battery?
Is that a no-no?
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:52 PM   #10
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since I owned a 92, 94,98,2004, 2006 I have never seen this light action you are talking about
should have said newer GM - my 03 did not have this "feature" either.
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Is that a no-no?
I would not put a gasoline can next to an ignition source, but that is just me. It would be different if it were a Jerry can or something with a true seal to eliminate vapors. gasoline vapors are what explodes.
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I would not put a gasoline can next to an ignition source, but that is just me. It would be different if it were a Jerry can or something with a true seal to eliminate vapors. gasoline vapors are what explodes.
The battery has no spark or ignition source. And if it were to explode i'de be more worried about the LP tanks!!!
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I drove one for 9 years. I really did love that truck, but around 91K miles, things started to fail with depressing regularity.
DH is nearing 300K on his Ford one ton van. It's ready finally to be traded in. True story. BTW, he has never changed the transmission fluid....we think that is the culprit, or else prolly would have gone another 50K more....
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is that a gas can sitting next to the battery? Sorry - that caught my eye before I noticed the WD bars apparently bolted straight to the trailer frame...
Looks like a small (Red faded Generator)? Youroo!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:26 AM   #15
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Duh! The sad thing is, I don't see anything wrong. LMAO...but DH might.
I just have no skills or insight when it comes to this stuff. Somebody give me the Caption this for the week....that's more my speed.
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Duh! The sad thing is, I don't see anything wrong. LMAO...but DH might.
Easy to miss if you not used to using a WDH with chains......that is what it appears to be.

The spring bars are tilted up, looks to be near the top of the tongue frame. With that type of system, there needs to be several chain lengths hanging down to allow for the spring bars to "swing" in a turn. Reese (appears to be a Reese or similar) requires at least 5 links of chain between the snap up bracket and spring bars.

It also appears to be really small spring bars for that sized trailer.

Somewhere, sometime, something is gonna break with that setup.
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