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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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This lesson is on how not to do things seems to totally escape some people. I'd love to see how the trip ended up but I feel confident he ended up in a ravine somewhere wondering why bad things seems to always happen to him.





He's hooked up and ready to fly!! It's amazing how the extra weight really smoothed out the ride in the truck. He did have to air up the rear tires a bit (around 160 psi)


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 sheet metal screws to attach the frame to the tailgate. Yeah, he knows its overkill, but he didn't want the possibility of having an accident.



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!!"

Look out Utah, cause here he comes !!!

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I guess I'm not so ashamed of my plow now Brent.

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I liked the plow, I thought it looked well made, but then again what the heck to I know

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That has to be a fake, a joke.
Heck even DirtDog and I aren't that redneck.

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Ya, what do you know???

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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Worst part of t is this guy thinks he is smart and making due with what he has... God I want to work that accident!!!

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Gee, I could have saved about $40K of Dodge Ram if I'd only known I could have pulled my 5th wheel that way. Who ever gets video of that thing rolling down the road could win $100K on Funniest Home Videos.

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Ya, what do you know???
I know something you don't know

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Now you are just teasing!!

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I'll bet the steering is kind of light! Are those front wheels even touching the ground?

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