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Old 05-23-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Today, I was re-fueling my DP and just watching the pump, when I saw this MH driving by, at a rather fast pace, since he was comming to a stop sign. The driver apparently wasn 't aware that he had to come to a full stop, so he slammed on his brakes, causing the toad to rear up like a horse and slam into the back into the MH - hard! I instantly knew that the toad didn't have a brake buddy or any other braking divice. The driver managed to come to a full stop, and when he pulled away from the stop sign, the toad slammed down on the pavement - hard! Then I noticed what the driver uses as a braking divice.....an old RV tire! Tied to the back of the motorhome, to soften the blow! I was agast! I thought that this couldn't be good, either for the MH or the toad! Truely amazing! Just thought I'd pass this information along. I'm fairly sure that this method of braking complies with any state laws!

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Didn't they have a tow-bar? Tow-bars are rigid devices so I don't understand how this could be?
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I can only assume that he had a tow bar, because he was towing. He was headed in the opposit direction and I never saw him again.

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Now that would have made a real Kodak moment.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:41 PM   #6
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I can only assume that he had a tow bar, because he was towing. He was headed in the opposit direction and I never saw him again.
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I'll bet you were glad of that

As fo the person who mentioned a Kodak Moment

Oh the things you wish you were looking at through the viewfinder on your Movie camera while it is in RECORD mode

I agree. that idiot likes his reparemen too much.

Wonder what is goign to happen when a police type sees that show?


To the person who ask if he had a tow bar

Yes, as noted, he must have.. But it's not properly set up cause if it was the towed would not RUN UP (or under) the motor home.. So he is a double idiot. One for no brakes on towed, One for wrong hitch set up.
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Think about it for a moment. The guy uses a tire for a brake bumper against the coach. He may have been using just chains to tow with!
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Think about it for a moment. The guy uses a tire for a brake bumper against the coach. He may have been using just chains to tow with!
Either that or he had a tow bar thast was elastic. I could go back to my long forgotten physic class and calculate how fast he had to be driving and how quick he stopped to accomplish this feat but I don't know that its important.

I sure wish I knew the mfg of that tow bar...I want one.
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I have seen Motorhomes towing that the motorhome towbar connection was lower than the connection to the car. This is asking for problems in that a sudden stop the car car ride up the bar.

As one poster stated " tow bars are rigid" WRONG. The bar must swivel up and down to compensate for unlevel areas. That means the car can ride up and over under the right conditions.

I make sure that my car is just slightly lower than the motorhome so the front will tend to go down under extreme braking.
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Almost sounds like my Ex Brother In Law. I've seen him tow a pickup with two chains wrapped between frame rails of the towed pickup and looped over the trailer hitch ball of his Ford Car. He duct taped the chain down onto the trailer reciever behind the ball to keep it from jumping off. No hitch coupler! Then he taped a two by four wood board to the top of the ball and ran it to the towed front bumper. And tied that to the front bumper of the towed with a rope.
The chains, in a V shape, were for pulling and the 2x4 was for stopping.
It worked, but I went to other way when he left. No way did I want to witness the accident.
And yes, we got in a big fight over this before he took off. But, he was a stupid stubborn jerk. He died recently while driving a stolen Corvette. He and a friend stole this car from a Dealers Lot and decided to seee how fast it would got while stoned out of their mind. They hit a guard rail at over 140 mph. The biggest part of the car left was the engine block minus the heads.
And people want to legalize POT. I won't support that because of the stupid things people do while stoned. It's bad enough with all the drunks driving on the road and now they want to add POT!!!!!
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Sounds like the perfect candidate for a you might be a redneck joke
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Guy's gunna ruin that tire.
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