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Old 12-04-2010, 03:48 PM   #15
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I would not say that truck is overloaded.. From the looks of it it may well have been within spec (It is a duly after all, some of those can carry 10,000 pounds GVW or more Even in a pick up format.
That appears to be a compact Toyota pickup with some kind of dually conversion (note the fenders that are obviously add-ons.) With its nose-high and tail-down stance, it certainly appears overloaded to me.

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Old 12-06-2010, 05:32 PM   #16
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You can find doubles around here all the time. A friend tows a pair of jet skies behind a 34' 5'er, my uncle used to tow a 19' Starcraft behind a 28' 5'er, I used to tow my Harley (on a snowmobile trailer) behind our 19' Kit Companion. I also see many motorhomes towing cars or trucks. towing boats or ATV's or whatever. And if you're good, you can even back it all up if you have to.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:32 PM   #17
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The coolest set up I've seen was near Jacksonville FL in early 2005...

Volvo CabOver Diesel Tractor pulling a 5th Wheel Trailer that had a flat bed trailer hooked up to it.

To top it all off the flatbed had a small pickup truck in it...
and in the pick up was a mid sized motorcycle.

Wish I had taken a picture.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:36 PM   #18
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3 (it would be "double towing" in this case) is illegal in many states. It does look like the pickup is weighed down pretty good with that boat!!
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Ding! You are correct!

Thats problem #2.. anyone find more?
Seems this guy overdoes everything. Note the added bouyancy in the form of four bumpers to keep his oversized outboard from swamping his boat
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And most assuredly, all equipment is on a rigorous maintenance schedule I'm sure. So it's a 'fear not' look-see in the olé rear view mirror! Yikes! Bob
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What's holding the boat to the truck besides a 'hope and a prayer?'
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3 in tow

With the motor stright up on the transom I would think with a few bumps the whole thing could break off.
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That's a lot of tires.
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It looks like he has exhaust coming out of the tailpipe on the left side of the pickup. It also appears that he has a cable running from the boat trailer hitch to the front bumper of the pickup and a yellow nylon strap at each rear trailer corner going down to the bumper mounts on the pickup. I don't see any tires and axle on the trailer. Do you suppose that he lets the boat down with a winch and that is why he has the extra bumpers so the stern doesn't go under water at that angle? Then he could winch it back on later? It sure would make an interesting YouTube video to watch him unload the boat.
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Oh, by the way, do you suppose the guy has brakes on his toad? I'll bet he thinks his exhaust brake can stop this load just fine. I wouldn't wish it on anyone but can you imagine where the boat would end up if he was in a wreck? It would probably be on the roof of the motorhome or even in front of the motorhome.
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It looks like he has exhaust coming out of the tailpipe on the left side of the pickup. It also appears that he has a cable running from the boat trailer hitch to the front bumper of the pickup and a yellow nylon strap at each rear trailer corner going down to the bumper mounts on the pickup. I don't see any tires and axle on the trailer. Do you suppose that he lets the boat down with a winch and that is why he has the extra bumpers so the stern doesn't go under water at that angle? Then he could winch it back on later? It sure would make an interesting YouTube video to watch him unload the boat.
There it is..

I think the 'exhaust' is just a smudge, but... Just how did he get that trailer up there? And how does he plan to get it off? There are NO tires on the trailer!
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Maybe he was moving from one location to another and didn't have anyone to drive the PU and thought this was "safer" than towing a train.
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