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Old 09-26-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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RV loses car, which heads into marsh | Bemidji Pioneer

Thank goodness no injuries.

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.....The hitch, connecting the Pontiac’s rear end to the back of the RV, snapped free and ripped the small car’s rear bumper off in the process.....
I am not a dummy, but it sounds like it sometimes, here's one of those times, I've not heard of a car being towed four down from the rear bumper.....what am I missing here?
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Look MA...no safety chains.
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No idea how that guy must have had that toad hooked up... but, I'll take a wild guess and say he probably had neither safety chains nor toad brakes.

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Pulling it backwards from the bumper? :(
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I KNOW this is a stunner, but the media got it wrong again...
a quick look at the pic and it's obvious there's not hitch on the rear of the car...


but still - great story to tell later
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I know this is funny to us but must have been a nightmare for them.
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I KNOW this is a stunner, but the media got it wrong again...
a quick look at the pic and it's obvious there's not hitch on the rear of the car...


but still - great story to tell later
Yes, thats right JohnBoy. The rear bumper must have just came off in the accident. The marker lights on the trunk are another verification of that. They sure wouldn't be there if it were being towed from the back end.
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A very good argument for safety cables or chains and a break away system....But too many choose to go cheap and not properly equip a motorhome.

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Another case of "I don't need auxillary brakes, it stops just fine without them".
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Can that Pontiac even be towed four down?
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I agree that the tow lights make it appear the car was being towed from the front.

However, given there were no safety chains, breakaway or toad brake, I wonder if this guy connected the ball on the MH hitch to a ball on the toad.
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This one happened in front of my shop and ran into my boys car.
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The Pontiac was evidently a "rear pusher"!
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