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Here's Why You Never, Ever Use A Trailer Hitch To Pull A Stuck

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Sean266, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Apr 6, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    Sean266

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  2. Apr 7, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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    watch your lips!
     
  3. Apr 7, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    That will leave a mark.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    That bumper must have been held on with a couple rusted 10mm bolts..... u hook to a trailer hitch mounted to the frame of a truck, it aint gonna move. Gotta be smarter than the tools your working with
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2016 at 9:06 PM
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    computeruser6

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    Perhaps the article should be re-titled why not to use a trailer ball.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2016 at 4:30 AM
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    Jack Burton

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    When I was a teenager a bunch of us were out playing in the mud one night. I was riding with a buddy of mine in his old 60's Chev. At one point we got stuck, and his brother came over to pull us out. This being back before tow straps were common, his brother had a 20' tow chain for the job. He had also just that day installed two new tow hooks on either side of the trailer ball on his bumper (also back when bumpers were made of something).

    Once everything was hooked up, I jumped in the bed of the brother's truck to act as lookout. The brother being shitfaced at the time (common occurence), started towing him out just fine, but then began slowing down for no reason. My buddy's truck kept coming as stopping that quick in slick mud wasn't easy. I hollered at the brother so his drunken response was to hammer the throttle. Bad idea--of course.

    Seeing as he hadn't even had sense enough to use high-grade bolts to mount his new tow hooks, they sheared the moment that chain came taut. The chain (still attached to the hook) wrapped up over my buddy's hood and planted the tow hook through the middle of his windshield. Fortunately no one got hurt although my buddy was out one windshield and had the inside of his cab covered with fine glass shards. And the asshole brother blamed me for the whole thing for trying to keep them from making contact, rather than accepting responsibility for his own drunken stupidity--of course.
     
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  7. Apr 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    Lucky nobody got hurt! Shit faced is as shit faced does!
     
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  8. Oct 6, 2016 at 1:23 PM
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    in watching the video, I couldn't see much of anything going on, just a spinning tire.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    That brings back so many memories of my own adventures as a teenager and college years! Mudriding plus alcohol is ALWAYS a fun idea NEVER a good one.
     
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  10. Oct 6, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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    A sad fact most of us men know!! I still have a stiletto shaped scar on my head and a perma ban from this bar/city courtesy of my bachelor party......
     
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  11. Oct 6, 2016 at 2:59 PM
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    Sounds like a good story, Law! May need you to write up that mod!
     
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  12. Oct 6, 2016 at 3:03 PM
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    Sad thing is I don't remember most of it. Had to get the 311 from my buddies LOL
    Scary waking up after a drunken blackout with blood all over your hands, pillow, and head and a nice hangover to boot. :anonymous:
     
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    oddly enough, that was around the time "The Hangover" came out! I was half expecting a naked Chinese guy to jump out the bathroom screaming "but did you die????"
     
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    That's some funny stuff right there!
     
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    Sure as shit wasn't funny at the time!! LOL
     
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