Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Ba-Dump Tissssh - Memes


Pat Riot

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 28.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Buckshot Bob

    5683

  • Pat Riot

    2824

  • Alpo

    2792

  • Subdeacon Joe

    1956

11 hours ago, Crooked River Pete, SASS 43485 said:

My uncle used to do safety chains like that. He said he had seen to many wreaks caused by a loose trailer pulling the tow vehicle off the road. "If that trailer comes loose, better to let it go than drag me and my family with it." 

I felt that way towing a camper behind my motorcycle. Can you imagine if it did come loose and the chains kept it whipping around behind you and then the tongue gets into the rear wheel? I took the chains off! 

  • Like 3
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Crooked River Pete, SASS 43485 said:

My uncle used to do safety chains like that. He said he had seen to many wreaks caused by a loose trailer pulling the tow vehicle off the road. "If that trailer comes loose, better to let it go than drag me and my family with it." 

 

One of the reasons that a trailer could come loose is due to attaching the chains like that. The weight of the chains combined with a big bump overcoming the tension of the cotter pin, something in the road hitting the chains and yanking the cotter pin out or various other reasons could cause the hitch to come loose. If I was that worried about the trailer dragging me to my death, I would just not use the chains

 

Loose trailers don't always go to the right side of the road, I hate to have to explain to the family of the people that hit the loose trailer (that went to the left side of the road) my reasoning behind attaching it to the cotter pin.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Buckshot Bob said:

image.png

2 pairs:P kinda like pants!:lol:

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:

 

One of the reasons that a trailer could come loose is due to attaching the chains like that. The weight of the chains combined with a big bump overcoming the tension of the cotter pin, something in the road hitting the chains and yanking the cotter pin out or various other reasons could cause the hitch to come loose. If I was that worried about the trailer dragging me to my death, I would just not use the chains

 

Loose trailers don't always go to the right side of the road, I hate to have to explain to the family of the people that hit the loose trailer (that went to the left side of the road) my reasoning behind attaching it to the cotter pin.

That was 60 years ago, he didn't have a reese hitch. I think safety chains are the law, not an option, that's why people hook them up like in the picture or use shoe laces like my uncle did. I'm not saying it's a good idea, just explaining why some one might do that.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.