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Old 07-18-2008, 05:08 PM
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Helped the Boy Scouts

Well today I was on may to grab some grub. When I came upon a bus with a trailer broke down on the side of the road. I pulled into the gas station they were stopped in front of. Seen the problem it was very obvious. The hitch the trailer was hooked too broke. So I talked to the troop leaders. I told them what I could do for them. I ran over to a guy that lives near me. He has a portable welding company. I talked to him, he went up and looked at it. Said he can repair it and reinforce the hitch for 75 dollars. He said that was what the materials would cost him. So he was not making any money. I hooked my truck to the trailer. I found out why they broke the hitch. I think they had there load all up front in the trailer. I never towed anything that was so tongue heavy before in my life. Well anyways I towed the trailer down to the guys shop. Talked to the troop leader about properly loading the trailer and how you want to disperse the wieght. I hope they listened to my suggestions. Because if they didn't there hitch will be broken again before they get to there destination. Anyways so that is my good deed for the day. Now I am gonna go drink beer.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:25 PM
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:27 PM
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Mighty kind of ya BC.
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way to go
They are heading down to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Ohio somewhere. Anyways if I had an arc welder I would have done the work for free. I would have done it with my mig if The guy said he was unable to do it.

But I figured this type of job should be done by some one that is licensed and insured.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:29 PM
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thats no joke you dont want that to come back on you
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:35 PM
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thats no joke you dont want that to come back on you
Exactly Not saying my welds are crap. But the fact that these people had all the wieght on the tongue. They didn't even get 10 miles from where they started out from before the hitch broke. I could not imangine what I would feel like if that hitch broke going down the highway.
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hopefully they listened when you told them how to load the thing
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:38 PM
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You would think the Boyscouts would know how to load a trailer , but then again they are not loadmasters.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:40 PM
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hopefully they listened when you told them how to load the thing
Let me put it to you like this. I towed it maybe 2 miles to this guys shop. Ok it was very tongue heavy. They have a chase vehicle which was a dodge ram 1500. Well ain't know way that was gonna tow this to where they were going. But in the 2 miles I towed it that trailer jerked me all over. My truck was sitting on the helper springs. Now yeah I only have a 3/4 ton. But I have hauled heavier loads then what they had.

Being the trailer was a tandem axle I told them they need to put the wieght on the axles. Get it off the tongue it will make for a better ride.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:41 PM
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You would think the Boyscouts would know how to load a trailer , but then again they are not loadmasters.
Being I was motor T in the Marines I have a good idea on how to load things. I am not a load master but I do have the experince. Oh and I think these boy scouts were wieblos. They had the khaki and od green uniforms.
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