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Well he made it farther than some new trailers!


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Posted: 07/10/18 06:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The article says: "Police towed the SUV, the trailer and the boat." Wonder how that went.





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WTP-GC wrote:

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I live in FL and sold an old raggedy 30' bow rider boat to a few guys in TN. They drove down, slapped a few tires on her and drove off, back up the interstate all the way home. Texted me when they got there to tell me they made it safely (I didn't know them at all). No lights, no spare tire, no license plate, no bearing check or greasing...just gone. 8 hours later, no one bothered them.
So are you saying because they made it without issue it wasn't stupid in the first place? A successful outcome doesn't make it less stupid. And a perfect example of why there have to be regulations in the first place. People have brains, but often refuse to use them.


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fj12ryder wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

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I live in FL and sold an old raggedy 30' bow rider boat to a few guys in TN. They drove down, slapped a few tires on her and drove off, back up the interstate all the way home. Texted me when they got there to tell me they made it safely (I didn't know them at all). No lights, no spare tire, no license plate, no bearing check or greasing...just gone. 8 hours later, no one bothered them.
So are you saying because they made it without issue it wasn't stupid in the first place? A successful outcome doesn't make it less stupid. And a perfect example of why there have to be regulations in the first place. People have brains, but often refuse to use them.

No lights is not good but no spare, no plate, no grease who cares.

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Farmboy666 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

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I live in FL and sold an old raggedy 30' bow rider boat to a few guys in TN. They drove down, slapped a few tires on her and drove off, back up the interstate all the way home. Texted me when they got there to tell me they made it safely (I didn't know them at all). No lights, no spare tire, no license plate, no bearing check or greasing...just gone. 8 hours later, no one bothered them.
So are you saying because they made it without issue it wasn't stupid in the first place? A successful outcome doesn't make it less stupid. And a perfect example of why there have to be regulations in the first place. People have brains, but often refuse to use them.

No lights is not good but no spare, no plate, no grease who cares.
No lights, probably no brakes since it sounds like they had no trailer pig tail hooked up. No sense.

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Lynnmor wrote:

The article says: "Police towed the SUV, the trailer and the boat." Wonder how that went.

In the one photo, you can see his trailer and boat loaded onto another trailer. The question is what did they do for cribbing?

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Lynnmor wrote:

The article says: "Police towed the SUV, the trailer and the boat." Wonder how that went.


According the officer's Tweet:

"It was professionally towed by a local company. The load was too unsafe to dismantle roadside. It was pulled onto a lowbed tractor trailer then chained/strapped down as a single piece. Once it was secured and met all Motor Vehicle Act standards it was towed away."

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fj12ryder wrote:

Farmboy666 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

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I live in FL and sold an old raggedy 30' bow rider boat to a few guys in TN. They drove down, slapped a few tires on her and drove off, back up the interstate all the way home. Texted me when they got there to tell me they made it safely (I didn't know them at all). No lights, no spare tire, no license plate, no bearing check or greasing...just gone. 8 hours later, no one bothered them.
So are you saying because they made it without issue it wasn't stupid in the first place? A successful outcome doesn't make it less stupid. And a perfect example of why there have to be regulations in the first place. People have brains, but often refuse to use them.

No lights is not good but no spare, no plate, no grease who cares.
No lights, probably no brakes since it sounds like they had no trailer pig tail hooked up. No sense.

Let me check...
Oh yeah, just what I thought...I never did say it was acceptable or made sense or wasn't a dumb idea. All I did was convey a story related to a personal experience that fit the narrative of the thread. They knew full well what they were coming to get and the condition it was in. Don't make suggestions or accusations that aren't there in first place.


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WTP-GC wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Farmboy666 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

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I live in FL and sold an old raggedy 30' bow rider boat to a few guys in TN. They drove down, slapped a few tires on her and drove off, back up the interstate all the way home. Texted me when they got there to tell me they made it safely (I didn't know them at all). No lights, no spare tire, no license plate, no bearing check or greasing...just gone. 8 hours later, no one bothered them.
So are you saying because they made it without issue it wasn't stupid in the first place? A successful outcome doesn't make it less stupid. And a perfect example of why there have to be regulations in the first place. People have brains, but often refuse to use them.

No lights is not good but no spare, no plate, no grease who cares.
No lights, probably no brakes since it sounds like they had no trailer pig tail hooked up. No sense.

Let me check...
Oh yeah, just what I thought...I never did say it was acceptable or made sense or wasn't a dumb idea. All I did was convey a story related to a personal experience that fit the narrative of the thread. They knew full well what they were coming to get and the condition it was in. Don't make suggestions or accusations that aren't there in first place.
Sorry, but the statement "8 hours later, no one bothered them", sounded like a tacit agreement with the way they went about it. And the post overall appears to say that you can do such things and successfully get away with it, ergo, not necessarily a bad idea.

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