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JRscooby

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Posted: 11/14/19 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chum lee wrote:



So it would be OK if the rack (or it's contents) fell off the back and ended up under someone else's vehicle? As long as you don't know about it, . . . . no problem? Hummmmmmmmmmmmmm. At least if it's on the front of your vehicle, you can keep an eye on it.

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Listen, I’m not a kid. It’s just what I think while living in a VERY high traffic RV town. These goody setups are causing more issues than you think. It’s starting to look more and more like the Beverly Hillbilly’s with all the ridiculous garbage hanging around (front and back) of the pickups and 1960’s piece of crappola. I’ve seen broken metal- like carriages that had plastic gas cans and broken generators on the freeway. I’ve seen accidents with the same carnage in the front of people’s trucks from not allowing for larger stopping distances required. I’ve watched people walk into the stuff in parking lots.

Guys, if the truck didn’t come with forward tow hitches, get a **** trailer!

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You guys are just trying to stir up trouble.

The reason he felt that a failure would be safer on the rear rather than the front was that I can quickly pull over and deal with it if it's on the rear. On the front, it might wedge under the van and cause a rollover.

I don't normally drive on roads where there is a lot of traffic, so a rear rack wedging under a car that is following me closely is a much less likely scenario.


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I love this turnbuckle idea!

To answer pianotuna's question, I have it on a front hitch from etrailer, single receiver.


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Several of us carry gear safely in racks, toolboxes, trays, etc hanging on a front hitch. I carry this box on the front of my truck on a carrier that I fabricated.

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I don’t particularly like the concept of only using the hitch for support and stability because the box did wobble a bit.

Instead of trying to scare you with tales of how your front carrier is going to kill you, maybe your engineer friend could help you fabricate some stabilizers like these. They run between the rear corners of the box and the tow hooks on the front of the truck.

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Once the turnbuckles are tightened up, the box is rock solid.

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Naio wrote:

You guys are just trying to stir up trouble.

The reason he felt that a failure would be safer on the rear rather than the front was that I can quickly pull over and deal with it if it's on the rear. On the front, it might wedge under the van and cause a rollover.

I don't normally drive on roads where there is a lot of traffic, so a rear rack wedging under a car that is following me closely is a much less likely scenario.


I think you see my point. A takeoff of personal responsibility. If snot falls off your vehicle, and I have a choice; 20% it hurts me vs 100% you hit it, I want your family to be the ones scrambled.
If my stuff is secure why should I be at risk?
Also there is the fact that any vehicle, especially one towing a trailer the front axle is the least likely to be overloaded.

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JTLance wrote:

Listen, I’m not a kid. It’s just what I think while living in a VERY high traffic RV town. These goody setups are causing more issues than you think. It’s starting to look more and more like the Beverly Hillbilly’s with all the ridiculous garbage hanging around (front and back) of the pickups and 1960’s piece of crappola. I’ve seen broken metal- like carriages that had plastic gas cans and broken generators on the freeway. I’ve seen accidents with the same carnage in the front of people’s trucks from not allowing for larger stopping distances required. I’ve watched people walk into the stuff in parking lots.

Guys, if the truck didn’t come with forward tow hitches, get a **** trailer!


I don’t want a trailer, OK? I’m not a kid either, and the last time I checked, I get to decide what I do within the law. I don’t care what they look like to you, or what accidents you’ve seen. They weren’t caused by me, and the people on this forum aren’t causing the problems in your town. They aren’t illegal, so you and your demands can go pound sand.

BTW, I hate towable RV’s. If you need to drag around that much living space, stay home! I can play that cranky, stubborn old fart game too, buddy.

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Posted: 11/14/19 04:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Properly attached I say it is fine. However I would not be real excited if you were carrying gasoline or propane.


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NRALIFR wrote:

JTLance wrote:

Listen, I’m not a kid. It’s just what I think while living in a VERY high traffic RV town. These goody setups are causing more issues than you think. It’s starting to look more and more like the Beverly Hillbilly’s with all the ridiculous garbage hanging around (front and back) of the pickups and 1960’s piece of crappola. I’ve seen broken metal- like carriages that had plastic gas cans and broken generators on the freeway. I’ve seen accidents with the same carnage in the front of people’s trucks from not allowing for larger stopping distances required. I’ve watched people walk into the stuff in parking lots.

Guys, if the truck didn’t come with forward tow hitches, get a **** trailer!


I don’t want a trailer, OK? I’m not a kid either, and the last time I checked, I get to decide what I do within the law. I don’t care what they look like to you, or what accidents you’ve seen. They weren’t caused by me, and the people on this forum aren’t causing the problems in your town. They aren’t illegal, so you and your demands can go pound sand.

BTW, I hate towable RV’s. If you need to drag around that much living space, stay home! I can play that cranky, stubborn old fart game too, buddy.

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Im not your Buddy, you are a cranky old guy and I hope they change the law so people like you have to use a trailer like normal people. Until then, happy camping. I’m sure your wife loves you.

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JTLance wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:

JTLance wrote:

Listen, I’m not a kid. It’s just what I think while living in a VERY high traffic RV town. These goody setups are causing more issues than you think. It’s starting to look more and more like the Beverly Hillbilly’s with all the ridiculous garbage hanging around (front and back) of the pickups and 1960’s piece of crappola. I’ve seen broken metal- like carriages that had plastic gas cans and broken generators on the freeway. I’ve seen accidents with the same carnage in the front of people’s trucks from not allowing for larger stopping distances required. I’ve watched people walk into the stuff in parking lots.

Guys, if the truck didn’t come with forward tow hitches, get a **** trailer!


I don’t want a trailer, OK? I’m not a kid either, and the last time I checked, I get to decide what I do within the law. I don’t care what they look like to you, or what accidents you’ve seen. They weren’t caused by me, and the people on this forum aren’t causing the problems in your town. They aren’t illegal, so you and your demands can go pound sand.

BTW, I hate towable RV’s. If you need to drag around that much living space, stay home! I can play that cranky, stubborn old fart game too, buddy.

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Im not your Buddy, you are a cranky old guy and I hope they change the law so people like you have to use a trailer like normal people. Until then, happy camping. I’m sure your wife loves you.
Another example of the type members that run folks away from this site.
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Posted: 11/14/19 05:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Immediately I was negative. Then, after thinking about it, I asked myself, what if it was my problem? I don't know.


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