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Leah Frances 07-01-2010 09:40 PM

DIY fail - photo of towing error

It's hard to see but this genius, heading westbound on the bay bridge is holding his hitch on the ball with a piece of 12g romex and some pipe clamps.

nap 07-01-2010 09:52 PM

maybe that is why his bumper is bent up. It came off and ran into him and this is his attempt to get somewhere

Scuba_Dave 07-01-2010 09:53 PM

Geez what an idiot
Everyone knows romex isn't rated for use outdoors :laughing:

Jim F 07-01-2010 10:30 PM

At least he's using 12ga. 14 would never hold up to that much abuse.

chrisn 07-02-2010 04:34 AM

I hope law enforcement was informed. On the bay bridge no less:eek:

Thurman 07-02-2010 09:00 AM

"Tongue weight", it all depends on tongue weight!
then again, maybe he's hauling his Mother-in-law in the trailer :eek: David

cellophane 07-02-2010 10:10 AM

More DIY faux-pas:

gma2rjc 07-02-2010 11:50 AM

I love the comments, you guys are funny!

Big Bob 07-02-2010 04:15 PM

whoa! they better double up the romex ... the ball looks upside down...:(

gma2rjc 07-02-2010 04:57 PM

Stuff like this is why I hate driving behind someone pulling a trailer, boat, load of logs, etc. You're assuming the guy (or gal) knew what he was doing when he hooked it up.

Same with a pickup truck bed stacked up with someone's furniture. One minute your vision is fine and the next minute the wind has their mattress pinned to your windshield.

Red Squirrel 07-02-2010 05:31 PM

That should probably be in a conduit.

Big Bob 07-02-2010 05:36 PM


Did this make it ...or did the headlines in the paper have more to the story?

Leah Frances 07-05-2010 02:48 PM

We passed it by - and as far as I know still on the road....

Yoyizit 07-05-2010 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 464144)
holding his hitch on the ball with a piece of 12g romex and some pipe clamps.

Gimme' a break, I was drunk. :laughing:
Plus, it was #14 AWG. :whistling2:

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