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Old 07-01-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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maybe that is why his bumper is bent up. It came off and ran into him and this is his attempt to get somewhere

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Geez what an idiot
Everyone knows romex isn't rated for use outdoors
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At least he's using 12ga. 14 would never hold up to that much abuse.
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I hope law enforcement was informed. On the bay bridge no less
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"Tongue weight", it all depends on tongue weight!
then again, maybe he's hauling his Mother-in-law in the trailer David
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More DIY faux-pas:

http://thereifixedit.com/

http://thatwillbuffout.com/
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I love the comments, you guys are funny!
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whoa! they better double up the romex ... the ball looks upside down...
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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.
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That should probably be in a conduit.
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Leah...?

Did this make it ...or did the headlines in the paper have more to the story?
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We passed it by - and as far as I know still on the road....
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holding his hitch on the ball with a piece of 12g romex and some pipe clamps.
Gimme' a break, I was drunk.
Plus, it was #14 AWG.

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