Entry for August 03, 2007 – The Redneck Gooseneck

This is from an email I received from Jeff. Mostly humorous, a little sad.
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This lesson on how not to do things seems to totally escape some people. I’d love to see how the trip ended up but I feel confident he ended up in a ravine somewhere wondering why bad things seems to always happen to him.
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He’s hooked up and ready to fly!! It’s amazing how the extra weight really smoothed out the ride in the truck.

He did have to air up the rear tires a bit (around 160 psi)

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He added some heavy-duty chain for extra support on the tailgate (note that he used the “Heavy-Duty ‘S’ hooks to attach the chain) He also paid-up for some BIG 5/16 sheetmetal screws to attach the frame to the tailgate. Yeah, he knows it’s overkill, but he didn’t want the possibility of having an accident.

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Much of his time was spent on his front porch whittling down that MASSIVE 4×4 board to fit precisely into the ball mount receiver. Also note that he used a 14″ piece of 1×4 to help distribute the load more evenly–“YOU CAN”T BE TOO SAFE, YOU KNOW!!”. ” It cost a little more, but you just can’t be too safe when pulling a trailer of this magnitude !!”.

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