Wednesday, June 17, 2009

You might be a redneck if...

What's that...? You say don't have a big pickup to tow your gooseneck trailer? Fear not! With a little careful, well thought-out engineering, you can solve your problem...

May I present the Class III Hitch Install (patent pending)?

Added some super heavy-duty chain for extra support on the tailgate (note the 'Heavy-Duty 'S' hooks to attach the chain). Also paid-up for some big Number 5/16 sheet metal screws to attach the Reese hitch frame to the tailgate (see 'em there -- one on each side?). Likely two more through the carpet into the floor pan inside...

Yep, probably overkill, but didn't want the possibility of having an axerdent.

Most of the time was spent on the front porch whittling down that MASSIVE solid pine 4x4 to fit precisely down into the hole in the ball mount receiver. Note also: The 14'x14' piece of 3/8' plywood on the underside of the tailgate to distribute the load more evenly and beef up that tailgate support.

A man can't be too safe!

She's hitched up and ready to roll!! Amazin' how the extra weight smoothes out the ride.

Needed to air up the rear tires a bit ('bout 160 psi).

They are out there, folks... and they vote (Democrat).

Hat tip: TDR

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