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Old 12-21-2019, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ontario man pulled 53' semi trailer with a Silverado



I feel like there are ways this could have been done correctly. That should include an air system, which they did, but wouldn't they use a bed-mounted fifth-wheel hitch? Would you have called the cops or taken a picture and gotten out of the way? https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...-long-trailer/

One does not simply pull a semi trailer with a pin:

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Old 12-22-2019, 01:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks way safer than the 5th wheel trailer my dad pulled with something like a 1960 Chevy truck.

My dad cut a semi-circle out of 2 boards so that when they were placed together, would capture the 5th wheel ball between them. Then he bolted the boards to the side rails. The emergency chain was a come along winch cable.

Went through a full tank of gas going about 100 miles roundtrip. Ran out about 4 miles from home.
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I am pretty sure that boards are not rated for that.
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Probably something similar in size to this, and it would be called a kingpin and not a ball hitch:

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I am pretty sure that boards are not rated for that.
What if they were pressure treated?
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Oh well then. That's different!

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