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I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
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https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

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I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
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https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

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Homemade trailer. I think it's a hand truck.

At least they didn't shoot him.
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https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

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One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.

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I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
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https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

I should have known given Clare; people in Ontario have no sense of
humor. That would be a normal day around here. It's safer than Montana
doubles, a pickup towing a camp trailer with the boat behind the
trailer. I think some have worked their way up to triples if they wanted
a motorcycle at the camp site.

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On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:18:25 AM UTC-4, wrote:
I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
from the next county ..

https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

John T.


One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.



Yep , Captain Obvious - that's the only thing he missed ..
John T.



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On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:18:25 AM UTC-4, wrote:
I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
from the next county ..

https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

John T.


One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.


I wondered how far he was trying to tow this thing. If it was a mile
or so on low speed residential roads he might get away with it if
those were ball bearings in the hand truck wheels. You would not want
to be on the highway tho.
It does beg the question of why he didn't borrow a truck. He must know
someone with a full size pickup. My spa is about that size and I
brought it home on my boat trailer.
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 06:03:57 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
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On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:18:25 AM UTC-4, wrote:
I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
from the next county ..

https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

John T.


One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.


I wondered how far he was trying to tow this thing. If it was a mile
or so on low speed residential roads he might get away with it if
those were ball bearings in the hand truck wheels. You would not want
to be on the highway tho.
It does beg the question of why he didn't borrow a truck. He must know
someone with a full size pickup. My spa is about that size and I
brought it home on my boat trailer.

It was on a rural gravel road - so my bet was at least a few miles -
and it was likely one of those "here, hold my beer and watch this"
moments. Maybe no beer involved - but you know what I mean. Mustn't
have valued the Porsche very highly though - - -
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 06:03:57 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
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On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:18:25 AM UTC-4, wrote:
I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
from the next county ..

https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

John T.


One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.


I wondered how far he was trying to tow this thing. If it was a mile
or so on low speed residential roads he might get away with it if
those were ball bearings in the hand truck wheels. You would not want
to be on the highway tho.
It does beg the question of why he didn't borrow a truck. He must know
someone with a full size pickup. My spa is about that size and I
brought it home on my boat trailer.


Exactly. HD rents pickups for what? $30 for 90 minutes or so?
Even a regular rental place, you can rent for a day for what, $75?
What's that compared to having to make that contraption for the back
of the Porsche and risk damaging it? What's one good scratch in that
car going to cost?

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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:33:50 -0400, Clare Snyder
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:15:47 -0400, wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 06:03:57 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
wrote:

On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:18:25 AM UTC-4, wrote:
I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
from the next county ..

https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

John T.

One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.


I wondered how far he was trying to tow this thing. If it was a mile
or so on low speed residential roads he might get away with it if
those were ball bearings in the hand truck wheels. You would not want
to be on the highway tho.
It does beg the question of why he didn't borrow a truck. He must know
someone with a full size pickup. My spa is about that size and I
brought it home on my boat trailer.

It was on a rural gravel road - so my bet was at least a few miles -
and it was likely one of those "here, hold my beer and watch this"
moments. Maybe no beer involved - but you know what I mean. Mustn't
have valued the Porsche very highly though - - -


Looked like a 2 lane blacktop to me. I have never seen stripes painted
on a dirt road. He is parked on the gravel shoulder.
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 19:58:28 -0400, wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:33:50 -0400, Clare Snyder
wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:15:47 -0400,
wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 06:03:57 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
wrote:

On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:18:25 AM UTC-4, wrote:
I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
from the next county ..

https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

John T.

One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.

I wondered how far he was trying to tow this thing. If it was a mile
or so on low speed residential roads he might get away with it if
those were ball bearings in the hand truck wheels. You would not want
to be on the highway tho.
It does beg the question of why he didn't borrow a truck. He must know
someone with a full size pickup. My spa is about that size and I
brought it home on my boat trailer.

It was on a rural gravel road - so my bet was at least a few miles -
and it was likely one of those "here, hold my beer and watch this"
moments. Maybe no beer involved - but you know what I mean. Mustn't
have valued the Porsche very highly though - - -


Looked like a 2 lane blacktop to me. I have never seen stripes painted
on a dirt road. He is parked on the gravel shoulder.

Yes the picture showed blacktop but I'm sure it was reported he was
on a dirt road - maybe he just pulled out onto the pavement. Don't
know - Anyway, it looks like something you'd see on "fail army"


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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 22:03:25 -0400, Clare Snyder
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 19:58:28 -0400, wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:33:50 -0400, Clare Snyder
wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:15:47 -0400,
wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 06:03:57 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
wrote:

On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:18:25 AM UTC-4, wrote:
I'm now thinking of moving - this story is
from the next county ..

https://tinyurl.com/ybygtnuz

John T.

One serious flaw that he didn't understand was the bearings in a hand truck
aren't rated for continuous use at road speed. I would bet that would have
caused trouble in a few miles as would any small road imperfections.

I wondered how far he was trying to tow this thing. If it was a mile
or so on low speed residential roads he might get away with it if
those were ball bearings in the hand truck wheels. You would not want
to be on the highway tho.
It does beg the question of why he didn't borrow a truck. He must know
someone with a full size pickup. My spa is about that size and I
brought it home on my boat trailer.
It was on a rural gravel road - so my bet was at least a few miles -
and it was likely one of those "here, hold my beer and watch this"
moments. Maybe no beer involved - but you know what I mean. Mustn't
have valued the Porsche very highly though - - -


Looked like a 2 lane blacktop to me. I have never seen stripes painted
on a dirt road. He is parked on the gravel shoulder.

Yes the picture showed blacktop but I'm sure it was reported he was
on a dirt road - maybe he just pulled out onto the pavement. Don't
know - Anyway, it looks like something you'd see on "fail army"


Must have cleaner dirt roads up there. There is no dust on the tub.
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