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    Also, this piece of wood is only a 2"x2" and by putting the notch on the top, all the load of the trailer is carried by a 1"x2" piece of wood with a cut.

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    I can't see the trailer hitch on the toyota but I think it is made with wood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    I can't see the trailer hitch on the toyota but I think it is made with wood.


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    Aye Carumba! At least they realized the beam orientation correctly.
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    "Aye Carumba! At least they realized the beam orientation correctly."

    On the site where I stole this, someone added that if they had put the beam the other way it wouldn't capsize. I feel sure it was in jest.
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    I didn't look closely, but this is certainly a "what's wrong with this picture".

    Maybe they put the beam that way so they could get some extra height on the lift. The beam does look like it has a sag and it doesn't look like an optical illusion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    "Aye Carumba! At least they realized the beam orientation correctly."

    On the site where I stole this, someone added that if they had put the beam the other way it wouldn't capsize. I feel sure it was in jest.
    re: in jest. We know that; not convinced it's anywhere near universal. There's plenty of content web wide to make a convincing argument. The net has spread plenty of believable [to some] nonsense, as seen by others.
    I'm reporting a bank spam email right now. All very legitimate looking, minimal in awkward phrases/ spelling/ punctuation. The single real questionable facet; the return address; not xxxx@.com but xxxx@-com.
    That's all it would take, user name, account number, password, current balance.....Poof!

    Examining their 'link' to account recovery, reveals this [altered to make inactive] hteeheep://hack.cs.uwindsor.ca/includes/trutruttrut/
    Relatively certain that ain't my bank, probably not anyone's but scammer themself.
    Sorry, NO deposit!
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    a steell one would be cheeper nowdays... but 3 years ago...I built a trailer...steel frame.( bed frame, no pun intended but...yup it's a bed for a for a truck bedliner!!)..truck bed liner and..2x4 for the tongue. works great..."J" bolts for axles. $3.00 each harbinger of fright pneumatic tires.
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    At least they could have painted it black.

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    Weight and therefore fuel saving too.



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