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Old 05-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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We have seen improper towing, but improper hauling?

All I can say is Really?

Other than I think this quote covers it.......


"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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I would love to have seen the loading opperation.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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Well, there's always this one... This was just about 20 miles from my house at a Home Depot.

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But they do it in Europe......
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #5
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But they do it in Europe......
True... The US roof rack limit is 150 pounds, but in Europe it is 8,000 pounds.
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But they do it in Europe......


LOL............ Oh my Gawd, I hate that statment! Just sayin!
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Well, there's always this one... This was just about 20 miles from my house at a Home Depot.



So is this, sincere ignorance or consciencious stupidity?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:31 AM   #8
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You guys might appreciate the Mercedes I used to have with an (aluminium) folding hard top that had the factory roof rack system. As well as the two transverse roof bars, it had two longitudinal bars that ran from the front of the trunk opening to the top of the screen so that none of the weight was carried on the roof.

As a result it was possible to use the rack with the roof down - though you had to be sure of the weather, as you couldn't put the roof back up with the rack in place. Here it is carrying a yacht's spinnaker pole, thoguh I did once stack about a foot and half thickness of 8x4 foam insulation sheets on it, which looked a lot more like the Jetta shown above (minus the suspension collapse, obviously). I think the rated capacity was 50kg (110lb) though I'm sure the only reason it existed was so that Germans could carry their skis to the Alps.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:33 AM   #9
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well,,,personaly,,thats my oppinion of the new beetle too.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #10
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Well, there's always this one... This was just about 20 miles from my house at a Home Depot.

So check this out...
You're gonna love this one, or maybe youre gonna hate it! which means I'm gonna find it hilarious. notice the "safety" measures!!

Mythbusters test the lumber-hauling prowess of a Jetta
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I just lot any faith I had in Mythbusters. In the original story the tires blew and the car wasn't able to drive away. The concrete was mostly in the trunk which is a whole lot different than over the axle. No bracing in the inside.
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I just lot any faith I had in Mythbusters. In the original story the tires blew and the car wasn't able to drive away. The concrete was mostly in the trunk which is a whole lot different than over the axle. No bracing in the inside.
At our local MENARDS you can rent a truck for 20 bucks (for 80 minutes) and they supply the fuel!!
Or better yet...Delivery for a small charge!
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I just lot any faith I had in Mythbusters. In the original story the tires blew and the car wasn't able to drive away. The concrete was mostly in the trunk which is a whole lot different than over the axle. No bracing in the inside.


Oh don't lose faith in them, they do sometimes bust a myth!
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I just lot any faith I had in Mythbusters. In the original story the tires blew and the car wasn't able to drive away. The concrete was mostly in the trunk which is a whole lot different than over the axle. No bracing in the inside.
Yeah, the load in the picture seems to have slid back and the centre of gravity of the load is behind the wheels. The front wheels look like they are about to become airborne. But all they did is load it better. Still amazing that the roof did not collapse.
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