Got pulled over. Thank God.

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  1. JimmyM

    JimmyM Well-Known Member

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    On our way to Lamb City Campground in Phillipston, MA last weekend I got pulled over. I couldn't imagine why.
    The officer's first words to me were "You've done nothing wrong". I was relieved. She had pulled me over to let me know that I had left my fold away handrail folded out.

    A shout out to Sgt Barry. One camper to another, thanks a lot. We appreciated the help.
     
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    My first thought would have been dog leash tied to the bumper. [LOL]
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    Poor dog, probably kept up for the first 1/2 mile!!! [LOL] [LOL]

    Love that movie!!! Here we come Wallyworld!!!
     
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    took me a sec..........you guys are horrible.
    could have been grandma tied to that pole too.
     
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    (Snort!)
    Is it wrong that I laughed out loud at Steve and Gary's responses . . .

    "Here's the leash, sir. I'm going back to get the rest of the carcass off the road. "
     
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    [LOL] Wow this got dark, and really funny in a hurry!
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Thanks Steve I needed a good laugh
     
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    Out of curiosity, did she tell you about the handle and send you on your way ...... or did she still run your license and reg. ?
     
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    She took licence info. No reg. All's in order anyway.
    She was super nice.
     
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    Around here if they make a stop they will run.
     
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    Probably ran tag before stop, it does not take long with computer in car.
     
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    Yeah, was just curious. Was not trying to imply anything would not be in order.
     
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    Thanks everyone....I really needed this good laugh tonight!

    [LOL]
     
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    Around here they know the owner of the vehicle, any violations, and/or warrants, before the stop.
    What they don't know is who is driving and who/what is in the vehicle.
     
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    That's why, when towing, it's always a good idea to do a "walk around" inspection as the last thing you do before starting the engine. After you're "sure" everything is in perfect order to take off, start at the driver's door, circle the whole rig, coming back to the driver's door. Make sure nothing is touching the ground except the tires, make sure everything is closed, stowed, and streamlined the way it should be, make sure the hitch is latched and secured with a pin (or lock) that the safety chains are hooked up, the lighting harness is plugged into the tow vehicle, and the trailer jack is up and locked in its retracted position. I always do the final walk around with the hazard lights on and the parking lights on, so I can make sure all the bulbs are working both on the tow vehicle and the trailer.

    It's really easy to forget something.


    On that other side topic, I wonder what the police do if they can only see the trailer license plate? I'm sure they run that and get the registered owner of the trailer, but do they get a description of the other vehicles registered to the same owner? If the owner of the trailer has a white Chevy pickup, and they can see that the trailer is being towed by a blue Dodge van, that might make them curious to resolve the discrepancy. But I've got no idea of what their procedures actually are.
     
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    Claud.... You Dog Murderer!!!!
     
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    One of these days I'm going to drive into a campground with a leash tied to the bumper of the camper. See if anyone is brave enough to come up and say something. [LOL]

    Don't forget, the collar and tags have to be on it too. [:O]
     
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    You are a sick sick man. But sooooo funny.
     
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing is... I DID do a walk around.
    No chocks, stabs up, steps up, blah blah blah. But after years of popup ownership I never once thought to fold in the hand rail.
    Last time that'll happen.
     
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    I always fold mine to the right, so it's over the door. If the door latch were ever to let go (and it's locked) the handle would keep the door from swinging open.
     

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