Another reason I posted this thread is something very disturbing happened to me recently that I haven't been able to get, out of my mind.
I borrowed a friend's new 4'x8' open bed utility trailer to haul a sizable load, since I was leaving early in the morning I loaded it, tarped it, and
checked everything from the safety chains to the lug/bolts, on the hubs.
I left in the morning still dark out, pulled out of my driveway, within 10 minutes, then onto I-94 going towards Port Huron, at about 70 miles an
As the sun was coming out I could just start to see everything around me, I felt a tug and heard a menacing scraping sound. I looked back and saw the
trailer throwing sparks everywhere and people behind were trying to get, out of the way. The trailer was tilted and only on one wheel, and I was
thinking flat tire.
I didn't panic, but slowly eased the vehicle over to the shoulder of the road, and saw the wheel from the trailer zoom past me, and into the ditch.
At this moment I was stunned, baffled and confused.
Luckly no one was hurt, nor was anything damaged, except for the trailer hub a bit.
I inspected the hub and it appeared the every lug bolt was gone. ???????
Called AAA because I have the premium road service, and they told me trailers weren't covered, talk about pissed. So I unhitched the trailer and
headed to a local trailer repair place where they told me they could help me out, so they followed me to the trailer.
As I talked with them they said, in all their years, (25+) they had never seen anything like it, and that no way did 5 lug bolts come off a trailer,
without someone losing them. I explained that I had checked everything the night before and that they were tight and intact.
Their response was "Do you have any enemies?" As the words left his mouth, he mechanic that came out pointed to the Trump bumper sticker on my
friend's trailer and gave me a look. 0.0
I couldn't even grasp that fact that someone would actually do something so destructive and dangerous, just because of a political view, because if
that load would have come apart it may have killed someone, or seriously caused a major issue.
I replaced the hub for my friend and my friend actually felt bad since he put the sticker on. I told him we shouldn't have to feel bad, or even be
worried about our political views to the point that we are fearful of pointless anger, and vengeance.
I going to stick with somehow all the lugs miraculously came out at the same time, and that someone wouldn't stoop this low because the alternative
makes my head hurt.
edit on 24-1-2017 by Realtruth because: (no reason given)