Trailered a TT doodlebug and 2 wheel trailer to a car show in Albia, Iowa today. I also entered a 23 Centerdoor and a 28 AR Phaeton. Drove the 23 and 28, round trip 30 miles. Loading the TT for trip home I popped the front wheels right over the top front rail of trailer. The winch is wedged between the wishbone with the oil pan perched on top of winch. The front wheels are spinning in midair. The show had been over quite awhile by now! I left town with my tail between my legs. Wasn't anybody left to witness my exit.
Hello to another fellow real person.
Minor bump in the road.
The Computer Confessional absolves all.
Admitting the problem is a good first step. Once home with all your junk and a couple of friends, it will be as right as rain and just a funny thing that happend back then.
I feel your pain.
Car show, TT, Trailer, only LOTs of on lookers!
Steve, So your Model T thought it could pass that Chevy by going over it instead of around it. Mine tried to escape from an enclosed trailer when I made the mistake of not having enough wraps on the ratchet straps and it got loose. Good news...just a little scraped paint off the fender. Bill
Slippery steel trailer deck plus heavy rain = one Model T with it's front wheels hanging off the front of the trailer! I now have welded plates up front to keep that from happening. While it was embarrassing to say the least I was glad to have witnesses to help me horse the old girl back on the trailer.
Trailers are evil.
Funny this thread showed up. Last weekend at a local car show I was talking to a gentleman who told me that he lost a T out the back doors of a home made trailer when the straps came loose and the back doors of the trailer popped open as the T hit them when he started through an intersection after the traffic light turned green. He didn't notice anything until he saw the trailer door swinging around. He said he stopped to re-fasten the door and when he looked in the trailer his car was gone. He headed back and there was the car - sitting at the lights - said it looked like it was parked there on purpose.......luckily no damage, and no injuries.
Been there done that. Can laugh at it now after 30 years.
trailers are for wimps
That's OK Mike...I did the same thing, with my very first T, my beautiful '20 Runabout....pushed the clutch "in" like a modern car thinking that'd let it slow to a stop when I got the car on, and well, you know the rest! All while the then past owner watched in disbelief, if not disgust! Well, gotta learn somehow, and believe me, from that point on (so far) have never forgotten or done something like that again! Hopefully never will. Me and my friend laughed actually, all the way home.
Well! How did you get the TT back to where it belongs? And was anything damaged?
Anyway, this post makes me feel like my little mishap yesterday was nothing. I have a trailer with side rails on it and when I drove the T on the trailer, it seemed to sound like something was scraping. I had gotten the right side too close to the rail and scratched the paint on the lower fender and running board. A little touch up will fix it.
Steve: The "T" on the tongue looks like the one we went to town that day or am I wrong? Have a great day and enjoy the ride
The third picture Ricks posted:
The story was that the guy may have pulled to a stop near the edge and when he went to leave he got the rt. front wheel over the edge.
Anyway, in other pictures of that accident you can see the driver is still in the pick up and it is a loooooooooooooong ways down.
A good reason to have a class III trailer hitch.
Those "evil" trailers come in handy sometimes... Once in a while, you even may need to call in for reinforcements to make a purchase.
Ralph, That third photo you posted above should be titled "Soiled Skivvies"
Clayton, Yup that's "Ram Tough" Looks like it took a BIG shoe horn to load that T.
Bill: Yep, that's the one.
After church a friend came over and we picked the Doodlebug up with the tractor and loader. Nothing hurt on TT but the plastic casing on the winch was destroyed. After jumping the railing the bug didn't have to be strapped down. I did strap the two wheel trailer. The doodlebug has a aux tranny with four selections. One of those makes the low=high pedal reverse and the reverse pedal forward. It can be like a jack rabbit.