Looks like innovation at it's best, and it isn't even a Ford!
Maybe that's why his radiator overheated...He had a big black snake stuck in it!
If I did something like that about 15 feet down the road I'd have a flat tire and need the tube I just cut for filling the radiator.
Looks like a solar water heater he is using to me. May be afraid to pour cold water in.
That was my first thought about the tube too Dennis. I guess it's better that a wet boot though.
Looks like he is out in the desert and the water is away from the road. He needed something to fetch the water and the tube was all he had, so--
When i was a kid we used to tie a knot at one end of a tube and fill it up with a bunch of water, often leading to legendary water fights. Our version of a super soaker.