Alright, first off just a few minutes ago on the New Seward Highway northbound approaching Dimond as I got up to speed from the O'mally on ramp was a four place trailer with 3 four wheelers. I didn't have time to get my cell to take a pic, plus his license plate was high and very visible, don't want to call the guy out publically, unless he owns up to it here by chance.
I see this often enough, and have seen the aftermath, so figure after just seeing what I saw I would post before I eat dinner and forget about. He had the wheelers tied off from the cargo racks, WRONG! The rear wheeler had already had one strap hanging loose from rear right corner. Which gives the wheeler way to much play and free range to bounce of the trailer!!!!!!!!!!
Yes I have seen that happen, coming home from Fairbanks years back near Willow I believe. The guy lost atleast one if not both off the trailer and down the steep bank! Also have seen a boat trailer pop off the hitch and violently swing the rear end of the truck from yellow line to white line, so we pass him while towing my boat at the time. The chains were not crossed and therefore giving to much play in the chains, plus when slowed down, the trailer will nose dive into the pavement or gravel road.
Plus I have seen a snowmachine appear outa nowhere on the west bound lane on Northern Lights Blvd a few years ago. Luckily it rolled up onto the yard of MPFC just off Lake Otis. New enough machine from skidoo to where the key was micro chipped or whatever and nobody could steal it, sweet looking hill machine!
Ratchet strap to wheeler frame or whatever, but not to where you compress the suspension!
Cross your chains!
Make sure your fuel cans are secured!
Make sure your snowmachine cowlings are secured!-----Another story, seen two new machines leaving the Wasilla yamaha store once, machines were on trailer backwards for some reason, they just get down the road approaching McDonalds, wham! Yup, cowling flew up and hyper extended and were broke and maybe windshields too!
Sorry, but find these cases very FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again, not calling anyone out and saying I am right, but..............I know I am! So guys, be safe, use your brain, and go harvest some critters!!