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Message posted by ChrisPolly+Oscar on 22/10/2013 at 1:19pm
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I have stopped an 'older' fella before with a black Volvo S60 & a German van in a rush to leave pre 12:00 at Edinburgh CC site from doing leaving van away from car.
My other half was doing her usual people watching when they were setting off, and spotted that it just didnt look right hitched up. I nipped out to tell him just as the inevitable happened; he set off like a stabbed rat, van tumbled off the ball, crunch into the tarmac.
He had put the hitch just onto the ball, then clamped down the stabiliser handle (BPW style hitch) without realising it wasnt on properly. From the tethered & tatty state of the breakaway cable, not the first time.
I went to go and help him, was rudely informed he knew exactly what he was doing and to F off. Then proceeded to rant at his wife, hitch up, and tear off again. Only numberplate light was lit; both sidelights out.
Hopefully, he made it home this time. I appreciate some people have terrible tempers, particularly aggravated when in a rush, but seriously, come on, to be that unsafe for a few mins saved???
Caravanning for 22 years
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0TD & 2004 Avondale Mayfair 510-5L
2002 Nissan Primera - sold
2002 Ford Galaxy - Died & scrapped. Good riddance.
1998 BMW 525TDS SE - PEx
1998 VW Passat SE - Crashed into & scrapped
1997 Peugeot 406 GLX - PEx