Clyde Tipton LSU Fan Planet Earth Member since Dec 2007 26268 posts
I want to start a new driving gesture for pulling a load...(Posted by Clyde Tipton on 1/31/13 at 11:08 am)
Okay. I'm sure the title made that clear as mud...
You know how people flash their lights if a cop is ahead? What if we had a sign to give fellow outdoorsmen to say, "Hey, your load looks good."
I'm pretty sure the international sign for a flat tire or loose starp is waiving frantically and honking, but I'm thinking a thumbs up or something will ease the drivers mind. I know I constantly worry about and watch tires and straps when I'm pulling a boat or trailer full of 4wheelers and ice chests.
Or would this all be like tapping your foot in a public bathroom stall?
This would work in interstate situations and other 4 lanes.
Yeah, do you try to inform someone if they're dragging a strap that could possibly wrap around the axle causing catastrophic failure? If you would, why wouldn't you toss them a thumbs up as you pass them if everything looks good?
4X4DEMON Northwestern St. Fan NWLA Member since Dec 2007 11836 posts
re: I want to start a new driving gesture for pulling a load...(Posted by 4X4DEMON on 1/31/13 at 11:20 am to Clyde Tipton)
I could see how this would be helpfull. I wouldn't practice it though. If I'm staring at the trailer he's pulling I'm liable to accidentally veer off course. And if it "looked" ok but really wasn't you just gave him a false sense of security