In the history of useless things this is the most useless thing

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    E202F2A8-FAA3-42EA-ACAA-A3167E49B384.jpeg AEAEDBB6-5A08-42C1-9C34-E040900E9E68.jpeg ...I am speaking of the little flap that covers the hitch receiver on the new Freightliners.
    As far as I can tell, it serves utterly no purpose other than to
    (A) Scrape the flesh off of the drivers knuckles as he tries to insert the hitch pin and connect the safety chains, and
    (B) Block his view of the hitch pin so that he is forced to get down on both knees, tilt his head sideways, and fellate a flashlight in order to see the cotter pin hole and get it inserted.
    To make matters worse, the damn thing is riveted to the hinges. Because if it were attached with screws I would have already removed it.
     
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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You have soft hands....cute.
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Hammer, chisel, punch. Done.
     
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  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

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    No car wash?
     
  5. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    What color is that truck?
     
  6. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    There were one or two days in my 30 years that I was the most worthless thing.
     
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  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Its an odd-numbered year which means my car will get washed in June.
     
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  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Salt
     
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  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Why would one be using it sometimes and other times not?

    Here you either pull a trailer or you don’t.
     
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  10. WorkinLateHuh

    WorkinLateHuh Active Member

    im still trying to get over that you posted something without bringing up or discussing orion
     
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  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The stinger goes over the top of the bumper and sticks out behind the car so you would only put it in the receiver when you are ready to tow. Otherwise you would be walking on it and punching holes into every dock you backed up to.
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Looks like you still have some work to do.
     
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Nope, just mud. Road salt is illegal to use in Oregon.
     
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    God forbid you park a couple inches off the dock or don’t step in that 3 inch wide section.
     
  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Never ices up?
     
  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Without seeing it in person and being far to lazy to look at one at my building,can't you just wedge a piece of wood between that flap and the top of the hitch hole wouldn't that keep it open all the time?
     
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    BOOM
     
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Yes but there still is barely enough room to get your hands in there to put the hitch and cotter pins in. Plus the flap acts as a shade so after dark you cant even see in there without holding a flashlight in your mouth.
     
  19. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    It does but we have tire chains or studded tires. ODOT also uses a salt-free de icer, it doesnt work as well as salt but it wont pollute streams or rot out car bodies either.
     
  20. I'm sure it doesn't help the preloader either.