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The strength of duct tape…..

The submitter wrote: “The coupler on my hitch was broken and wouldn’t latch down.  No problem, I duct taped it closed and towed a 4000 lb. trailer 600 miles home.”

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12 Comments to The strength of duct tape…..

  1. I wouldn’t brag too much about being a MORON. That could have come loose and killed someone on the highways. You are a bonefide jerk !!!!

  2. Rich on February 11th, 2011
  3. Not smart. I am with Rich. The duct tape stuff on this site is funny but this was dangerous. Not sure about the weight of the trailer chains (if there were any) but do you think they would have held with 4k+ lbs. swinging around on the back of the vehicle?

  4. Cryostat on February 11th, 2011
  5. The tape is not carrying any load, it’s just keeping the latch from popping up, which is usually done with a small diameter pin.

  6. energizer on February 11th, 2011
  7. A 1/4 inch clevis pin to be exact AND if tape was a viable sub they’d make em to use tape. Total fail for both of you !

  8. Rich on February 11th, 2011
  9. I would have used Gorilla tape, it’s stronger.

  10. gar on February 11th, 2011
  11. should have at least used bailing wire with it

  12. skipper on February 12th, 2011
  13. Posters calling this guy stupid or a moron obviously have absolutely no understanding of physics. The tape is holding next to 0 weight. A piece of baleing twine (or a thumb) would have done the same job with no problem. I’d have no problem being on the highway with this guy and the tons of others that have done the same thing.

  14. Glenn Griffith on February 26th, 2011
  15. “Uh,huh huh huh, I jeopardized other people’s lives by using duct tape on a broken hitch AND I saved myself a few bucks!!” Sorry Glenn…MORON fits the bill here.

  16. jersygrl on March 6th, 2011
  17. jersygirl your an idiot. if anything the tape is stronger than the pin that originally held it down. jackknobs on here I swear.

  18. kyle on March 7th, 2011
  19. all the tapes doin is holding down the locking pin on the ball you could use a toothpick almost there is not much weight on it and the tape makes up completely for that

  20. redneckninja on May 25th, 2011
  21. Yall are stupid, Dont talk about crap that you know nothing about. This is a very good substitute for a cotter key.

  22. Sam on April 3rd, 2012
  23. Sorry, he’s an idiot. I see NO safety chains. Duct tape or not, he’s a dumbass. It’s ok, everybody else here knows it.

  24. RED on August 21st, 2012

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