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(Canoe)   Inappropriate methods of transporting a full-sized refrigerator home # 168921: "Tethered precariously in the trunk of a Honda Accord"   (cnews.canoe.ca) divider line 40
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2011-08-25 02:27:21 PM  
If this is wrong, why do they even bother putting electrical outlets in cars?
 
2011-08-25 02:54:48 PM  
Don't be a pussy, that looks totally safe.

www.cbc.ca
 
2011-08-25 02:58:37 PM  
I can't see any way this could go wrong...
 
2011-08-25 03:13:58 PM  
fv2009.files.wordpress.com

This man sees NOTHING wrong with it!
 
2011-08-25 03:19:33 PM  
It was tied down!
 
2011-08-25 03:40:50 PM  
And still the first place leaders in how not to transport your purchases:

www.woodworkingtalk.com
 
2011-08-25 04:07:47 PM  

SurfaceTension: And still the first place leaders in how not to transport your purchases:

[www.woodworkingtalk.com image 606x337]


Ah, that's the picture I was searching for but couldn't find it. I found this one though:

www.snopes.com
 
2011-08-25 04:08:28 PM  
Haha, I guess you can't hotlink snopes.com.

Oh well.
 
2011-08-25 04:42:18 PM  
Spoiler alert.
 
2011-08-25 04:43:22 PM  
Weird, looks exactly like my car... without the fridge sticking out of the trunk.
 
2011-08-25 04:44:10 PM  
You guys realize the engines are mounted up front on these cars right?
Like, way out front, ahead of the front axle.
There's probably a perfect 50/50 front-rear distribution with the fridge back there.

Lookup rear ballast guys, it's fine.
 
2011-08-25 04:44:26 PM  
approves

www.goozex.com
 
2011-08-25 04:45:03 PM  
I would feel 110% comfortable driving behind that on the freeway. What's everyone else's problem?
 
2011-08-25 04:46:07 PM  
Look! He used a double granny knot and everything! The police are just being jerks.
 
2011-08-25 04:46:16 PM  
Since that is an upright freezer and not a refrigerator, I think he was good to go with that setup.

/guilty of not properly loading a home appliance in an appropriate vehicle
//but there were no injuries or damage
 
2011-08-25 04:47:13 PM  
Junk in the trunk...
englishfromfriends.com
 
2011-08-25 04:47:18 PM  
any chance he is taking the highway with that fridge hanging on?
 
2011-08-25 04:50:06 PM  
lh5.googleusercontent.com

That's a washer, dryer and kegerator. It was JUST slightly too long for the trailer so there are some extra straps.
lh5.googleusercontent.com

I need dampers on the trailer, if the wind gets going just right it gets a bit freaky. But then again that's what full leaf suspension will get you.
 
2011-08-25 04:50:40 PM  
"The fridge was secured to the vehicle using rope and the seatbelts from the car."

How old is that fridge, because if it is under 4 it really should be in a car seat.
 
2011-08-25 04:56:06 PM  
What is this I don't even
 
2011-08-25 04:56:12 PM  

darkscout: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]

That's a washer, dryer and kegerator. It was JUST slightly too long for the trailer so there are some extra straps.
[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]

I need dampers on the trailer, if the wind gets going just right it gets a bit freaky. But then again that's what full leaf suspension will get you.


so, you're an anarchist?
 
2011-08-25 04:59:23 PM  
"Here's your sign."
 
JTW
2011-08-25 05:01:32 PM  
O Canada, It ain't unsafe transportation until someone gets their eye poked out!
 
2011-08-25 05:15:08 PM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2011-08-25 05:20:47 PM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: [t3.gstatic.com image 314x161]


That train's made of meat magnets.
 
2011-08-25 05:27:34 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Hassan Ben Sobr: [t3.gstatic.com image 314x161]

That train's made of meat magnets.


Came in here to say that the whole problem was lack of a little red flag.

Then I saw that, and I have to clean my monitor and keyboard.

Good jerb.
 
2011-08-25 05:28:13 PM  
you zany americans with your enormous refrigerators and not-so enormous cars.
 
2011-08-25 05:31:58 PM  

clytamnestra: you zany americans with your enormous refrigerators and not-so enormous cars.


Canadian.

(For once.)
 
2011-08-25 05:37:26 PM  
brightcove.vo.llnwd.net
Unimpressed
 
2011-08-25 05:40:12 PM  
Clearly a Toyota would have been a better choice.
 
2011-08-25 05:40:44 PM  
I was going to get all frothy-mouthed about people who secure things to their vehicles using rope/twine instead of ratcheting tie-downs.

But then I realized, if you're dumb enough to think securing your new fridge to the trunk of your car is a good idea, you're not even going to know what ratcheting tie-downs are.

Same farkos who I see driving down the freeway with a mattress secured to the roof of their car with string, folded into an L thanks to the wind resistance, and they have the nerve to have their left arm out the window, hand on the mattress, like that's going to make -any- difference at all.
 
2011-08-25 05:42:18 PM  
Meh .. I am from Toronto . I driving on Lawrence Ave in Scarborough a guy passed me with a fridge on a dolly with the handles hooked over the trunk sill .
 
2011-08-25 05:49:20 PM  
I remember a couple years back a washing machine fell off the back of someones pickup truck for not being secured properly. It killed someone behind the guy when it went through his windshield.

If i recall the guy got a fine for improperly securing a load. Article didn't say, but he also probably got sued by the deceased's family.

kinda makes the article less funny for me.

/They tracked the owner of the washing machine by going back to the lowes he bought it from, and getting his CC info, guy never realized it fell off, and didn't come forward afterwards.
 
2011-08-25 05:54:49 PM  

SwingDancer: I remember a couple years back a washing machine fell off the back of someones pickup truck for not being secured properly. It killed someone behind the guy when it went through his windshield.


He's still alive. I see that guy all the time riding deep up the ass of vehicles with precarious loads.
 
2011-08-25 05:55:14 PM  
This is in Richmond, Vancouver, home of the untold billion Chinese. I am not surprised one bit. I am terrified to drive in Richmond myself, even without trunk-fridge toting maniacs.
 
2011-08-25 06:09:11 PM  
FTFA - "Insecure loads are to blame for collisions and injuries far too often, and these instances can be prevented."

So sorry the load wasn't feeling very good about itself...perhaps counseling would help.
 
2011-08-25 06:17:04 PM  

SwingDancer: /They tracked the owner of the washing machine by going back to the lowes he bought it from, and getting his CC info, guy never realized it fell off, and didn't come forward afterwards.


Oh yes he did. He knew as soon as it fell off.
 
2011-08-25 08:45:33 PM  

SurfaceTension: And still the first place leaders in how not to transport your purchases:

[www.woodworkingtalk.com image 606x337]


Came for that pic, leaving satisfied.
 
2011-08-25 09:59:28 PM  
Guaranteed this was an Oriental man too cheap to pay for freight. (Richmond is an Oriental city) These are some real cheap bastards.
 
2011-08-26 09:52:08 AM  

Threadslayer: Lookup rear ballast guys, it's fine.


Not sure if serious, but long ago (in my idiot youth) I tried something similar with a HUGE oak wooden desk semi-stuffed upside down into the back of a Chevette hatchback. It went in far enough to be secure (and yes, @moike, I used rope - cause I had some and ratcheting tie-down straps aren't free). The load was secure enough, no doubt, but it did pick my front tires up enough to make it difficult to steer the car...

/CSB
//also did the mattress hand thing, although not to try to hold it on as much as to be able to feel if it started to slip away
///not on the same trip; although maybe that would have helped.
 
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