Monthly ArchiveMay 2006
The Project The Sage on 05 May 2006
So I have purchased all these VW’s and I have to move them. Enter one legged Art. He is a passive agressive fellow who lives in a commercial forest district in a rural county in Michigan. He has a trailer for sale on E-bay. Not just any trailer. This thing is a double axel steel plate tank that was built for the post apocolapse. I think it weights more than my truck.Having never bought anything of this girth from E-bay, I drove out to look at it.
Art is a former tow truck driver from Detroit who is about my age. He is missing a leg from a (likely drunken) snowmobile accident. He is also quite racist if you allow the conversation to head in that direction. He claims that he has driven over African Americans with his tow truck. He tells me this assuming A) I would approve B) It is what any good racist should do. I doubt his story.
My trailer is purchased via a winning bid, and I return to aquire it. It has no lights, and the brakes are shot. $433 later the friendly fellas at the brake shop have the wiring and brakes completed. I also install a electonic brake controller in my truck.
Once this is completed, I need the second most important tool of the project…A winch.
Founded in 1948 by Arthur Warn, Warn Industries began producing locking hubs for surplus World War II Jeeps, converting thousands into useful, on-road vehicles. Originally based in Seattle, Washington, Warn Industries’ innovation revolutionized the hub industry. The WARN® winch, developed in 1959, was the first recreational winch. With pioneering features such as a rugged drive train, the WARN winch quickly became the leading brand for off-road racers, avid four wheelers, weekend adventurers and hard working ranchers.
|Warn Industries added to its product family throughout the 1970s with manual and automatic hubs for all 4WD vehicles, new electric and hydraulic winches, severe duty winches and new winch mounting systems. By the end of the decade, the company began its long-standing relationship with Ford Motor Company, established worldwide product distribution capabilities and opened manufacturing operations near Portland, Oregon. The WARN severe duty winches have since become the “winch of choice” for manufacturers such as AM General, manufacturer of the Hummer.|
With creditentials like these, is there any reason to buy something else? $390 spent at the Farm supply store. Now I have Trailer, Brakes, Winch and a credit card bill. I am ready for battle…(continued)