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A Tow That Got Away

Five years ago my wife and I were on a return trip from my daughter’s home in Washington.

I was driving on I-90, it was early spring and we were looking for a place to stay.

There was a sign saying campground at one of the exits.

We got off at the exit and started to the park entrance but found a short distance up the road there was a snow drift that blocked the road.

I had a tow behind my class C and needed to unhook my tow. I asked my wife to help me. She was doing something in the motorhome and said just a minute.

Well guess what? I did not wait and started to unhook my pickup.

Now the fun started.

The pickup started to roll back down the hill. I ran to the door to get in but the door was locked.

I must had someone watching over us because the pickup turned to the right enough to hit the bridge concrete, leaving me with a reminder on the bumper to wait for help and take your time when unhooking your tows.

There was a car that had turned to come up the bridge at the far end. I sure would like to know what he was thinking when he saw my pickup starting to roll back down the bridge.

Lesson learned: Always unlock your vehicle, set your brake and wait for your partner to HELP!

Boise, Idaho

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