What is it...????

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:09
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Anyone know what this contraption is used for on a Caravan , just spotted today,

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Reply By: Member - Smiley Bill - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:21

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:21
Hi Doug T,

Carrier for a small out-board motor?

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:27

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:27
Doug,

I agree with Smiley

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Follow Up By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:24

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:24
That makes 3 of us
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Reply By: Member - Roger T (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:22

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:22
it's a loading bracket for a large Molywongagongalope. a light coloured one as the dark one's get too hot.
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Follow Up By: oldpop - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:27

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:27
Roger T

I think you are wrong
Its a Deluxe Hoodad holder with optional safety lock cable

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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:28

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:28
Doug

It’s a wigwam for a goose's bridle.

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Follow Up By: jdbb - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:38

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:38
The old wigwam for a gooses bridal. Long time since I've heard this from someone else. Most people, family included, think I'm mad when I say that. Good to know I'm not alone.

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Reply By: Atta Boy Luther - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:33

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:33
Oh no , not one of those things .
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Reply By: Member - Fred G NSW - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:01

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:01
Doug, are you snooping around the neighbours again ??? LOL LOL.

We all know it's an outboard bracket.

Cough up with the photo that shows the motor on it....:-)))
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Reply By: takenbyaliens (QLD member) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:06

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:06
Doug
It's a widget holder. These are real widgets made in a konfabulator and not the ones available for Apples or PCs. Real widgets are green with yellow handles, triangular on the bottom. You will see how this will fit into the bracket with the thingamee handle at the top.
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Reply By: landed eagle - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:29

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:29
Obviously it's a torque differentiator for discombobulating an ooozywotzit.I'm surprised none of the wise blokes here didn't pick that up earlier...........or maybe they haven't seen the pics yet :)
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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:41

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:41
Catapult used to send Garmin Nuvis into the scrub ? :)

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:20

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:20
Geez Doug
We have something similar on our Van, it's called a SNAFU GRAB HANDLE.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:58
These blokes had one too

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Reply By: Phoenix Owners Group - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 23:01

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 23:01
See them all the time.
It's a device to ensure your ball weight always exceeds your tow vehicles limit.

Or it could just be a very fancy (expensive) tilting outboard mount.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 07:50

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 07:50
I think Doug is
1. trying us out
or
2. is now feeling really stupid
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 07:53

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 07:53
Member No 1
I honestly have no idea what it is, but the owner got back late last night so will ask him today,
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:27

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:27
i say its an outbourd motor braket
it tilts up so that you grab (or release) the motor to reduce manual handling

after typing this i went looking and found this

bloody expensive but
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:29

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:29
then THIS
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:42

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:42
Thanks Member No 1, clever little idea eh,
handy if you needed to turn the van around in flood waters.

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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 10:54

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 10:54
Doug,

They are illegal. You should report him.

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Follow Up By: Member - Johny boy (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 17:30

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 17:30
Whats Illegal??
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 17:41

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 17:41
It is called a 'Slip n Easy' Outboard Motor Carrier. They are made by the same business which makes the Flip n Easy fold up boat trailer.

I have one (Slip n Easy) on the draw bar of my van and carry a 30 HP Mercury outboard on it.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 17:44

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 17:44
A good way to increase your ball weight probably well beyond the point of sensibilty.





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Reply By: Member - steveinoz (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:25

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:25
Since I joined this forum I have really enjoyed the Friday Funnies. The intelligence of the individuals that gave their responses to the Doug T (NT) was to be really questioned. I would like to know why would you put an outboard on a caravan. Also a wig wam would go on a C/T. Or maybe I 'm the idiot.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:36

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:36
steveinoz
Yes some answers were a bit way off but I don't mind if the poster's had a little leg pulling, the thing is I really did not know what it was , Member No 1 eventually came up with with the goodies after his bit of fun of which is good , better than reading a lot of the stuff in the news ,

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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:37

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:37
That's the Waeco version. They are complete rubbish and made overseas. Do yourself a favour and get the locally made one. It will cost more but you only get what you pay for and in the long run etc.
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Follow Up By: Member - steveinoz (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:55

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 18:55
I heard that the latest one comes in a Digital model, as they are fazing out the analogue type next year...

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