10-Minute Tech: Can It!

10MT-Yellow-can_on trailer hitch
Photo by Charlie Moore

Before hooking up our trailer for a 10-day trip, I greased the trailer ball and weight-distributing hitch. I told everyone who would listen to stay away because of the grease. As it turned out, I was the one who got grease on a good pair of shorts! I was so mad at myself that in anger I put a Bush’s Baked Beans stubby can over the trailer ball and said something like “Take that!” To my surprise, the can stayed in place without any additional hold-down. Now when I hook up the trailer, I put the can on a “post” formed by the ball mount. I have driven 600-plus miles with this can. Because it has decided to stay in place, I put a coat of yellow paint on it.

It looks like it’s going to stay with me for a while.

Charlie Moore | Mokelumne Hill, California




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