No snowmobile trailer? No problem. Illinois guy loads his snowmobile on top of his automobile to travel through Wisconsin
In what may have been the most Wisconsin thing to pop up on Facebook recently, photos and video of someone driving through the state with a snowmobile strapped to the roofing of a vehicle produced a little bit of a stir.
Turns out it was a person from Illinois who was too inexpensive to get a trailer and spend for the extra gas to tow his snowmobile up north.
” I just burned $10 more in gas on a 430-mile trip,” said Tommy Mecher, an electrical expert apprentice from Chicago. “I put it on the roofing in Lemont, Illinois, where the snowmobile was and drove it as much as Bessemer, Michigan.”
Snowmobile enthusiasts will tell you it’s not the least expensive leisure activity.
There’s the costly machine, helmet and cold-weather clothing, the cost to travel to an area with sufficient snow and the expenditures of a weekend of roaring across groomed tracks. Mecher bought the 1990 Polaris Indy 500 snowmobile a few weeks earlier, made a couple of minor repairs to get it running and left for his father’s home in Bessemer last Friday.
He did not have a snowmobile trailer however admitted in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon that he probably wouldn’t have actually utilized one anyway.
” Simply for myself and one snowmobile I believed this was a remarkable way of doing it,” Mecher said.
Among the talk about a Facebook page for snowmobile lovers:
” This is hilarious!”
” Someone that doesn’t have a buddy with a trailer obviously.”
” If there is a will, there is a method. I ‘d be happy to assist him unload it!”
” Drive on, repel?”
” I even had a good friend get on the snowmobile and attempt to rock it and it didn’t move at all,” Mecher said. “I might have entered an accident and that snowmobile wasn’t coming off.”
Mecher observed he got numerous stares from fellow vehicle drivers. When he stopped, he got questions about the legality of carrying a snowmobile on top of a vehicle.
” However a great deal of police officers saw it and they didn’t state anything. I saw a cop at a gasoline station and he said ‘I do not see anything unlawful about it,'” Mecher said.
When he showed up in Bessemer, it took just nine minutes to eliminate the snowmobile from its lofty perch with a front end loader and a strap.
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