Suicide knobs

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by jlkklj777, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. rockee

    rockee Road Train Member

    1,393
    672
    Apr 17, 2007
    Pacific Northwest
    0
    I do have one sitting in the shop that I was thinking of putting on my boat for when I am out trolling and zigzagging.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. driver4015

    driver4015 Medium Load Member

    529
    189
    Jan 28, 2008
    Bend ,Oregon
    0
    drivers wear gloves with no fingers because they like to see their girlfriend in shorts!!!!!!

    drivers wear fingerless gloves because they like to see their girlfriend in shorts!!
     
    Semi Crazy and allniter Thank this.
  4. Lil Blue Pony

    Lil Blue Pony Brown Eyed Girl

    1,677
    255
    Feb 22, 2008
    0
    I said I would give an update...I talked to my Dad yesterday and he started driving back in the late 50's he said yes they were and are illegal, Mom said it was a good way to get your hand broke, Daddy said and I remeber that the steering wheels were big (seems they were bigger than today but I was a kid back then) BUT there was no power steering in the trucks, I remember our old grain trucks being that way, heck my first car was that way, he said that it made turning easier. But we know that.
     
  5. Flyer

    Flyer Light Load Member

    183
    88
    Jan 20, 2008
    0
    That made me laugh out loud !!!
     
  6. 1989 Pete

    1989 Pete "Pine Tree Eater"

    They are illegal!!!!
     
  7. myminpins

    myminpins Road Train Member

    1,578
    64
    Sep 20, 2007
    Dartmouth, NS, Canada
    0
    Proof please? I see them all the time. If they're illegal, no one's enforcing it.
     
    RVTransporter Thanks this.
  8. andyjsr22

    andyjsr22 Bobtail Member

    39
    0
    Mar 6, 2007
    NC
    0
    A lot of the offshore boats around here use them it makes it a lot easier to turn real fast into a big wave when need be.
     
  9. MickeyFIN

    MickeyFIN Light Load Member

    212
    6
    Mar 6, 2007
    Turku, Finland
    0
    None of the Fast offshore powerboats do....
    Or those who have have ever run any fast then IMO...
    I have never even seen a pic of one having...
    Just look into www.offshoreonly.com...
     
  10. seabat

    seabat Bobtail Member

    26
    2
    Apr 19, 2008
    sville, sc
    0
    not to be a kill joy, but they are illegal according to dot regs. In addtion, if you are trying to turn a trailer over, they will help a great deal.
     
  11. lowbudget

    lowbudget Medium Load Member

    428
    110
    Apr 12, 2008
    Bismarck, ND
    0
    on a boat, you're never going to hit a pothole that makes the steering jerk.

    and if you don't have power steering, you can still do a pretty good number on your wrist even without a knob.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted