A Different Type of Fifth Wheel

A fifth wheel is a type of coupling device used for towing campers, trailers and various types of recreational vehicles.  More broadly, the term “fifth wheeler” refers to recreational vehicles.  In the category of “bringing another vehicle with you”, I saw one of the stranger entries while walking down Soi Thong Lor 13 on my way home from the market last Friday:


What in the world is this guy doing and why?  I have one particular answer in mind, but I want to see what you think the answer might be.


0 thoughts on “A Different Type of Fifth Wheel

  1. OMG! I can’t stop laughing… but honestly, it doesn’t feel that weird cuz it is very much possible here in India too! Heck! I have seen people stand where the bike is and travel.

  2. Redlegsix is probably correct. I thought maybe the bikes were in the way but it doesn’t look like there’s any construction work going on. Is one of the stores in the background (RPM?) selling bikes? Maybe they’re just moving their merchandise around.

  3. Actually, he’s trying to “get even” with his fellow motorcyclist commuter friends. How? By driving his ‘company car’, he can just make his own lane down the soi! LOL

  4. @yang1815 – @stebow – @Wangium – @TheCheshireGrins – @Roadlesstaken – @Dezinerdreams – @Redlegsix – @ElusiveWords – @CurryPuffy – Thanks everyone for the suggested answers.  I don’t know what the right one is, but I suspect Ruth Ann and Matt are correct that the driver used his motobike to get to where the earth mover was parked, or else he’s bringing his bike with him soe that after the earth mover reaches its destination, he can get back.

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