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how not to tow...

Discussion in 'Towing' started by j83soldier, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    j83soldier

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  2. Feb 26, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    gjbonner

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    yeah i dont think it gets much closer than that!
     
  3. Feb 26, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    CraigTRD

    CraigTRD Canadian in the South

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    What's wrong with that? That's how we tow things, in Canada....
     
  4. Feb 26, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    thats my drive in to work every day
     
  5. Feb 26, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

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    How does that even happen
     
  6. Feb 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    The load is too far back. It should be closer to the hitch point.
    Yes, I know from experience.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    j83soldier

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    Im gonna say because they on a bridge that wind might of started the sway and it just got worse and worse. Overcorrecting ect. I have always found when a load sways a bit to hit the gas a bit and it will pull it straight. Im not sure if I could safe it if it got that bad though
     
  8. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Geez that's pretty scary stuff.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    what was that a mog radio truck or a FC rover or some pinzy thing.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    the fact that he did not roll it is amazing! Even more amazing is he had his load tied down damn good!!

    I'm sure the load was toward the rear of the trailer, that with possible winds on the bridge as well the trailer sitting on a single ball mount with no WD or stabilization. I'm sure he had to clean the seat of his pants and truck because that was way beyond the pucker factor......that was a pucker release moment
     
  11. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    wind/ over correcting and lack of sway control.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    X2....except it was with load of tree limbs not a good feeling.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    You got me laughing hard on this one.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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  15. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    And here's how not to LOAD! Always be careful of how you load and tow. I was towing TWO Polaris 800cc once and had the trailer fish-tailed on me once. I let go of the gas petal and was able to correct the truck and the trailer. And yes, it happened at 55 mph. It's takes both common sense and physics when it comes to how you load and tow. Some people may find this video funny, and it's really not. It is life threatening and don't want it happen to anyone.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZxCSJ-FHQo
     
  16. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Son of a...
     
  17. Feb 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    good god i would have pooped my self a little.
     
  18. Feb 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    looks like the wheels (when he gased it) kicked the ramp out.. i always use 4wd when loading my 4 wheeler. "slower is better"
     
  19. Feb 27, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    He didn't strap the ramp onto the rear bumper of his truck. He gased and the tires kicked the ramp off. And yes, always use 4wd when loading.
     
  20. Feb 27, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    I think the size of the f-350 may have had some part in saving it. Would hate to see the outcome with a smaller toyota pickup toying it :O
     
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