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russde
russde Reader
1/23/20 2:31 p.m.

he said "aint know about towing" how much more idiomatic could he get? yes

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
1/23/20 3:03 p.m.

We're just gonna lock this while the canoe dies down...

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
1/23/20 3:13 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

No need--he's been deactivated.

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/20 4:32 p.m.

In reply to Marjorie Suddard :

That language sounds rather dystopian taken in the wrong context.

TurboFocus
TurboFocus HalfDork
1/23/20 5:17 p.m.

Did I inspire this?

TurboFocus
TurboFocus HalfDork
1/23/20 5:19 p.m.

Just saw original post date, nvm

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/23/20 6:06 p.m.

As someone who is almost gonna be doing the exact same towing down to the challenge ( 97 v6 explorer or 98 v8 explorer towing a rampage) I found this article interesting

Floating Doc
Floating Doc GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/23/20 7:56 p.m.

In reply to Antihero :

Yeah, this is one of those threads that I remember reading twice when it was current, and still read all the way through again.

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/20 8:01 p.m.

In reply to Floating Doc :

Likewise.

 

For some reason, probably "you're a dumbass, dumbass!", I bought a car with "towing capability" as one of its strong points.  I guess I don't remember the white knuckle ride it was towing a car with a 2.5RS.

Dn86gtresto
Dn86gtresto New Reader
2/10/20 1:40 p.m.

On the subject of tie-downs, I use the ones that have a hook with a latch rather than the plain open hook (most of which do not seem to be very deep).  Nightmare scenario with the regular hook when you hit those big bumps and the trailered car's suspension travels, tie downs slip or stretch, and the hook unhooks.

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/15/20 9:01 a.m.
Marjorie Suddard said:

In reply to Tom Suddard :

No need--he's been deactivated.

Booger

Darn - I was kind looking forward to a discussion about towing canoes.

spandak
spandak HalfDork
7/15/20 11:13 a.m.

Came across this video on LinkedIn the other day. Everyone who has a trailer should see this. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&v=fWd8ml9mFMo

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
7/15/20 7:50 p.m.

Kids, prepare to be dazzled - my all-time favorite - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAfZ1N56qjY

Nofive_0
Nofive_0 New Reader
7/15/20 8:14 p.m.

I know this is a zombie thread but it's actually very relavent to my last weekend towing the boat. 

Before leaving the house I think to myself, "I really should get that spare I've been thinking about"

I get a flat 50 miles from the destination. luckily the first tire shop off the next exit had what I needed.

Boat all weekend.

On the way home I think surely lightning can't strike twice. Other tire goes flat within 20 miles of where the last one we got. Repeat the same process except when I come back I find this. 

Moral of the story, always have a spare.

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
7/15/20 9:09 p.m.

My dad had a flat on the boat trailer, changed it, and the next day, the new tire/wheel departed due to untightened lug nuts. Doh!

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