Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

3930dave

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I once saw a Suburban hauling what had to be a 40' piece of steel. They had it slung under it. It was tied off to the hitch in back and the front tow hooks in the front. It must have stuck out 10' in the front and 10' more in the back.

Chris

That would have been interesting on the approach to a steep driveway !

Lesser evil..... given the way many people tie-off things on roof racks, I'd sooner be sharing a road with somebody with the steel under the truck, than up top.....

Rgds, D.
 

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I have seen people do that with oil field pipe more than once. Usually on a pickup.
 

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I once saw a Suburban hauling what had to be a 40' piece of steel. They had it slung under it. It was tied off to the hitch in back and the front tow hooks in the front. It must have stuck out 10' in the front and 10' more in the back.

Chris

Friend of mine that grew up in Campobello, NB said they used to move telephone poles that that when he was a kid. Did it all the time he said and never a problem.
 

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Friend of mine that grew up in Campobello, NB said they used to move telephone poles that that when he was a kid. Did it all the time he said and never a problem.
An escort car leading and one following might be a good idea however. :D
 

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Friend of mine that grew up in Campobello, NB said they used to move telephone poles that that when he was a kid. Did it all the time he said and never a problem.

Yea. This guy was on I70 doing 65 plus mph. No issues.

Chris
 

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I hope that's a nice smooth highway.

Hitting a rough portion could pole-vault the truck.

:D
 

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Don't let your tow strap slip off. Check the transmission and brake on the stuck vehicle.

 

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I hope that's a nice smooth highway.

Hitting a rough portion could pole-vault the truck.

:D

Hitting something with a telephone pole under the truck would likely launch the operator through the front windshield.
 

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Don't let your tow strap slip off. Check the transmission and brake on the stuck vehicle.


that reminds me of another video on youtube involving an 18 wheeler that rolled on an inclined on/off ramp. when thy righted it with a tow truck the brakes on the 28 wheeler weren't set and it backed down the ramp and rolled the tow truck over
 
 
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