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Big towing D'OH!!!

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Big towing D'OH!!!

Seems this guy was towing his SporTrack behind his mega motorcoach for 50 miles before he realized it was still in PARK!!

Ground down to the leaf springs, axles leaking diff lube.



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it's a Ford, are you sure it didn't happen on it's own??

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Reminds me of those idiots on cops driving around on the rims. I'll bet it made a great spark show!

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Those motor coaches must have some serious torque not to notice that initial drag, but once the tires were gone, I could see not noticing it.....except for the sparks..................

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I wonder how long he had to drag that thing for this kinda damage...........Basically why no one said anything or a LEO didnt see that!

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Hope he has some serious cash to fix that
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I wonder how long he had to drag that thing for this kinda damage...........Basically why no one said anything or a LEO didnt see that!

UNREAL! Explain that one to your insurance agency!
No kidding!...as far as I know...tires smoke before they jump off their bead. I guess people behind him didn't mind the smoke screen. How is it that no one threw him a friggen bone?
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Not too long ago I was towing my boat back to my practice lake and had a towing mishap. Nothing really bad happened but it was a little funny. I pull my little Nautiqe with a F350 crew cab lwb diesel. I can motor down the highway and not feel the trailer at all. (good & bad).
I have just got of 39 and am heading west on 20. The truck and boat are super clean and just waxed shinny. I got my stereo rocking and am getting ready for a day of fun at the ski pond when a girl in a little BMW pulls along side and starts waving. Hmmmm Rockford has a very good water ski show team so maybe it's one of their hotties? Cool. I power down the window and she waves and points back towards my boat. I then check the mirrors and see rubber chunks flying off in every direction. I wave back, yell a thanks and pick the next exit. Not the fantasy ending I had in mind but I got a fresh tire in Rockford and went skiing a little later that day. I never felt the tire let go. It's good to have too much tow vehicle and trailer for the job. Some of my waterski friends with single axle trailer have had blow outs and broken axles or springs result in exiciting trips.
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3 axle trailers are all I ever tow on. they are the bomb.

I wouldn't even tow a car behind like that sport trac. I'd always put it up on a trailer....or leave it at home.
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3 axle trailers are all I ever tow on. they are the bomb.

I wouldn't even tow a car behind like that sport trac. I'd always put it up on a trailer....or leave it at home.
Motorhome people usually flat tow the car behind because then there's no trailer to deal with when they get to the campground or wherever they're going. The average age of the owners of 40+ foot motorhomes seems to be about 85, perhaps that had something to do with this incident .

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3 axle trailers are all I ever tow on. they are the bomb.

I wouldn't even tow a car behind like that sport trac. I'd always put it up on a trailer....or leave it at home.

People tow a car behind so they can set up camp and leave the motorhome at the campground while going sight seeing. Motorhomes must be leveled, have slideouts and are hooked up for water/eletric. It you put it on a trailer, most camp ground sites aren't big enought to put a 38-40ft motorhome, a car and a trailor for the car. That's 3 things to park., so no trailer for the car saves room. I never been to a campground that had spots big enought for all 3 things like that.

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