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Long distance transporting options- Tow Dolly? Low trailer?

DS
dave silva
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 4:03 PM

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.

Just curious about what's been done in the past. Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the approach angle could be worked out. Is there a tow dolly wide enough? I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by too many miles. -- Dave & Ellen Silva Hertford, NC 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.
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Todd Sullivan
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 5:37 PM

My personal experience with tow dolly’s are that they SUCK!  Hard to back
up and sometimes the fenders hit the vehicle when the deck pivots on turns.

Sully
Bellevue wa

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 9:04 AM dave silva admin@oldrv.net wrote:

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has
been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the
approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by
too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.


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My personal experience with tow dolly’s are that they SUCK! Hard to back up and sometimes the fenders hit the vehicle when the deck pivots on turns. Sully Bellevue wa On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 9:04 AM dave silva <admin@oldrv.net> wrote: > Just curious about what's been done in the past. > > Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has > been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? > > There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the > approach angle could be worked out. > > Is there a tow dolly wide enough? > > I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. > > Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by > too many miles. > -- > Dave & Ellen Silva > Hertford, NC > > 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff > > Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 > > It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right. > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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John Phillips
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 6:01 PM

People who sell 40-foot shipping containers know what the least
expensive way to move them is. Most use a 1-ton or larger truck with a
fifth-wheel trailer that can get under the front edge and winch it onto the
trailer. The trailer then elevates to the travel position. Make sure they
know how much weight is involved.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 9:04 AM dave silva admin@oldrv.net wrote:

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has
been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the
approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by
too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.


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People who sell 40-foot shipping containers know what the least expensive way to move them is. Most use a 1-ton or larger truck with a fifth-wheel trailer that can get under the front edge and winch it onto the trailer. The trailer then elevates to the travel position. Make sure they know how much weight is involved. On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 9:04 AM dave silva <admin@oldrv.net> wrote: > Just curious about what's been done in the past. > > Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has > been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? > > There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the > approach angle could be worked out. > > Is there a tow dolly wide enough? > > I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. > > Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by > too many miles. > -- > Dave & Ellen Silva > Hertford, NC > > 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff > > Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 > > It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right. > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- *John Phillips*
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Scott Campbell
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 7:06 PM

We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva admin@oldrv.net wrote:

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has
been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the
approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by
too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.


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We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva <admin@oldrv.net> wrote: > Just curious about what's been done in the past. > > Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has > been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? > > There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the > approach angle could be worked out. > > Is there a tow dolly wide enough? > > I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. > > Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by > too many miles. > -- > Dave & Ellen Silva > Hertford, NC > > 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff > > Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 > > It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right. > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- Scott Campbell AMCA River Valley Chapter
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Matt Colie
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 7:31 PM

hertfordnc wrote on Wed, 08 September 2021 12:03

Just curious about what's been done in the past.
Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?
There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the approach angle could be worked out.
Is there a tow dolly wide enough?
I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.
Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by too many miles.

Dave,

These answers are based on my personal and direct experiences.
My very person experiences were, local, 20 miles, 44 miles and 76 miles.  They were a large normal roll-back, a Landol, a larger than most roll-back
and that Landol again.  The same Landol but different drivers, both were highly skilled people.
I can't tell you about a standard flat bed or low-boy.  I can show you pictures of mine on a Landol.  A Landol is designed for this manner of
foolishness.
Yes, many modern HD pickups could have the towing capacity for a 26 TZE at 14K, but the final load would be in the permits required weight range.
As the coaches are already 96wide and w/o permits ends a 108 in all states (102 in some), it would be really tough to build a dolly.
Some of the newer and larger roll-backs can lift and carry a 26TZE.
The expense of such is still going to be a big issue.
When first acquired by the prior owner, the transmission failed somewhere near Yosemite.  They had the coach trucked back to Cinnabar for repair.
That is all I know about that.

Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit

hertfordnc wrote on Wed, 08 September 2021 12:03 > Just curious about what's been done in the past. > Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? > There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the approach angle could be worked out. > Is there a tow dolly wide enough? > I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. > Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by too many miles. Dave, These answers are based on my personal and direct experiences. My very person experiences were, local, 20 miles, 44 miles and 76 miles. They were a large normal roll-back, a Landol, a larger than most roll-back and that Landol again. The same Landol but different drivers, both were highly skilled people. I can't tell you about a standard flat bed or low-boy. I can show you pictures of mine on a Landol. A Landol is designed for this manner of foolishness. Yes, many modern HD pickups could have the towing capacity for a 26 TZE at 14K, but the final load would be in the permits required weight range. As the coaches are already 96wide and w/o permits ends a 108 in all states (102 in some), it would be really tough to build a dolly. Some of the newer and larger roll-backs can lift and carry a 26TZE. The expense of such is still going to be a big issue. When first acquired by the prior owner, the transmission failed somewhere near Yosemite. They had the coach trucked back to Cinnabar for repair. That is all I know about that. Matt -- Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit
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Emery Stora
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 7:40 PM

Dave
Bob Drewe’s (RIP) once towed a GMC several hundred miles with a tow bar behind a pickup truck. He disconnected the front axles and just put in the stubs to hold the bearings and said it towed very well.

Emery Stora
77 Kingsley
Frederick CO

On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:06 PM, Scott Campbell bikertrash1903@gmail.com wrote:

We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva admin@oldrv.net wrote:

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has
been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the
approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by
too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.


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Dave Bob Drewe’s (RIP) once towed a GMC several hundred miles with a tow bar behind a pickup truck. He disconnected the front axles and just put in the stubs to hold the bearings and said it towed very well. Emery Stora 77 Kingsley Frederick CO > On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:06 PM, Scott Campbell <bikertrash1903@gmail.com> wrote: > > We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL > >> On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva <admin@oldrv.net> wrote: >> >> Just curious about what's been done in the past. >> >> Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has >> been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? >> >> There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the >> approach angle could be worked out. >> >> Is there a tow dolly wide enough? >> >> I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. >> >> Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by >> too many miles. >> -- >> Dave & Ellen Silva >> Hertford, NC >> >> 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff >> >> Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 >> >> It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> GMCnet mailing list >> Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >> > > > -- > Scott Campbell > AMCA > River Valley Chapter > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options:
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Jim Kanomata
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 7:46 PM

Avoid dollies if you can.
I have come off an exit only to find that there was not enough space to
maneuver with a toad.
Since all I had to do was pull two pins , cord and breakaway cord. I had
Grace drive around and not needed to tieup traffic.I prefer the built in
toed brake so I do not need to undo the portable brake pack.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 10:38 AM Todd Sullivan sgltrac@gmail.com wrote:

My personal experience with tow dolly’s are that they SUCK!  Hard to back
up and sometimes the fenders hit the vehicle when the deck pivots on turns.

Sully
Bellevue wa

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 9:04 AM dave silva admin@oldrv.net wrote:

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has
been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the
approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by
too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.


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Avoid dollies if you can. I have come off an exit only to find that there was not enough space to maneuver with a toad. Since all I had to do was pull two pins , cord and breakaway cord. I had Grace drive around and not needed to tieup traffic.I prefer the built in toed brake so I do not need to undo the portable brake pack. On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 10:38 AM Todd Sullivan <sgltrac@gmail.com> wrote: > My personal experience with tow dolly’s are that they SUCK! Hard to back > up and sometimes the fenders hit the vehicle when the deck pivots on turns. > > Sully > Bellevue wa > > On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 9:04 AM dave silva <admin@oldrv.net> wrote: > > > Just curious about what's been done in the past. > > > > Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else has > > been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? > > > > There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the > > approach angle could be worked out. > > > > Is there a tow dolly wide enough? > > > > I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. > > > > Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by > > too many miles. > > -- > > Dave & Ellen Silva > > Hertford, NC > > > > 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff > > > > Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 > > > > It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right. > > > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- Jim Kanomata ASE Applied/GMC, Newark,CA jimk@appliedairfilters.com http://www.gmcrvparts.com 1-800-752-7502
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Jim Kanomata
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 8:19 PM

Emory is correct in explaining that the Axel stubs must be placed in
the hub
.I moved one without that for several blocks and ruined the knuckles.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:52 PM Emery Stora via Gmclist <
gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> wrote:

Dave
Bob Drewe’s (RIP) once towed a GMC several hundred miles with a tow bar
behind a pickup truck. He disconnected the front axles and just put in the
stubs to hold the bearings and said it towed very well.

Emery Stora
77 Kingsley
Frederick CO

On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:06 PM, Scott Campbell bikertrash1903@gmail.com

wrote:

We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva admin@oldrv.net wrote:

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else

has

been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the
approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by
too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.


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Emory is correct in explaining that the Axel stubs must be placed in the hub .I moved one without that for several blocks and ruined the knuckles. On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:52 PM Emery Stora via Gmclist < gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> wrote: > Dave > Bob Drewe’s (RIP) once towed a GMC several hundred miles with a tow bar > behind a pickup truck. He disconnected the front axles and just put in the > stubs to hold the bearings and said it towed very well. > > Emery Stora > 77 Kingsley > Frederick CO > > > On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:06 PM, Scott Campbell <bikertrash1903@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL > > > >> On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva <admin@oldrv.net> wrote: > >> > >> Just curious about what's been done in the past. > >> > >> Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else > has > >> been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? > >> > >> There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And the > >> approach angle could be worked out. > >> > >> Is there a tow dolly wide enough? > >> > >> I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. > >> > >> Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics by > >> too many miles. > >> -- > >> Dave & Ellen Silva > >> Hertford, NC > >> > >> 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff > >> > >> Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 > >> > >> It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right. > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> GMCnet mailing list > >> Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > >> > > > > > > -- > > Scott Campbell > > AMCA > > River Valley Chapter > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- Jim Kanomata ASE Applied/GMC, Newark,CA jimk@appliedairfilters.com http://www.gmcrvparts.com 1-800-752-7502
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Ken Henderson
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 8:49 PM

I've been towed several times during the past 23 years with a standard
wheel-lift tow truck.  The longest was 384 miles, mostly at 70 mph.

It's best if you can inflate the air bags all the way.  Be sure the tow
operator doesn't lift the front enough to put the rear in danger of
touching the ground.

Ken H.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 4:19 PM Jim Kanomata jimkanomata@gmail.com wrote:

Emory is correct in explaining that the Axel stubs must be placed in
the hub
.I moved one without that for several blocks and ruined the knuckles.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:52 PM Emery Stora via Gmclist <
gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> wrote:

Dave
Bob Drewe’s (RIP) once towed a GMC several hundred miles with a tow bar
behind a pickup truck. He disconnected the front axles and just put in

the

stubs to hold the bearings and said it towed very well.

Emery Stora
77 Kingsley
Frederick CO

On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:06 PM, Scott Campbell bikertrash1903@gmail.com

wrote:

We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva admin@oldrv.net wrote:

Just curious about what's been done in the past.

Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else

has

been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range?

There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And

the

approach angle could be worked out.

Is there a tow dolly wide enough?

I just want to know what the  options are when it comes up.

Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics

by

too many miles.

Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.


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I've been towed several times during the past 23 years with a standard wheel-lift tow truck. The longest was 384 miles, mostly at 70 mph. It's best if you can inflate the air bags all the way. Be sure the tow operator doesn't lift the front enough to put the rear in danger of touching the ground. Ken H. On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 4:19 PM Jim Kanomata <jimkanomata@gmail.com> wrote: > Emory is correct in explaining that the Axel stubs must be placed in > the hub > .I moved one without that for several blocks and ruined the knuckles. > > On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:52 PM Emery Stora via Gmclist < > gmclist@list.gmcnet.org> wrote: > > > Dave > > Bob Drewe’s (RIP) once towed a GMC several hundred miles with a tow bar > > behind a pickup truck. He disconnected the front axles and just put in > the > > stubs to hold the bearings and said it towed very well. > > > > Emery Stora > > 77 Kingsley > > Frederick CO > > > > > On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:06 PM, Scott Campbell <bikertrash1903@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > > > > We used a GMC Savana 1500, tow strap & CB's, LOL > > > > > >> On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:04 PM dave silva <admin@oldrv.net> wrote: > > >> > > >> Just curious about what's been done in the past. > > >> > > >> Besides a flat-bed tractor trailer, (most expensive option) What else > > has > > >> been done to move a coach beyond tow truck range? > > >> > > >> There are lots of modern diesel trucks that can pull the weight. And > the > > >> approach angle could be worked out. > > >> > > >> Is there a tow dolly wide enough? > > >> > > >> I just want to know what the options are when it comes up. > > >> > > >> Seems like so many viable coaches are separated from willing lunatics > by > > >> too many miles. > > >> -- > > >> Dave & Ellen Silva > > >> Hertford, NC > > >> > > >> 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff > > >> > > >> Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 > > >> > > >> It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right. > > >> > > >> _______________________________________________ > > >> GMCnet mailing list > > >> Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > >> > > > > > > > > > -- > > > Scott Campbell > > > AMCA > > > River Valley Chapter > > > _______________________________________________ > > > GMCnet mailing list > > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > > > -- > Jim Kanomata ASE > Applied/GMC, Newark,CA > jimk@appliedairfilters.com > http://www.gmcrvparts.com > 1-800-752-7502 > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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Carl Stouffer
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 9:51 PM

My one tow job was, like Ken's, on the back of a front wheel lift truck.  I fully inflated the air bags, the driver knew what he was doing, and we
made it about 170 miles successfully.  The driver said it was no different than towing a big fifth wheel.

I know that is not a great distance, but I would not hesitate to have a GMC towed farther with a wheel lift truck.

Carl Stouffer
'75 ex Palm Beach
Tucson, AZ.
Chuck Aulgur Reaction Arm Disc Brakes, Quadrabags, 3.70 LSD final drive, Lenzi knuckles/hubs, Dodge Truck 16" X 8" front wheels, Rear American Eagles,
Solar battery charging.  GMCSJ and GMCMI member

My one tow job was, like Ken's, on the back of a front wheel lift truck. I fully inflated the air bags, the driver knew what he was doing, and we made it about 170 miles successfully. The driver said it was no different than towing a big fifth wheel. I know that is not a great distance, but I would not hesitate to have a GMC towed farther with a wheel lift truck. -- Carl Stouffer '75 ex Palm Beach Tucson, AZ. Chuck Aulgur Reaction Arm Disc Brakes, Quadrabags, 3.70 LSD final drive, Lenzi knuckles/hubs, Dodge Truck 16" X 8" front wheels, Rear American Eagles, Solar battery charging. GMCSJ and GMCMI member