BTDT - pics thread

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  1. sweetk30

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    BAD TRAILER DAY TRIP pics thread . just like the ones we have in the lounge .

    rules :
    #1 - trailer or towed equipment only please or defective towing equipment devices .
    #2 - keep it cool and relaxed in here no fighting or bashing someone or there work .
    #3 - if you do NOT have something nice to say please don't post in here .
    #4 - have fun and learn from mistakes please .

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    i will start off with a friend of mines pics he sent me today . and he just told me the other day that the end of last year he cleaned and serviced the wheel bearings and seals in the axles . he got lucky and was able to chain up the axle and tow it home with the tire off the other side since the 1 side fell off .

    looks like someone is getting a new axle or pair of them real soon . :doah::1zhelp:

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    imiceman44 Hoarder extraordinaire Premium Member

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    This was on the way to moab last year.
    Borrowed trailer and didn't realize the ubolts on the axle was lose so the tire was rubbing on the fender and blew up.

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    imiceman44 Hoarder extraordinaire Premium Member

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    Later on the same trip coming back home, I didn't have the brake controller on my big rig and figured it was fine with the 20k lbs truck, didn't think how much leverage it put on the hitch, so...

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    imiceman44 Hoarder extraordinaire Premium Member

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    This was a really funky setup but was perfectly safe and worked perfectly.
    I chained my engine hoist to the car dolly so I could pull the engine out of a lifted k5 with only removing the hood and radiator, then transported it this way 15 miles down the road to the buyer and put it straight in the back of his truck

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    I think the huge drop hitch added to the problem. Looks like over 12" from underside of the frame to the hitch ball area.

    Why didn't you guys just use Aaron's pick-up to tow the K5 to Moab? IIRC he has an Eco-Boost no?
     
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    The drop was 9" and it had everything to do with the cause.

    And Aaron was nowhere near this trip, I bought it from him and now I sold it.
     
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    Oh wow, I missed that!
     
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    This was fun.

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    This was a horrible idea.

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    Shit.

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    Little trick I was taught by some guys who used these wreckers back in their prime. The boom sits too far back which makes the front end of the truck extremely lightweight/airborne. Towing the dump truck down the hill I got to experience that.

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    At the bottom of the hill I followed their advice and shoved some oak wedges into the rear suspension, which took care of the problem.

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    Just curious as to what the issue was. I've got close to 10,000 miles of towing 800 miles at a time on those uhauls
     
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    the size / weight of the truck puts the trailer at or over the edge of limits . i towed one with a k10 on 1tons one time and it was o.k.ish but i didnt like it .
     

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