Tow It For What "Safety Discussion 17.1"

General Insurance discussion as it relates to the towing industry. Safety Issues, Training Methods along with Move Over - Slow Down Topics.

Tow It For What "Safety Discussion 17.1"

TowZone
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TowZone
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January 1st, 2017, 2:14 am #1

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Last edited by TowZone on January 12th, 2017, 9:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 16th, 2009, 2:45 am

January 2nd, 2017, 1:34 am #2

Too much weight on a bed that is too short causing front end to be lite in snow and presumable ice.

I see no tie downs.

I want to know what he charged to tear up his equipment and take that risk?



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Joined: April 15th, 2013, 3:50 am

January 2nd, 2017, 3:32 am #3

What does the dually weigh?
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interstow
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January 3rd, 2017, 1:06 am #4

8 to 9 thousand.
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Joined: September 18th, 2005, 11:02 pm

January 6th, 2017, 2:02 pm #5

Minimum, F650 ext cab, for wheelbase, 22 foot, 26,000 gvw for safety.  F550 too small gvw.
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rlc4523
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January 12th, 2017, 7:42 pm #6

the newer F550's, dodge 5500, and even the smaller GVW Top kicks with a 19 ft bed are only good for 18000-19500GVW. our F550 weighs in at 12500 empty so that only gives us 7000 payload. most all full size trucks weigh in at 7000-9000 curb weight with no extras added like transfer fuel tanks, Tool boxes, or cargo in the bed so that gives you an Idea of what kind of loads you can / can't handle.......
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TowZone
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April 15th, 2018, 10:50 pm #7

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