Originally Posted by Hank's P-O-S
I think what they were doing was fine.
It's just that they were on a major interstate and not on some back woods hiway at 3am where you are more likley to see Sasquatch than another person.
I am guilty of all sorts of illigal and undafe loads.... But I live in Hicksville Canada.
2 weekend ago.... promised I wasn't going to tell this story!
but, I needed to move my 4x4 3/4 ton suburban(K2500) about 45 miles...
I tried to move it last year with my 1/2 ton suburban and a buddy's very heavy car hauler with "BULL DOG" hitch
, with POOR RESULTS... I made made it 8 miles and aborted the mission, drove it back 8 miles and dropped it off where I started....
this year, I decided to try it again... so, I rent a 10' uhaul 3/4 ton van, and buddy's very heavy car hauler with "BULL DOG" hitch
picked up the uhaul, dropped by buddy's shop and picked up his very heavy car hauler with "BULL DOG" hitch
the reason I point out very heavy car hauler with "BULL DOG" hitch
is because I BROKE A BULLDOG HITCH IN HALF!!! About 20 miles into this trip, I came to a
, made a left hand turn... then BAM, SHAKE, & RATTLE!!! In front of the SMALL TOWN Police Department!
checked it out, ran the landing gear down to lift the trailer tongue to bottom of uhaul hitch, wrapped a log chain around the trailer tongue, then raised the landing gear back up... slinging the load from bottom of hitch.. and proceeded to drive back the 20 miles to return the trailer to buddy's shop...... surprisingly, it pulled very well and I hit 45 miles per hour a couple of times, it really sucked when going down a steep hill because the trailer would try to push me. Got it back, and dropped off. Son drove 1/2 ton suburban behind me, at a safe'ish distance... both using iphones with earbuds the entire time.
well, lesson learned. Uhaul does have box trucks with trailer hitches... BUT, their ball is mounted so close to bumper that you cannot place two fingers between the ball & bumper. Bulldog hitches are pointed at the hinge point, and couldn't turn properly on a uhaul.
I borrowed another buddy's lighter car hauler, with a round nosed Fulton hitch and picked up the 3/4 ton suburban, and got it home with no problems....
I learned that a 1/2 ton suburban's air ride suspension WILL NOT lift a 3/4 ton suburban and a very heavy car hauler with "BULL DOG" hitch....
I can laugh now, because no one was harmed in this cluster---- and the 3/4 ton is home now!