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Me gots to thinkin about that after one of the earlier posts about using an Explorer to tow with.

The worst mis-match I saw was a guy on tr. 95 in Delawere. He had one of those 3 axle, 6X6 military troop transport trucks on a 2 axle car trailer towed by Jeep Grand Cherokee! How's that for testicles?

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While towing the boat, our Ch*vy Sub*rban's tranny decided to take the rest of the day off. The Sub and boat were towed home and parked on the street. I needed to put the boat away, so I hooked it up to the Neon. You should have seen my wife's face. She says, "What the hell are you doing?". I carefully backed it into the garage, and all was fine. Kinda fun though. Should've taken pictures.


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This guy was doing hiway speeds!

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when i was in Europe i saw like a VW Jetta pulling a travel trailer.

also, coming back from Brussels one weekend I saw a car and a boat flipped over on the side of the road.

those people over there are the most ignorant when it comes to towing.

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Dad used to tow our 17' tri-hull boat with our '71 Jeep - V6 (CJ-5 style - technically it was a Willys Jeep - last year before it went to AMC). Only had to go a few miles to the lake, but still.

Also used the same jeep to bring home crushed limestone for the driveway - has an old army utility trailer - probably 8X8 or so - no licence, no registration, no brake lights. Trailer was loaded full - front tires of the Jeep almost off of the ground. He didn't go more than 10 MPH I don't think the whole way home. Probably a dumb thing to do, in retrospect....


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A couple of times I picked up a 1 yard of gravel in my 87 4cyl, 5 spd. 4X4 Ranger with a 6' bed. Yes the whole bed was filled, I only went a bout a mile though.

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I think it was just a short time ago onthe old forum that someone posted a snapshot of a guy
who should have gotten a trailer! I think it was a VW jetta or something the supposedly had 20
bags of concrete mix in the back seat, a bunch of plywood and lumber tied to the top.

The shot showed it in a parking lot with supposedly the upper rear shock mounts gave and came
through the floor. I may have some of the details wrong, but it was a scary picture though.

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At the marina where I keep my boat..at seasons end,some dork hauls his 28 foot Welcraft cruiser approx 15 miles to his house..using an Isuzu PUP pick up..I figure the truck weighs 2500 pounds and has a 4 banger..the boat approx. 7 tons , with a 12 foot beam..and he feels confident enough to use the interstate..*LOL*

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I had a 67' Fairlaine that had broke a timing chain, I towed it with a Vega and a 2 wheel dolly. I had to
slip the clutch for 50 yards to get it going. The funny thing is u-haul new what I was towing.

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Got that one posted all over work!

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Good one!

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Hey are making fun of me at the Home depot fiasko? We've got that one plastered all over work.

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Several years ago, when I was stupid (and I don't need any comments from any you! *LOL*) I traded a Yamaha 650 Special for a 1962 Sunliner Convertible. It was clear across town, so I rented a Uhaul trailer and picked it up using my S-10 pickup. Back then they were a lot more lenient than they are now. With the weight of the trailer and car on the back of the truck, It looked as if I was entering a low rider contest. I won't even mention that I towed over 4500lbs using a bumper hitch. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif


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What about that guy who pulled an 18-wheeler with his teeth chomping on the tow line? For me, I put my 70 mach on my rancher-like (lives in Ft. Worth) brother-in-law's "junk" tandem axle car trailer (It had rusty, dented 'moon' hubcaps) and pulled it from Columbus, Ga to Dallas, Tx. My wife and I were in my '92 F150 5.0 AOD shortbed - I drove the entire way at about 50-60mph (15 hour drive) straight through with the ass end of the truck bottomed out on the springs - YES - I vowed never again to get a short bed 1/2 ton pickup! Anyway, the moment we got home, the pot metal steering column linkage bar broke. Great timing though. I still have the truck and the mach. I think the trailer is history though....


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A chevy w/ anything behind it. *LOL*
seriously though, how about a 20+ ft jet boat behind an early 90's modle Corvette. Seen it on my way home one day and about crapped myself.

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When I left Miami back in 1984, I bought an old boat trailer (18'), and bolted three 2x6's in the middle, so I could tow my motorcycle (83 VF750F Honda) up here to Carolina. The tow vehicle was a Porsche 914....lol

Drove through the night, and never ran less than 70mph. Not a lot of weight behind the 914, but the MC did stand rather tall. Had a couple of truck drivers make some comments on the old CB radio about how odd it looked.

Dang! Just when I got used to being "strange", I became a "newbie". Now I'm a "tire kicker"....thump, thump.....he he
 
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