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New way to Tow a Truck! Bob Look!
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Willy-N    Posted 11-04-2004 at 07:19:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

I saw this on another site and thought I would share this. I hope he makes his 2,000 mile trip towing it this way! No electric brakes either. Not sure if it is legal to tow a C800 that way with such a small Van but he left with it on the way to California. Mark H.

glen sw wi    Posted 11-04-2004 at 14:08:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does a van towing a truck have to stop at a highway weigh station?

Willy-N    Posted 11-04-2004 at 14:25:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not required but if you get pulled over and it looks over weight they bring out tempory scales to weight you. Mark H.

glen sw wi    Posted 11-04-2004 at 09:53:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Doesn't look like there is an engine in that rig. Look at the space between the fender and the tire. Propably as heavy as you might think.

glen sw wi    Posted 11-04-2004 at 09:57:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry - NOT as heavy as it looks.

Willy-N    Posted 11-04-2004 at 12:15:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just checked and it is complete except for the rear axle so that is about what it would weigh. It dose sit up high in the picture! Mark H.

Bob/Ont    Posted 11-04-2004 at 07:26:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, you said California, aren't there mountians out there? Some times you have to go down hills in the mountians. Better get a DARWIN award ready.
Later Bob

Willy-N One Chain!    Posted 11-04-2004 at 08:40:45       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is a picture of the hitch set up. Plenty strong enought but one safty chain is another ticket. I hope his Hitch is rated for a Pintal Hitch with that load behind it. Mark H.

Willy-N    Posted 11-04-2004 at 07:29:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree! Bet there is a lot more weight pushing then pulling with that package. Just looks scary to me big time!! Mark H.

Ron/PA    Posted 11-04-2004 at 07:32:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think that dodge can pull that van,, when do they hook up the drive shaft? LOL

Willy-N GOOD ONE!    Posted 11-04-2004 at 08:06:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good one Ron! That front assembley probley weighs the same as my Tender Front axle did when it was a bare frame. Mine weighed 6480 lbs and that is way more than the 4500+ van pulling it with out electric brakes. Mark H.

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