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Awesome Job and thanks for pitching in!Towed him, his family, and all their stuff to safety. When I pulled up and saw a 43’ tri-axle 18,000 pound trailer on his truck, I was like, really? Tow bar was not complete. Then a family peeks their heads out the windows, and I said it looks like this needs to happen. We strapped it and got it done. The ole 9 ball was able to reach up to 40-45mph pulling all this goodness. 43,000 total tow load. Went safe and no issues. He was a great driver, never hit me.
I will get all the info for straps.Just saw him off, took him 2 ring terminals he needed and soldered them onto his harness, stayed until truck started, helped him clean up, and they were underway.
Straps, good question: The straps were just a luck combo really. One was a traditional thin yellow long one, but the second one he had was a shorter yet double thick one for hoisting I think, and amazingly when the yellow one was double-backed on length, it equaled the length of the stronger single one. So, effectively, kind of had 3 straps between the trucks just using 2. Handled tight turns and also pulling at nearly 90 degrees during a direction change which I though that was when they would for sure break, but they held. Air lines did great, they were just generic semi truck-trailer ones with regular glad-hands on both ends. I could see rubber hose ones being tougher and the correct ones, blah blah blah, but these worked perfect. Handled highway, city, uphill, down hills, and stoplights all with zero issue. I pulled, and he did the braking. Didn't even need to really signal each other.
Honesty on my part, I forgot to bring the tow bar feet, first timer mistake. Whatever, better next time, maybe. Got it done, changed, they are on their way.
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