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I’m going to be what may be considered very negative, but it needs to be said.Its in VA im in SC ive had this tuck owner hold it for me and i need to get it out of his yard. I was gonna rent a 26 ft uhaul, the tow bar is out of the question for me. Its too expensive for a one time use tool.
Towbar with appropriate feet should be about $350-$450 and will sell for that when you're done with it.Its in VA im in SC ive had this tuck owner hold it for me and i need to get it out of his yard. I was gonna rent a 26 ft uhaul, the tow bar is out of the question for me. Its too expensive for a one time use tool.
Nope, 25,999 gvw, 7,500 max allowable tow, plus a huge overhang in the rear. I would bet the first turn will jackknife it.....I don't think a 26ft uhaul is heavy enough to adequately brake it. Uhaul is typically designed for a lot of volume but not a lot of weight (household moves). Does it weigh 30k ?...
Towbar with appropriate feet should be about $350-$450 and will sell for that when you're done with it.
I'm also a welder. 5G Pipe cert and all. You won't see me using a mobile home drawbar as a towbar.
I don't think a 26ft uhaul is heavy enough to adequately brake it. Uhaul is typically designed for a lot of volume but not a lot of weight (household moves). Does it weigh 30k ?
You may find someone near you with a 5ton and the appropriate equipment and talk them into it for reasonable.
Simp's offer is well worth considering. He's a good guy and highly competent.
Edit - another thing about the uhaul truck is the hitches are mounted much lower than the MV's. This is going to change the geometry and put the towbar/drawbar at a steep downward angle. This probably won't affect pulling it, certainly will affect braking, and likely will affect tracking during steering.
I see this as a bad idea. The potential for badness is fairly high, and the magnitude of the potential badness is off the scale.
I've done thousands of miles of flat towing MVs. I would not consider doing it this way.
I will take your warning.
Another 5 ton preferably not a tractor, heavy wrecker, or a large commercial dump truck would be necessary for a flat tow of any distance.My plan is to take a mobile home trailer tongue and turn it into a tow bar. If im successful what is the right size vehicle that can pull it home?
Very sensible comment, I just dont know any other way. I dont own a semi with a lowboy and cant pay 5000 for someone to bring it to me 6.5 hours away.I’m going to be what may be considered very negative, but it needs to be said.
“...Too expensive for a one time use tool.” That statement is incorrect, in fact if you’re going to log any real road usage with MV’s having a tow bar with applicable feet, safety chains, light jumpers if applicable etc isn’t mandatory but VERY useful in self recovery, assisted recovery, and assisting others. As stated above, if you plan on traveling any real accumulative mileage, it’s going to pay for itself easily over time. And if not? Sell it, a good medium bar can frequently be had with the proper feet for that truck for less than $250
I understand being on a tight budget, but if you want to talk expensive, try rigging a bar or something “homemade” and not NHTSA approved/rated or commercially produced by a company and have an accident; whether it’s your fault or not, you’ll be in a lawsuit you’ll never win.
I’m not sure if you’re new to the hobby, if so welcome aboard! It’s important to note our hobby is always under attack of people with the thought process of “big scary green assault truck shouldn’t be on any road”, and every accident whether product of negligence, lack of maintenance, or completely no fault of the operator runs the risk of the law makers running wild with new regulation in which we do not need.
With that said, please be extremely careful with your endeavors
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