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I tow a small Grady dual console occasionally when I take it off my mooring (small but heavy)... bring it off the Cape after the summer and back on after the winter. I stay in the right lane 95% of the time unless I have to pass, and I'm always amazed at the a-holes that think nothing of cutting really close... mostly getting on exit ramps without even looking or giving it a second thought. Brutal.I’d scare the hell out of most towing a boat.
If it’s tied down tight with proper rated straps it will be stronger then the trailer.
Some a**h*** pulled out in front of me towing my Mako. I was shocked that boat didn’t turn into a missile. Wife left a mark in her shorts.
Who knew this was another NES Skinflint thread?Absolutely wrong equipment for that job... not nearly enough trailer. That's the type of thing that would normally be moved by a real heavy lift crew, but the people involved probably skinflinted and didn't want to pay...
Lol, yeah, a truck with no tag axle on it pulling a lowbed. First warning sign right there. There are dump trucks set up better than that. Where'd they get that tractor from, penske? Yes, it may be well within the rating but it's still a bad sign.Plenty of truck, plenty of trailer.
That first line is comical? So if I have an 8 wheel low bed, which that trailer is not a standard equipment hauling low-bed it’s a specialized boat trailer, I need a 12 wheel tractor? Explain?Lol, yeah, a truck with no tag axle on it pulling a lowbed. First warning sign right there. There are dump trucks set up better than that. Where'd they get that tractor from, penske? Yes, it may be well within the rating but it's still a bad sign.
Plus the truck can't even pull it up that little hill? Probably bad loading, but still. Shows bad trailer for distributing the weight.
Plus the boat doesn't fit on the trailer properly. A sign the thing is just too big for it.
Also, hear the lady talking about the tires being flat? Turn up the volume. Probably because its OVERLOADED. That trailer looks
like it was designed for much smaller boats.
This whole thing has 110% skinflint written all over it. It's one thing to flint on equipment if you're moving boring shit all the
time but in this category flinting results in an overall mindset that makes stuff like this happen.
You can see the left tires drop off the pavement just before the boat tips. It also looks like the boat isnt far enough onto the trailer. It's way at the rear.Plenty of truck, plenty of trailer. The loader towing the truck meant there was not enough tongue weight to give the truck enough traction to pull that trailer up that small incline. meaning the trailer was improperly loaded from the get go. The loader did not allow the driver of the truck to negotiate the corner properly. He dropped the left side trailer bogies into the mud and it was all over from there.
PS— The boat from the get go has a 5° list to starboard. More evidence the loading was not correct. Bunch of amateurs.