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Old 01-03-2010, 11:50 AM   #15
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Moto, I have been stuck "on" wet grass AND then pulled off by a 4 wheel drive pickup truck 2 times. It never takes much. I lost the ability to lock my rear axles when I had the truck singled. 99% on the otherhand can lock all 8 pulling wheels and have 6 more tires pulling than I can. There is something to be said for leaving these big trucks dual rear tandems. The one thing I miss most about my old pickup truck is the 4 wheel drive.
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See I listened very carefully when you spoke in Creede. That's one of the reasons I kept the tandem. I can lock all 8, take is easy and hopefully not get stuck in the grass. If push comes to shove, if possible, I'll use the winch very carefully. If all fails, I'll ask for some help from the LGT crowd that surely will have gathered by this time.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:25 PM   #16
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Tim,
I think you were very wise in keeping the tandem setup. When I was researching these on Escapees a few years ago I could see no advantage to a single rear drive although they look good and have a shorter WB. I am no expert but driving in the rain, snow or such would be intense in a singled tractor in bobtail mode. Does having the Smart back there help with traction? Seems like it would.
More room for the motorcycle or Smart to boot!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:26 PM   #17
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Wet grass,ice or a little snow can be solved with just a little help by a four wheel drive LGT. I know. But if you are sunk into the ground better get something bigger. If you get enough snatch blocks/pulleys you can double, triple or etc. your pulling power with an 8000lb winch. Just never, never stand in front of the winch or things get nasty if the winch line breaks.
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I have never been in a situation where I have needed help in getting my 36,000 lb. coach out of a problem nor would I ask a neighbor or stranger to provide assistance. However, it may happen sometime but when it does, I will call CoachNet, and let them handle it. For about $100 a year, they are a great deal, and far better & cheaper than AAA.

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I have never been in a situation where I have needed help in getting my 36,000 lb. coach out of a problem nor would I ask a neighbor or stranger to provide assistance. However, it may happen sometime but when it does, I will call CoachNet, and let them handle it. For about $100 a year, they are a great deal, and far better & cheaper than AAA.

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We have Roadside Assistance through our after market warranty and we do carry Coach-Net through FMCA as I recall. Like you we have never needed it. I think Tim was dead right in not pulling the guy out and I definitely would not want my coach pulled by no one but a pro.
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