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View Poll Results: How were you towed?
Towed by tow truck without damage 33 75.00%
Towed by low boy trailer without damage 4 9.09%
Towed by tow truck with damage 2 4.55%
Towed by low boy trailer with damage 0 0%
Towed to factory with tow truck paid by factory 0 0%
Towed to factory with low boy paid by factory 0 0%
Towed to factory by wrecker paid by other 0 0%
Towed to factory paid by low boy paid by other 0 0%
Never been towed 8 18.18%
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:12 PM   #1
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For those of you who have had your Class A towed in say the last 20 years

How were you towed with a tow truck or low boy trailer

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Old 04-12-2016, 11:57 PM   #2
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Three tows. Two without incident. Third the fool tow truck driver did not disconnect/remove the drive shaft, resulting in damage to the parking brake mechanism (auto park brake). Tow company readily paid the repair bill.

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Old 04-13-2016, 12:00 AM   #3
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Two times, one a bad starter in the '02 Dutch Star. The second a blown engine in the Magna. Both times with the driveshaft removed and front axle in a cradle.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:32 AM   #4
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Last year had to be towed when fuel line fitting worked loose on back of fuel pump. No fun pulling into rest stop and seeing diesel fuel gushing out under motor and tow vehicle covered in fuel.
Anyway wheel lift on front tires, driveshaft removed, mud flap tied up, air supplied from wrecker.
I ended up supplying the air hose from coach to wrecker as coach had an odd ball fitting different than what they used.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:42 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by JohnRR View Post
How were you towed with a tow truck or low boy trailer
2 breakdowns:

1st one was dragging rear brakes and Coachnet tried to get a lowboy. All the towing companies they contacted said no way, it would be over the height limit (13' 6"?). We ended up driving the MH to the next exit for repair.

2nd one was a tow truck. Driver disconnected driveshaft and tied up rear flap. He did a good job.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:56 AM   #6
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Towed 2 yrs ago , blown cooling system coupler, front axle sling, drive shaft disconnected, air to rear brakes supplied by tow truck. good tow.

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:32 AM   #7
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Once with my 33 foot Safari - bad engine. Towed from the rear with drive shaft removed south of Redding CA. Three times with this RV - Fan bearing went bad and was towed on a trailer north of Redding CA. Once the lift pump went out - was towed from the rear with drive shaft removed near Tehachapi CA. And north of Eureka CA Dropped a valve and was towed to a shop IN Crescent City that couldn't fix it and the next day towed to a CAT shop in Medford OR. Towed from the rear with shaft removed. None of the tows resulted in damage to the RV. All the tow trucks were huge, similar to the photo is post 4. All drivers were knowledgeable, professional, courteous, very helpful, etc. Can't say the same about dealing with the insurance companies on the phone. (Now I try not to drive in CA any more than necessary)
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:30 AM   #8
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One tow
Differential failure. I suggested a tow by the rear.
As we are 35 feet and tow truck was also large it would have involved shutting down the interstate for him to turn around and connect to us and then a wrong way tow or a difficult turn around.
Tow driver convinced me we would make it as only six miles to the shop for repairs.
We made it three..
Plenty of smoke plenty of flying parts and the right dual's disappearing over the hill, prairey on fire from all the hot bits.
Tow company ended up assisting on the bill.
The tag axle took the weight when the dual's left.
They found the duals the next day.
Still have some fiber glass torepair after that adventure.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:59 PM   #9
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One tow with a wrecker as big as the coach because of a bad oil pressure sender. 66 miles, tab picked up by Coachnet
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:23 PM   #10
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Two tows in the past four years, each about 40-50 miles, both were front end lifts by a very large tow truck. Both by thorough, competent, professional operators through CoachNet, both without incident, both without ancillary damage.

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Old 04-13-2016, 06:24 PM   #11
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One tow. A huge tow truck. drive shaft removed, mud flap removed, front axle in a cradle.
No damage, but it was really frightening to watch in the rearview mirrors we drove our jeep in front of the tow truck as he went through (VERY slowly) a 13' tunnel.
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Two tows 2 weeks apart. The first was done right with no trouble. The second bent both my lower control arms. Repair cost of $4300.00 paid by the tow company. I let the driver talk me out of the proper way to tow the RV and suffered the consequences. Never again, I'll push it myself if need be.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:27 AM   #14
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Had a rear inside dual blowout and it ripped all the house wiring out. Had it towed 70 miles no problems.

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