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Old 02-04-2015, 10:00 PM   #15
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$100 is cheap bill to pay a professional tow truck - your first broken piece on a motorhome will be much more money than that.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:03 PM   #16
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Pull from the frame, not suspension or axles.
If you have to be towed they lift the front wheels with a cradle and pull from that.
OP should fill in his info so we know what he has without looking at his profile.
Anyway, it's a 2001 FL chassis, 38' unit. That has a beam axle but you still don't want to pull by that. To do an alignment on beam axles they bend the axle in most cases.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:32 PM   #17
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I have got my Dutch star stuck in my own yard. It had rained a lot so I am waiting for the ground to freeze and then I will use levelers to raise the coach put boards under front wheels and lots of 57 gravel under rear wheels. Try and drive out. Should that not be successful I intend to have a 4 wheel drive tractor assist me with a chain. My question is where to attach the chain. There is a cast steel front axle which i can hook onto, or is there a safer structural member. Any thoughts????
Forward some pictures. These are always amusing to those of us who wish he had room to park our rigs in our yards.
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Do not pull it by hooking a chain to the front axel! Look at your frame rails, you will see slots in it for the hooks of a chain to be put into for tie down when transporting. Hook your chain at these points, 1 on each side, to form a Y, as long as you have the clearance for body panels? Hook the chain on the tow vehicle as low as possible! Also the comments about the plywood are good ones, And use these when pulling out also, to lessen the load on the tow vehicle. Also have someone in the MH helping with the throttle while pulling it out! Sorry for your Yard! It will be a mess!
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Forward some pictures. These are always amusing to those of us who wish he had room to park our rigs in our yards.
Maybe I'll have the DW take a movie of trying to get a 45' DP into our side yard. With the present 40' rig I almost do a Crankshaft (see newspaper funnies) and take out the neighbors mailbox with the tail swing and it'll be worse with the longer rig! I wonder if he'd mind if I pulled his out and made a removable post for it?
When we went from the 38' to the 40' I had to move fence posts and make a new gate.
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I was in the same situation a couple months ago, sunk in mud up to my axles.

Had a tow truck winch me out.

He put his hook on my receiver hitch after I removed the towing assembly.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:16 AM   #21
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When a tow truck lifts from the front wheels and pulls, don`t that pull the front axle?

A tow truck will stay on solid ground and winch you. If he tries to lift you, he sinks too.

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I have got my Dutch star stuck in my own yard. It had rained a lot so I am waiting for the ground to freeze and then I will use levelers to raise the coach put boards under front wheels and lots of 57 gravel under rear wheels. Try and drive out. Should that not be successful I intend to have a 4 wheel drive tractor assist me with a chain. My question is where to attach the chain. There is a cast steel front axle which i can hook onto, or is there a safer structural member. Any thoughts????
Don't wait till the ground freeze, if you do the tires will be locked in.
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As previous posts have suggested, contact Coach Net or Good Sam. Purchase an ERS policy. When the weather is better, contact the company and have a professional tow operator do the work.

For me, it is time to ask for professional assistance.
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Get a professional towing company it will be money well spent. They probably will use a wheel lift or winch to get you out. Make sure they have equipment that can handle a motor home before they come out. Good luck.
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Use the hitch. Engine running and in neutral. I've done it twice. No problem.
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Obviously by your own admission you aren't sure what to do. May not be the time to learn either, call a professional tow truck.
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Thanks for your advice everyone. I post photos which will show only forward motion is the way out, I might pull from tow bar to reset rig onto firmer ground I have about 10ft clear at rear which is the distance travelled so far. Then use plyboards.
Will talk to FL for advice on front tow points. Don't trust tow truck outfit to rescue rig.
Still no frost.
Talked to FL who said OK to pull out using axle
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