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Old 05-19-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Well darn!

Trying to leave Fresno after a week of some rain. Guess I'll see how CoachNet works now. Their website says they cover winching out within 100' of a roadway but the phone service said they only pay for two hours of truck time and any overage was at my expense. Seems like they're trying to change the coverage after the fact!
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:46 PM   #2
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Darn for sure,
Looks like you might "Get by with a little help from your friends". Or, a tow truck....
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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Looks like your Tag axle saved you.Should not be too bad....good luckK
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:56 PM   #4
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Two hours, no tow truck and no call back from Coachnet.
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More and more people hitting the road every day in an RV. Hence....more of those same people requiring road service. Prepare to 'hurry up and wait'.
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Well darn!

Sunday afternoon many main business closed. Always a Challenge but I would think Fresno should have some truck care service available.! So much for coach net best in class ... as I always said itís luck of the draw!
Iíve been in your situation and it only took 25 min to get me out with a tow cable and pull from a wrecker .. didnít even need the big tractor one.
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I pulled one out just about like that (but a smaller non-tag unit) with my 3500 SRW. Low range and nice and slow. Traction for my truck was great on a similar surface.



Possibly look for someone with a fairly heavy truck with low range.
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This is where that future electric hybrid front wheel drive assist would help! Road looks like it might be busy. Too bad nothing in front to winch against.
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Well, i'm out.
Coachnet pays only 2 hours so I had to pay $400 add'l plus will have to take it to a truck shop to have the steering fixed. Here is how the steering wheel is to go straight.
Tow driver is already saying "How do I know it wasn't that way when I started" and "Just drive it, it should correct itself". No front end is self correcting for that.
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Well, i'm out.
Coachnet pays only 2 hours so I had to pay $400 add'l plus will have to take it to a truck shop to have the steering fixed. Here is how the steering wheel is to go straight.
Tow driver is already saying "How do I know it wasn't that way when I started" and "Just drive it, it should correct itself". No front end is self correcting for that.
Yeah you gotta have that checked, could have bent or broke some bolts off the steering box. Bent pitman or tie rod.
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Sounds like the tow truck put a strain on one of your steering rods/points when hooking up to pull you out..
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:18 PM   #12
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See if you can see chain marks on the tie rods.

Straighten your steering wheel and see which front wheel is not pointing straight.

The wrecker bent something.
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Added Tow Hooks to the front of mine!

Somehow I know someday I'm going to need them!!
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Well, i'm out.
Coachnet pays only 2 hours so I had to pay $400 add'l plus will have to take it to a truck shop to have the steering fixed. Here is how the steering wheel is to go straight.
Tow driver is already saying "How do I know it wasn't that way when I started" and "Just drive it, it should correct itself". No front end is self correcting for that.
So he's a LIAR. He hooked to something he shouldn't have.

Don't tow companies have to be insured? Maybe the owner will cover the repairs if you get nasty enough.
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