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Old 05-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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breakaway switch switch on toad

I just got my '04 Trailblazer setup for towing today,well a couple of days actually,with Roadmaster base plates and a used U.S. Gears installed.They did a really good job and ,of course,found several problems with both the toad and the MH.When they pulled the bumper,they found that it had been in an accident and evidently replaced the bumper,left front fender,grill and headlite with new parts and did as little other work as possible so they had to tweek the frame ends and the steel bumper had to be reshaped a bit.. Oh well...
Anyway,when I went to pick it up,they showed me where they had put a toggle switch in line between the break away switch and the actuator so that when I unhook the toad,I just open the hood and throw the switch and driveaway and don't have to worry about what happens if the breakaway actuates inadvertently.. When I'm ready to tow,I just throw the switch and the circuit is completed.. I thought that was pretty neat.

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Old 05-29-2010, 07:17 AM   #2
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One common issue with cars and small trucks today (I assume big ones too) is that at each car plant there are 3 sets of bins.. Small, Normal, Large

Sometimes a car is bult with all oversize parts, so a standard tow bar may need "Tweeking" or it may be built with all Small's Same issue.

of course if it's normal, then normal parts fit

I used to have a car with a larger than normal bumper.. Dang thing had to be sent in and re-shaped and re-chromed every time it got bent. People liked to run into it.

One accident.. I got involved in making of a Rabbit Sandwich (Taxi on one side, me on the other Rabbit in the middle, volkswagen rabbit, taxi got the ticket, of course, since he lost control and caused the crash)

That was, I think on a Tuesday.

Wed I was headed back to Battle Creek where my insurance agent lived.

State police (I was on my way into work) took the report so I had Freddy make me a copy of the report when Dave and I got there (Dave was the trooper, last I knew he was a Sgt.) Finished my shift, went home and next day headed back to Battle Creek and my insurance agent... Stopped at a body shop (Good one as it turns out) on the way and got an estiment.

Arrived at the agents and the adjuster was there.... I had the car (B&T Towing pulled the bumper/fender off the tire so I could drive, then they hooked the Rabbit cause it was totalled)

The adjuster says "Well get us an estiment" I opened my brief case and handed it to him.

Well when we get a copy of the accident report we will settle... I handed it to him.

Got your reciept "NO, employee benefit, no charge"

Two days later I went back to the body shop and handed them the check. they fixed the car and ..... All was good
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