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Old 06-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Thought I'd seen it all...........

Today I saw a Suburban pulling a tow dolly going down the street, had a car on
the dolly, a Toyota Corolla.
The interesting part was that on the drivers side of the dolly, the tire was
one of those donut temporary spare tires, had a regular tire on other side of dolly.
Even changed lanes so I could get a good look at the tire at a stop light,
yup, temporary spare tire.
Ya' can't fix stupid...

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Old 06-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Wow!
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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Hope you gave that idiot lots of room. A rolling accident looking for a place to happen
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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So help me here. The guy has a flat and replaces it with what he has at hand. He is headed to a tire shop. So what is wrong with that? If you have a flat on your car and have a donut spare, don't you use it? Should he have left the dolly and the Corolla on the side of the road, subject to theft or vandalism?
I guess I missed something.
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Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me. Now if he had been booking it down the interstate at 80 I would have raised an eyebrow.
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Back in the day, I used to haul Fuel to the Goodyear test track near San Angelo Tx, They would run tires till they failed,some times @ 150 mph ! While unloading I walked over to a stack of wore out save-a-spares that had been tested, ALL of them had 100,000 plus on them at the the time of failure. Most where bald with the cords showing ! It was an eye opening experience.
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The problem is many folks don't understand that a donut tire is only rated at a lower MPH and limited distance. I've seen cars being driven down the interstate at freeway speeds with a temp spare. One time in Vegas I saw an idiot with 2 temps on the rear.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
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We were near each other for several miles in traffic, passing several tires shops.
He was still going when I turned off.
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Yeah thats dumb, he could of had this guy move it for him!
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So help me here. The guy has a flat and replaces it with what he has at hand. He is headed to a tire shop. So what is wrong with that? If you have a flat on your car and have a donut spare, don't you use it? Should he have left the dolly and the Corolla on the side of the road, subject to theft or vandalism?
I guess I missed something.

You can assume he is not an idiot, we need more optimists.
But being a realist, I don't agree.
My assumtion was that it didn't seem logical that the bolt pattern of a
Suburban or a Corolla would be the same as the tow dolly... Whatever.
You jump to your conclusions and I'll jump to mine...

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Yeah thats dumb, he could of had this guy move it for him!

Like to see how they loaded and unloaded the pickup.....

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