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Old 08-15-2016, 04:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Cricco View Post
I did the opposite just today. I towed my Tacoma to Florida and back. Got home yesterday and was too tired to unhook it. So today, while home alone, I got to it. Re-installed the drive shaft, unhooked dolly safety chains from the truck, and then took off the first strap. So far so good. Then when I undid the last tire strap, the truck rolled off the dolly (I'm parked on a 2 mile long hill). Well, it took off like a shot! I ran after it, barefoot! Caught up to the truck and managed to get the door open. Almost got run over. Got inside and hit the brake about 5 feet from the really steep part of the hill. Next time, I will remember to engage the parking brake before unloading.
WOW heart attack or just really, really good workout! Impressive :-)

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Old 08-15-2016, 05:24 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Atom Ant View Post
That seems like a short skid to ruin the tires. Maybe it was because they were cold and scuffed harder.
If the OPs estimate of distance is correct, then 50' is phenomenal distance for a 4,000 lb., locked up rear brake vehicle to drag its tires. I mean, 50' of pure pavement dragging, would do almost any set of tires in. I did it on dirt. We hooke up one of our Jeeps once to tow it back home and, we were in dirt at the time. It was RAINING TOO at that same time. We drug those 33" BFG ATs for about 75' - 100' before realizing that SOMETHING was not right. At the time, I was in a long curve of turning so, I checked the coaches left rear view mirror and noticed some seriously long grooves in the dirt behind the Jeep, CRAP!

So, on pavement, yep, I can see ruining a set in a very short distance.

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It was quite an event. I was just thankful that my kids weren't standing near it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:53 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Betr2Trvl View Post
We always do what we call our "toad rolling check" whenever we first hook up, and / or pull away from an overnight stop even if we do not unhook the toad.

One of us stands behind the rig, and the first thing we do is check the brake lights, tail lights, and turn signals.

Then the coach driver slowly pulls away, and the toad checker walks around side to side to ensure the wheels are freely rolling, no odd noises (tranny properly set), and the bars are locked.

This is a good habit. Visually see the tires rolling.

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