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Old 05-11-2022, 05:43 AM   #1
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Towing a Thor Vegas

has any one towed a vagas? iwas looking at mine and it looks very low to the ground to be picked up from eather end.. what would you do for towing?

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Old 05-11-2022, 07:07 AM   #2
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Today's tow trucks have what's called stingers that slides under the front to reach the axle and lift from there.
The tow operator will also remove the driveshaft to protect from transmission damage.

No one is going to tow from the rear, if needed, a flatbed trailer will be used.
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Old 05-12-2022, 07:16 AM   #3
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thanks twinboat.
the wife and i were looking at the towing factor hopefully never tow but you know what they say (never say never)

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Old 05-13-2022, 06:38 PM   #4
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My experience is that YOU have to know how to tow YOUR rig. Many tow operators will convince you they know - but shucks, why not insist they follow your rig's manufacturer's requirements.

We once got towed and the operator (nicknamed "Greasy" by his partner) was ready to lift the front of our motorhome using the fiberglass front where the generator is hidden as a point of contact as he raised the front end. Then, seeing the issue, he thought to balance the 30,000 lb motorhome on the front lift using some short 4X4 to get extra help...

Needless to say, I told him the front genny door can come off with just four bolts - okay - that was solved.

Next was trying to supply air to the rig so the brakes could be caged. Greasy was ready to run the line from his tow truck to the front cabinet convenience air quick-connect. Wrong - there are one-way valves that prevent the air from getting backwards through the system and to the primary air tank... So - I sent Greasy under the rig to the air dryer where there is a Schrader valve specifically for this purpose (and others, probably but that's how you get to air up the primary tank).

Thank God for the Camp Freightliner course DW and I attend years ago - we learned so much, including do's and don'ts.
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