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Old 12-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Spotted - Uhaul truck towing a disabled Class C with a tow rope!

At Home Depot this weekend, I observed two ladies towing a 26 foot mid-80's Class C RV (disabled) with a U-haul truck and a yellow tow rope. (one driving each). It appeared to be their method of moving and likely a statement on the current economy. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to stop/provide assistance. I can only imagine what it was like to steer the rig and apply brakes with no vacuum booster to support the Class C and temperatures outdoors that guaranteed fogged windows. They were headed towards traffic.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Wouldn't take many times renting a truck to pay for fixing the RV, especially one-way rentals.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:15 AM   #3
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On many truck type vehicles there is an alternate way to boost the brakes.

That said. Tow rope tows are legal in many (if not all) states.. I do have the Michigan law on them on the hard drive.. Basically it says both towed and towing drivers must be licensed and that's all.
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I'd applaud them. The old saying "Ya have to do what Ya have to do" to get the problem solved.

I doubt they were going far.

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I'd applaud them. The old saying "Ya have to do what Ya have to do" to get the problem solved.

I doubt they were going far.



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