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Old 10-14-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Towing question..

A couple of years ago we had a wheel bearing burn out on one of our Sunnies--it needed to be towed-but the company that came and tried to put it on a rollback,tried to drag it up onto the platform by hooking a chain around the hitch and dragging it with the power jack in the down position! Well this just wasnt going to happen in my opinion! I looked at the rear and the bumper was dragging! I stopped the whole procedure -he left-I luckily found someone to come and make a temp repair to get it into their facility (NOTE: Black's Tire service in Florence,SC.-GREAT people!GAVE US A SPOT TO STAY TWO NIGHTS W/WATER/ELEC/and wifi) Anyway, now I am paranoid when I leave on a trip,as I will be doing next week to head south for the winter--so--have any of you been towed successfully by some method? If so, please respond ASAP. We all know Sunnies are slung low and that can be a problem..By the way, this happened in a super driving rain on I-95 in SC near a rest area. Thank heavens it was raining so hard that I pulled in to wait and discovered the smoking wheel and lots of damage --the hard rain saved the TT from burning down behind us! Janalee

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Old 10-14-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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First, have the bearings inspected and packed. That will go a long way toward keeping that from happening again.

I am happy to say I have never had that problem. I do recall seeing pictures some time back where Kitty had a problem and the Sunny was put on a flatback. I seem to recall it took a little doing to get it on the flatback.

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OK, I found the thread from 8-9-07 with pictures. Kitty had to back in onto the tow truck bed.


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Old 10-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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Kitty had quite an ordeal, but everything turned out great.. If you want to know how to get a TT on a rollback, check out Kitty's thread..

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