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Old 12-28-2005, 09:19 AM   #1
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:39 AM   #2
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:53 AM   #3
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:15 AM   #4
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:56 AM   #5
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:15 PM   #6
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Unhappy What a drag!

No pun intended . Maybe the driver will consider departure checklists in the future? Whew that's a real bummer.
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:08 PM   #7
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:12 PM   #8
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I would love to have seen it at night. There would have been a flaming rooster tail 10 feet into the air!
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:41 PM   #9
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With the axel that close to the ground don't you think leaf springs, rearend, hitch, spare, and who knows what else if under there, would have been dragging too? I mean, do you really think that kind of damage is possible from dragging? I think it would stop whatever vehicle was pulling it (or certainly add a LOT of drag).

Which thread was the picture attached to, or is it just one of those pics that's being passed around?
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:18 PM   #10
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He may not have noticed

I saw a motorhome try to leave a rally with the toad either in park or with the brakes locked. Big black stripes on the road for quite a ways. With all of the diesel torque, he apparently never noticed the extra drag. Someone had to flag him down.

At night, I'll bet that would have looked just like the night I was on alert and saw a F-86 land with his gear up. What a spectacular roostertail of sparks that was.
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With the axel that close to the ground don't you think leaf springs, rearend, hitch, spare, and who knows what else if under there, would have been dragging too? I mean, do you really think that kind of damage is possible from dragging?
Stef, two of the spring leaves are lying next to the truck on the ground. The truck would have lost its axle, springs, shocks, parking brake and service brakes, spare tire, bumper, and possibly frame.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:51 PM   #13
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Exclamation Interesting factoid!

I used to drag a 1996 Land Rover - Range Rover 4.0 SE behind my diesel pusher motor home.

Freaky that it was, you towed it in park!

With all the OEM electronics that vehicle had, you would remove one fuse (# 11 I think?) and turn the ignition on and the driveline electronically would free-wheel. Worked like a charm, but was difficult to mentally accept the process.
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Yeah, I recognized those as pieces of a leaf spring. The carnage under there must be incredible!
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