I gotta help tow my car home.......

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Slippy, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP

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    Gimme some leeway here people........I have a legitimate question.

    Bringing my car home from the mechanics. No plates. So my buddy is going to tow it home for me, and I'll plate it from there.

    Here's my concern........where we're towing it from, is alllllllllllllllll hills. Steep, steep hills. Probably only 3 in total.......but as the car falls behind his truck....if we are not in sync, he'll yank as my car hits the bottom of the hill and his hits the top........and he'll lose his back end or I'll lose the front end of my car.

    I'm a little freaked out about this........I've towed many a vehicle.....or at least was in the car being towed.......but the hills and shit are worrying the snot out of me.

    If I hit the brakes 'cause I'm coming up too close to him, just as he realizes I'm coming up too close to him and he accelerates - recipe for a lot of damage.

    Any tips would be great.

    And don't tell me to get drunk first.........that's already been suggested.
     
  2. BearShit

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  3. Mr. Potato Head

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    Isn't it still illegal to tow a car that doesn't have plates? Might as well drive, it's no less illegal and would save the vehicle. :thumbup2:
     
  4. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    hmm.. tough to find a generally flat alternate route in that area.



    you're screwed
     
  5. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Mario could probably help with this
     
  6. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP

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    It is not illegal to tow.
     
  7. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Get triple A you white trash cannuck
     
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    jonpow Tennessee Jed VIP

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    borrow plates and drive it home
     
  9. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    fuck your life is complex
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    CAA won't tow a car that doesnt have registered plates. not sure what the laws are for Joe Towtrucker, but if a 3rd vehicle follows closely behind them, there shouldn't be a problem..
     
  11. FunnyFarm2

    FunnyFarm2 voice of reason VIP Gold

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    The car that is being towed needs to use the brakes when needed to keep the tension on the tow strap.
     
  12. HAL

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    talk to eachother on the cellphones.
     
  13. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP

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    Actually, that's untrue. I could..........but it would put me on more traveled roads, twice the time, twice the cars and corners, with more police presence. I'm not entirely sure if what I said above about towing is correct.
     
  14. Mr. Potato Head

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    You positive? I mean for sure!? I know here, it's illegal to tow a car period, but without plates, a vehicle isn't allowed on the road, period.
     
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    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    Put a tire between the 2 cars and tether them together.
     
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    tow bar
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    if you have worries about an unregistered vehicle, get a 10 day permit, Slippy
     
  18. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP

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    :slap: Pay attention............that's my concern. New brakes on this car...........but if we're not in sync........if I brake at the bottom of a huge hill to not come up behind him too fast, as he accelerates to get up the next hill........one of us is losing part of our vehicle. Likely me.
     
  19. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    With a tow truck no.

    But isn't it illegal to tie two cars together there????
     
  20. JumboWop

    JumboWop Outlaw Gold

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    Hire someone to tow you. It won't cost much.