Last Minute Highway Rescue

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TunaNoCrust
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Last Minute Highway Rescue

Post by TunaNoCrust » Mon May 18, 2020 2:04 pm

So I got a call last night at 730, apparently a friends truck and trailer were being transported from Texas and the clutch went at the toll booth in New York.

Had a lot of less than stellar circumstances.

1) Clutch died completely on truck, it weighs 6000lbs
2) Trailer is loaded with tires, 1-ton frame sections, and Dana 80 axles.
3) Truck bed is full of tires, and truck frames
4) Trailer has a winch, but the controller ripped out some point
5) Need to empty trailer, load trucks with parts, then load truck on to trailer


So I went to start my truck that hasnt run since November, its battery was dead and the truck had several hornets nests. Got the battery jumped, tires topped off, hornets killed, and loaded up my trusty engine hoist.


Not a good place to stop...

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Engine hoisting in a Love's truck stop

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Putting the "lighter" section of frame in the dead truck

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Truck bed has (2) Dana 80 axles, Middle and Rear Section of Frame, heavy as truck with tons of tongue weight...I think my airbags were 80+psi.

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1 hour there, 1.5 hours to load, 1.5 hours on way back

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Re: Last Minute Highway Rescue

Post by DanB » Mon May 18, 2020 5:51 pm

Dayum! Cool old truck...
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Re: Last Minute Highway Rescue

Post by brucesallen » Tue May 19, 2020 12:16 pm

Is trailer good for that weight? Did you make it back?
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Re: Last Minute Highway Rescue

Post by TunaNoCrust » Tue May 19, 2020 12:44 pm

Oh yeah trailer could handle it no problem, put a lot more air in the tires than the guy had in there :roll:

Only issue I found was that the trailer brakes were not working, but my truck has brand new upgraded brakes all around specifically made for towing, made it to my house no problem. Just went slow and careful, even got included in a convoy :lol:


However, still have to get it to NH through winding back roads, so need to fix the brakes. But I found the culprit, so I am going to replace his trailer's plug. Already wired up a new winch controller and going to attach some new leads for the winch's battery connection.
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