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Old 09-12-2019
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Default You want to see a Landoll pull-up NOT a tow truck

Landoll loads an SOB - (FF to 15:30):

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Google knows all of our habits and we watch the same videos! The owner was so relieved to see this guy show up, too, he knew what was up. I never saw one in action, pretty cool setup.
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Plain luck. The tow truck driver had the responsibility of the coach. It's not a matter of how or why it got into that situation. It could have been for any one of a hundred different reasons. As we used to say (when I was doing crane work) when we broke something with no real consequences, it'll buff out (bad joke). And I tell your cardiologist your fine this year. That would have put me six feet under just looking at it.
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When our bird rear end started going out, called Coach Net. Had never used them, BUT they came thru big time!
We were over on the coast when it started to go out and they sent a Low Boy 125 miles away to come and get us.
First and only time we have have had to use CN.
Low Boyed us from the beach area to Coburg (125 miles) at no cost to us.
Driver said if we hadn't had CN, the cost would have been $1,500!
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OMG!!!!! Scary! And the video! Glad to hear there were no casualties from it breaking loose! I have to say thank you for posting your experience. We are trailering our new 31' (old) girl and discussing options with a couple of companies. We were being a little insistent on using a low boy especially since there are no brakes and it's 130 miles. Just showed my husband your post and he said lowboy is the only option. Not taking any other chances.
Kay Dello
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I don't know if your 74 got airbags, but please DO NOT crawl underneath it without properly blocking it up. Airbags can go at ANY time. Know 1st hand watching a bus getting unloaded...
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