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Posted: 09/08/19 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty sure a tow company would just runs line through the wheels and drag it sideways enough to get it out.

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pyoung47 wrote:

Pretty sure a tow company would just runs line through the wheels and drag it sideways enough to get it out.
That seems unlikely if it is in such a position that it can be simply pulled out. Why make more work when it's easier to just hook up and pull it out?

There's no pictures, no measurements, no real reason to jump to such conclusions.


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All is well! The small baby steps were successfully in moving us off the fence. What REALLY sealed the deal was a preciously wonderful person from Coweta Fire Department Fireman Fretwell who happened by at hour 3 of 2nd day “getting off the fence, who helped out IMMENSELY and gave us his straight ahead spot for the night tonight. We find a more appropriate spot tomorrow to park in. Real lessons learned? Do not underestimate the swing of the back. Do NOT think you can fit without using real math. Understand the truck cannot move beyond a 45 degree angle is pivot without pressing on and breaking the back of the truck window out. (Day one) keep a level head and a sense of humor. Know when to ask for help!

Once again thank you all for your patience and help. YOU ROCK! Maybe one day WE will be able to help others!

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pyoung47 wrote:

Pretty sure a tow company would just runs line through the wheels and drag it sideways enough to get it out.


Why in the wide world of sports would you get a tow company involved?

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and i don't think pulling it from the side would be very good for the wheels and axles or for that matter the frame not a good idea


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If you don't have a set, buy a pair of walkie talkies so you can communicate with your spotter. It will help a lot, and cut down on the wildly swinging arms and yelling that make watching newbies set up so much fun. Glad it ended well. Cheers.

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Re: Pulling sideways

Not something I would relish. My understanding was that it was unable to be moved without damage. Pulling it a few inches sideways would likely cause no damage. I’ll admit it would make me cringe, but so does a root canal.

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If this was a regular hog wire fence it would be a lot cheaper to cut the fence roll it up, pull up a couple of fence posts, move the fiver. Then put the posts back in and re-attach the fence. Than to repair damage to the fiver or call a wrecker.


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Surely you expect the "sideways puller" was being sarcastic. Why not recognize humor?

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I was in a truck stop last year and saw a guy pulling a brand new camper about 2" off the wall, the wrong way....

I said to my wife " I hope he doesn't plan on turning into a spot there".... With that he turned a hard left into the spot...... It was sad watching and listening to the crunch... I was jogging to them, but did not make it in time...

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