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DEEPNHOCK
12-03-2006, 05:00 PM
While not exactly Stude related, I wanted to share with you the importance of properly tying down your vehicle on a trailer to tow it safely to your destination.
I saw this a while back and it made me smile.
(Next, we will discuss the safe way to take pictures while driving 80mph down the interstate;))
Jeff[8D]
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Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
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Swifster
12-03-2006, 06:19 PM
That's great. Nice job!!! Now, about those photos...

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1964 Studebaker Daytona

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Guido
12-03-2006, 08:35 PM
Last Saturday I was bringing home a 2R16A grain truck I had sold so the hauling company could pick it up. I was running 65 MPH down the interstate with my rollback when I started seeing brake lights come on in front of me. As I got closer I saw a two axle car trailer being towed with a 2WD Expedition doing about 45 MPH. The guy had 5-6 Golden Wing motorcycles loaded at a slant at the front and a BIG early '60's Buick convertible loaded all the way to the back. Needless to say with all the weight to the rear of the trailer he had to go slow to keep it from fishtailing. Reminded me of an ant pulling a stick.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

studeclunker
12-04-2006, 12:50 AM
There's a truck driver who has a radio controlled 4WD that he puts on his flatbed when deadheading (running empty). It looks so funny to see this forty foot plus trailer with that little bitty pickup tied on the end of the trailer. Always get a laugh when I see him.:D

You know, That Buick motorcycle load reminds me of the time I loaded the Champ in my trailer backwards. Seemed the right thing to do as it was the easiest way to get it in. When I hit 55 on the freeway it demonstrated to me my mistake. Have I mentioned what a witch my trailer is when loaded wrong? I5 is a four lane highway at that point (two lanes each side). I was using both lanes, the left (paved) shoulder and the breakdown lane (right shoulder) to try and regain control of that trailer.[:0] Almost had to change my pants![:I]

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

53k
12-04-2006, 09:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker
...You know, That Buick motorcycle load reminds me of the time I loaded the Champ in my trailer backwards. Seemed the right thing to do as it was the easiest way to get it in. When I hit 55 on the freeway it demonstrated to me my mistake. Have I mentioned what a witch my trailer is when loaded wrong? I5 is a four lane highway at that point (two lanes each side). I was using both lanes, the left (paved) shoulder and the breakdown lane (right shoulder) to try and regain control of that trailer.[:0] Almost had to change my pants![:I]

Been there, done that!. When I picked up a '61 Lark convertible the only way I could load it was backwards. I had to carry it 300 miles on roads like the Jersey Turnpike, I-95, etc.- real white knuckler!

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Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Guido
12-04-2006, 10:29 PM
I will pass on one other trailer loading tip that I learned the hard way. I was once loading a bulldozer onto a pull type trailer and as I neared the top of the ramps the weight picked up the back of the truck. Given that having it in gear and the parking brake set only works with the rear end in contact with the ground, down the driveway we headed! I was able to back it up quickly and from that point forward chocked both the trailer and the front wheels of the truck.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

JBOYLE
12-05-2006, 12:09 PM
You guys sound a lot more experienced than myself, but let me suggest the obvious to any other rookies (like me?) out there.

To haul my Bearcat in my enclosed trailer I bought some of the specially designed ratchet straps out of Hemmings that loop around the axel with a special reinforced area and hook. Then you tighten the daylights out of the thing...keeps it snug.

One really stupid mistake I made...I had a hitch on my restored CJ-5. When I bought my Excursion tow vehicle I used the ball I bought(but never used) for the Jeep. I towed the trailer and car ..a total of about 6000 pound... on two major trips, including across the Rockies. I was at a dealer geting the trailer serviced when I noticed a display for heavy duty balls. I looked at mine and stamped on it was a warning that it was rated for a max of 3000 pounds.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Guido
12-05-2006, 12:31 PM
At one time I had a number of different trailers, including a 28' gooseneck and several smaller bumper pull varieties which utilized 1 7/8", 2" and 2 5/16" inch balls. One day I hooked up my flatbed trailer (2 5/16") behind my pickup and took off down the road. I went to make the first turn and the trailer wanted to go straight.

Turns out that I still had the 1 7/8" hitch in the receiver and with no weight on the trailer the coupler bounced off. Fortunately I only went a 1/4 mile and was going slow and had the safety chains on!

I learned then to bounce things around to make sure that they are tight.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
12-05-2006, 12:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

I looked at mine and stamped on it was a warning that it was rated for a max of 3000 pounds.
I always use a receiver system and switch out the hitches as needed. When I used to haul my track loaders and dozers behind my flatbed I went to a solid hitch instead of the tube type for added safety.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

DEEPNHOCK
10-11-2009, 09:56 AM
And then there's those that don't try to be safe......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ru1l2gN88&feature=player_embedded

62SY4
10-11-2009, 01:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

And then there's those that don't try to be safe......


Like this? Pretty sure this 8N and the trailer overload this Escape, btw this was on the Pa Turnpike, the rig was from Maine[:0][B)][V]
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Jon Krimm
1962 Lark Sedan
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1961 Champ

wcarroll@outrageous.net
10-11-2009, 04:30 PM
Yep, some driver go a huge chuckle out of me one time.

He was pulling an empty car hauler and had 3 or four large scale models strapped down similar to Jeff's pic.

I love stuff likt that!!!

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