To all who use their DMAXs for what they are intended...please check your tie down straps and ropes. I scraped a tire today because of a tie down strap that flex off the gooseneck a couple vehicles in front of me. Here's the pic...:
cant say i have seen that one before. Sorry to hear. That just goes to show that not only should you have to take drivers ed to drive but you should have to take a class just to tow or haul anything. Most people I see pulling trailers (mainly those with suv's and mini vans) act like they have never towed before
Better the hook in the tire than the load in the windshield.
A while back, while towing a loaded car hauler on I-59 in Birmingham, I was behind a pos Dodge truck and gooseneck trailer that was hauling pallets and a strap broke holding the pallets on. The pallets were stacked way to high and went flying. I dodged several before one landed on my windshield and roof breaking the windshield, passenger window, passenger side mirror and a trailer tire flat. The pos driver never knew he lost anything and didn't even slow down, even though there were 4 cars and my truck and trailer damaged and the entire interstate blocked. The cops stopped the guy miles down the road and made him come back and clean the mess up out of the road. The guy had 9 stacks of pallets still on the trailer and each stack was strapped down with one, cheap, 1" ratchet strap with hooks that looked just like the one in your tire. The cops wrote him a ticket and let him go after he picked up the debris.
I agree 100%.....if your going to tow....you should have to go to class to learn how.
Well... guess what I learned this morning heading out to work...the f'n strap that was attached put enough strain on my brake line that it caused a slow leak. Didn't notice it yesterday...but this morning towing the 20' work trailer I learned I had no rear brake!
I could kill today!!!!!!!!GrrRRrrgunnin:rifle:gunner: