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Tow vehicle going down at the ramp
« on: September 05, 2019, 02:43:43 PM »
Hey guys. Quick question. I tow my boat with a 99 cherokee, with nearing 190k on it. It has its problems, but it does the job well for me. The other night I was getting off the water, and my buddy was pulling my boat out while I was still on it, after getting it hooked on the trailer, and one of my Brake lines went. Luckily my friend had a buddy that was still awake, and willing to come tow my boat to my house for 30 bucks because, when I called AAA, they would not tow my boat home, along with my jeep. Just the vehicle. What do you guys do if you run into this sort of thing? If I couldn't get a friend to tow my boat home, I would have had to leave my boat at the ramp, or tow it to a family members that was about 4 miles away in low gear. Is there any sort of insurance you guys carry that will help with towing a trailer and a tow vehicle home if you need it? Thanks

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Re: Tow vehicle going down at the ramp
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 07:02:44 PM »
I have boat US with towing and trailer coverage. Tow 20k plus miles a year.....haven't had to use it yet. 85 bucks a year I think. Worth it.

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Re: Tow vehicle going down at the ramp
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 10:14:52 AM »
Short of what @Eric-Maine mentioned, your only real option is to have someone you know help you out with it.

I'm glad that your brake line blew at the ramp, not while you were driving!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 04:00:47 PM by Curt - RI »

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Re: Tow vehicle going down at the ramp
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 03:41:57 PM »
Short of what @Eric-Maine mentioned, your only real option is to have someone you know help you out with it.

I'm gad that your brake line blew at the ramp, not while you were driving!

I was grateful that it didnt go when I was driving. Especially when I was towing the boat. I had a brake line go a few years back when I was on my way to school in Newport, right at THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE! That was a white knuckle fun time to get to school. I was also glad I was only at Locustville, and not somewhere far like Echo!

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Re: Tow vehicle going down at the ramp
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 04:01:51 PM »
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I was also glad I was only at Locustville, and not somewhere far like Echo!

That's a good thing for sure or it would have cost you an arm and a leg to get your Jeep towed home. :o