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Old 12-14-2017, 11:18 PM   #1
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Snow &a Ice towing

Is it possible-safe to tow a car four down on snow and ice covered roads?
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:31 AM   #2
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Yes,if properly equipped with brakes,no different than a dual axle trailer! Snow go Slow,ICE go SLOWER! Youroo!!
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:31 AM   #3
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If you don't have to....DON'T !!! I did enough "White Knuckle" towing a flat bed trailer in a previous job...to last a lifetime. It's not fun when your max speed is 20-25 mph and even then the trailer would try to fishtail.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:36 AM   #4
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If one gets unexpectedly caught on slick roads and must drive on for a bit is it a good idea to do braking by applying the trailer (or toad) brakes rather than the tow vehicle brakes?
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:43 AM   #5
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My only experience was when I left getting the trailer to the dealer too late in the year. It snowed enough to have some snow covered sections and wind so there were some 6 inch drifts.

Driving on snow covered is bad enough but when you start into a drift the trailer pushes the truck and then when the truck is clear of the drift the trailer pulls the truck.

I drive a F550 long bed dually so I have enough truck, but I will tell you I would not do that again.
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I don't plan to do it either but just wondering how best to handle braking if caught out unexpectedly. Obviously, slow down. Here in Texas we are more apt to hit glare ice on bridges than deal with drifting snow.
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