Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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First time out nightmare
Vehicles are rated for towing on flat surfaces. Detroit knows that no one in his right mind would ever want to tow anything up a hill, much less one that was likely to be wet and slippery with water, algae growth, seaweed, fish or crustacean remains. I see a lot of tow vehicles with winches, long cables, and big hooks on their front bumpers. With front wheel drive so prevalent, this extra weight obviously gives them more traction in such situations. Some drivers (mostly with rear wheel drive) also have hitches mounted on their front bumpers so that they can launch with their drive wheels away from the water, where it''s drier and there''s better traction. I avoid the prolem by using a mooring.