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Do It Yourself RV: Tow a vehicle with wheels locked and this disaster might happen to you

From the bloggers at Do It Yourself RV.

Thanks to eagle-eyed DoItYourselfRV reader, AJ D., for alerting us to this absolute wreck of a wheel.

This wheel belongs to a poor towed vehicle that was dragged mercilessly for miles. Why did such carnage occur? The driver of the RV forgot to put the towed vehicle in neutral!

It’s amazing how the wheel simply melted away after what must have been a dramatic (and spark-filled) trip.

Here’s what one commenter on reddit had to say when asked if it’s a bad idea to tow a vehicle with all four wheels on the ground:

“The ones you see flat towing are designed for that and people purchase flat towable cars and model years specifically.

An all wheel drive vehicle we have to flat tow has a small procedure (hold selector knob in a position for 30 seconds ) to disengage the transfer case. It then tows flat perfectly.

Once the vehicle is behind the RV weighing 35,000+lbs having 450 Hp and the Toad as it is referred to behind, you can’t tell it’s there. Although you see the toad in the rear RV camera, you can only see the hood. I can’t even see the sides of the toad in the mirror unless i take a corner.”

To read the full story by Do It Yourself RV, click here.

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