Towing Services Team’s Quick Thinking Prevents Overpass Disaster
Quality Towing’s towing services were required in St. George, Utah, to transport a broken down RV. This RV had definitely seen better days. It’s owner had bought it in Florida for 300,000 and was absolutely living the life. She drove it 2317 miles cross country before disaster struck in Utah.
As she was driving along the highway, the driver suddenly struck an unknown object on the road. The RV hit the object with enough force to completely snap the axle before being dragged all the way to the rear of the RV. Needless to say, the damage to the RV was extensive. The owner had left it in a repair shop for some time before deciding to auction it off.
This was not your straightforward tow. First of all, the damage to the axle meant that the towing services team could not simply winch the RV onto their Landoll. They had to use a forklift to pick up the rear of the RV while simultaneously using their 20,000lb winch to drag the RV up onto the trailer.
As if this wasn’t complicated enough, the towing services team also had to deal with a major height issue. An RV on a Landoll is quite a significant height; too high, in fact to safely clear overpasses. Thankfully, the Quality Towing team knew what bridges and overpasses they would be driving under. With the height of those bridges in mind, they reduced the tire pressure on the RV thereby making it lower and safe to clear those bridges.
Fantastic work today team! An inexperienced team may have neglected to release the air in the tires and would have most likely driven straight into an underpass. Keep it up!
Details of Towing Services Team’s Quick Thinking Prevents Overpass Disaster
The Quality Towing team received a call requesting their towing services at a repair shop in St. George, Utah. A towing services team was immediately dispatched to the location. The towing services team arrived at the repair shop. The towing services team assessed the situation.
Thankfully, they have heavy duty towing experience. They needed to tow an RV. The towing services team noted that the RV had hit an unknown object on the road. This collision had caused significant damage to the RV and made it impossible to drive. The towing services team noted that the axle had completely snapped.
The towing services team used a forklift to pick up the rear of the RV. While they were supporting and lifting the rear of the RV, the towing services team used the 20,000lb winch on their Landoll to slowly begin winching the RV. Working in unison, the towing services operators manning the forklift and the Landoll successfully mounted the RV to the Landoll.
The towing services team then removed the air from the tires as the RV was too tall to fit under any overpasses they would drive through. The towing services team secured the RV to the Landoll. The towing services team drove the RV to an auction yard where it would await sale.