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Old 11-11-2008, 08:34 PM
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thats crappy. that was one of my favorate NT's. beautiful boat.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:56 PM
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How come no ones pissin and moanin about the props being on again?
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:45 PM
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Don't like them trailers made outa Aluminum.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:55 PM
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How come no ones pissin and moanin about the props being on again?
Notice the Herring truck on the spot, ready to fix any prop issues.

Here's a closer shot of the trailer.
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:05 AM
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I towed the prop stop boat about 20,000 miles and I really enjoyed the pintle hitch set up with the electric brakes.....no slamming u in the arse to get the brakes engaged..

electric over hydrallics for me from here on out.....
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:08 AM
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I Saw This Too. Was Hung Over Like A Mother, That Made Me Puke. Sorry Brother.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:44 AM
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It COULD be that the surge brake system had a failure. Remember that Surge Brakes only work effectively if the truck and trailer are in a straight line. The pics are too small to tell for sure, but the surge brake coupler looks to be turned around backwards, ripped off the tongue tube.

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If you get into an evasive maneuver with SURGE brakes, its in your best interest to keep the truck and trailer straight and not turn the wheel; and hope you can stop in time. If you have to turn the wheel, you are better off getting off the brakes and trying to drive around your hazard.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:57 AM
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Let me clarify my earlier post.

I in no way meant that Nor-Techs are prone to this. I was poking fun at the fact that someone asked if it was a coincidence and was being a wiseazz.

I love the Nor-Tech products and the entire staff. They do a great job. I mean have you seen the new 80'? Absolutely beautiful!
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i'm a thinkin' that the GCWR of that package was exceeded by surmountable numbers....
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:13 AM
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If you get into an evasive maneuver with SURGE brakes, its in your best interest to keep the truck and trailer straight and not turn the wheel; and hope you can stop in time. If you have to turn the wheel, you are better off getting off the brakes and trying to drive around your hazard.
I had my Outerlimits "Wild Child" behind me going along that same area a few years back. 4 cars ahead of me, someone went to make a turn & chickened out at the last second. The three other cars slammed on the brakes (we were going around 50+ mph) and nearly rear ended eachother. I slammed on the brakes but quickly realizing I'd have to make some turns to avoid hitting them, I let off and went into the grass, across the intersection cross street, back onto the grass & back onto the main rd.
There was a cop sitting at the red light on the cross street that I barrelled across (a few feet from the cop). As I motored along, he came up to pass me & as he was even and we looked at eachother, he gave me a "WHEW" look as he wiped his forehead & kept on going.
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