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Old 08-06-2021, 07:58 AM
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The owner is blaming a slippery ramp but it doesn't look that steep to me. I say it wasn't put in park. If I did launch on a steep, slippery ramp I'd chock the wheels.
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08-06-2021, 11:49 AM
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I always put my truck in 4low, this way all 4 wheels lock when in park. 4low also makes it easier when pulling the boat out, as the boat and trailer are 22,000lbs I also set the parking brake. Another thing I started doing is chocking the tires with a chocks that are attached to the trailer with a tether. This way, I can just pull forward and the chocks drag up the ramp. Once I get up the ramp and out of the way, I can throw the chocks back in the trailer box.


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Looks like frt of truck moves side to side. No ?
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You could tell the way they were backing down the ramp, they were inexperienced. It does look fairly steep though and they backed in too far to begin with. At 9 seconds in his front tires where at the waters edge and they kept going. I've never seen anything like this, but I have seen enough craziness at the ramps.
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My boat house is just across the cove from a popular ramp. I've seen this several times. All operator error. Just wait for the EPA clean up fee!
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If you have a 2wd, and you put it in park you go from 4 locked up wheels to 2, which are the ones on the slippery part.
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Old 08-06-2021, 11:26 AM
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I always put my truck in 4low, this way all 4 wheels lock when in park. 4low also makes it easier when pulling the boat out, as the boat and trailer are 22,000lbs I also set the parking brake. Another thing I started doing is chocking the tires with a chocks that are attached to the trailer with a tether. This way, I can just pull forward and the chocks drag up the ramp. Once I get up the ramp and out of the way, I can throw the chocks back in the trailer box.


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I have always chocked my back tire. Been doing it since I started boating in 1992. I never want to be the one in the video!
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Dang, that sucker went down QUICK!
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