Scrap Car Hauling
In this post we attempt to clarify how a scrap car buyer, also known as someone who pays cash for scrap cars, safely transports vehicles when removing junk cars for cash. When you sell a car for cash, we must then handle the disposal of the vehicle in an efficient and safe manner. This first information source (allstate.com) explains the types of trailers used for vehicles and some tips as follows: “There are 2 types of trailers commonly used to tow a vehicle: a tow dolly or car carrier. A tow dolly lifts your car’s front wheels off the road (a low-cost option for front-wheel drive vehicles), while a car carrier lifts your car completely off the ground so that none of the tires make contact with the pavement (good for long-distance moves). The weight, size of the hitch & other specs of both the tow vehicle and the car to be towed are important in determining which trailer you will need. Some companies, like U-Haul, provide a hookup validation process that will qualify your vehicle quickly. Rental towing equipment is designed to carry most regular- vehicles, so if you have after-market alterations (e.g. over-sized tires) or custom effects (e.g. lowered ground clearance), then you may need to take some extra steps before the towing equipment can accommodate your vehicle. To load your vehicle: Position the moving van, the trailer, and the vehicle to be towed in a straight line on level ground. Make sure the towing equipment is securely connected to your moving van before driving the to-be-towed car up the ramps. (Don’t load your vehicle until the trailer is hooked up). Double-check your connection to the moving van before loading the trailer. Load forward. The heaviest part of the car (where the engine is) should always be loaded closest to the towing vehicle, whether you are using a car carrier or tow dolly. Use adequate tie-downs, safety chains and tire straps to secure your vehicle. When towing a RWD, AWD or 4WD vehicle on a tow dolly, drop the drive shaft before towing. Putting the vehicle into neutral is not enough in many cases. Consult a trusted mechanic for questions or assistance. An easier solution for these vehicles may be a car carrier. Never load cargo into the vehicle being towed. The weight capacities of trailers are based on empty vehicle weights; yours may not be equipped for the extra weight of your cargo. Cargo in a towed vehicle will also shift the normal weight distribution.” For the complete story visit this link: http://blog.allstate.com/how-to-transport-your-car/
Next, we review the various classes assigned to tow vehicles according to ford.com:
Class I – Light-Duty Up to 2,000 lb. Gross Trailer Weight 200 lb. Used for light-duty towing of bicycles, camping racks, small boats & motorcycles Used on smaller cars, trucks, and SUVs Conventional weight-carrying hitch
Class II – Medium-Duty 2,001-3,500 lb. Gross Trailer Weight 350 lb. Used for single-axle, small- to medium-length trailers up to 18 feet Used on midsize cars, trucks, and SUVs Conventional weight-distributing hitch not required unless specified for a particular vehicle.
Class III – Heavy-Duty 3,501-5,000 lb. Gross Trailer Weight 500 lb. Used for dual-axle or large single-axle travel trailers Used on properly equipped trucks and SUVs Conventional weight-distributing hitch not required unless specified for a particular vehicle.
Class IV – Extra-Heavy-Duty 5,001-12,000 lb. Gross Trailer Weight 1,200 lb. Used for the largest travel and fifth-wheel trailers made for recreation Used on trucks and SUVs; most can be equipped to handle trailers in this class. Most applications require a conventional weight-distributing or fifth-wheel hitch.” For additional information—visit this link: http://support.ford.com/vehicle-features/guide-to-towing
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