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Ejection seat??

Mcsavage21

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Anyone know what this orange rip cord is for?
 

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As a former tow truck driver, I'll tell you that it is not their job to know your vehicle. We got paid a 25% commission of every job so time was money. I might have taken the time to figure it out if you were standing there, but if not and there is no access to your owners manual.....that thing was getting winched up. We did try to make sure not to have the drive wheels on the ground, but it was also not our job to know which cars had front, rear, or 4-wheel drive. There are too many cars out there to know them all - easy to know that the Honda Civic was front wheel drive and the Mustang was rear....but not everything is as it seems. That was 25 years ago. Who knows now...
 

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As a former tow truck driver, I'll tell you that it is not their job to know your vehicle. We got paid a 25% commission of every job so time was money. I might have taken the time to figure it out if you were standing there, but if not and there is no access to your owners manual.....that thing was getting winched up. We did try to make sure not to have the drive wheels on the ground, but it was also not our job to know which cars had front, rear, or 4-wheel drive. There are too many cars out there to know them all - easy to know that the Honda Civic was front wheel drive and the Mustang was rear....but not everything is as it seems. That was 25 years ago. Who knows now...
As a former tow truck driver and repo man myself, you kinda need to know the vehicle you're hooking so you dont damage anything. Obviously you cant know everything about each vehicle but the basics should most definitely be known
 

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This is the lever that tow truck drivers ignore when they put flat spots on your tires dragging the vehicle onto a flatbed
Whoa. You have tires that get flat spots from skidding a few feet? Get new tires prior to touching your truck again. Those things are dangerous! Mine skid across pavement fairly regularly and are not damaged.
 

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It manually puts the trans in neutral. Not the same as the transfer case neutral, which actually disconnects the front and rear drive shafts for flat towing on the 4x4 models
 

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Is that the thing that I throw away every time I get something new? I always know better than the instruction manual…
Haha! I keep mine in the factory plastic shrink wrap. I wouldn't want it to get messed up or anything!
 

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