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outobie 11-13-2019 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA (Post 13099147)
My e brake doesnít know the difference between forward and backwards. Holds the truck in place on an incline with the boat attached.

haven't owned a car with drum brakes in quite a while but I have several vintage motorcycles with drum brakes. if you have 2LS (dual leading shoe) drum brakes then there is dramatically more stopping power in the primary direction (forward) than the secondary direction (reverse). my vintage motorcycles with 2LS brakes can barely stay put without drifting back on any sharp incline with the brakes applied. it's strange till you understand how they work.

Doug in Bermuda 11-13-2019 02:15 PM

Chock the rear wheels but have some line on the chocks tied to the vehicle. This way you will drag the chocks with you. No risk hitting them with the trailer. Stow them properly once clear of the ramp area. Easy & safe.

n559br 11-13-2019 03:35 PM

Thankfully you are safe with no bodily injuries. I think you'll be happy with yourTouareg. I tow with a land rover discovery diesel with the same tow rating. I pulls great in the books of central Virginia. I believe the 4x4 systems are different but I expect your towing experience will be similar.

MrWesson 11-13-2019 03:45 PM

I put it in park and have insurance.. Shrug.

SWF Pontoon Angler 11-14-2019 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by MrWesson (Post 13104092)
I put it in park and have insurance.. Shrug.

Yes, but the whole experience of going through the insurance, renting vehicle, getting check, buying new vehicle, etc. etc. is a whole bunch of no fun when you could have been fishing :banghead:

SWF Pontoon Angler 11-14-2019 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by n559br (Post 13104064)
Thankfully you are safe with no bodily injuries. I think you'll be happy with yourTouareg. I tow with a land rover discovery diesel with the same tow rating. I pulls great in the books of central Virginia. I believe the 4x4 systems are different but I expect your towing experience will be similar.

Thanks, lot of good things being said online about this VW actually from a mix of VW, Porsche, Audi engineering..

rocksandblues 11-14-2019 04:27 AM

I heard they are the vehicle of choice these days for FL nudists ;)

But, a cousin has had one for several years and really likes it. Just be prepared for more expensive parts and service compared to the Ford. But it is a whole different (better) driving experience. Glad no one was hurt

SWF Pontoon Angler 11-14-2019 05:24 AM


Originally Posted by rocksandblues (Post 13104906)
I heard they are the vehicle of choice these days for FL nudists ;)

But, a cousin has had one for several years and really likes it. Just be prepared for more expensive parts and service compared to the Ford. But it is a whole different (better) driving experience. Glad no one was hurt

Thanks, Yes, about the parts hope I don't have a lot of trouble with that. We have a VW dealer here in Fort Myers. I know a VW mechanic who would help me but he lives four hours away near Orlando.

Leather sticks to nude bodies so we might have to use towels to sit on for that.

sammythetuna 11-14-2019 05:47 AM

Didnít read through 6 pages, but if it hasnít been said, props to OP for posting this. Never easy to post pictures of your car underwater Iím sure.

I parked my truck on a wet (has just rained) steep hill the other day...(not a boat ramp) threw E-brake on and truck in park...opened the door to get out and truck skidded back about 2 feet almost ran me over.

Was a bit of a wake up call because I also trailer a boat


SWF Pontoon Angler 11-14-2019 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by sammythetuna (Post 13105118)
Didnít read through 6 pages, but if it hasnít been said, props to OP for posting this. Never easy to post pictures of your car underwater Iím sure.

I parked my truck on a wet (has just rained) steep hill the other day...(not a boat ramp) threw E-brake on and truck in park...opened the door to get out and truck skidded back about 2 feet almost ran me over.

Was a bit of a wake up call because I also trailer a boat


Here's the correct way to use E-brake as a few have stated above. I never did it this way but will start now.

https://www.nationwide.com/how-and-w...ency-brake.jsp

sammythetuna 11-14-2019 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by SWF Pontoon Angler (Post 13105160)
Here's the correct way to use E-brake as a few have stated above. I never did it this way but will start now.

https://www.nationwide.com/how-and-w...ency-brake.jsp

I actually do it this way only because my Dad always thought me to do it this way...

To be clear, in my story above, my truck skidded a bit, the brakes did not release...

Finsinchessy 11-14-2019 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by sammythetuna (Post 13105200)
I actually do it this way only because my Dad always thought me to do it this way...

To be clear, in my story above, my truck skidded a bit, the brakes did not release...

I wonder if at least some of the mishaps on ramps start out as a slide on slime. The trailer leverage going over ramp edge lifting vehicle with some buoyancy from tires and spare....enough to ruin the day

The OP indicates his floated a bit.

I'm glad it's never been me. I know a few it happened too and they are not careless dumb asses. So I reason it happens much easier than one might think. I wonder if in all the chaos anyone thinks to check.if the brake actually failed or not.

jddbmw6913 11-14-2019 08:12 AM

That really sucks OP. Thanks for sharing your story and for the tip on turning the front wheels. I've never had any issues but it doesn't sound like you had any either, until you did.

RollerCoastr 11-14-2019 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by SWF Pontoon Angler (Post 13098914)
Had a good day fishing last week then pulled up to the dock...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...432cf06d59.jpg

I thought that pic looked familiar. I've docked right next to your car...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...66d49db7b0.jpg






MrWesson 11-14-2019 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by SWF Pontoon Angler (Post 13104873)
Yes, but the whole experience of going through the insurance, renting vehicle, getting check, buying new vehicle, etc. etc. is a whole bunch of no fun when you could have been fishing :banghead:

Pretty unlikely to happen but worrying about it would occupy more brain cells than dealing with it if it did.

Wont catch me chocking wheels.

SWF Pontoon Angler 11-14-2019 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by RollerCoastr (Post 13105689)
I thought that pic looked familiar. I've docked right next to your car...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...66d49db7b0.jpg

Yep that's it....I put in there when going to the river.

RollerCoastr 11-14-2019 10:17 AM

A friend of mine used to live there. Nice place! It's not in the greatest neighborhood, but the units themselves, the view and location by water are impressive, and it was cool to visit by boat.

AceSpades 11-14-2019 10:34 AM

Enjoy that new Touareg, that VW is great for towing and is often overlooked because of its size.. Wolf in sheeps clothing

SWF Pontoon Angler 11-14-2019 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by AceSpades (Post 13105979)
Enjoy that new Touareg, that VW is great for towing and is often overlooked because of its size.. Wolf in sheeps clothing

Thanks, nice to know.....

KonaCat 11-14-2019 02:27 PM

Might be fun to try Sea legs on your pontoon


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