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Old 10-02-2013, 12:38 AM
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Location: Peralta, NM USA
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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
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Thanks for the advise. I was unable to get the free triple-AAA tow and was leaning back towards the long-distance almost-sure-to-get-a-ticket chain tow when I experienced a moment of clarity. So I hit craigslist and invested in a universal tow bar rig. Then came the fun part. My truck has a push bar that I think is really for a 2500 or 3500 but I like how it looks on my little short-bed 1500. It has a leveling kit and 315/70R-16s on it too. Not too tall unless you're trying to bumper pull it 40 miles with an 88 Chevy half ton 4x2. I rigged the tow bar to the bottom cross bar on my push bar and hooked up to the Chevy and on level ground had about a 20-30 degree incline on the bar between the trucks. I should mention this is an old school 'T' kinda tow bar, not the fancy 'V' type I'd have gotten if I coulda afforded one. So, a couple hours and six or seven chain readjustments later I got the Dodge home. Whew!!
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