Pulling Car Off Trailer, No Brakes Or Winch

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  1. 351maverick

    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    rookies

    use a manual come-a-long & slowly inch it down the ramps
     
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    72zlarry Veteran Member

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    Used my come-a-long many times before I got a winch on my trailer.It's a workout, but works great.
     
  3. Prototype4342

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    Ended up pulling in my side yard pulling it with a tow rope.

    It was a workout, but it's done now. I'll get it in the garage when the brakes are together

    Thanks everyone
     
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    I've used a lawnmower to pull cars into the garage before. Take it slow and have someone on hand to stop the car.
     
  5. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sounds like two different problems, 1) getting it off the trailer and 2) into the garage.
    Treat it as such.

    I appreciate your creative writing...:cool:
     
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    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There ya go! Get it off the trailer, fix the brakes then move it into its new home.:bowtie:
     
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    And be sure to video tape it - in case something funny happens.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Invite 6 buddies to your place then buy them pizza then have them push/pull your car wherever you want
     
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    I know you have it unloaded now but just want to mention the come-a-long again. Maverick had the right idea.

    I have moved, loaded, unloaded MANY cars/trucks with a cheap $20 come a long and some chain.

    Heck even a good ratchet strap, rope or chain will get a dead car off of a trailer with no probs. Hook one end to the front of your trailer, measure out/set out a couple of feet more than lenght of your trailer.. Hook other end to front of car.

    Give car a push off of the trailer. It will stop when it reaches the end of it's "leash". Block the wheels, pull tow truck/trailer forward a tad, unhook chain/strap/rope.
     
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    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That works until the wheel cuts for no reason and you are stuck with the trailer sideways under the car. I've had to recover a couple cars people unloading half it happen to. Tie the steering wheel straight if you go that route.
     

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