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Re: [Shop-talk] Hauling a big planer

To: "David C." <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Hauling a big planer
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 01:53:33 +0000 (UTC)
Forget the trailer, its just more weight to drag.  Your pickup should be up to 

Tranny, brakes, and tires.

Have an automatic-tranny tech flush and check your transmission.  As you make 
the climb out of the Columbia Basin, you will remember why you did.

Have your brakes checked out.  That descent from Idaho to Spokane will wake you 
up, as will the one into the Columbia Basin.

If you don't have good truck tires, this is a good time to get them.  I have 
load-range-E tires on the Burb, and I run the rears at the max-rated 80 PSI 
when I'm towing my enclosed car trailer.  I suggest you do the same for this 

Secure the planer as far forward as you can in the box.  But you knew that.

Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
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