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Old 01-29-2007
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One of my good friends had a minor emergancy which left her car stranded in the middle of nowhere, I me, of course, being the caring person I am, volunteered my truck to tow her car back home. She said she had proper towing equipment in her trunk so I'd be good to go...

Turns out she had el-cheapo nylon rope with two hooks on either end. Long story short, we tied it all up nice and secure, and I towed her maybe 2,500 lb Buick 8 or 9 miles to her apartment, trip went well, no accidents.

What I'm wondering is this is the first time I've towed anything without a hitch and anything in means of saftey. What should I check for damage? The truck is riding and driving just fine, I'm just making sure. It did bend my bumper, but I don't really care because I got rear-ended recently and the whole bumper will be replaced anyway.
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Old 01-29-2007
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Nothing should be hurt. You could have bent your bumper if you jerked the car really hard but other then that you should be good
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Old 01-29-2007
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I wouldn't worry about it too much. Unless your tranny was straining really hard, you didn't have any tongue weight from a trailer or anything, so you'll be fine.
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