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post #1 of 22 Old 07-05-2012, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Truck broke down in Mexico! Towing Question

So my vacation with the family turned into a nightmare. My '06 F250 CCSB broke down south of the border. No one wants to touch it because its a diesel and I'm not sure I'd trust it anyway. We all know how hard it is to find a decent mechanic that won't rip you off. Anyway, my question is this, is it possible to tow my truck? I got it to a border town but now I need to get it home, which is another 300 miles. Any advice would be appreciated.
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whats the truck doing and why would you drive to mexico that is putting you and your family at a lot of risk.

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We've had a house in Mexico for 15 years and we go about 3 times a year. Only difference nowadays is less tourists. Thanks for your concern. My family is safely back at home but my baby isn't.

The truck won't turn over and there's a thud coming from the front of the motor when I try.
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post #4 of 22 Old 07-05-2012, 04:44 PM
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whats the truck doing and why would you drive to mexico that is putting you and your family at a lot of risk.
Agreed, you drive south of the border rent a car! Something happens to it and your not out anything

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You're right, I should have rented a car. That being said, Can I tow the damn thing or no?
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Any thing can be towed, it is a matter of what your towing can tow the towee. That being said unless your throwing it on a roll back, I would unbolt the rear drive shaft and secure it under the truck.

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did it have any symptoms such as smoking or did it just die suddenly?

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As luck would have it, I have access to another F250 PSD to use as a tow vehicle. I should have clarified, My question is, how do I hook it up? Uhaul says my truck won't fit on a tow dolly or trailer.
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did it have any symptoms such as smoking or did it just die suddenly?
It just died...
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As luck would have it, I have access to another F250 PSD to use as a tow vehicle. I should have clarified, My question is, how do I hook it up? Uhaul says my truck won't fit on a tow dolly or trailer.
Hmm, good question. Got any buddies that have a car trailer or farm vehicle trailer?

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