24 Hour Towing in Grand Rapids

Burned Out Sea Ray Leads to 24 Hour Towing

24 hour towing was needed on July 17, 2019 in Grand Rapids. A boating enthusiast/driver pulling his 28ft Sea Ray didn’t pay any attention to his trailer while driving. When the driver finally looked back into his mirrors, it was too late. A wheel bearing had malfunctioned and caught fire.  The fire quickly spread from the wheel bearing to the boat. The boat was completely totaled as you can see in the photos.  There was no damage to the truck because the driver was able to pull over and disconnect his truck before the flames rolled forward, Please remember to always maintain wheel/hub bearings, especially for boat trailers since they are in and out of the water.

When Grand Rapids Towing arrived heard about the incident, we decided that a flatbed was in order. The trailer was damaged and was no longer towable.  We hope this story is a solid reminder to everyone about what can happen to your beloved boat when you neglect trailer, wheel bearings.

 

Burned Out Boat and Trailer before 24 hour towing

Burned Out Boat and Trailer before 24 hour towing

Check out side of boat after fire and see why 24-hour towing was needed

Check out the side of the boat after the fire and see why 24-hour towing was needed

Boat sitting on trailer during 24 hour towing

The boat sitting on the trailer during 24 hour towing

Details of 24 Hour Towing

A dispatch operator was standing by to answer for 24 hour towing. The call came in from a boat owner. His boat and trailer had burned up. A wheel bearing had caught fire. When trailers go in and out of the water, the oil in the bearing leaches out. The boats owner had forgotten this fact and didn’t maintain his vehicle.  The 24 hour towing team arrived at the scene of the incident in Grand Rapids on August 17, 2019. The 24 hour towing team assessed the situation, carefully examing the boat and the trailer. The 24 hour towing team needed to determine how to move the boat and trailer safely without having it fall apart. It was severely damaged in the fire. The 24 hour towing team decided it wasn’t safe to tow. The 24 hour towing team decided to use a long flatbed trailer to hold the trailer and boat.  The 24 hour towing team moved the heavy wrecker in front of the boat and trailer. The 24 hour towing team attached a hook to the trailer frame of the boat and trailer. The 24 hour towing team then slowly winched the boat and trailer onto the long flatbed truck. First, the left tire drove onto the flatbed. Next, the right tire drove onto the flatbed. The 24 hour towing team then needed to secure the boat and trailer on the flatbed. They extracted the towing straps and chains from the container. Next, the 24 hour towing team securely attached the boat and trailer to the flatbed. First, they secured the left tire. Next, they secured the right tire. The 24 hour towing team made sure all the straps were taught. Once the straps were taught the 24 hour towing team drove the boat and trailer back to the year.

 

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