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Unread 02-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Towing without turning the tow/haul switch on

Recently I dragged my 06 Precedent about 200 yards thru a corn field (Batteries Died) with my 4wheeler before realizing that I didn't turn my tow/haul switch on. Yep... I was disgusted with myself... should of known better when my 4wheeler was struggling pulling it. I blame it on the beer!

I plugged her in when I got back to the house and let her charge over night. She seems to be driving like normal.

Question is... What type of damage could I have caused by doing this to my unit? Good thing it was dragged in the field and not on the pavement or road.
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Unread 02-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Doing the towing as described can lead to a burned up motor, controller, or both. I would say you dodged a bullit on this one.

The beer gods were very generous that evening....
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Unread 02-16-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Doing the towing as described can lead to a burned up motor, controller, or both. I would say you dodged a bullit on this one.

The beer gods were very generous that evening....
I,LL 2nd that.................................
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Unread 02-16-2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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I'll drink to that . . .
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Unread 02-17-2012, 06:02 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum Iowa.......Cheers!
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Unread 02-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: Towing without turning the tow/haul switch on

You were lucky. Some models are more sensitive than others to this problem. But all R/T carts should be towed with care.

I just replaced a Controller in a cart that had a similar story. Get a battery charge indicator or meter to avoid this situation all together.
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