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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
That's because only the towing companies specifically contracted by the state are allowed to operate on the NJ Turnpike. No one else is allowed to provide you service on that highway, except those which are designated by the Turnpike Authority. And once they tow you, there are designated garages where they have to bring your vehicle; you can't have them tow it wherever you want. This standard procedure is in place for public safety reasons. So basically, when you break down, you have to wait for a trooper, and he calls in the designated tow company. Other states may also have this system in place, so it's good for you to know when you drive down I-95 to FL.
Yeah he said the exact same thing. It's less to do with safety! NJ Highway Dept is corrupt! A tow truck comes that belongs to a PRIVATE contractor that has a deal with the state to tow in that stretch and boy when they show up they can charge you anything the please! This was what he dealth with. To travel all that way from GA and then about 1 and 1/2 hours from your doorstep in NY and you gotta bend over for a freaking hick ass dude to tow you where he wants for whatever he wants to charge you....
I've always had beef with NJ HW troopers....
Del if u can afford it id recommend a EVT trailer (Enclosed Vehicle Transport) for it. its the safest way you can ship it.
Were i work i assist in the towing and relocating of vehicles all the time, no matter if your gonna do 4 wheel dolly or 2 wheel dolly ALWAYS make sure you have something to strap the wheels down. My towtruck driver has almost lost a car or 2 going over bumps and stuff. Im pretty sure you or nobody else on the highway wants to have ur car come flying off the dolly. Go for the saftest option you can afford. And have fun along the way!
^^ actually that happened on one of my brother's cars, it was an audi and we was towing it on a 2 wheeled dolley, or maybe it was 4 wheel i dont remember, but it wasnt a flatbed, and the straps kept on coming lose and it fell off the dolley eventually, it just scraped the fender and a lil of the door
Originally Posted by c1apton
I keep forgetting that - I have a great memory but it doesn't last long