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post #1 of 31 Old 02-02-2014, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Is it safe to drag a person behind a jeep?

We did this stupid thing the other day, and i was wondering if you guys ever pulled someone behind a jeep.. just like dragging them along with a rope?


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post #2 of 31 Old 02-03-2014, 07:58 AM
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HaH, Ya. Thats the safest thing in the world! I was doing this with a 4 wheeler, a innertube and neighborhood kids last weekend.
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post #3 of 31 Old 02-03-2014, 06:15 PM
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I dont think theres anything wrong with that. They dont look to drunk or high. No worse than water skiing and you dont have to get wet or get hit by another boat or drowned. All this worry about safety is a real drag. A whole lot safer than skitching behind a city bus or beer truck. Also much safer than snow skiing because theres no trees to run into.
I did notice they are correctly pulling that guy with a strap that does not have hooks on it. Thats a big 2 thumbs up!
I would feel completely confident pulling my local village president, representitive, or governor. Heck Id get into O.D. if the lake was big enough.

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post #4 of 31 Old 02-03-2014, 07:34 PM
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Before anything, I would be concerned the truck liner could survive such speeds. Ice might be slick but you can still find debris in it that can tear it. I would rather use something thicker, especially moving that fast.

I personally wouldn't pull someone because I don't want to deal with liability if they get hurt
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post #5 of 31 Old 02-03-2014, 07:37 PM
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Safe for who? The Jeep or the person.
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post #7 of 31 Old 02-03-2014, 09:16 PM
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post #8 of 31 Old 02-03-2014, 09:21 PM
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Yer darn right it's safe. Fun as hell too! I've pulled people upwards of 50mph, and been pulled at that speed behind my jeep on a knee board and sled. Wear a helmet if you're worried, but I've done it lots of times. Pulled people on a recliner that we found on the side of the road too. Worth a try if you have a useless chair.
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post #9 of 31 Old 02-03-2014, 09:26 PM
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It's only dangerous if someone gets hurt.
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post #10 of 31 Old 02-04-2014, 05:54 AM
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Sure its safe, as long as there are no 14 year olds racing dad's 1100 cc snow machines nearby, or dad out getting that first breath of fresh air after a night of drunk and passed out.

Seriously, I'd put a fiberglass flag on that thing but it looks fun as Hell.

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post #11 of 31 Old 02-04-2014, 11:01 AM
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NOPE, never safe, but

I used to tow two of my boys a 5mph, in the Sierras snow---never any faster-

Too many sudden things can happen with minor/major injury possible-

It's NEVER safe/advisable at those speeds shown !

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