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My Dad's truck died today just outside of Santa Fe NM today. It is an 06 LBZ 3500 Dually. He was towing his 5th wheel (weigs about 13K). So the tow truck driver that the towing service sent out hooked up to the truck with one of those wheel lift tow deals that straps the front wheels. He pulled the truck and the trailer that way. Not a good idea in my mind but I don't know much about tow trucks. They did take the driveshaft out before the tow. No the real big problem. They dropped it .Aparently the strap on the passenger side broke then the whole tow unit broke off the tow truck and dropped dad's truck and trailer in the middle of an intersection rolling by them selves. It is currently sitting at the nearest GM dealer to have the warentee problem fixed and an estimate of damage. There is cosmetic damage to the front of the truck. What other kind of damage should I have them look for? I would think that the front end was not designed for those kind of loads so maybe control arme, tie rods, frame damage? Anyone have any ideas or is it up to that kind of tow and I am worrying about nothing? Sorry for the long post.