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Old 04-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #11
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Our Enclave has a tow rating of 4500#. I think he has some room to spare. Ha. I wonder how many transmissions Buick will put in that in 5 years of warranty?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #12
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It's ok- it's an Airstream.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:53 PM   #13
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It's ok- it's an Airstream.
Right, air stream = no weight.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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Pulling a huuuuuuuuuge trailer is one thing. (Probably travels on the flats of the country.)

Sooner or later..........you gotta stop it too.
Stopping is the easy part. The Enclave only has to stop it's own weight. I'm sure he has an electric brake controller, and the trailer's brakes are properly sized to stop it's weight.
No tow vehicle should ever rely on it's own brakes to stop both vehicles, unless the combined weight of both vehicles is less than the GVWR of the tow vehicle. Or in other words, if the loaded trailer is less than the truck's payload capacity. This is why even most popups have trailer brakes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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almost as bad as this.......

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:37 AM   #16
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^^^ perfectly safe, he's using an Automated Safety Hitch!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:38 AM   #17
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I probably should be adding:



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or even



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Old 04-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #18
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we live in Canada, but we live in the west, i would like to think most of us would start to use our wonderful brain that we were given

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #19
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we live in Canada, but we live in the west, i would like to think most of us would start to use our wonderful brain that we were given

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You are obviously overrating the average human. Sometimes it fun to sit and watch. Problem is sometimes people have sat back and watched and laughed at some of the things I have done. I even laugh when I think back. Oh well I've lived to talk about it so far.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #20
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Well he is at the very least trying to be safe as the trailer has either a Hensley or a ProPride on it. Pretty easy to see that in the pic.
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