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Old 02-04-2016, 12:09 AM   #21
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They were ok.
They now have a 5th wheel and dually


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Just go on line and you should be able to get a spec sheet on your TV that will give you actual answers re towing capacity etc.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:12 AM   #22
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I pulled a 26 foot camper with my 07 Diesel Grand Cherokee for 4 years with no problems. I once got stuck in a thunderstorm that had 45mph wind gusts from the side on Southbound on I-25 just South of Pueblo, CO and it did just fine.

For every SUV pic of a flipover, I can probably find a dozen trucks and trailer flipped over pics.

You want to see extreme towing? Here is a pic of a diesel Jeep liberty towing a 26 footer! They used a $3,000 hitch to do it.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:47 AM   #23
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"was only going 60" in 50MPH cross winds, eating a burger, texting on the phone, looking at the GPS map. Now I can do all of this because "we got a 5th wheel with a dually". Look, we are right behind you now . . .

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Old 02-04-2016, 06:34 AM   #24
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Surprised they didn't step up to a 42' 5th behind an EcoBoost.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:30 AM   #25
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and you know....a "little" driver education on towing giant heavy shoe boxes down the road would go a loooong way! Wonder how many were asked if they have any experience towing by the dealer?

Very few I'm sure.

Again, not a "cure all" but it would benefit a few drivers and might even save a life or two.
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:14 AM   #26
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From X00 miles away and without any evidence, I like the hitch set-up as our perp in this crime!
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:37 AM   #27
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Anyone else surprised at how good the camper looks after that wreck???? I think you could do a little buffing and it'd be good as new!
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:47 AM   #28
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Nope, they do not need to fix it up and get back on the road.

They mostly likely didn't react properly when the trailer swayed and probably compounded the sway they encountered. I'm thinking they overcorrected with steering and slammed on the brakes causing the trailer to jackknife.

I hope they never return to towing.
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Nope, they do not need to fix it up and get back on the road.

They mostly likely didn't react properly when the trailer swayed and probably compounded the sway they encountered. I'm thinking they overcorrected with steering and slammed on the brakes causing the trailer to jackknife.

I hope they never return to towing.
You hope they never return to towing? A lot of assumptions being made here.
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Nope, they do not need to fix it up and get back on the road.

They mostly likely didn't react properly when the trailer swayed and probably compounded the sway they encountered. I'm thinking they overcorrected with steering and slammed on the brakes causing the trailer to jackknife.

I hope they never return to towing.
I hope they are back on the road and happy no one was hurt. No one can say what caused this or what the driver did. Until you are in a like situation you do not know what you will do either. In the early '70s I was pulling a 19' single axel camper when a semi passed and the trailer started to sway. Each time it would drop on a side the action compounded. I crossed 2 lanes several times and have no idea how we stayed on the road, The CB was on and a trucker said "he is going to lose it" the 2nd or 3rd time I neared the guard rails on the drivers side. Well, I did not lose it and do not know how or why. I do know I had both hands on the wheel and never touched the brake control ~~ would like to see someone do that. When I pulled out of it I stopped on the side of the road. Two cars stopped to see if we were OK. Both my daughters were tucked in car seats and slept through it but my wife was a basket case the rest of the trip ~~ only 200 miles from home. That camper was traded on a dual axel trailer and a 2nd friction sway control added as soon as we got home and 2 weeks later we were back on the road. Had we quit we sure would have missed a lot of great times.
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