Originally Posted by lynn brownlee
Every one comparing big rigs to pick ups, Apple and oranges, a 30 foot camper is a big wind billboard with no weight to space ratios, I made a point and every 1/2 ton pick up truck owner took it personal, drive through the open plains of this country with a cross wind of 50 miles an hour with a 35' foot trailer and a 1/2 ton truck and you think that's safe, you've not done it, so you don't know. You misunderstood my point.
Not to get into it; but no, I don't think "every 1/2 ton pick up truck owner" took it personally...
There are plenty of people that do pull more then they should with their TV; no argument. The OP's scenario is certainly on the top end of what the truck is rated for; but that doesn't automatically make it unsafe, either.
The TT and TV are both comparable to my setup, and as someone with both their CDL, and experience driving emergency vehicles, I'm very aware of weights and vehicle dynamics. It's a lot for the truck, no question; but that doesn't make it "too much".
I'm fairly new around here - but there seems to be a strong vein of people that think towing any trailer with anything less then a 1t diesel dually are a menace; and in just about every thread about either new trucks, or how much trailer can I pull with what I have, that sentiment pops up fairly quickly...
Some people are more conservative then others, some people are in the position of being able to have a dedicated TV, not have to dual purpose a daily driver during the week, and a tow vehicle on weekends - but to make broad, and IMO, inaccurate statements like "Anyone towing more then 5500# behind a 1/2t is unsafe" does no one any favours.