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Old 03-13-2016, 03:54 PM   #31
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I started using a TST TPMS a year or so ago and now use a rubber band to strap the monitor to the center rear view mirror. I also use that mirror to watch the pin box bike rack, bed rail clearance (5th wheel), and the little one in the back seat.
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:22 PM   #32
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After driving trains for 37 years I'm pretty used to scanning gauges and inspecting behind me, sorry couldn't resist.


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Old 03-13-2016, 05:14 PM   #33
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After driving trains for 37 years I'm pretty used to scanning gauges and inspecting behind me, sorry couldn't resist.


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But the question remains... Could you feel it back there..

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Old 03-13-2016, 05:53 PM   #34
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Okay, I've only been towing 11 years, and always with an undersized TV, but frankly I'd be a bit worried if I really did "forget it was back there." Towing something heavier than your truck at highway speed should make you stay alert at all times!! I promise if you jam on the brakes or try to make a sharp turn you will be reminded brutally! Scar tissue talking here. That is all.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:48 PM   #35
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But the question remains... Could you feel it back there..

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Lol, going downhill in the mountains with 12,000 tons sure raised the pucker level.


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Old 03-13-2016, 07:04 PM   #36
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I went from a half ton pulling a 6K trl to a 3/4 ton pulling a 12K trl and now with a 1 ton RAM pulling the same 12K trl and believe me you can tell its behind you, I pulled 80K for 25 years and if they are saying they cant tell it behind them they dont know what they are doing. IMHO
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:18 PM   #37
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Have always hated that saying "don't know it's back there"!!! To me it is a sign of a dangerous and irresponsible driver. My set up tows very nicely for the most part, but I know for sure it is "back there" as I am constantly checking my tow mirrors and, far too often, the rear view mirror, guess I just love seeing Rockwood spelled backwards. I don't want to be on the road anywhere near one of these people saying that they don't even know it's back there. I can imagine when it sways and breaks loose, they won't know what to do, or realize it has, before it is too late for them and many others on the highway. Probably some of them that tow at 75 - 85 down the interstates.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:24 PM   #38
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The only trailer I literally forgot I as towing was a pop up behind our new at the time Tahoe. The TV was a big upgrade from the V6 blazer we had previously towed if with.
We now have a 43 ft fifth wheel and a 1 ton Duramax Chevy TV. Trust me, I never forget it's back there, but it tows leaps and bounds better than our 28 TT.



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Old 03-14-2016, 09:53 AM   #39
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Everybody likes to think that what they have is the best. I have used the line "I can't even tell its back there." My V10 Excursion pulls my 32 ft tt very well but I can still tell it is back there. It is just a bragging term.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:12 AM   #40
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Figure of speech or not....

Your ecoboost " knows" there's 12k behind it!


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Not sure why you'd specifically call out the EB when the diesel guys are the ones that almost always use that line. I can tell when my single axle lawnmower trailer is behind my F250 6.7PSD- I dang sure know when the camper is behind me. In my experience, the guys that use that line are the same ones that would call you an idiot for driving anything other than exactly what they have. Granted, they tend to do it on a forum rather than to your face….
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