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Old 03-15-2016, 06:48 AM   #61
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:07 AM   #62
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A little from columb A and a little from columb B.. LOL

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Old 03-15-2016, 09:49 AM   #63
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Sorry, didn't feel like reading thru all posts. My take on this:
I think this sort of statement is speaking about stability, and not so much acceleration.

People who say they "can't feel it back there" have probably had some experience with a poorly matched tow vehicle, or an improper setup, to the point that there was a lot of sway or instability. They were constantly aware of the load behind them, and it made for a stressful towing experience, versus a relaxed time going on vacation.

Conversely, a properly matched tow vehicle, with a properly setup WDH and other equipment, will cause the 2 vehicles to run more as a unit. For sure, when taking off from a stoplight, you will feel the difference with or without the trailer. But I think the point is that it's not stressful. And indeed, once you are up to speed, and cruising on the expressway to your destination, a good setup will allow you to have a normal conversation with the family, and you might actually forget it's back there.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:27 AM   #64
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It appears as though our individual bias is skewing our perception of events. I think we can agree that, if someone truly "can't tell it's back there", they need their license revoked.

Edit: I will add that, the only time anyone in person ever made this statement was a 1/2 ton Dodge with a 5.7 Hemi. He was towing a 5W that would have already overloaded his truck, with a utility trailer behind that. Told me he had made lot's of runs even into the mountains and "couldn't tell it was back there". I just grinned and nodded.
Are you picking on my 5.7 Hemi? And for those that don't know, NO IT WASN'T ME! LOL!

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:35 AM   #65
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Are you picking on my 5.7 Hemi? And for those that don't know, NO IT WASN'T ME! LOL!

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:50 AM   #66
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That is what it says on the side. Should I look under the hood? It sucks gas like one!

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Old 03-15-2016, 11:04 AM   #67
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That is what it says on the side. Should I look under the hood? It sucks gas like one!

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Old 03-17-2016, 12:52 AM   #68
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Well. I towed a Roo 23SS 2500 miles and I can say I felt like it was not there. I have a new ram 1500 with the 5.7. It has all the needed stuff to tow safely. I used to tow our kiwi 23B with a Chevy 1500 and I knew it was back there. O I did add the equalizer four point sway hitch. I quest the only difference was doing 70 to 75 miles per hour and only getting 9 miles per gallon.
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When I went from a tag trailer to my first gooseneck, that was a massive change with the "can't feel it back there"scenario. With all big tags, you would always get a little in and out when you past a semi or they flew by you, ect.

With my 32ft foot race trailer, once moving, you really can't tell its there because it is not 13ft high and loaded, it's only 10k. My fiver, you can tell its there but it is comfortable.

I always laugh when I hear that comment from these 1/2 ton or gasser guys. I've driven a gasser towing the same trailer as mine and you can barely speak in the cab as the motor is hunting for a gear and revving to 5k trying to get up the slightest include on the highway..... Lol
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:53 AM   #70
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Lol. That's true! With my Reese Goosebox, the ride is so damn smooth with that air suspension over the old standard pin box setup. No clunking over bumps and separations in the roads.






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Reading all this post on my Droid Turbo, towing and don't know it's there sounds like something I would have said on an earlier post. To clarify...
If you are towing a 5th wheel with a hitch setting in the truck bed hooked to a 5er with steel on steel hook-up, you certainly know your pulling something. IF your pulling the same 5er with a Hensley BD3 hitch with air bag and shocks as part of the hitch you will not feel that 5th wheel going over the same tracks that just pounded you in your truck as you rolled over them, also although you know your pulling something you will not feel all beat to hell at the end of the day like you will fell with a steel on steel hook-up that alot of people toe with.
So guess what I'm getting at is a Hensley BD3 hitch is well worth the money spent.
You can even leave your coffee pot on the counter and it'll stay. Seriously...
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