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Old 05-12-2014, 09:45 PM   #91
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Because the weight police can't get away from the lawyer stickers. They live in a land of 3/4T only for pop ups and 1t-3t for anything over 20'.


Properly set up, you should be able to tow it without problems. Remember you don't have to go 65mph up hills and mountains. The semi's don't.
And they all seem to worship some imaginary Forest River Judge that's going to throw the book at you for being a pound over. Some sort of weight police God I guess
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:04 AM   #92
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Because the weight police can't get away from the lawyer stickers. They live in a land of 3/4T only for pop ups and 1t-3t for anything over 20'.





Properly set up, you should be able to tow it without problems. Remember you don't have to go 65mph up hills and mountains. The semi's don't.

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ov845, I used to have a similar rig, Jeep Commander with 4.7L pulling V-lite 26WRB. Your TT is a little longer and heavier. In most conditions the Jeep did well. The conditions I had trouble with we're steeper grades while towing in the west. The Jeep spent a fair amount of time in 3rd gear. Crosswinds and trucks will keep you on your toes. I tightened up the WDH which helped but did not eliminate the wind push.

Wheelbase make difference. The longer the better. I moved up to a crewcab pickup. I now have almost no wind issues. Trucks don't push it around when passing, and I don't feel much in the way of cross winds. I also arrive relaxed after 600 + miles of travel a day. With the Jeep I was pretty wired sometimes. Good luck.
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If some yuppie that's never even pulled a radio flyer wagon goes out and gets himself a 1 ton DRW and a 42' 5er (but he's "safe" because he is under on his weights) and wipes me out on the roadway and I liveÖÖ.

No offense to you yuppies with the big fancy rigs.
Good point!
I guess its all in how you want to roll. I like to have more truck then less.
I know when I trucked up I really like the improvement in towing. Safer and a much more enjoyable drive

No offence taken. And for sure Im no yuppie
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #95
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Being that yuppy - I can make the claim that I'm safer than if I were grossly overloaded.
Hey, I said " no offense!"

So, in order from safest to least safe:

1. A non-yuppie with way more TV than needed
2. A non-yuppie with enough TV
3. A non-yuppie slightly overloaded
4. A yuppie with way more TV than needed
5. A non-yuppie way overloaded
6. A yuppie with enough TV
7. A yuppie slightly overloaded
8. A yuppie way overloaded

I get the feeling the ep is going to disagree with me on all but 1 and 8.

Forgive all the "yuppie" talk. I'm a Duck Dynasty fan.
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Hey, I said " no offense!"

So, in order from safest to least safe:

1. A non-yuppie with way more TV than needed
2. A non-yuppie with enough TV
3. A non-yuppie slightly overloaded
4. A yuppie with way more TV than needed
5. A non-yuppie way overloaded
6. A yuppie with enough TV
7. A yuppie slightly overloaded
8. A yuppie way overloaded

I get the feeling the ep is going to disagree with me on all but 1 and 8.



Forgive all the "yuppie" talk. I'm a Duck Dynasty fan.

Bet you have the T shirt too
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:12 PM   #97
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Bet you have the T shirt too
Sorry to burst your bubble; no t-shirts. But I would wear one proudly. I even have all of my teeth and a college degree.
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Hey, I said " no offense!"

So, in order from safest to least safe:

1. A non-yuppie with way more TV than needed
2. A non-yuppie with enough TV
3. A non-yuppie slightly overloaded
4. A yuppie with way more TV than needed
5. A non-yuppie way overloaded
6. A yuppie with enough TV
7. A yuppie slightly overloaded
8. A yuppie way overloaded

I get the feeling the ep is going to disagree with me on all but 1 and 8.

Forgive all the "yuppie" talk. I'm a Duck Dynasty fan.
I've chuckled the couple of times I watched the show- but don't quite get the love for the show (we have friends who are diehard fans- they have the mugs, t-shirts, hats, etc.).

But, to be honest- I think that's a pretty fair assessment of order of "off the cuff" safety. As I've said before, I think there's no match for experience - I'd much rather see a guy like you, ChooChooMan or OldCoot behind the wheel of anything than other folks.
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I've chuckled the couple of times I watched the show- but don't quite get the love for the show (we have friends who are diehard fans- they have the mugs, t-shirts, hats, etc.).

But, to be honest- I think that's a pretty fair assessment of order of "off the cuff" safety. As I've said before, I think there's no match for experience - I'd much rather see a guy like you, ChooChooMan or OldCoot behind the wheel of anything than other folks.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. But this towing small stuff is still new to me. When I was towing race cars in the 90s all over the Northeast, even grossly overweight with a dually, it has a totally different feel than my Jeep towing the Roo. Then again, running trains has made the "run by the seat of your pants" feeling much more sensitive to any movements I feel. BUT, If the finances were right, I would much rather have a truck... And will one of these days.

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:01 PM   #100
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Hey, I said " no offense!"

So, in order from safest to least safe:

1. A non-yuppie with way more TV than needed
2. A non-yuppie with enough TV
3. A non-yuppie slightly overloaded
4. A yuppie with way more TV than needed
5. A non-yuppie way overloaded
6. A yuppie with enough TV
7. A yuppie slightly overloaded
8. A yuppie way overloaded

I get the feeling the ep is going to disagree with me on all but 1 and 8.

Forgive all the "yuppie" talk. I'm a Duck Dynasty fan.
Define yuppie? I work in an office environment, wear suits as needed, report to CFO's, CEO's Directors but I also do all my truck maintenance, brake pads rotors, change all fluids, I mean all, change belts, batteries, glow plugs in my MB 3.0 Jeep GC diesel, program my 5.9 Cummins ECM etc. I also watch vampire, zombie, rom coms, Ducks or anything else I fancy. I use foul language too much, take my wife out on dates, coach soccer and go RVing wherever to take all 3 of my kids to places they have never seen all while letting my Dodge roll the coal to see the grin on my sons face.

Really!!! Calling one a yuppie or redneck is very self riotous but ok call me what you want if you feel better doing that....

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