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Old 05-06-2014, 12:51 PM   #21
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I think what he's worried about (and me too) is a TT that long with a wheelbase on the TV that short is a recipe for disaster, especially in cross winds or semi's and other large vehicles passing you on the highway. Concerned.

So let me see if got this right. Let's say a Ram Express P/U 1500 with a wheelbase of 120" is ok to pull the TT. But a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a wheelbase of 106" shouldn't.
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Tow cap - 6500 lbs. Tongue cap - 750 lbs.
By keeping the tire size to a minimum, setting pinion factor, optimizing shift points on trans and keeping it cool and reprogramming ECU for the engine to produce more torque, as long as the frame holds out, I believe she'll do just fine. I'll keep you guys posted as we go on our travels.
Your trailer loaded will be close to 7200 lbs and tonque weight app 900 lbs. As you say, keep us posted as yo go on your travel. Happy camping.
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I wouldn't put my family in that setup but I guess everyone is different.
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I'm thinking that cross winds will be the biggest influence affecting the setup. Is it possible to put LT (Load range E) tires on the vehicle? It would definitely add stability to the side to side movement. You will quickly determine the most comfortable speed for control of the trailer that suits you.
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I'm thinking that cross winds will be the biggest influence affecting the setup. Is it possible to put LT (Load range E) tires on the vehicle? It would definitely add stability to the side to side movement. You will quickly determine the most comfortable speed for control of the trailer that suits you.

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Cuz I've never seen video of a dually and tt getting blown over...
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Are you the same trailer police that use a flathead screw driver as a chisel or prybar? When was the last time you checked the air pressure in your tires before going to Aunt Sarah's for thanksgiving dinner? There is only one perfect being and it sure ain't none of us. We all take some type of risks but we all realize the hazards that go along with those risks. We write it off and justify them in our minds. Unless your vehicle is encased in concrete you and your family are exposed to hazards on the road. Yes I will safe and not reckless in my driving. Thank you & HAPPY CAMPING!
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Are you the same trailer police that use a flathead screw driver as a chisel or prybar? When was the last time you checked the air pressure in your tires before going to Aunt Sarah's for thanksgiving dinner? There is only one perfect being and it sure ain't none of us. We all take some type of risks but we all realize the hazards that go along with those risks. We write it off and justify them in our minds. Unless your vehicle is encased in concrete you and your family are exposed to hazards on the road. Yes I will safe and not reckless in my driving. Thank you & HAPPY CAMPING!
It is all about comfort zone. From your comments, I know you will be responsible and tow within your limits. Yes, that is a good load for your Jeep. Just try and keep your payload to a minimum. You may lag on the steeper grades without pushing the engine to a max, but I think the majority of drivers are inclined to expect trailers to slow up on inclines.
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I wouldn't put my family in that setup but I guess everyone is different.
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Cuz I've never seen video of a dually and tt getting blown over...
Here you go. Skip ahead to :45.



Could it happen? Sure. Is it guaranteed to happen? Nope, video above shows that the dually didn't help a bit, the hitch took all it could and came uncoupled.

Leave the guy be. He's good with it, go camping and call me in the morning.
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