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Old 07-08-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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Saw this combo leaving the campground this morning...

Stopped last night at a CG in NC for a quick overnighter on our way to Myrtle Beach. While we were waiting for the rain to let up, so we could pack and leave, we noticed this family pulling out and just shook our heads. Saw at least 3 kids in the SUV.



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Old 07-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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I think the TV can handle that TT with a proper WDH and sway bar. From the picture the owner is using neither. I've seen much worse.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Sad but unfortunately, it's not that much of an unusual site out there on the highways. All you call do is shake your head and steer clear...

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For the safety of his family, if I had the chance I would have to offer "free advice".

That is an accident just waiting to happen.
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You can't cure stupid.
Hopefully he only had a few miles to get home.
I can't imagine what that would be like to drive.
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You can't cure stupid but you can teach people that just don't know. I find it amazing that anyone can purchase a trailer, 30 feet long+, and could weigh over 10,000. Hook it up to their truck and drive off the lot without any training or knowledge. Some of us can do it but some can not. I think there should a basic rv training required before people can tow anything. I look at my truck and trailer at rest stops next to semi's. I am just as high and all most as long and at almost 10 tons I had no training. Now I have been pulling trailers for over 25 years so I have experience. But others buy the same combo have no experience or training, get hooked up at a dealer and hit the road. That seems wrong.
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I see that all the time cruising down the highway. It's usually a pickup truck sagging badly, bumper pulling a long TT.
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You can't cure stupid but you can teach people that just don't know. I find it amazing that anyone can purchase a trailer, 30 feet long+, and could weigh over 10,000. Hook it up to their truck and drive off the lot without any training or knowledge. Some of us can do it but some can not. I think there should a basic rv training required before people can tow anything. I look at my truck and trailer at rest stops next to semi's. I am just as high and all most as long and at almost 10 tons I had no training. Now I have been pulling trailers for over 25 years so I have experience. But others buy the same combo have no experience or training, get hooked up at a dealer and hit the road. That seems wrong.
Motor Home drivers scare me more than anything, they are as big as a Grey Hound bus which require CDL's and a vast majority of them are driven by folks that have never driven anything other than a car. We watch them pull into the campgrounds in FL and get out and unfold their walkers and wheelchairs. Now that's scary!
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Were all those photos while moving? That Escalade should have rear load leveling suspension... doesn't look like it can keep up (though even with load leveling a weight distributing hitch is still a darn fine idea)
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