Originally Posted by boubou
Great thread! I love to hear what people at towing with what vehicle
I do as well. I think "can I tow X with Y?" is about the most loaded question out there. Lot's of people will be perfectly towing a set-up I would never dream of hitting the road with. Some people would think my different towing set-ups over the years were not safe. So much preference.
When it comes to towing "safely" I tend to look at it this way:
-can I get my rig stopped in a true panic situation in a straight line?
-will the tail wag the dog?
Everything else (caveat that I don't mena ignoring common sense, vehciel/trailer ratings etc.) is a matter of comfort.
I also want to be able to:
-pass a slow moving vehicle
-run at traffic speed on the interstate
-keep the kids asleep
-accellerate into moving traffic
Those are not really safety concerns, but depending on where you are going, may be very important. If you find yourself in city traffic and cannot get your rig up to speed in the hole you find in traffic, well then you may be creating an unsafe situiation.
This tends to shade my feelings on what is appropriate to tow with. That, and I am a defense attorney. I can probably prove to a jury that half the rigs going the road are "unsafe."
Just my oppinion.