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Old 09-08-2014, 07:34 AM   #11
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Why is this crazy? Someone using a truck as a truck? Farmers do it all the time. What is the man to do? Go buy a $60,000 1T diesel dually to haul wood a short distance?

I think it was the combo of full truck and TWO trailers that OP was pointing out 😉


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Old 09-08-2014, 07:48 AM   #12
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Why is this crazy? Someone using a truck as a truck? Farmers do it all the time. What is the man to do? Go buy a $60,000 1T diesel dually to haul wood a short distance?
I assume the owner wasn't a farmer...or traveling a short distance...and if he was a farmer, he'd have the new dually (those guys upgrade trucks every few years and don't buy the cheapest ones)!
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:57 AM   #13
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I bet the ford escape was setup by Can-Am rv in London. They like to set up smaller TV's with large trailers. I'm not sure why people think that because an engine is revving at 3000 rpm it is going to blow up or something. I have owned cars that that would rev at 3000 rpm in top gear an the highway.
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:58 AM   #14
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I assume the owner wasn't a farmer...or traveling a short distance...
And why would you assume the opposite? Just asking. Might have been a local man furnishing the campground with wood or several of his camping friends. Here in NC, we see 1/2T pickups quite often with the beds filled with wood delivering to homes with fireplaces.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:06 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=acadianbob;696701]1) A Ford Escape pulling a 5,500 lb Airstream! Just about double the tow vehicle's maximum rating. Being pulled from Toronto to Winnepeg. 3,000 RPM on the flats; 4,500 RPM on a hill; according to the owner.
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I once saw a Pinto with a V8. It sure was powerful (right up to the point the rear axle disintegrated).
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My wood pile for a weekend campground stay...gotta get it to the park somehow

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Old 09-08-2014, 08:09 AM   #17
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people hooking and unhooking their WD bars with one hand. Juts toss them if you aren't going to use them properly. Not doing any good at all
Not sure I see the point here - Is the concern that the bars are not getting stressed enough?
We raise the hitch nearly as high as possible and the levers flip up very easily (one handed) using a 14 inch pipe.
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Did not take long for you guys to Hijack his thread.
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Not sure I see the point here - Is the concern that the bars are not getting stressed enough?
We raise the hitch nearly as high as possible and the levers flip up very easily (one handed) using a 14 inch pipe.
Agreed. When you raise the tongue with the power jack, hooking up the wdh is a simple thing. One hand with the pipe. Did it that way for 5 years with a TT.
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