Originally Posted by Triguy
I personally agree that that towing length formula is suspect. Not sure from your post where you lie on ALL capacities, but just so we're clear about it, the towing capacities dictated by your vehicle's GVWR, GCWR and axle ratings are there for a reason.
To me, trailer length is ONE part of the tow experience. The type of trailer, the trailer suspension, the overall HEIGHT of trailer and the weight will all play into how a trailer tows, not to mention how you load the thing, the proper towing equipment, the proper setup and on and on!
I really don't think you can make a blanket statement saying a trailer that is "x" feet long can or can't be towed by a vehicle with "y" dimensions. Things are not that cut and dry, period.
I've got lots of examples at the tips of my fingers... Does anyone remember a thing call common sense? Where has that gone? Anyone?