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Old 06-03-2016, 11:15 PM   #11
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:17 PM   #12
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:40 PM   #13
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I towed a 27 foot camper with my 2007 diesel Grand Cherokee for 3 years without any problems. I wish I had a Toureg especially the 10 cylinder diesel!

I had 7200 lbs of tow capacity with my diesel GC and my camper weight about 5500-6000 lbs wet and ready to go.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:52 PM   #14
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Just because you can doesn't mean you should..... I have had not enough TV for the tt and got pushed down a 7% grade. Never again. And that was an armada towing a 7300 lb loaded weight 30 ft TT. It wasn't just the mountain issue either. White knuckle handling when cars of any size pass you, holding on for dear life at 55 mph, praying you don't have a truck pass you, tail wagging the dog, these are all symptoms I had. No thanks. Switched to f250 with that tt. Rock solid. Barely needed brakes on the same mountain pass. Something that small towing a giant sail is not a good idea..... I wonder what frontal surface area it is rated to tow? Also, allot for the weight of occupants and I'll bet it's over on payload. Hope it has a Hensley arrow hitch.
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:37 AM   #15
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Ok so I get it, we all love our big trucks and our debating every weight issue known to man kind BUT that does not make everyone who doesn't have a truck a blooming idiot!

I have observed MANY people towing with big trucks that have NO business towing anything. I have also observed big trailers being towed with smaller PROPERLY equipped vehicles that were perfectly safe.

Let's not be so quick to judge this setup as unsafe. One of our own here on the board had a very similar setup and towed MANY miles. Don't fool yourself, just because we have big trucks does not make our setups safer!



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Old 06-04-2016, 07:03 AM   #16
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I always love how people bring up braking, have any of you looked at the 60 to 0 braking distance of an hd truck?
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It's hard to tell from the photo but he also has a WDH that is clearly not adjusted properly. He needs to tighten the chains.

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Old 06-04-2016, 07:17 AM   #18
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Ok so I get it, we all love our big trucks and our debating every weight issue known to man kind BUT that does not make everyone who doesn't have a truck a blooming idiot!

I have observed MANY people towing with big trucks that have NO business towing anything. I have also observed big trailers being towed with smaller PROPERLY equipped vehicles that were perfectly safe.

Let's not be so quick to judge this setup as unsafe. One of our own here on the board had a very similar setup and towed MANY miles. Don't fool yourself, just because we have big trucks does not make our setups safer!



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Indymule,is 100% Correct,the Member towed more miles than Most members on Here! Proper Hitch,proper Install,and Got 20+ MPG! Youroo!!
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Simple physics, some people are just lucky they survive into adulthood.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:45 AM   #20
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I have had many discussions with the dealer in London that supplies cars as TV. Like many I did tow my fifth wheel with the F 150 overloaded. I didn't die and didn't crash but like many have mentioned white knuckle experiences at times.

The explanation given by the dealer is the same equipped car in Europe has ratings to tow what they hook up to them, in this case the Tourag. We do the same thing comparing F250 vs a F350 only having minor differences like 4 inch blocks.

I saw a Honda Minivan towing a triple axle 9,000 lb Airstream. Could barely make it up the hill near my house.
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