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Old 06-04-2016, 07:51 AM   #21
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Fuel on the fire... https://youtu.be/k62gW3Se5e0

I work at a Vw dealer and these are stout heavy SUVs. And yes I drive a 2500 duramax daily to compare it to. Only thing wrong in that picture as others have noted is the adjustment on the wdh.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:07 AM   #22
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Even better.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:22 AM   #23
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Love that one!
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:31 AM   #24
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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!
Well said Indymule. general consensus is if you don't have at least a 1t dually or bigger you shouldn't pull even a garden trailer. Armchair experts.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:01 AM   #25
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I agree. Sadly the client probably went to dealer and said this is what I got for a vehicle. What kind of trailer can I pull? Sure sir no problem. This this is what you can pull( look at the money I made on that sale).

Scary. I know this as I went through it. Glad the folks at least like to Rv. Better get a bigger vehicle.

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Old 06-04-2016, 10:28 AM   #26
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First, I get a kick out of these pics on here. Partly because as I'm working, I live vicariously through seeing others out enjoying some camping. Then, the pics like these are just entertaining.

There's two scenarios here. One, they have no desire to own a truck. They tow two or three times a year for a short distance and that's it. Wouldn't be my choice but the sway and bounce will keep them slow.

Option two, they do own a truck. It had to go in the shop and the trip was planned. They're not retired and this was the only time they could do it. They weighed the options(not the trailer), and decided to go for it with the VW.
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I've got more truck than most of you here and I used to tow with a Dodge Caravan with our first TT. So tow with what you want, but if you have a problem, please don't take anyone else down with you.
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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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Go to Europe...all you will see are sedans and small SUVs etc towing 20 to 25 foot trailers. Saw hundreds of them And they are all doing fine in the mountains as well as the Autobahn. In 3 weeks I only saw a few Cherokees towing and only one "full size" truck but he wasn't towing.
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Europe you say...

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And i can show you a hundred of accidents in the U.S. with duallys
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