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Old 01-14-2014, 03:34 PM   #21
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What's he doing in the northbound lane?
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:47 PM   #22
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:57 PM   #23
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Did a helluva ground loop that is for sure, complete 180 from the direction he was going, tail wagged the heck out of that dog.
CSI For sure....I followed Tim's logic and looked at the dry advertised weight of this unit....with options and propane its close to 8K. He could be just under by a hair but I wouldn't pull it either. (Especially without the WD pins)
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:00 PM   #25
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I have the V-Cross 275 and it is a fiver and that is one good reason that we got the fiver and not regular trailer. Very sorry to see that.

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Old 01-14-2014, 05:16 PM   #26
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That is one tough camper, some of the other accidents I have seen left the trailer in a shreaded mess. The VCross looks to me like the structure held up pretty well to being tossed on its side and the a frame held up and ripped the receiver right out of the truck.

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I saw this video early this morning. Made my stomach knot up. Just looking at the shape/underside of that TT it looked just like our V-Lite. (smh) And that TT looks brand new! Their underliner looks pristine clean. I feel so bad for that couple.

We had an F150 Eco Boost when we bought that V-Lite, and yeah, the salesman told us we could pull it just fine. He was right...that Eco Boost will pull its guts out, but (in DH's words) "it just didn't have enough ass" to pull that TT safely. To me (in my uneducated words) the truck just never seem "connected to the road". Yes, 'tail wagging the dog' is a perfect description. Pulling it? sure...pulling safely and comfortably? not so much and then there's shutting it down.

We uptraded to an F250 and the difference was amazing. The ride felt solid to me, like the truck and TT moved as one, and sat solid on the highway.

Those WD hitches require solid concentration to remember to do it all, and ours didn't have the WD pins like the one in the picture. Our arms had to be swiveled parallel with the bumper, slapped up into the hitch, then swung back perpendicular to the bumper. But there were cotter pins to remember at the saddle mechanism once the chains were hooked. Then there were the safety chains, the safety breakaway brake cable, etc., etc.

It got to the point that I was going over the steps, out loud, to DH for the first 1/2 mile out of the driveway, and that was after we'd both gone over the steps at least twice after hook-up and a visual check of all lights.

It appears this couple was lucky. No injuries evidently.
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I need to show this to my wife. She gets all upset with me when I tell her I can't pull 16,000 lb, plus, trailer with my 2500. The sales guy told I could and she always finds someone doing it to try to,shame me into it. I'm not giving in.
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I need to show this to my wife. She gets all upset with me when I tell her I can't pull 16,000 lb, plus, trailer with my 2500. The sales guy told I could and she always finds someone doing it to try to,shame me into it. I'm not giving in.

At the least, I'd use an empty 3500 Diesel Dually 6 speed.

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