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Old 03-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Towing some things to consider.

Check it out... interesting article.

Towing? 5 Things to Never Overlook - PickupTrucks.com News
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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Great article.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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Definitely a great article. It certainly can't hurt to be safe, alert and aware. Let's all keep it safe.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:00 AM   #4
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Great article but I've got to disagree with one comment made regarding disc brakes. They said in article #2 and I quote, "Hydraulic brakes are used on our trucks because they are powerful, dependable, and create less heat." Actually they create more heat but they do a better job of getting rid of it. We are talking about the laws of physics. "Energy can neither be created nor destroyed merely transformed from one form to another." If you are driving a 20,000 LB. TT and it stops very quickly over and over and over without problems then your brakes are converting the energy of motion into heat energy and getting rid of that heat quickly before it glazes the shoes and warps or creates hard spots on the drums. If you don't create heat you don't stop.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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Great article but I've got to disagree with one comment made regarding disc brakes. They said in article #2 and I quote, "Hydraulic brakes are used on our trucks because they are powerful, dependable, and create less heat." Actually they create more heat but they do a better job of getting rid of it. We are talking about the laws of physics. "Energy can neither be created nor destroyed merely transformed from one form to another." If you are driving a 20,000 LB. TT and it stops very quickly over and over and over without problems then your brakes are converting the energy of motion into heat energy and getting rid of that heat quickly before it glazes the shoes and warps or creates hard spots on the drums. If you don't create heat you don't stop.
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That would be (Rotors) disc brakes. Youroo!!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:06 AM   #6
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Agreed, Disc brakes are inherently more efficient. They apply the pressure directly to pads instead of arced shoes to arced drums, there are two sides instead of one and the exposure to the air for the removal of the heat. My comment was in regard to the principal of heat generation. Using either drums or discs the principal of brakes was incorrectly stated.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #7
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That was a very good article and as always with PTC articles,

The usual bashing at the end of the article made for good reading and laughing with all the trolls.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
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One thing I learned just recently is that trailer balls have a load rating. It makes me wonder how many people out there are towing a trailer well above the ball's capacity. Easy to overlook when your ball is old and dirty and rusty.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #9
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One thing I learned just recently is that trailer balls have a load rating. It makes me wonder how many people out there are towing a trailer well above the ball's capacity. Easy to overlook when your ball is old and dirty and rusty.
It's always best to keep your keep your trailer balls clean.

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Do you use STEEL WOOL to clean 'em ? Sorry I couldn't help myself.
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