I think some people are taking this towing stuff way more seriously than others. on the serious side of things, it's important to make sure that your power unit is equipped not just to motivate the towed unit(s) but also to stop, steer, control and maneuver them over paved and unpaved roadways, construction zones, tight turns, heavy traffic, emergency stops, etc etc. This is not a function of length or weight of vehicles alone, but of a dynamic system that involves your tires, axels, suspension, centre of mass, centre of gravity, contact patch area with road surface, tread depth, engine and transmission function, ability to brake with service brakes, jake break, variable vane turbo engine breaking, down shifting, up shifting, attention to the road, traffic and reaction time of the driver. If length or weight were the only concerns then life would be simple.
Can that blazer move that fiver? I'm sure if that thing runs it would move it down the road a few feet or more, but it would handle like seven plates of jello balanced on the end of a broom stick. It would stop like an orca whale break dancing in a rock garden, and if they wanted that thing to work they would have installed the hitch to the frame over the rear axel. We all hope I'm sure that this is a photo shop joke or just for fun picture.
You probably can't tow seven boxcars full of lead with a unicycle, you and almost definitely tow a hand cart with a kenworth, but both concepts are absurd and therefore quite amusing if you are of a certain mindset (like mine)
On a less serious note who has lashed pontoons onto their fiver incase of prolonged inclement weather? If you've done so what sort of motor did you use? inboard or outboard?
I hope you all have many happy miles in any rig you are comfortable driving. (if you are nervous about it, it can't really be right)
Al, Travelling with wife, daughter 5, son 3, 3/4 tons of 2013 Ram CCLB, five tons of fifth wheel Rockwood 8287SS still showing my kids north america one campground and road trip at a time.