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Old 09-09-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Should I take it to the scales

Need advice from the "Weight Police"
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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If you can get it out of the driveway?????
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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I say go for it-
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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1st, you will need to determine the GVWR and the GCWR for your tow vehicle.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:07 PM   #5
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don't forget bout the length police
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:40 PM   #6
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don't forget bout the length police
Yup, that one always floors me. According to some of "them" you have to have a Ford F650 to pull anything longer than a pop-up! Could never quite figure that out. If that were the case, then how can a semi tractor pull a 55' trailer??

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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Yup, that one always floors me. According to some of "them" you have to have a Ford F650 to pull anything longer than a pop-up! Could never quite figure that out. If that were the case, then how can a semi tractor pull a 55' trailer??
A semi-trackor uses a 5th wheel type hitch. The "length police" are talking about bumper mounted hitches (sway issues).
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:44 PM   #8
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I'm sure the engine has the power to tow it, but i'm not sure if the transmission can handle it, nor do I see a viable way to mount the hitch with out the use of a dolly, I think you may have trouble mounting a pintle at a conventional height. Have you found a convenient place to mount the brake controller?

I've never heard of these length police but there are strict limitations to the length of vehicle or combined vehicles allowed on motorways all over the place this would be enforced by MTO DOT etc depending on nation, permits are available if you must move an oversized load by width or length.

If you need such a permit to move your RV you might have made a mistake in your purchase.
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I've never heard of these length police but there are strict limitations to the length of vehicle or combined vehicles allowed on motorways all over the place this would be enforced by MTO DOT etc depending on nation, permits are available if you must move an oversized load by width or length.
The "length police" is a euphemism for forum members who harp on tow vehicle length to be appropriate for trailer length. There are "rules of thumb" to determine how likely to SWAY (travel trailers mostly since sway happens in a 5th wheel only when it is improperly loaded - light on the pin weight) a camper will be.

A short wheel base tow vehicle (TV) and a relatively long trailer will be more subject to dynamic sway than a properly long TV and a trailer of the same length.

Much is made by "naysayers" about tractor trailers towing long trailers, but I think they forget that they have 10 tires in contact with the earth; not 4. They are also have the "5th wheel" advantage, with the pin weight on the drive wheels; not like travel trailers where the tongue load is on the extreme tail of the tow vehicle (well behind the drive wheels).
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The "length police" is a euphemism for forum members who harp on tow vehicle length to be appropriate for trailer length. There are "rules of thumb" to determine how likely to SWAY (travel trailers mostly since sway happens in a 5th wheel only when it is improperly loaded - light on the pin weight) a camper will be.

A short wheel base tow vehicle (TV) and a relatively long trailer will be more subject to dynamic sway than a properly long TV and a trailer of the same length.

Much is made by "naysayers" about tractor trailers towing long trailers, but I think they forget that they have 10 tires in contact with the earth; not 4. They are also have the "5th wheel" advantage, with the pin weight on the drive wheels; not like travel trailers where the tongue load is on the extreme tail of the tow vehicle (well behind the drive wheels).
Mfg.home movers are stubby little semi trucks with only (6) tires on the ground and pulling from a ball hitch at the rear of truck! Youroo!!
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