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Old 07-18-2015, 08:27 PM   #11
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I'm with Jim, I would rather see a dozen more poutine threads then another "can I tow with" thread. Sorry rant over. Time for a liquid refreshment and go install the thermo switch bypass switch like Jim did. By the way nice job Jim.

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Old 07-18-2015, 08:30 PM   #12
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I agree that comparing notes on the delights of poutine is more interesting, but if those "wrong tow vehicle" discussions can dissuade anyone from towing with an unsafe vehicle, they're a good thing. Fortunately, participation in them is voluntary.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:06 PM   #13
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I note that there are two extreme camps in these disussions:
  • "anything can tow anything with the right setup", and
  • "a one-ton pickup is needed to safely tow anything... and a much bigger tug is needed here than in Europe"
Both routinely make statements which are not founded in reality. Fortunately, there is a zone of intelligent evaluation in between.

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Absolutely. The biggest problem is deciding when it is not worth calling out misinformation.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:06 PM   #14
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It's certainly not just fiberglass trailers, it's a never ending subject on the Hybrid trailer forums too. The eternal quest for 30+ mpg towing and non towing, without sacrificing the power to climb those 10k peaks.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:25 PM   #15
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I started following Glenn's lead a short time ago. Don't reply. If someone isn't willing to look at the numbers, and would rather go with anecdotes, I have nothing to contribute.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:36 PM   #16
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This accident does not appear to be related to towing beyond the vehicles limits. I just don't see its relevance to this threads topic.
Well, I didn't know this thread was only about towing limits, I thought it was about towing in general and I thought it was an interesting illustration of what can happen if you're not careful. I would delete it if possible. Sorry.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:36 PM   #17
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speaking of which, why not put this one to rest, eh?
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:41 PM   #18
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It's probably a big topic for the huge luxury fifth-wheels and toyhaulers as well: some saying a 3/4-ton pickup can handle anything if properly equipped, while others insist that anything short of a Freightliner is unsafe.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:42 PM   #19
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:53 AM   #20
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I don't know why they don't just put up a sticky that says to start by getting your vehicle and model GVWR and GCWR, and max trailer capacity, and towing capacity and see if the numbers work. When you get that straight, come back with questions.
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I think this is a great idea. Include some links to a beginners guide as to what the numbers mean and perhaps a work sheet that the questioner could fill in with his/hers vehicle numbers. Make it easy to calculate, give them a list of what is needed, but let them find their own numbers.

Anytime some asks a tow rating question refer them to the sticky, complete the questionnaire and then come back with their questions.
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