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Old 12-21-2014, 03:14 PM   #91
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BUT, lets not get back to that riveting discussion on poutine !!!
OK I'm fascinated - what IS the best way to rivet poutine?
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:15 PM   #92
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through the frontal area no doubt!
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:44 PM   #93
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Truth!

This forum lately seems to be getting more focused on technical issues, analyzing everything to the nth degree, rather that focusing on the reason that most of use wanted a trailer in the first place.......to go camping.

I get it that for some trying to define every last aspect of something is done for fun, but I also know it also scares away others.

As long as it is not a safety issue (as Robert alluded to up a bit), I personally think that though this issue is definitely a factor in towing, it would seem that all these facts that folks are coming up with from manufactures, are purely speculative at best. For anyone here to claim that they have it all figured out, and what would be best for others, is not right.

'bout time to put this to bed, and dream about camping.
I see a lot of that coming from the Northern folks...maybe the weather??...
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:10 PM   #94
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I see a lot of that coming from the Northern folks...maybe the weather??...
Not exactly prime trailer camping weather around here, Steve. Good thing there are lots of other activities to partake in, though in the deep cold we do tend to look for things to do, in order amuse ourselves.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:25 PM   #95
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Maybe this will help that pesky speculation; a very thorough guide called How To Tow Safely by the RV Consumer Group whose endorsement ETI uses on their website for each trailer.

http://www.slaga.net/RV/How%20to%20Tow-version%202.pdf

Page 19: "When towing any trailer the overall safety depends upon the following factors in order of importance":

1. Wheelbase
2. Sail area
3. Hitch configuration
4. Trailer design
5. Balance of trailer from loading
6. Highway stability of tow vehicle when not towing
7. Total Weight of trailer
8. Pulling capacity of tow vehicle
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:45 PM   #96
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Moved the slightly off-topic food posts to own thread.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:48 AM   #97
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Interesting. So much to think about. I will be towing my 17B with a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel in mid-March. Will make a not-so-direct fun trip from Chilliwack to Missouri, taking whatever route suits the weather at the time. I will give a report on how we do! The Jeep should be a beast pulling the trailer. I already get 30 mpg on the highway and 26-27 combined.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:27 PM   #98
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Nindy, your Jeep will tow your trailer with no problems at all. That is a nice powerful engine, that still gets decent full economy, that you have in it.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:55 PM   #99
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A trans temp gauge would help monitor the situation.
I guess my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a built-in trans temp gauge. I haven't seen any mention of what is a good or bad temp while towing. Does anyone have knowledge about how to look at trans temps while towing?
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:12 PM   #100
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Does anyone have knowledge about how to look at trans temps while towing?
My temp seems to run about 100 over ambient once it warms up. Found this chart a few years back.
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