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Old 03-11-2018, 08:30 PM   #1
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Great website for anyone wanting to understand fifth wheel towing and calculator.
Great articles too!
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:12 AM   #2
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Very interesting and helpful article
I really liked the tongue in cheek title !
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:29 AM   #3
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agreed, good explanation of various issues involved with being overloaded.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:05 PM   #4
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Excellent site, I've got it bookmarked now. Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:53 PM   #5
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whale, not gonna worry about weight when loading and hauling our E21 any mo'.. just scored this yesterday...



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Old 03-18-2018, 04:03 PM   #6
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whale, not gonna worry about weight when loading and hauling our E21 any mo'.. just scored this yesterday...



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A very nice looking truck with a great towing pedigree! !
You , evidently read the OP's post and the whole article
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:27 PM   #7
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Great feeling not having Mission Control to deal with
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Great feeling not having Mission Control to deal with
Hi: Rossue... I scanned the article and didn't see anything about a 75% rule. All it seemed was about not exceeding the Mfg's ratings.
I'm not towing a "Space shuttle" or a 747!!! Alf
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:46 PM   #9
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I think I will right an article on towing an post it on the internet, then what I say has to be true. No doubt this guy is an industry accredited suspension and towing expert, he just failed to list his credentials on the article.

*plucks tongue out of cheek*

I don't disagree with much of the concern's, but this article's focus in on bigger trailers, 10,000 lbs and higher. Personally, I was so glad to get rid of my Ford Super Duty having owned one for well over 20 years, and now tow my 5.0TA with a more appropriately sized F-150 which does a fantastic job of it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:38 PM   #10
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I'm not towing a "Space shuttle" or a 747!!!
for that, you would need a Tundra!

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Old 03-18-2018, 06:42 PM   #11
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for that, you would need a Tundra!

Wasn't that the time David Copperfield was driving ?
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:44 PM   #13
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What they didn’t tell you was that the carriages the shuttle were on were powered
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What they didn’t tell you was that the carriages the shuttle were on were powered
Actually, "the weight of the four robotic vehicles plus the Endeavour, approximately 650,000 pounds, was going to be too heavy to cross the Manchester Bridge" - which is why a lighter 292,500 pound unpowered rig was pulled by the Tundra to get the Endeavour over the 405 bridge.

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I think I will right an article on towing an post it on the internet, then what I say has to be true.
Dave and I will be happy to link to it here on the Forum often for you.
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Dave and I will be happy to link to it here on the Forum often for you.
So are you saying that if he left it here you would not do that?
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So you are saying that if he left it you would not do that?
Stupid speech to text, eh?
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:30 PM   #18
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So are you saying that if he left it here you would not do that?
Jim's from Alberta, he doesn't do anything from the Left.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:34 PM   #19
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Stupid speech to text, eh?
So I'm not the only one who looks at it after he says send and dives for the edit button? I'm not real sure these aids like "ok google" or "voice command" are really that useful. I've sent accidental text and called people more than once thanks to them. They do beat typing on the tiny screen.
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It's a simple thing. Just read what the app has written and make corrections. Then hit spend.
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