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Old 07-20-2016, 05:10 PM   #15
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Back ~17 years ago I had gotten laid off. On a whim I went to apply at an RV dealership. I have an engineering background. Talking the manage I commented that I could help people understand the limits of their vehicle could safely tow. He immediately told me it was "our" jobs to tell people what they could tow but sell them what they wanted to tow.

Needless to say I didn't get the job.

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Old 07-20-2016, 08:15 PM   #16
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Just got back from a 6500 mile trip around the country. The number on overloaded 1500 and 2500 trucks towing 5th wheels was rediculous.

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Old 07-20-2016, 09:04 PM   #17
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The salesman says "sure you should have 6+" of clearance, but many people get by with less".
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:09 AM   #18
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Short bed 2500 Chevy, 40' Trilogy 5th, 20' Featherlite trailer with 2 scooters and a 1000 Polaris RZR.

This was last years picture. He is here again this year, same rig, but this fall going to a DRW truck.

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Old 07-22-2016, 11:07 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by TDI-Minnie View Post
Just got back from a 6500 mile trip around the country. The number on overloaded 1500 and 2500 trucks towing 5th wheels was rediculous.
Agree 100%. Just got back from a week long trip. I would say an easy 70% were overloaded.

But as earlier said, they'll say it pulls just fine!
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:50 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by D Lindy View Post
Looks more like improperly adjusted height issues with either the pin box or the hitch it's self. Yes the rear looks a bit down but not bad.

Top of tire being even with the fender opening is NOT good.

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