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Old 05-25-2016, 04:41 PM   #1
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Too much trailer for a 1500?

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Saw this at Walmart. Truck looks pretty level surprisingly.
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I wouldn't want to be anywhere around that thing when something important lets go. That's a GPS traffic alert waiting to happen.
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:12 PM   #3
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Cruiser by CrossRoads line up have GVWR starting at 12,000# (dry 9600#) to 13,400# (11,600# dry)

Too much trailer/too little truck...........simple math

But according to dealership:
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:21 PM   #4
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Cruiser by CrossRoads line up have GVWR starting at 12,000# (dry 9600#) to 13,400# (11,600# dry)

Too much trailer/too little truck...........simple math

But according to dealership:

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Old 05-26-2016, 07:17 PM   #5
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Funny cartoon. Mine said that! LOL. Wonder if it was drawn by Mark Polk of RV Education 101.
That towing setup will work until some panic braking or swerving situation happens, then I see trailer and truck swapping ends! Yikes.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:47 PM   #6
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Sadly I see similar setups far too often. So many think adding air bags to keep level also somehow adds more towing power. And then those short a few brain cells see it and think that since that guy is doing it, it must be ok to pull that much trailer with that little truck, despite tow ratings. Comma sense is dying.
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He's sitting level because he probably has air bags. I'm sure he's think since he's level then all's fine.
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I see old people.. like really really old (60's and 70's) towing like that all the time. I just slow way way way up.
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Not to worry--kilograms are about half what pounds are, so it much lighter in Canada...
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Really old? I resemble that remark! Now- what were we talking about?!?
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At least he took the tailgate off to lighten the truck.
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Like really, really old people? Really?? Some day you will be old, you can't stop it from happening! I too represent that!
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Like they say, what you are, I once was. What I am you will soon be. I'm 60. I tow a 6k travel trailer with my 1/2 ton and am damn good at it!
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coldfusion,

To answer your question, YES!
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