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Old 11-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #57
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:21 AM   #58
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Actually it does take into account the worst possibility. That's why I can program my truck with 115hp more and get away with not breaking my truck.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:27 AM   #59
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I did finally go for the over specified vehicle. Ordered a 2014 F350 SuperCab dually, like many have said then I don't have to worry about the line I am pushing. Get the truck the end of February 2014 having it put together the way I would like. If I was ten years younger I would have run with the thrill of possible troubles but older means less about wild adventure more about adventure.
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I just reread some of this thread...

The O/P spoke of folks clearly towing beyond the capacity of the tow vehicle... Several comments come to mind,

First of course is the "Folks doing stupid stuff" comments I and others have already made so I'll repeat them all by this sentence.

Next is this.

Customer to salesman: "Can my little C-10 (Or F-150) Pick up tow this.
Commercial on TV: shows small pickups towing increadable loads, Jet plane, Rail car, Ship (not boat, Ship).. Semi load of lumber, And so on

Salesman's reply: Sure no problem:

Fact. Pickup can NOT tow such a load.

Now.. If the customer has a Trail Hauler.. When the salesman says "no problem" he speaks the truth. Otherwise, DO NOT TRUST HIM.

(Trail Haulers are mini-Peterbuilt Semi Tractors and 40,000 (Counting the tractor) is about where they rate them. Higher in some cases). Folks with Trail Haulers simply do not ask if they can tow it.. They KNOW they can).

This is the major problem... Sales people (Including the truck maker's ad-campaigns) who really do not know they are encouraging death and destruction by overblowing what the truck can tow.

In my case I do it the other way around, Instead of towing 25,000 pounds of house with 2,500 pounds of vehicle (NOT going to happen) I tow 2,500 pounds of vehicle with 25,000 (Ok so I rounded) pounds of house. I can safely tow 4,000 per the scale.
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Do you mean an MDT or an HDT?

This is an MDT. The owner says his new trailer is too much for his truck.



This is an HDT. He just got the trailer. He can pull anything.

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Actually it does take into account the worst possibility. That's why I can program my truck with 115hp more and get away with not breaking my truck.
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