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Old 10-11-2012, 11:41 AM   #15
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My story might help make your decision, TV is Ford E 150 5.8 engine. For several years, towed a 25 ft Dutchman with reese hitch and sway control. It was a bear, swayed a lot. I dreaded being passed by large trucks. In 2005 bought a 31 ft Rockwood 8314SS (8000lbs) and fear drove me to install an Equalizer (brand) hitch. The trailer tows beautifully. Trucks no longer bother me. I do wish for more power, and borrow my son's Dodge dually Cummins when travelling in mountains. The Cummins is excessive power, but really flattens out the world. I think your experience will be about the same, go for it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #16
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Is bigger always better? You bet it is. Looks like the homework has been done correctly and now it is time for a test drive. You will find that with a good hitch system and brake system you will only have to get familar to turns and parking like mentioned in eariler posts.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:34 PM   #17
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In apologize if I did not explain myself well enough in my last post. I was not attempting to
compare a class 8 to a class 2 or 3. What I was trying to explain is that the length of the tow vehicle is not the only or major perimeter in quantifying the towing length capabilities of the TV. I do think we agree on many of the major points in safely towing an RV.

Speaking of massive trailers, Google Australian truck trains. Amazing what those guys drive.
No apologizes needed, if I came off wrong - that is me and not intended. Something I work on and can't seem to find the fix!! I do take suggestions.. :-)
Those Aussi's truck trains are huge!! I cannot imagine that much weight behind me with (in comparison)a small tractor!! I would like a try!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #18
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No apologizes needed, if I came off wrong - that is me and not intended. Something I work on and can't seem to find the fix!! I do take suggestions.. :-)
Those Aussi's truck trains are huge!! I cannot imagine that much weight behind me with (in comparison)a small tractor!! I would like a try!!
My wife had her hands full the last 25 years trying to get me to tone down a bit...
It's hard on a forum to really get the gist of a post since there's no facial expressions or hand waving. No problem, we got to the middle ground, which is a good thing. We were both right, but I didn't do the best of jobs in explaining what I meant.
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