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Old 07-27-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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It's about time!!

Interesting things happening in the automotive world in regard to tow ratings.

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"The industry alliance includes Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda, along with several leading trailer and hitch makers. Until now, each manufacturer was free to test using proprietary conditions ideally suited to a truck’s towing strengths and decide their own maximum tow rating.


Once J2807 is implemented, truck buyers will finally have an apples-to-apples way to compare the trailer-towing capacity of all light-duty pickups. All manufacturers are expected to follow it starting with the 2013 model year."


'Bout darned time!!!!



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Full article linked below.



"The industry alliance includes Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda, along with several leading trailer and hitch makers. Until now, each manufacturer was free to test using proprietary conditions ideally suited to a truck’s towing strengths and decide their own maximum tow rating.


Once J2807 is implemented, truck buyers will finally have an apples-to-apples way to compare the trailer-towing capacity of all light-duty pickups. All manufacturers are expected to follow it starting with the 2013 model year."Interesting things happening in the automotive world in regard to tow ratings.


'Bout darned time!!!!



http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/07...his-fall-.html
You can say that again!
Weren't those standards agreed on a couple of years ago?
Any word on unified standards for other vehicle types?
Those numbers are so all over the map it's ridiculous!

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