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Old 07-13-2009, 03:03 PM   #15
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+1 on the toads tranny, i think that would exceed most towing capacities of any toad

I had 2 instances of this just over the weekend. 1 failed big right turn in a tight parking lot, opted to unhook and reposition. Second time a guy came over and moved his car; which was parking the only escape route out of the row of cars!

Sorry 'bout the damage! you just validated that I will NEVER try to back up with the toad!!!
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:58 PM   #16
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Baby Bear,

You had to say it didn't you. NOW you have given me an idea. Just got my Blue Ox Aventa/SMI brake system done about a week ago and drove/towed it 300 miles from Hamburg, PA to Suffield, CT.
My V6 Toyota Tacoma is rated for 6,500 lbs towing capacity. I betcha I could pull my 19,500 lb MH backwards on level concrete/blacktop about 50ft in reverse, with (4) wheel drive engaged and in 2 Low vice 4 high to get out of a bind.
I betcha my DW would say "Not so quick, dumb--- before I could try it.
Forget it, I'll unhook.

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Old 07-14-2009, 05:26 PM   #17
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Baby Bear,

You had to say it didn't you. NOW you have given me an idea. Just got my Blue Ox Aventa/SMI brake system done about a week ago and drove/towed it 300 miles from Hamburg, PA to Suffield, CT.
My V6 Toyota Tacoma is rated for 6,500 lbs towing capacity. I betcha I could pull my 19,500 lb MH backwards on level concrete/blacktop about 50ft in reverse, with (4) wheel drive engaged and in 2 Low vice 4 high to get out of a bind.
I betcha my DW would say "Not so quick, dumb--- before I could try it.
Forget it, I'll unhook.

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I would listen to DW - the Aventa tow bar has a rating of 10K lbs if I recall. you're asking it to stand up to almost double its rating - something is bound to give...
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #18
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Since all you really lose is a little time I have always just unhooked and moved both rigs. I know I have more time than money.
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Thank you for posting this. Sorry about the damage. Those hot, tired times are when I get to do things too!

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Thanks for sharing. I was starting to push my luck. last week I stopped to get gas and overshot the pump. Yup, I backed up a couple of feet. That's not a problem, the problem is next time it'll be a couple of more feet, than a couple of more, than........oops.

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