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Old 09-23-2018, 08:56 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Solo_RV_Guy View Post
Just because on can, does not mean one should. Probably the greatest variable and limitation is the skill and experience of the driver and, as the OP is asking, means the OP is not confident of his/her skills or experience.

It also raises a question - why is the tow vehicle not suited for daily driving use once the 5er is set?

To answer you questions, first off to my limitation and skills, I am a professional class A truck driver and have been for 35 years. I have pulled many sets of doubles as well as triples.
However I have never pulled anything behind a 5th wheel RV and so as 1 or 2 post after yours stated I’m doing my homework.
As to you 2nd question “why not use the tow vehicle for daily driving” as another post after your mentioned a small car is much more conducive to drive around town and parking.
So just because I have pulled 105’ total length professional I’m not going to pull 65’to 70’ of a combination of vehicles I have no experience with, without research and knowledge of its safety.
Hope that answers your questions.
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Originally Posted by mrgrayaz View Post
Why all this FUD about panic braking? Trailers would have a braking system rated for their GVWR. A vehicle with a brake buddy the same. If your braking system is operating properly - there should be no difference in braking distance....

....This entire thread sounds like a bunch of hypothetical baloney from people who have never done it to me.
While, you are right...the braking system SHOULD be balanced for a towing set-up (one, two or more trailers), there are just too many variables to prevent trouble in any hard stop.

These factors are most often seen in a jackknife. Very common and simply a matter of physics.

And, I submit that there is just no way to prevent hard or panic stops. These situations are very often caused by conditions outside the RV (traffic and roadway conditions).

It is not a matter of IF it can happen. It is WHEN.

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