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ACZL

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Posted: 07/31/20 03:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's a lotta weight on the rear axle!


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Posted: 07/31/20 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bukhrn wrote:

Actually, there is no such thing as too much truck, unlike too much trailer & not enough truck. This guy just needs to find out about a lower drop hitch. [emoticon]


Wrong! Dang sure is such a thing as to much truck. That dually unless carrying some weight is gonna pound the heck out of that trailer. A suspension that hard with that lite a trailer is synonymous to slamming the tongue on the ground several hundred times per mile.
Won't be instant destruction, but will impart a bunch of metal fatigue over time

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Posted: 07/31/20 06:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cptqueeg wrote:

Well I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Pretty sure anyone w a dually knows about a drop hitch. Perhaps there is a decent explanation.


Does buying a dually impart some kind of special knowledge, or a dually owners just naturally smarter than us mere single wheel owners?

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Last summer I was at a gas station and a lady pulled in with a TT that had the tongue almost dragging on the ground. She had a 3" drop hitch and a truck showing serious signs of way too much tongue weight. I offered her the advise that she would be towing a lot better it she turned the insert over to raise the tongue of the TT. She looked at me like I was probably the stupidest person she ever met and exclaimed in a very loud voice-"If I turned the hitch over, the ball would be on the bottom of the hitch. Do you think I am some kind of idiot!!" She then go back in her truck and left.

Another customer came over to me and said that if would have been recording my conversation with her, she and I would both be stars of the internet. Be bought me a cup of coffee and we sat at a picnic table for 10 minutes talking about the idiots that we have met.


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Posted: 07/31/20 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of new folks to the trailering world and yes this is a classic example of too much truck for the job. In the past we've had members who pulled a small lightweight TT and had cracked or bent the front A frame.

I find it odd how some like too call others names simply because of a picture like this one....or someone was towing a trailer differently than they would.


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Posted: 07/31/20 11:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The real trouble is the truck is too new. Need something within five years of a classic trailer.


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Since that RV is a brand new Retro trailer by Riverside RV and is being towed by a dually truck with what looks like a 5th wheel hitch in the bed, my guess is that the picture is of a delivery driver transporting a new RV either from the manufacturer or to a customer/dealer.

They are not necessarily interested in how the combo looks, just as long as it tows ok and they can get it to the destination safely and without damage.
In addition, a single axle trailer does not overload the rear axle of the trailer when towed tongue high like a dual axle trailer would so no harm done as long as the tail doesn't drag on the ground.
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Posted: 08/01/20 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would bet dollars to donuts that if you read the owners manual that belongs to that trailer,it would tell you in no uncertain terms not to tow with a truck over a certain size. Any manufacturer or distributer that would allow a new trailer to be transported by this rig should be forced into full disclosure.

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I have been driving a Ford diesel one ton for almost 20 years. It has towed every kind of horse trailer, travel trailer, boat and construction equipment. I used to have a hybrid trailer that weighed 2700 pounds. It would sail down the highway with it and never created any problems.

People are making up stories about towing with large trucks. It is all made up nonsense.

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rhagfo wrote:

Maybe just moving for a friend.


My thoughts as well.
No tounge weight to speak of riding like that and additional weight on trailer axle.

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