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Unread 10-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Saw this today. Towing a track Monte Carlo or regal ?on a steel car trailer. Looked very maxed out but it moved it. Figure the car is 4k and trailer 2k lbs?

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Unread 10-14-2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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Like has been posted so many times before in this section towing isn't just about moving a load its about stopping it. That jeep would be pushed around in a emergency stop. Its amazing how much weight you could pull with a jeep as long as you got the traction to move it.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Its amazing what a 5 year old on a bicycle can move, doesnt mean its a good idea.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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He was leaving lots of spece in front of him to stop. Guessing he didn't have the electric brakes hooked up either. It looks comical, but I got around him as quickly as I could.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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i pull loads that size behind my yj atleast once a week, its really not as bad as it seems... though the furthest i ever drive is ~ 20 feet lol

the truck wont get the trailer into the driveway where i park it so i gotta use the jeep
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Unread 10-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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He was leaving lots of spece in front of him to stop. Guessing he didn't have the electric brakes hooked up either. It looks comical, but I got around him as quickly as I could.
Thats why I said emergency stop. What would he do if a kid ran out in front of him besides run the kid down because he couldn't stop or control the rig because of the weight. Brakes on a trailer are only part of the whole yes they might help some but the weight of that setup far out weighs what should be done safely.
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Unread 10-16-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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He was leaving lots of spece in front of him to stop. Guessing he didn't have the electric brakes hooked up either. It looks comical, but I got around him as quickly as I could.
You're braver than me, I'd of stayed behind him lol.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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That man is an idiot in my opinion. He's possibly risking everything he has ever worked for, loved, or cared about for his entire life to do something he doesn't HAVE to do. In an accident where someone was injured or worse... killed, he would be held responsible and criminally charged for up to voluntary manslaughter. He wouldn't have a leg to stand on in court when they proved he was towing something THREE TIMES the rated towing capacity. Insurance wouldn't pay for anything either. It's just not worth it.
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