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.
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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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.
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.