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Old 03-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #29
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Slow going, yes; doesn't necessarily mean you're unsafe....I would like to think that the big car companies have already considered various towing conditions as part of the process of determining the towing limit to be assigned....
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #30
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I've been pulling a 33' Sunnybrook TT all over the southeast with my 2004 F150 Supercrew. My truck has 3.73 gears, 18" wheels, 10 ply (E load range) tires, firestone air bags, Prodigy brake control and an Equalizer WD hitch. Unloaded weight is 6500 and we usually ran around 7500 loaded...the aerodynamics are probably equal to dragging a billboard down the road. Anyway, we don't race up mountains, but 65-70 on the highway is comfortable. I got rid of a 99 F350 diesel 4x4 CC truck and don't miss it. I'm not saying my current truck pulls like a diesel, but it did a good safe job with our old TT.

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I've been pulling a 33' Sunnybrook TT all over the southeast with my 2004 F150 Supercrew. My truck has 3.73 gears, 18" wheels, 10 ply (E load range) tires, firestone air bags, Prodigy brake control and an Equalizer WD hitch. Unloaded weight is 6500 and we usually ran around 7500 loaded...the aerodynamics are probably equal to dragging a billboard down the road. Anyway, we don't race up mountains, but 65-70 on the highway is comfortable. I got rid of a 99 F350 diesel 4x4 CC truck and don't miss it. I'm not saying my current truck pulls like a diesel, but it did a good safe job with our old TT.

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Interest...umm, planning a change are we?

Nice first post, getting it right/safe for YOU is what it's all about.

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Being slow up the hills for an hour a year makes perfect sense if it also means a higher mpg vehicle [lower purchase price, lower operating cost] the other 8,759-hours. Put on the 4-ways and don't worry about it (as do the sheeple).
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:13 AM   #33
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Interest...umm, planning a change are we?

Nice first post, getting it right/safe for YOU is what it's all about.

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Yeah, my wife and I have always been into classic cars but once the kids came along the cars just didn't fit what the girls were into...but they love camping. Every time we see and Airstream we're very intrigued...just sold the Sunnybrook...so...


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