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Old 05-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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As I was heading back to Abbottsford BC today afer visiting my nephew in Bernenton WA. I saw this at the gas pump in Sedro Woolley Wa. Both were brand new with temp plates. TV was a Jeep Comander and SOB was in the 26-28 foot range.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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All it needs is a slideout. Or four.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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The profile of the trailer made me curious so I checked the manufacturers website -- it is a toy-hauler with an empty weight of from between 5,600 pounds (19 ft) to 6,721 pounds (26 ft). GVWR ranges from 8,600 pounds (19 ft) to 9,685 pounds (26 ft).

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Wonder where he will get his warranty work on that Jeep.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:47 AM   #5
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Well one of two things happened. The person clearly didn't do their homework, or perhaps just said, it'll be fine. SUV is rated at 7400lbs and if this trailer gets beyond that, gonna be a fun time.

Either way, as Forrest Gump said "Stupid is as stupid does".
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Look at the wheel wells on the tow vehicle even now. Bet there's no weight distributing hitch on that jeep. I'd say good luck steering and pray he doesn't ever have to make a panic stop.

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Hmmmm.
Maybe the real tow vehicle is the dually behind the trailer.
He just unhooked and drove around back to check his brake lights and turn
signals.

Then the jeep backed in to use the pump.
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Look at the wheel wells on the tow vehicle even now. Bet there's no weight distributing hitch on that jeep. I'd say good luck steering and pray he doesn't ever have to make a panic stop.

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I had to make one of those panic stops yesterday on the way back from the Springstream Rally. The fourth car in front of me lost control for some reason and hit the guard rail on the left side of the interstate. Both lanes of traffic STOPPED! to watch the car spin around and go down the embankment backward. There was no where for anyone to go since both lanes had stopped and there was a guard rail on the left side of the interstate so I hit the brakes and hit them hard. I had just had my Equal-i-zer hitch fine tuned for my current truck two weeks ago. I felt the front of the truck swerve just a little as the ASB's took affect. I heard the trailer brakes squeal as they locked and then the squealing start and stop twice as the brakes were pulsed by the integrated brake controller on my '08 F-250. The rig stayed straight in the center of the lane and I came to a stop with plenty of room to spare between me and the car in front of me. I have never been more grateful for my Ford's integrated brake controller, anti-lock brakes, and God as my co-pilot!

It was one of those scenarios where one of the thoughts that shot through my mind was if I ease off the brakes, they wouldn't lock and I'd come to a more controlled stop. But the next thought that went through my mind was that doing so might increase my stopping distance. I actually analyzed the situation and just decided to keep the pressure constant on the pedal and let the computerized ABS do its thing. I was really impressed with the brakes and glad I had so much tow vehicle in front of my 7,400 LBS 30' Safari. I felt my confidence grow as I came to a stop, but then my real fear became...was the vehicle behind me going to be able to stop before it rear ended my beloved "Changes in Latitudes".
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Hmmmm.
Maybe the real tow vehicle is the dually behind the trailer.
He just unhooked and drove around back to check his brake lights and turn
signals.

Then the jeep backed in to use the pump.

OK but seriously, I want to know how you can "drive around" and check your lights?

That has too be a seriously long umbilical.....
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As I drove around the rig, I looked for a weight controlling hitch and indeed there was one, but it was so tight that the bars looked like rocking chair runners.
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OK but seriously, I want to know how you can "drive around" and check your lights?

That has too be a seriously long umbilical.....
Maybe he's the brother of the guy with the Jeep Commander, and they both suffer from a seroius deficiency of neurons.

Haven't you ever done that when your co-pilot /navigator/light checker was incapacitated?
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