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Old 03-10-2016, 04:36 PM   #29
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Same way we used cars to pull 8k trailers fifty years ago. Cars less capable than the selections of today.

Plenty of reading. Start with Andrew Thomsons posts. And ignore those who've no relevant experience.
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:26 PM   #30
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Well your basic minivan is designed to tote 7 or 8 people and luggage so pretty good payload. Independent suspension, power antilock disk brakes all around, traction control, much better tire technology, low slung center of mass.

Much better than any Detroit iron of the 20th Century. Doesn't fit my needs but I would be comfortable towing with one if the hitch was reinforced and the hitch set up properly.

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Hitch reinforced or not, a minivan does not have the torque to tow a 10,000# widebody 34'er up a grade, and it certainly does not have the brakes to safely bring it down grade.
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Well an Expedition does and that's the topic of this thread.
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Well an Expedition does and that's the topic of this thread.
It will on flatland and at sea level , and at 55 mph, so it will work?
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Hitch reinforced or not, a minivan does not have the torque to tow a 10,000# widebody 34'er up a grade, and it certainly does not have the brakes to safely bring it down grade.

You've the experience to back this? Or refute those who have?

And the trailer stops the trailer, not the tow vehicle. A fact you conveniently ignore. Why believe what else you've written, then?
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You've the experience to back this? Or refute those who have?

And the trailer stops the trailer, not the tow vehicle. A fact you conveniently ignore. Why believe what else you've written, then?
Yes, I can give you an example. While the interstates in PA are fine, the local/state roads are very challenging. When I get off the interstate, I have to stop at the end of a long ramp (full stop, as there is a stop sign), and then make a right to merge onto a local road. The local road has a VERY steep incline (8% grade?). I need to pull a 5500# trailer up a very steep road from a standstill. My TV is a light duty diesel and produces 400 ft-lb of torque at very low RPM. I can't see a minivan with half that torque towing a 10,000# trailer up that road. NO WAY.

I hear this often, that the trailer stops the trailer. If so, the 60-0 stopping distance of the combo should match the stopping distance of the TV solo. If you know of such a vehicle, please share that information (I don't).
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If the rig is set up correctly it will stop faster than the TV solo. Especially, a pickup. Not news. What was done forty and more years ago.

Trailer antilock disc brakes for those who take braking concerns seriously.
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