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Old 04-26-2015, 06:19 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by avionstream View Post
First thing I do when I get out of the driveway is get up to about twenty miles per hour and manually apply the trailer brakes to be sure they are working. This is a must do as well as making sure your hitch and coupling is intact. Peace,jim

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Old 04-26-2015, 01:21 PM   #30
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"Tail would be bigger than the dog". I have been trying to find the relevancy of this statement. I think it is a myth. If one looks at the tow rating of just about every truck, the tow rating exceeds the weight of the truck. What am I missing here? For example, a Ram 1500 has a tow rating as low as 4600 lbs and a Ram 3500 can have a tow rating as high as 29,170 lbs. Jim

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When ever your trailer out weighs your tow vehicle ,the tail can wag the dog,my ram weighs around 9000 lbs with 7500 lbs on the trailer axles.With my big truck,with 4 axles their is 55500 lbs, pulling a 3 axle pup with a loaded weight of 43500, both units handle like a dream, with lots of miles on them...

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Old 11-23-2015, 05:54 PM   #31
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Try a small pop up trailer like an A Liner or a Chalet with the Rav. That is much more it's speed. With the low profile it will tow a lot better behind a little SUV or Subaru Outback.

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