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Old 01-31-2011, 07:32 AM   #15
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It seems this topic is translated by many to mean different things, almost like a religious word having different means depending on which faith you have been raised with …

For me, power and a truck with more handling capabilities are a requirement for responsible towing: I believe I owe that not only to my family, but also to the people with whom I share the road. It’s just part of being responsible. However, that doesn’t equate to having the TV with the stiffest of springs. That’s a whole different topic (and they are separable). You can take measures to have an appropriate power/braking/TV ratio, and still have an adequately soft ride not only for the trailer, but for the occupants of the TV (which makes travel a lot more enjoyable).

I’ve rebuilt a 1966 Safari (see my photo gallery) that had a lot of damage over the years due to being towed by a stiffly suspended TV. As a result, if I hadn’t been stupid enough to ignorantly do a full frame-off restoration, its road worthy life was almost over – the shell had almost completely separated from the frame/floor for the entire front half of the trailer (which I didn’t know, and couldn’t see, until I tore the inside skin off to expose the frame/sub-flooring).

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by 2wheelin View Post
............ I believe I have one of if not the largest tow vehicle on this forum (see pics). Just my two cents, but so far so good.

No question there Curt lol. That tail won't be wagging no dog!

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