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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-22-2017, 08:37 PM
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Posted By franklyfrank
That was a good read actually. There is loads of...

That was a good read actually. There is loads of great information that should be included in the owners manual in every pick up today.

However some things you just have to figure out for yourself.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-21-2017, 07:39 PM
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Posted By franklyfrank
With the stiff suspension and frame of a F-250...

With the stiff suspension and frame of a F-250 and especially the F-350 it is very difficult to transfer any weight to the front axle nor would you need to. The tighter you set the WD the lighter the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-20-2017, 10:10 AM
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Posted By franklyfrank
I would be looking at how tightly the WD was set....

I would be looking at how tightly the WD was set. With the F-350 you don't need any weight distribution. You set it too aggressively it will lighten up the rear end and that gives you a real...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-14-2017, 03:22 PM
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Posted By franklyfrank
I don't know if I should admit to this but until...

I don't know if I should admit to this but until about 5 years ago when I retired I was still using a Computer built in 1983, running Unix based programs. I had built up an extensive estimating...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-11-2017, 09:22 AM
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Posted By franklyfrank
Well reasoned and spot on. As if mechanical WD...

Well reasoned and spot on.
As if mechanical WD Sway control hitches never brake and never need maintenance.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-10-2017, 08:55 AM
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Posted By franklyfrank
Here is what I have learned through hands on...

Here is what I have learned through hands on experience.
I was towing a 30' International with a F-150 Ecoboost with the heavy duty tow package. The truck performed well for the most part but I had...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2017, 10:57 AM
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Posted By franklyfrank
The biggest reason for a WD hitch is to...

The biggest reason for a WD hitch is to compensate for undersized vehicles.
That is what gave rise to the successful marketing of both the Hensley and the Pro Pride. The most often heard sales pitch...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2017, 10:36 AM
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Posted By franklyfrank
Human nature being what it is we always have to...

Human nature being what it is we always have to justify our decisions and defend it to the death. History if full of examples of if going back to the beginning of time.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-05-2017, 01:24 PM
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Posted By franklyfrank
My last comment on this I promise. A: I will...

My last comment on this I promise.

A: I will take that bet from ProPride or Hensley in a hearth beat.
B: This is where the situation gets murky. As I stated previously this whole
discussion...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-04-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
That is simply boastful rhetoric creating false...

That is simply boastful rhetoric creating false expectations of a piece of simple equipment without the ability to generate force to counter the weight of a trailer. There are conditions where a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-03-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
Older trucks did not have built in sway and...

Older trucks did not have built in sway and traction control modules where the brakes would automatically pulsate side to side.
The reason for accelerating just enough to maintain forward momentum...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-01-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
FYI, applying the hand break will light up the...

FYI, applying the hand break will light up the break lights.
And no he would not have applied the brakes. That would be counter productive in pulling the swaying trailer back on track while...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-17-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
As they say the proof is in the ......:-). I...

As they say the proof is in the ......:-).
I make a bet that no one participating in this forum will see the diesel replaced with electric in their lifetime.

Didn't you read the post where you...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-16-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
10 years ago there was a great article in the...

10 years ago there was a great article in the Scientific American (a liberal leaning publication) regarding the future development on how we use energy. For transportation they advocated the further...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-15-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
I am from the Midwest you are in Vancouver BC, I...

I am from the Midwest you are in Vancouver BC, I seriously doubt we could ever concur on any subject.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-14-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
Zero emission anything is pure nonsense. The...

Zero emission anything is pure nonsense.
The Standards are set mostly based on hyped emotions and promoted by aggressive PC. Nothing created by a manufacturing process or using energy of any kind...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
FYI, Modern diesels are no more polluting...

FYI,

Modern diesels are no more polluting than a comparably seized gas engine. And before you get to carried away, remember that every item you consume was brought to the grocery store or...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
OK, Your post was very informative regarding...

OK,

Your post was very informative regarding your experience, towing a 30' AS with a large powerful SUV. However your last paragraph was opinionated conjecture and unnecessary. It would at best...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
OK, Your post was very informative about the...

OK,
Your post was very informative about the usefulness, based on your personal experience of a large powerful SUV to tow a 30' AS.
Your last paragraph however was completely unnecassary.

I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-11-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
Here you go again, making assumptions about folks...

Here you go again, making assumptions about folks and spewing nonsense.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-10-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
The one thing I really appreciate with my "big...

The one thing I really appreciate with my "big honking diesel" :-), is that with WD engaged the front axle weighs in at 5,200 lbs. that makes for a real solid steering control. There is no tail...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-09-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
Your post clearly implies that I am an idiot and...

Your post clearly implies that I am an idiot and a fool.
You must not have grasped the gist of a number of intelligent posts.
While I would debate the choices of equipment based on their...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-08-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
FYI, I am one of those folks who enjoys a...

FYI,

I am one of those folks who enjoys a 30' Classic with all the bells and whistles, a F-250 with the big 6.7 diesel, 920 flb torque, with all the bells and whistles including power running...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-06-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
Agreed. The human factor is by far the most...

Agreed.
The human factor is by far the most influential in all of this.
And thankfully, judging by the statistics the vast majority of us towing are responsible and manage to stay out of trouble...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-04-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
To Slow Mover: I don't mean to be...

To Slow Mover:

I don't mean to be argumentative but some of your statements need to be responded to.

I am 73 and got my experience driving semis and before changing carers drove Semi Tankers...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-03-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
"If heavy duty trucks were design for towing" ,...

"If heavy duty trucks were design for towing" , Our highways and byways are crowded with heavy duty pick up trucks pulling all kinds of trailers. Construction materials, equipment, horse trailers you...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-01-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
That can't be possible ! You gotahave the...

That can't be possible !
You gotahave the PropPride (comes with a 23 page installation instruction) or a Hensley for that :-).
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-31-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
A 30' Airstream has different dynamics than a...

A 30' Airstream has different dynamics than a 26'. It will wag the dog so I would say don't experiment use a WD hitch.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-31-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By franklyfrank
I have had a similar combination of TV and...

I have had a similar combination of TV and Trailer. Experimented with three different hitches and the best considering initial investment and overall performance was the Blue Ox by far.
Trunion Bar...
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