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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-10-2017, 02:39 AM
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Your wealth of experience is laudable, Sailor. ...

Your wealth of experience is laudable, Sailor. But digital technology has progressed way beyond stacked disc drives. Those large scale mainframe computer systems you worked on bear little...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
Guess what, Sailor...a great many of us have...

Guess what, Sailor...a great many of us have worked with computers our whole lives...starting in elementary school! Mechanical adding machines and slide rules went out a few generations ago. If...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-08-2017, 01:29 AM
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Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
You may want to watch this YouTube vid: ...

You may want to watch this YouTube vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF_o__RV5kE
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-05-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
When the side force against your trailer is high...

When the side force against your trailer is high enough it will cause the trailer to move sideways. If equipped with a Hensley/ProPride the force will act on your whole rig as a linked unit, forcing...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-05-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
Black ice is a very thin coat of ice, not packed...

Black ice is a very thin coat of ice, not packed snow...so thin it is transparent. It occurs when wet roads freeze overnight. Even after daytime ambient temps rise well above freezing, black ice...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-04-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
Until it doesn't. In a not far-fetched scenario...

Until it doesn't. In a not far-fetched scenario you find yourself feathering your brakes in a futile attempt to keep from gaining speed on a steep, tree-shaded mountain downhill when you suddenly...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-03-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
Good question, Peter. I don't know enough about...

Good question, Peter. I don't know enough about the systems used on larger trucks like the Volvo to give you a precise answer. Yes is my speculative answer for what its worth. Here's my thinking. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-02-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
Accelerating may be part of the sway control...

Accelerating may be part of the sway control routine for ProPride or old school trucks, but generally you do NOT control sway by accelerating; you first need to slow down. Any of the newer trucks...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-20-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
To answer you: (1) Yes. Don't know the extent...

To answer you: (1) Yes. Don't know the extent of your ignorance, so can't answer other factors. (2) Yes. (3) Not in your lifetime.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
I am torn every time I'm tempted to agree with...

I am torn every time I'm tempted to agree with either the light duty vs heavy duty truck faction. On the one hand I know that a 1/2 ton truck with available factory towing options and some...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-11-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
At 75 mph anything will roll over when the s**t...

At 75 mph anything will roll over when the s**t hits the fan.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-06-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
A pick-up truck is designed to allow additional...

A pick-up truck is designed to allow additional weight to be carried on the back axle, not so much the front axle. If the truck is evenly loaded with cargo, most of the additional weight is, in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-03-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
Reading scare stories about trailering...

Reading scare stories about trailering misadventures…trailers slammed by huge rogue blasts of wind out of nowhere and wildly swaying trailers in ever increasing oscillations…all blamed on lack of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-31-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,594
Posted By USAtraveler
Your trailer and TV are well matched for GCWR, so...

Your trailer and TV are well matched for GCWR, so there is no need for WDH. The slight change in pitch can easily be corrected with airbags if it bothers you at all. Also, your late model TV has...
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