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Old 04-19-2003, 05:54 PM   #1
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Post Some more links about towing

Some have been posted before, some have not. (maybe)

Here are some of the many links where to get answers about towing and vehicles in general. Feel free to add your favorites. Some are for newbies, some are for everyone.

TOWING A TRAILER NHTSA guide online, Being Equipped for Safety (PDF Version 284K)

" Product Guide for Chrysler-Plymouth vehicles...." a lot of clear explanation of terms, simple drawings. Good for beginners, subjects like: "Specifying the Proper Vehicle, Types of trailers, Trailer Hitches, Safe Towing Tips" all about those GVWR, GCWR,.....

ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF SUV IN THE U.S. with fun things like: Tow Ratings for Selected 1999 Models (cars, pick-ups,vans,SUV...), and Fatalities in SUV-Involved Crashes, 1980-1998, by SUV Size Category

Tow ratings (PDF files for model years 1999-2003 ) from Trailer Life

RV and Tow Vehicle Weights: an exercise in reality

GM trailering & GVW info

Physics of Automobile Rollovers
you can go directly to the punch line, or look at the nice color charts. You may even enjoy calculations of the type:
v t = 0 2 = g [ r + t 2 ( 1 - cos ? ) + h sin ? ] t 2 cos ? - h sin ? h cos ? + t 2 sin ? + 2 g [ h ( cos ? - 1 ) + t 2 sin ? ] (a lot of the greek letters don't show up in my text)

Engine Performance Degradation about the effect of altitude on engine performance. (it's about pop-ups, but a lot of interesting things about towing in general)

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Old 04-19-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
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Post Frequently Asked Questions about towing PART 2

Frequently Asked Questions about towing PART 2

_ Hitches, Weight Distribution Hitches,.....

hitch question

Advice needed: hitch, controller, etc

Hitch and Tire Recomendations

Choice of reese Hitch system

Replacement Reese hitch bar

Blue Ox Hitches...

Hensley Arrow, will it help?

Equal-i-zer hitch

Need for Equalizer??

Equal-i-zer Hitch

Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual Cam Sway Control?

Reese dual cam problems

New Reese System for old truck and Trailer

Need HITCH help on a 59

trailer hitch height '68 Sovereign

Sway Control

Education on Sway & Weight Distribution

do I need sway control?

Sway bar help

Wow! Something changed......!

Towing Without Brakes?

_ Safety devices & why I need them:

Safety chain

Safety Tow Chains

Breakaway switch

The ultimate disaster - Airstream rollover

Towing with a 28ft Classic MH

This is part-2 of the FAQ (see part-3 below)..... If you don't see it........ you are welcome to start "Next part:"

A big "Thank You" to Lou Leopold, moderator on the Open Roads Forum for showing us the way.
Here is a token of my gratitude:
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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lots of work there Femuses thanks for the effort. May I call you the Queen of Links. My regards to Lou as well.
Think I'll search for that Open Road forum, what is its strong point?

Femuse would you like to be a moderator here?
Why don't you apply?
But if it happens please don't change your style.
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