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Old 05-13-2014, 08:10 PM   #29
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Actually everyone hereabouts knows all of that and even more about moi.... especially when it comes to intentional overweight towing topics.

I may have missed the latter posts on page 2 but, when safety is concerned, repeating a point isn't that bad a thing....
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:34 PM   #30
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Back to that old Subaru wagon I had, towing my tent trailer down from the Coquihalla summit, I was taking it real easy, poking along in the slow lane. I could see a semi ahead of me with his four way flashers on, going maybe half as fast as I was. I had two lanes to my left, but the cars in those lanes were going a lot faster than I was and the Subaru had no chance of speeding up to merge.
I did my best to baby the brakes, all the while searching for an opening in the lane next to me. It didn't happen.
Took my Subaru in to my mechanic, where I had just spent $300 on turning the rotors and new pads and he advised me that I had "glazed my brakes" and I got to write another cheque for the same amount.
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Has O.P. "Bobbi" left the building?

Understandable, if so.
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I think she came to the conclusion that she should wait out her lease and get an appropriate tow vehicle.
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I think she came to the conclusion that she should wait out her lease and get an appropriate tow vehicle.
I think it more likely that she came to the conclusion that it's unlikely that her questions/responses would be met with respectful attention.

In any case:

Here's a "best of luck" goin' out to ya, Bobbi!
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Hmmm...

Maybe some of us should start our critical replies to basically bad and unsafe ideas with the phrase "With all due respect, that's a really bad idea"?.

But, when a question knowingly & willingly wants to compromises safety to save $$$, I find it difficult to respect the question.

The o.p. knew that what she was asking was, basically a bed idea, and was looking for support.
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I agree with Bob, when someone is asking a foolish question I'm going to tell them the truth. Its bad enough your buying a trailer that is probably too heavy for your vehicle to safely tow but you want to do it without trailer breaks...let me know your driving path so I can avoid it.

Its good to know your vehicle could stop itself and your trailer if something ever happened in an emergency situation but to depend on it for regular use...that's just foolish.... all to save $300
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I agree with Bob, when someone is asking a foolish question I'm going to tell them the truth. Its bad enough your buying a trailer that is probably too heavy for your vehicle to safely tow but you want to do it without trailer breaks...let me know your driving path so I can avoid it.

Its good to know your vehicle could stop itself and your trailer if something ever happened in an emergency situation but to depend on it for regular use...that's just foolish.... all to save $300
No points got to the O.P. for conceding the point that she needs trailer brakes and intends to use them, Deryk?

I'm surprised at you, especially since there's nothing in the record that indicates that the O.P.'s tug is less capable of pulling the trailer she proposes than your Forester is of pulling your Parkliner.
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there's nothing in the record that indicates that the O.P.'s tug is less capable of pulling the trailer she proposes than your Forester is of pulling your Parkliner.
hummm Once again Francesca with all do respect I suggest you should probable use your own set up if you wish to make comparisons as examples. Pretty sure Deryk is pulling with the same truck as I have and in the past he pulled with a RAV4 that had more than enough towing capacity for the Parkliner he pulled with it.
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hummm Once again Francesca with all do respect I suggest you should probable use your own set up if you wish to make comparisons as examples. Pretty sure Deryk is pulling with the same truck as I have and in the past he pulled with a RAV4 that had more than enough towing capacity for the Parkliner he pulled with it.
Carol is correct, Francesca is in lala land lol....I own a 2010 Nissan Frontier with a 6200lb or so tow capacity....my trailer when loaded(depending on how much extra's I'm carrying) is around 2700-2900lbs...a reasonable amount less then half my towing capacity.

I bought the Rav4 because my home built lil gypsy vardo was around 1300lbs and my PT Cruiser (which sat too low to the ground anyway) had a 1500lb tow capacity...so I bought the Rav4 for its 3500lb tow capacity. The Rav4 towed my ParkLiner fine....didn't even really feel it back there but with the soft rear end(it squatted down with a 150lb or so tongue weight of my lil vardo) I spoke with a few owners of other non fg trailers who towed with a Rav4 v6 and decided I wanted a larger heavier stronger tow vehicle.

If the OP was leasing say a Nissan Frontier like mine and Carol's where it says in the owners manual that trailer brakes are needed on trailers 3000lbs or more and they had a 1500-1700lb trailer and said "hey, I don't really want to drop $300 on a lease vehicle that is getting traded in in a few months I would say No biggie, just make sure you give yourself extra stopping distance and your fine. BUT the problem is when someone cuts you off suddenly and your tow vehicle doesn't have the breaking power and weight to stop your trailer in time you get in an accident. If its found that you are towing a trailer that is borderline above your vehicle's tow capacity and not following the trailer brakes are required on trailers over a 1000 lbs...well trust me the insurance company's are always looking for a reason to say"Not our Problem" and deny your claim.... much less the danger factor to yourself and significant other...well do as you want....just hope to not see you on the road.
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Yes everyone, Bobbi has left the building. I unsubscribed to the thread. We are hanging on to our PUP. We've had it weighed full coming is at 975. It has nothing in it. We've towed that thing all over creation since 96 with every vehicle we've owned. Never came close to any of the above issues. Now that we are thinking of upgrading the entire show, I was here for the research. Doing research is not stupid, I mean right, Bob? Most everyone here has been so respectful. My questions have been answered and a decision has been made. Again, I thank you all for being honest and informative. Travel safe! Bobbi
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Sounds like a better plan Bobbi...

BTW: are you also on <<<popupportal.com>>> exceptionally useful site for pop-upers....
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