Originally Posted by Carol H
As I have said before the situation we have here with 2 or 3 people continually promoting the towing of trailers well over the tow vehicles towing specs is really disturbing one and I really wish the forum would come up with a firm policy on it.
What scares me even more is that some people, as in this instance even go so far as to indirectly acknowledge that as they are fully aware that their recommendations don't fit the standard safe towing practices that the majority of people here follow. Yet they would send a private message to someone recommending they tow a trailer well over their tow vehicles specs rather than post it for all to see. Seriously!
If they dont even have the courage to post a recommendation publicly here so that others can respond to it that IMHO is just down right wrong and scary!
Frankly I don't think anyone disagreed with the OP telling someone with an owners manual stating 1000 lbs max that a 16 ft. trailer they know can be close to 3000 lbs was too much. It was the right and honest thing to do.
It's not a good policy in my opinion to have a policy on what ideas and information can be expressed, as long as it is expressed in a polite manner. And has something to do with FG trailers and not politics
When I read the post from Norm I got the feeling he was saying he would start a conversation with the buyer via PM rather than get people all worked up and set off a flame war on the forum. Considering the response he might have a point.
Norm put a max weight
he would consider for his model of CRV at 2600 lbs.
I don't think I would even consider going to that weight
with a CRV on a regular basis but....
I have learned a lot of useful information from posts by Norm on how he does it.
Have learned a lot of information from the posts by people that strongly disagree with him.
Not having those discussions because of a policy would be a loss. I do hope that Norm will continue to post his ideas and experiences here, he like many of us, have been there done that, and have something to contribute from the experience.
A post is not official "news and information" it's knowledge, opinion, experience and sometimes just best guess. Everyone has different versions of that to bring to the party.
Recalling a closed post on "recommended products" I think if we have to reach consensus we won't post anything. The few who questioned the Red Max use, despite being outnumbered by the "majority" raised good points.
Sail area would be an example of that here from Norm. My 13ft is within weight (at least empty) but would probably be a poor choice for a TV with 1000 lb max towing capacity. They should be looking at a pop-up or tear drop with reduced wind resistance.