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Old 01-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #15
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Thanks for your reply! I was just curious about it since I got a ''there is no problem's'' from my mecanics. So I will not use this one as my tow vehicule.

I do have my old caravan as a back-up!

Thanks to all for your comments. This is why i love this forum, always get the right answer.

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You may be interested in reading this thread discussion on this topic at the Journey Forum. It sounds as if cooling while towing is a big concern and that retrofits are difficult in that department. While the model years discussed are the 2011 and '12, it may be that's the limiting factor in your case, too. If so, it's not the kind of thing that can readily be overcome simply by the use of a particular hitch...

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #16
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Would not be a positive experience sitting in a court room defending a position that you had better insight into the weight capacity of your tug than the manufacturer.
In reality you probably could tow more, looking back at our tow weights 40 & 50 years ago with brakes that couldn't stop you when you weren't towing.
But then again, we didn't have colleges pumping out lawyers by the thousands with no jobs to go to.
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I'm stunned that there is a Journey Forum.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #18
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I'm stunned that there is a Journey Forum.
For me, there can be no surprises in a world where there's a Ford Pinto Forum!

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You can be sued for anything by anyone. It is no reason to live in fear. Don't live by anecdotes, live by statistics and facts.

Forty thousand people a year die in auto accidents, yet we drive fearlessly even though the next car on the road could swerve and kill us. A couple of hundred people a year die in plane crashes and we wet our pants worrying about the huge risk.

If you want to strike fear into my heart, post actual case histories with documentation of all the facts in the case. Don't make vague references to what could happen or what you heard third hand might have happened, or what you are worried might happen. That isn't informative, it is just subtle cyber bullying intended to intimidate the faint hearted.
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For me, there can be no surprises in a world where there's a Ford Pinto Forum!

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Yup. When I had a Pinto I made sure it would go fast enough get out of the way of just about everyone and everything. No big bang for me!

PS.... Upgrading the rad to support the V8 was no big deal.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #21
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Yup. When I had a Pinto I made sure it would go fast enough get out of the way of just about everyone and everything. No big bang for me!

PS.... Upgrading the rad to support the V8 was no big deal.
Maybe... but I think my own Childhood Fearmobile would eat your Pinto's lunch!



Prolly pull the O.P.'s U-haul, too.....

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Sweet, we should have a grudge race. This was my 1970 Grem at the drag strip.

Guess we are getting off topic....lol
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I don't believe our conditioned and unconsidered irrationality concerning vehicle operation and traffic fatalities is a justification for considered and intentional disregard of industry specs for vehicle use, whatever our personal views of the relative risks involved. As for hearsay "evidence," all of us here are allowed to express our opinions no matter how badly supported. It is possible for each of us to hold strong convictions and express them in the good faith that they will find the hearing they truly deserve. Please try to remember that we're here to advise and assist other members and expect the same favor in return. Argument can be fun and often ups the evidenciary ante mch to the benefit of us all. But hot heads lead to closed threads. Please consider.

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I don't think that scaring people with vague insinuations that they are going to be sued is useful. It is just a form of intimidation masquerading as concern.
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Nor are off-topic memoirs and fotos particularly "useful." BS takes it's share right out of the middle of a lot of very interesting threads. However, there is usually a progression from the casually digressive to posts which are calculated to jam up a thread and sometimes the cutoff point isn't very obvious. Sincere animosity and negative personal or group characterizations are much easier to spot. A bit of subtlety and protective coloration is advisable.

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I don't think that scaring people with vague insinuations that they are going to be sued is useful. It is just a form of intimidation masquerading as concern.
So anyone suggesting that following the manufacturers ratings is a "Fear Monger" but urging the O.P. to cast aside the ratings because it has been fine for others is somehow a Prudent response?

That is just crazy and how is it that these threads seem to deteriorate to this so consistently and quickly?

In this specific case the O.P. merely asks if it makes sense to disregard the manufacturer ratings and you suggest he does?
Again we have no knowledge at all about the vehicle in question in any other area and he is not in any other area.

How is not following the manufacturer guideline not just common sense?
Really?
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I really don't like Cherry Pie.
Just thought I would hijack this thread by inserting an insignificant fact irrelevant to this thread.
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I really don't like Cherry Pie.
Just thought I would hijack this thread by inserting an insignificant fact irrelevant to this thread.
I can appreciate that!
I don't like Cherry Pie either,Apple for me.
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