I am reminded of the old saw which contains the question Mother always asks...
" Billy: But Mouum! Joey's doin' it! Everybody's doin' it!
Mom: If Joey jumped off a cliff... would you jump off a cliff?"
The moral is to learn to think for yourself.
It's hard to imagine how much expounding is done on this subject by those who claim that the only thing which matters is the manufacturer's tow weight
rating, even to the point of embellishing it's impact.
Wouldn't this three word sentence then make all other advice extraneous?...
Consult your owner's manual.
I am struck by the idea that weight
is generally the only factor discussed when determining tow capacity while frontal area(for instance) is an equally important calculus.