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Old 08-13-2017, 05:22 PM   #21
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Who knew? And here I thought the trick was ruby slippers, clicking your heels thrice, and repeating "Yes I can tow it with a Yugo...yes I can tow it with a Yugo..."
Are you referrring to this situation?

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Old 08-13-2017, 05:38 PM   #22
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The thread goes to nowhere. Floyd proposed a very good discussion, but the thread is a bazaar now:-(
I agree 100% . Floyd made some very good suggestions and keen observations , which I have taken to heart .
Towing a trailer takes an additional toll on any vehicle and requires increased vehicle maintenance.
Fixing your vehicle when something goes wrong or breaks does not fit my definition of preventive maintenance.
As my vehicles get older the failure rate increase and I for one make allowances for this fact.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:07 PM   #23
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Floyd,

That all seems pretty clear, but do we add or subtract the amount of change in our pockets?
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:26 AM   #24
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I disagree!

Floyd, you're full of it !!!!!

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Old 08-14-2017, 10:27 AM   #25
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A Ford MoCo engineer said cars would get phenomenal gas mileage if consumers didn't insist on weighty options, such as AC and electric windows (each window needs its own motor). Hence, we could lighten the tow vehicle load not only with diet and exercise, but also by getting rid of those and other heavy options and replace the window glass with kitchen plastic wrap. I prefer Glad Press 'n Seal. Need fresh air? Peel back the wrap a bit. Raining? Smooth it down well.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:01 PM   #26
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So if I stop for lunch along the highway, I can subtract 5 pounds from the weight of the trailer (food and beverage) but then I need to add the same 5 pounds to the tow vehicle load.

Should I speed up or slow down upon resuming my journey? (I'm math challenged.)

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Old 08-14-2017, 03:24 PM   #27
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So if I stop for lunch along the highway, I can subtract 5 pounds from the weight of the trailer (food and beverage) but then I need to add the same 5 pounds to the tow vehicle load.

Should I speed up or slow down upon resuming my journey? (I'm math challenged.)

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Hitch too light? swaying? Go to the bathroom after eating, and transfer the weight to the holding tank. It should handle better, and you will feel better.

This thread would fit in the jokes and tall tales section, were we not so deadly serious.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:32 PM   #28
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If you carry electronic devices such as laptop computers, tablet computers, smart phones, Remove all unneeded applications and associated data to reduce weight. All those "1"s weigh more than "0"s.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:42 PM   #29
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If you carry electronic devices such as laptop computers, tablet computers, smart phones, Remove all unneeded applications and associated data to reduce weight. All those "1"s weigh more than "0"s.
Just to be sure Byron, you'd have to zero-fill the drive. :
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:32 PM   #30
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Attitude ?

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Don't forget to add in the altitude factor, say 30% reduction in towing capacity for every 2000 ft of altitude sounds about right.

I'm not sure that altitude makes for a 30% reduction in Capacity, but attitude makes the driver less fun to be with ! ! David in Fresno and Sonora : just returned from 5,000 mi in Canada ( July) and Hot August Nights in Reno and Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats.(today )
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:29 AM   #31
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Were nudists, that gives us additional payload capacity
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:15 AM   #32
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Check Trailer Life Sept, 2017 for towing. It may help in what to tow with.
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