Originally Posted by tnchuck100
Good heavens. You should pay closer attention to the details of the set up. Visually it appears level. Only by actually measuring it can you determine it is not quite right. Based on your perception you have little practical experience with these issues. I am also trying to be friendly. I see MANY trailers being towed that are obviously not level. Those persons probably don't know any better or just don't care. BTW the word is LIABLE, not LIBEL- A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.
I WAS looking for opinions from people who have towed in a not quite perfect situation and had a feel for it. That obviously has not happened.
Nor is it likely to happen. You came here stating that you have a setup that by your own admission is less than optimum and basically asking for someone to tell you that is is OK to take it on the road. This is similar to the guy who has a 1/2 ton truck, goes out and buys a 35' 5th wheel, then asks can my truck pull this. It's already a done deal and opinions are irrelevant at that point. You stated that you have seem rigs on the road that were unsafe. We all have, and if they post a request here asking for approval, that's not going to happen either. If you want to pull your rig, by all means do so. Under ideal conditions, you will likely have an incident free trip. We all hope so. But as soon as you get into conditions not ideal, that's where the integrity of your rig shines or flops. It doesn't have to be black ice. It can be a driver that pulls in front of you, a section of narrow road construction, road workers, a pothole in the road that you didn't see, the distraction of a kid screaming, a cell phone conversation, and the list goes on and on. That's why so many people have spent so much time setting up their rigs. It's called hoping for the best and planning for the worst. All of us here wish you the best, but don't ask us for an opinion on something that we have no control over.