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Old 12-04-2023, 06:46 AM   #1
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Just happened by this photo on FB Marketplace...



I'm no master at towing, but even I can see some serious issues here.
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Scary!
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Scary!

Right!?
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OMG!




Gas here is $2.50 a gallon.
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Scary! I hope they make it to their destination in one piece.
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The truck is clearly on an incline leaving the gas station. I wonder how much of that picture is just an illusion due to the angle of the trailer and truck.
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The truck is clearly on an incline leaving the gas station. I wonder how much of that picture is just an illusion due to the angle of the trailer and truck.
I assume they are at a standstill. The photo is on FB Marketplace, as the trailer is for sale. Looks pretty squatty to me. That’s a long camper, complete with bunk room, for that vehicle. Not sure exactly what tow vehicle it is.

I know my 2023 F-150 crew cab 2.7 ecoboost with tow package wouldn’t/shouldn’t be enough truck for that. I know anything my 28 feet 6,750lb trailer is about all I’d consider towing.
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“It is within the tow rating of the vehicle”

That seems to be the common yet incorrect answer.

We’ve seen videos of vehicles and travel trailers turning over on the highway. This is how it starts.
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No problem. The first pothole or curb will cure all
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When I had a travel trailer and weight distributing hitch set up correctly, there was no rear sag. I had a measurement to the bottom edge of my front fender edges. If my front end was raised more than 1", I could tell. My TV didn't feel right, and I would make adjustments.
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Tow vehicle looks like an Escalade or a Yukon. Either one would likely be equipped with the 6.2L V8 (so power probably wouldn't be a problem), and the wrong set of gears for towing (could be as low as 3.08 depending on configuration). Plus nice cushy suspension for a plush ride (also not good for towing, obviously).

Also, I agree that the position of the rig as in the photo exacerbates and highlights the problems with this setup.

Wonder if they're selling the trailer because of how it tows?
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Not that I know the tow ratings of an Escalade or Yukon (or if that is the TV in the image), but I have seen on these vehicles that when the engine is started that the rear end auto-levels with the rest of the vehicle. I suspect they have air bags or something similar with a leveling controller. ~CA
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Not that I know the tow ratings of an Escalade or Yukon (or if that is the TV in the image), but I have seen on these vehicles that when the engine is started that the rear end auto-levels with the rest of the vehicle. I suspect they have air bags or something similar with a leveling controller. ~CA
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